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What does a clothing alteration include?

Your seamstress or tailor is skilled in working with textiles, but especially clothing, to create, repair, and alter clothing. Here are some of the most popular clothing alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:


Need some custom sewing work to create a design from scratch or custom-fit to your size? Hire a seamstress or dressmaker to create or customise your dress or garment. They’ll start by measuring your shape and size with a soft tape measure to ensure the perfect fit. They’ll consult with you on designs and fabrics, before choosing or customising a pattern and cutting out the pieces. They’ll sew your garment or dress, taking care to finish off any edges with an overlocking stitch. Most dressmakers will request you to come in for a final fitting where you can try on the (mostly finished) garment and they can make final adjustments.

Formal wear alterations

When you want to look your best, it’s so important that your clothing is tailored to perfectly fit. Whether you need bridal alterations, school graduation alterations, corporate wear alterations, or suit alterations, a professional seamstress can help. They’ll take your exact measurements and then ask you to try on the outfit or dress, ideally with the shoes you plan to wear. Then they’ll note or mark up any parts that need taking in or loosening, and where the hem needs to sit based on your shoe height. They’ll use a mixture of machine and hand-sewing techniques to alter your clothing and finalise everything with a final fitting before your event.

Clothing adjustments

Most clothing you buy off the rack won’t be the perfect fit, or you might need your favourite clothes adjusted as your body changes shape over time. Book clothing alterations near you to help with dress shortening, garment shortening, and even school uniform alterations for those kids who won’t stop growing. Clothing adjustments usually involve taking seams in or out and adjusting the hem. Most hems have a few centimetres of extra fabric, so you can add extra length, or take it up for the perfect fit.

Clothing repairs

When your favourite dress or pants break, you don’t have to throw them away. Get a professional to take a look and see if they can save your garment with techniques like zipper repair, seam repair, new lining, hole patching, button sewing, and more. Extend the life of your clothing - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks in Darwin

Fix my zip


Casuarina NT, Australia

13th Feb 2023

My zip came off my pant so need to see it or maybe change the whole zip - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Sewing alterations to dress


Nightcliff NT 0810, Australia

1st Dec 2022

Two dresses bought online and oversize - have a dress of same design that fits and can be used for guidance. Design of dress is quite plain and easily adapted by someone with sewing skills. - Due date: Before Sunday, 11 December 2022

Shorten 3 scrub pants


Parap NT, Australia

22nd Nov 2022

Just to shorten the length of my scrub pants (3). - Due date: Before Sunday, 27 November 2022

Zipper replacement in dress


Nightcliff NT 0810, Australia

24th Aug 2022

Zipper replacement in a dress - Due date: Flexible

Jean alteration


Muirhead NT, Australia

4th Jun 2022

Looking for someone who can let out the waist in one pair of jeans. They currently are a tight fit so wanting them loosened at the waist. - Due date: Flexible

Wedding dress alterations


Howard Springs NT 0835, Australia

8th May 2022

Wedding dress straps to be shortened - Due date: Before Sunday, 5 June 2022

Clothing Alterations


Darwin NT, Australia

16th Apr 2022

Needing 3 x pairs of pants hemmed before Wednesday ☺️

Replace/Repair Zipper on Lounge Cushion


Millner NT, Australia

10th Nov 2021

My chase cushion cover for a (two seater with chase) has come adrift, and unable to restart the zipper. Suspect that a new zipper needs to be sewn on. It is my first time on Airtasker - so I apologise if my detail is lacking the required information.



Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

29th Jun 2021

I need some basic alterations done for a number of garments Dress zip replace x 2 Hem shorten dress x 7 Hem shorten pants x 1



Farrar NT 0830, Australia

16th Jun 2019

2 quick stitch up (hole in tights, pictured (Reattatch strap, pictured) Alter maxi dress it used to fit perfect but in the wash the back stretched out.. wanting to take about 28cm off... there is a safety pin where it fits around my waist perfect however needs to be stretchy or have a zip so i can get it over my head. Pictured