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Recent Alterations reviews in Melbourne

Wonderful work. Laura adjusted my wedding dress beautifully, and turned old baby clothes into lovely memory pillow cases. She took great care of everything and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. Thank you Laura!



Lovely people & excellent fast service

Clothing alteration


Thank you!!!! :)

Basic clothing alterations


Berit did an excellent job - super profressional and she made it very easy! Very happy :)

Dress alteration (sewing services)


Sylvia is very skilled at what she does. She worked on tailoring and altering my clothing and the results are wonderful. She has a genuine and conscientious approach to her work and on top of that, she has a very bubbly personality. Great job Sylvia! Will recommend her for clothing alterations and tailoring always.

Seamstress needed for 2 skirts alteration



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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 Melbourne

Bag zip repair


Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

23rd Jan 2023

Backpack bag zip has torn and needs to be repaired or replaced. - Due date: Flexible

Replace Zipper and mend loose stitching of jeans


Burnley VIC 3121, Australia

21st Jan 2023

I have 1x pair of jeans with a zipper that keeps slipping down that needs replacing as well as two small sections where the stitching has frayed/split (less than 5cm of stitching). I need the zipper replaced and the stitching reinforced at these two spots. No fitting required and happy to drop off and pick up from wherever you're located in Melbourne. - Due date: Flexible

Tailored suit pants


Moonee Ponds VIC, Australia

20th Jan 2023

I have a great pair of pants that I’d like to recreate in a larger size. Prefer someone who is experienced in working with me to add a few other key pieces in my wardrobe - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alterations


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

20th Jan 2023

1.Pants taken in around the legs and taken up 2.Pants let out 2 x items of clothing, can drop off to location Need to collect finished items Saturday morning

Name tapes sewn on school uniform and clothing


Toorak VIC, Australia

17th Jan 2023

Approximately 90 items total sewn on labels - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 27 January 2023

I have 2 dresses which needs to be shorten, thats all


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

13th Jan 2023

I just need to shorten 2 dresses and i pant - Due date: Flexible

Take in my dress pants (3) - alterations / tailor


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

11th Jan 2023

I have three sets of dress pants, and the legs are a little too wide. I need somebody to help me take them in at the legs. Please see picture of one of them. Also I am not sure of the budget so please let me know what is reasonable. - Due date: Flexible

Krupa is amazing, she delivered three amazing pants that fit me perfectly.

Extensive dress alterations needed


Docklands VIC, Australia

11th Jan 2023

Hi I'm looking for someone to help significantly alter this dress for me? It is an Eliya the Label 'Tamara Dress' in Gold (see link here: I'm looking to: - Shorten the dress - Alter the straps in the top half of the dress from halter style to off-the-shoulder - Use the excess material taken from the bottom of the dress after it has been shortened to create extra straps for coverage in the top half of the dress - Have breast cups sewn into the dress (as there currently are none) I'm looking to have this completed by no later than Friday 20 January 2023 (the day before the event where I wish to wear the dress). Please note I'm happy to work with you and discuss any other ideas that may be suitable for this dress to reach a desired final product. I'm happy to travel to you as long as it is within reasonable distance from Melbourne CBD / Metro Melbourne.

Clothing alterations


Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

8th Jan 2023

We require reflective tape sewn on legs of workpants. we would supply the reflective tape. Approx around 7-10pairs of trousers/month. $ 10-15/pair of trousers in next section cost it is per trouser - Due date: Flexible

Clothes alteration


Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia

8th Jan 2023

I got two chinos that need length shortening. Rest s all good. Only length shortening. - Due date: Flexible

Very professional offering a reliable service at resonable rates.

Making some sewing alterations


Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Dec 2022

I have 30 bibs that are too tight I need to have the sides cut and the cuts then overlocked. We need to then add Velcro straps to allow a larger fit. It is a quick job if someone knows what they are doing - Due date: Before Saturday, 31 December 2022

Will use again thanks



North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

27th Dec 2022

Need my pants hemmed before holiday away - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Annie was absolutely you amazing! Everything went seamlessly… ( if you pardon the pun). I will 100 per cent use Annie again for any altering needs :) thanks so much

Alterations for jacket and pants


St Kilda VIC, Australia

8th Dec 2022

I need my suit jacket shortened and pants are slightly too big just need the hips taken in a little.

Dress Alteration - shorten hem


South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

6th Dec 2022

I have a long maxi dress that needs the hem to be shortened. Hoping to find some experienced quality tailors to help with alterations Timing is flexible.

Jennifer was easy to deal with, did a great job and very timely - thank you!

Denim Alterations


Brunswick VIC, Australia

28th Nov 2022

Needing the waist of denim shorts taken in. - Due date: Flexible

Super fast and great communication! Thanks so much!

Fix my small dress tear near the zip! :)


Melbourne VIC, Australia

19th Nov 2022

There’s a small tear next to/potentially part of the zip on the back of my dress. Just needs a fix! Happy to drop it to someone’s house/workplace :) - Due date: Before Thursday, 1 December 2022

Brilliant !!!!

Shortening Pants - Clothing Alteration


Melbourne VIC, Australia

2nd Nov 2022

I need to hem my pants, 6 x jeans and 4 x chinos - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Very good result and comm. Recommended

Wedding dress alterations


South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

1st Nov 2022

Ok-I'll try this again. I am new to airtasker. Wedding dress alterations: -dropped down a size -padding taken out of bust -one of the four layers to be removed underneath I have just recently lost 10kg and my dress is way too big.

Absolutely sensational job Nilay wedding dress looks perfect. I willbe going to her from now on for all my sewing needs. Highly recommend!!!

Fix my trampoline zip


Richmond VIC, Australia

28th Oct 2022

We need someone to repair/stitch up the zip on our spring free trampoline. The stitching has come apart on the side of the zip. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing service in every way . Prompt , friendly, and most importantly Grant fixed our trampoline . Thank you so very much Grant . So impressed with your work .

Fix zipper (size 7) on a Air Balloon


South Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Sep 2022

Cinderella air Balloon: Zipper has come loose on the zip. Size 7. You could either put a new zipper on to the zip strip or replace the zipper and zip. - Due date: Before Thursday, 29 September 2022

Great efficient work