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Heather was fantastic! She did an amazing job on my alteration and was so accommodating with her flexibility. Highly recommend!

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Adrian was absolutely fantastic! A dream to work with, and super hilarious. Would recommend to anyone, especially brides looking for someone to trust with their gown for the day.

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Amazing and personal service. Sue was an absolute star!

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Very quick and professional!

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Saved my wedding day! Wonderful work. Thank you so much!

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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!

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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 - shorten


Scarborough WA, Australia

26th Nov 2023

Need a mini dress shortened before the weekend - just received and is too long on me :) - Due date: Before Friday, 1 December 2023

Formal dress alteration


Bradbury NSW 2560, Australia

24th Nov 2023

Need my Daughters Yr6 formal dress taken up - Due date: Before Monday, 4 December 2023

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Wollstonecraft NSW, Australia

22nd Nov 2023

Bought a dress that was slightly too big on the side from size 10 to size 8. Just need it to be altered so it fits. - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

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Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

15th Nov 2023

Need a dress altered at the straps - Due date: Before Sunday, 19 November 2023

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Doncaster East VIC, Australia

13th Nov 2023

I have a dress that is too long and I need it taken up. - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

Dress alterations - hem and taken in


Petrie Terrace QLD, Australia

13th Nov 2023

I bought a midi dress from Bec and Bridge and need it taken in slightly at either side and also hemmed slightly. - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

Great service! Really quick turn around and very polite, did exactly what I asked!

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Parramatta NSW, Australia

7th Nov 2023

I have a bridesmaid dress I need to be altered. Ideally before christmas as the wedding is in early January. Thanks - Due date: Before Monday, 25 December 2023

Dress alteration


Benowa QLD, Australia

6th Nov 2023

Need one sleeve cut off this dress and hemmed under. Will drop off and pickup TODAY/ Tonight - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 November 2023

Dress alterations shorten sleeves


Kilsyth VIC, Australia

4th Nov 2023

Shorten sleeves on a dress. Need to be picked up - Due date: Before Saturday, 18 November 2023

Urgent dress alterations


Wollongong NSW, Australia

4th Nov 2023

Urgently needing a formal dress altered. Needs to be taken in. Need completed by this Tuesday. Can either come to you or can be collected from Figtree. Has size down side. Stretchy net fabric overlay with bead/sequin detail. Willing to pay any reasonable price for quick completion. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 7 November 2023

Jay was amazing. She altered my daughters formal dress that had intricate beading and was a tricky job. She was able to do it the same day and the work was excellent. I highly recommend Jay.

Shorten dress


Alexandria NSW, Australia

3rd Nov 2023

I wanna shorten my maxi dress. How much would it be? Thank you. https://www.theiconic.com.au/rosa-maxi-dress-1978640.html - Due date: Before Friday, 10 November 2023

Urgent: wedding dress alteration! Please Help!


Werribee VIC, Australia

2nd Nov 2023

- My dress needs an underlay attached to it, (I have the material) - Length is too long at the front of dress, needs to be adjusted - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 9 November 2023

Dress alterations


Ipswich QLD, Australia

16th Oct 2023

1. Three (3) dresses needed to cut the length (too long) with no further alterations required. Two (2) dresses require waist adjustments and need to be shortened. Two (2) dresses require waist and underarms alterations as currently too big due to weight loss. My budget for all items $130 - Due date: 26 or 27 October the latest

I'm happy with Mavis's quality of work and will definitely use her again. This is despite initial issues with what was required, as Mavis didn't see my full post in detail (communication was conducted through her son). We managed to get through it, and she got the job done on time.

Dress alteration


Clifton Hill VIC, Australia

12th Oct 2023

Hi, wondering if there’s an experienced dressmaker that could turn this sequin dress into a v neck. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Sara made a dress adjustment for me in less than 24 hours, she is very lovely and great work completed.

Dress alteration


Double Bay NSW, Australia

10th Oct 2023

The dress isn’t big, I would just like it to be more form fittings sides need to be taken in around the waist and hip area. Sleeves to be taken in as they are loose and fall off my shoulders. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 13 October 2023

Sophie was so helpful! I dropped my dress off to her place the same day the offer was accepted. She was so thorough and has an amazing attention to details. She even offered advice on how to enhance the dress even more! Her communication was perfect and she got the job done earlier than expected. I could rave on about her but I’ll stop there. Highly recommend!

Wedding dress alterations


Eight Mile Plains QLD, Australia

9th Oct 2023

I can drop off my wedding dress on the 16th of October and I need it back by the 21st or 22nd Oct the latest as I’m leaving on the 23rd of October for my wedding. It is one size bigger than my actual size, the chest are will be okay I think but the body will need taken in and the dress will need shortened a little. - Due date: Before Saturday, 21 October 2023

Lizia did an amazing job with my wedding dress alterations. It was not an easy job as the dress is a double layer lace dress. She went above and beyond and provided helpful suggestions. Communication was easy and no delays. Thank you so much Lizia!!

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.