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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 Southern Highlands

Alterations bowral


Burradoo NSW 2576, Australia

22nd Feb 2023

clothes alteration - take pants up - Due date: Before Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Sewing cushions with zippers


Bowral NSW, Australia

4th Jan 2023

8 cushions 48cm x 48cm in size with zip (velvet fabric) - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 12 January 2023

Repair back seam in school blazer (Bowral 2576)


Renwick NSW, Australia

3rd Jan 2023

Repair back vent/split seam in boys school blazer. Happy to drop off & pick up in the Bowral area 😀 Due date: Before Monday, 22 January 2023

Brett arranged a sewing job (back vent in school blazer) that was completely beautifully by his Mum. Great communication. Very happy 😃

Shorten mens dress shirt sleeves


Mittagong NSW, Australia

18th Oct 2022

shorten mens sleeves on dress shirit - Due date: Flexible

Jeans alterations


Wildes Meadow NSW, Australia

26th Aug 2022

New Jeans need alterations. Can’t be returned - Due date: Flexible

Dress alteration


Nowra DC NSW 2541, Australia

24th Aug 2022

Evening Dress, taken in at the waist, possibly raise the hem - Due date: Before Friday, 26 August 2022

Wedding dress alterations


Yerrinbool NSW 2575, Australia

29th Jan 2022

I am a bridal designer and I have recently completed my first collection. I have constructed everything myself, while I am experienced I need help fixing some of the gowns so that they are in perfect condition so I can approach bridal boutiques. The attached Photos are what I need work done. I am based in the southern highlands but I can travel. The silk satin dress will be completely re-done from scratch as I have decided I would like this In a better quality fabric. I will have the fabric cut and ready The lace dress will need new side panels and sleeve, I will have the fabric cut and ready. The mini dress needs a button loop fixed. It also has a rolled hemline that is a little messy and needs to re-done. . - Due date: Flexible

I need alterations services


Bowral - Mittagong NSW, Australia

3rd Jun 2021

Take up hem of a netball uniform before end of tomorrow.

I need curtain alterations services


Mittagong NSW, Australia

12th Oct 2020

I have 1 set of blockout curtains which need taking up and hemming. In addition there are two large curtains which need to be cut down the middle and hemmed - to include header tape ( and also taken up and hemmed )in order to make another 2 pairs

Hemming a school dress


Vincentia NSW, Australia

20th May 2020

I need to have a school dress hemmed by

Great service. Will definitely use again.

I need alterations services for 5 curtains, please


Callala Beach NSW, Australia

30th Oct 2019

HI there I bought 3 curtains and those need following alterations: - One Sheer curtain (140cm x 223cm) - One Black Out curtain (140cm x 223cm) -One large Black Out velvet curtain (not sure about the size as I just bought the fabric) - Two (2) Sheer curtain (not sure about the size as I just bought the fabric) I cut them all so they are off the floor but I would like to have a nice hem on all of them. The curtains are not heavy and except the large black velvet curtains they are all normal material. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards Irene

I need school uniform alterations


Woodlands NSW 2575, Australia

30th Jun 2019

I have three Chevalier high winter skits that need various repairs, some seams are torn, some buttons need replacing and several zippers need replacing in pockets and also where the skirt does up.

Clothing alterations (sewing)


Mittagong NSW, Australia

2nd Mar 2019

We need someone to sew labels onto various clothing items