A white van parked on a street, with a person standing next to it, ready to load or unload items.
A white van parked on a street, with a person standing next to it, ready to load or unload items.

Find a dress alteration expert near you

Fill in a short form and get free quotes for professional dress alteration services near you


Excellent rating - 4.5/5 (9200+ reviews)

Get the perfect fit

  • Evening dress alteration
  • Cocktail dress alteration
  • Dress repair
  • Invisible mending
  • Professional body measurement
  • … or anything else
It only takes 2 minutes. And it's free.
Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers
No job too big or small
Free insurance coverage
Secure cashless payments
Same day or next day service at no extra cost

Best rated dress alteration experts near me

Recent Dress Alterations reviews

Di was absolutely amazing! she was thorough and made sure to deliver the best quality! Would highly recommend as she went over and beyond to make sure we had what we needed!

Dress Alteration


Sara did amazing work on a Ball dress for me for a university event. She raised the hem as the dress was too long and dragging on the floor. She also brought the top bodice in for me to fit just right around my chest and back. Absolutely perfect! Sara’s work was great, she was very efficient and lovely to work with as well. I highly recommend her and will definitely work with her again.

Ball dress alteration


Amazing and personal service. Sue was an absolute star!

Dress alteration


Maria has done a great job and delivered in the expected timeframe. I’m very satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend Maria to do your alterations.

Bridesmaid dress alteration


Sunny was super friendly and completed my task in record time! Will definitely contact her for more tailoring needs :)

Dress alteration


Hendry completed the task before the due date. Prompt & efficient. A pleasure to deal with. Thanks Hendry.

Dress alterations


Average reviews for Dress Alterations Services

based on 123 reviews



What is Airtasker?

Post your task

Post your task

Tell us what you need, it's FREE to post.

Review offers

Review offers

Get offers from trusted Taskers and view profiles.

Get it done

Get it done

Choose the right person for your task and get it done.

Now Available
  • Get it done now. Pay later.
  • Repay in 4 fortnightly instalments
  • No interest
  • Available on payments up to $1,500

Why book a dress alteration service through Airtasker?

So the cocktail dress you purchased looks longer than expected, or you realised that your dream wedding gown suddenly doesn't fit right. Don't give up just yet! Book for dress alterations near you through Airtasker and have your dress adjusted or modified precisely the way you want it!

Whether you have a very delicate sequin dress or a luxurious chiffon gown that needs a little shortening or reshaping, you can find plenty of alteration experts who can work on almost any type of dress and fabric. Trust their exceptional skills in precise altering to ensure that your dress fits you perfectly just in time for your special event. In case you need local dress alterations ASAP, nearby Taskers can also drop by as soon as you need them.

Simply put up a task on our platform, specify your ideal rate, and when by when you need your dress altered. Save yourself from all the frustrations and let skilled tailors transform your ill-fitting dress to something that will make you look and feel fabulous all day or night!

Stay insured

Take your pick of dress alterations expert near you.

Quick offers

Start getting offers to do your task ASAP!

Get the best taskers

Judge for yourself – every task gets a review.

Flexible pricing

Choose the offer that’s right for you.

Top Dress Alterations related questions

Not necessarily, since most dress alteration experts can bring their sewing kit for the job. If you have tools on-hand or prefer to have them use your materials instead, you can provide them with a sewing machine, measuring tape, hand stitching needles, and scissors. For supplies like threads, beads, buttons, or any additional fabric and restyling needs, you can ask your Tasker to drop by the nearest store and get them for you.

Having your dress altered is a cost-effective way to reshape or restyle them. But if you are willing to spend on a new evening gown or cocktail dress, a purchase will always be the quickest solution. As for bespoke dresses that take months to materialise–like a wedding dress–one way to sculpt them flawlessly to your shape is through alteration.

Yes! After having your luxurious evening gown or dress altered, you can also get someone to send them to the nearest laundry shop for dry cleaning. Evening dresses are undeniably precious and valuable, so you want to make sure that your garments are safe and professionally laundered. Once done, your laundry expert can deliver your clothing the same day or the next, whichever you prefer.

The exact turnaround time depends on the style and material of your dress, the scope and complexity of the alteration needed, and additional elements. Most tailors can adjust and alter formal dresses within a few days. For better results, it may be best to book an alteration service at least a few weeks before your event, or maybe a month or two in advance for good measure.

Yes! Not limited to altering fancy dresses, Taskers can also help adjust coats and suits according to your preferences. If you ever find the sleeves too long or the back too hollow and tight, just book an alteration expert near you and let your tailor do their magic! Just let them know what requires altering, and they'll even give you valuable tips on how you can fully maximise your suits with the help of proper alterations.

On our platform, you'll find a wide range of alteration services that can help transform your formal suits and even casual clothes from top to bottom. Alteration specialists can shorten or lengthen school or company uniforms, repair or replace zippers or buttons of your everyday jeans, and create a new lining for your shorts. Let us know what you need, and we'll connect you with someone who can lend a hand!

What do dress alteration services include?

A dress tailor can take on almost any altering request to make sure that your dress fits according to your exact measurements and unique body type. From simple trimming to extensive adjustments, they can take care of the entire process so you won't have to deal with an ill-fitting dress–especially if you're attending or organising an event. Here are some standard alteration services that you can get:

Prom dress alterations

Wearing a perfectly fitted dress that showcases your figure and best assets is a surefire way to look and feel confident for prom night! But if your prom dress, unfortunately, doesn't fit right, a dress alteration service can be the ultimate lifesaver. Your dress tailor might ask you to put on your dress–with and without your heels on–to know the exact alterations and adjustments needed. Upon request, they can also add beads and other embellishments if you want to do a little restyling or enhancing.

Wedding dress alterations

Planning the perfect wedding takes months–some even years–to guarantee that everything will run smoothly. And on your special day, the last thing you need to worry about is a wedding dress that's either too snug or too loose. At least six weeks before the occasion, consider booking an alteration service to make sure that your wedding dress has the perfect fit from the moment you walk down the aisle until your very last dance. 

Your tailor can shorten the hem or cut the straps a little if they appear too long. They can also take our out on the bust, and hips to get you that elegant, sculpted silhouette and make sure that you look amazing in your wedding photos!

Formal dress alteration

Some ball gowns and evening dresses for formal events come with a hefty price tag, so it's natural for you to want to get your money's worth. In case your gown is hugging you a bit tighter than usual, or your cocktail dress feels loose in some parts of your body, a dress alteration service can come in handy. They can also re-strap, re-bead, or even shorten them a little, giving it a completely new design without the expense of a new dress.

Once you have your clothes sorted, you can now fully prepare for your event! We can help you find a hairstylist to do your hair or even a professional artist to take care of your make-up! For the finishing touch, put on your favourite jewellery and high heels, and you are all set!

Recent Dress Alterations tasks

Dress alteration


Bayswater North VIC 3153, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Alter dress especially around chest and hip region - Due date: Flexible

Dress alteration. Take hem up


Clemton Park NSW 2206, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

Just need hem taken up. Would mean cutting lace hem. - Due date: Before Saturday, 23 September 2023

Dress alteration


Rose Bay NSW, Australia

21st Sep 2023

Looking to have a dress altered. It’s currently too big around the waist and on the sides - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Dress alterations


Saint James WA, Australia

21st Sep 2023

Alteration to dress to make it fit Better - Due date: Before Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Dress altered


Narre Warren South VIC, Australia

21st Sep 2023

Dress to be shortened and ribbon attached - Due date: Flexible

I need a dress altered (it’s too big at the top)


Pemulwuy NSW 2145, Australia

18th Sep 2023

The top part of the dress is too loose - Due date: Before Sunday, 24 September 2023

Dress alterations


Darlinghurst NSW, Australia

15th Sep 2023

I have two dresses that I would like shortened - Due date: Flexible

Dress alterations


Kingsley WA, Australia

15th Sep 2023

I ordered a custom dress but it’s come out way wrong on the waist and is very loose and looks terrible. Looking for someone to re-measure me and take in the waist / potentially bust. Zipper is on the back and the material is stretch satin. - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

Dress alteration


Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218, Australia

14th Sep 2023

Taking up a dress for me (too long) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023

Dress alteration


Aberglasslyn NSW, Australia

12th Sep 2023

I need a silk halter neck dress taking it down the sides of the front/chest seams. - Due date: Before Saturday, 23 September 2023

Vandana did an incredible job altering a dress, perfectly in time for my event.

Wedding dress alterations


Orange NSW, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Need my wedding dress taken up and a panel put into the back - Due date: Before Monday, 4 December 2023

Shoulder straps on dress altered


Umina Beach NSW, Australia

11th Sep 2023

I need the shoulder straps on a dress to be altered - Due date: Flexible

Dress alterations


Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia

11th Sep 2023

Needing a satin ball gown hammed before Friday the 14th - Due date: Before Friday, 15 September 2023

Alterations dress sleeve shorten dress and repair to dress hem


Adelaide SA, Australia

10th Sep 2023

remodel sleeves on a dress, shorten a dress and replace a hem on a dress - Due date: Flexible

Dress alteration - shorten straps


Brisbane QLD, Australia

30th Jul 2023

Hoping to have the dress straps shortened by a few cm. A small number of sequins (probably < 10) have fallen off in a small patch on the front, so I would please love to have these reattached too (with the left overs sequins from the shortened straps). I was hoping to wear this dress for an event towards the end of August, so need it done before then. I live in Holland Park (Q4121) and would be happy to make a short trip to drop the dress off if required. I’ve some photos of the dress for your for reference. Many thanks in advance! - Due date: Before Sunday, 13 August 2023

Good communication. Quick and efficient

Dress alteration


Ashwood VIC 3147, Australia

25th Jul 2023

Taking in a floor length, stretch sequin fabric dress. Thanks! - Due date: By Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Annie is exceptional at her craft, and a joy to work with. My project involved a technically difficult fabric (stretch, intricate sequin pattern) in a floor-length gown. Annie fitted me expertly and delivered a timely, top quality result - exceeding my (very high!) standards for dress alteration. Would recommend her fine craftsmanship, attention to detail - and her genuinely lovely personality! - for any tailoring or alterations.

Dress alteration


Murarrie QLD, Australia

6th Jun 2023

Cocktail dress needing alteration. Too tight across chest. - Due date: Before Saturday, 24 June 2023

Excellent all around. Great skill and great communicator. Highly recommend

Dress alterations resizing


Samford Valley QLD, Australia

1st Jun 2023

I was hoping to have this dress altered for my 21st birthday on the weekend, but I understand that is a short time frame. I would like to just have it altered to have even if it can’t be done in that time frame. I think it needs a piece in the back or maybe a corset and just a bit longer at the back. Will definitely need white material for it. - Due date: Before Saturday, 3 June 2023

Lovely dress and lovely work thank you.



Northwest Inner Brisbane QLD, Australia

6th Apr 2023

Hello! I have purchased a beautiful dress however need some alterations done on this. Specifically around the waist and bust area. I need the alterations done by Wednesday 12th April as the dress is for a wedding on the Friday. I can provide photos of what needs to be done, they are only minor and the dress just needs to be made slightly smaller in the areas mentioned to fit me better. If you require photos, please send me a message! - Due date: Before Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Absolutely brilliant, so fast & efficient. Thank you!

Dress alteration/hem (beaded/embellished)


Gold Coast QLD, Australia

4th Apr 2023

Urgent dress hem (the dress I’m supposed to wear for an event Thurs didn’t turn up so had to get an alternate and need it hemmed for event Thurs evening). White beaded/embellished full length gown need hemmed to knee length. Can drop to you, or pickup Varsity Lakes. Need completed by 11am Thursday at latest - Due date: Before Thursday, 6 April 2023

Sonia was super friendly, professional and easy to communicate with