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Recent Alterations reviews in Sydney

Sara was a delight to work with, so friendly and supportive. She completed the task efficiently and professionally, would definitely recommend and work with her again!

Machinist experience- sewing invisible zip


Very happy with Lola’s work. Would really recommend her for any alteration. Great customer service and quality work !!

Alteration for suit


Lola is very professional and friendly. I am very happy with how my dress turned out. She's also a very capable designer.

Clothing alteration


Shelley was lovely, easy to deal with, and took in my shirt exactly as requested. Would recommend her to anyone needing tailoring.

Tailor/seamstress: dress shirt alterations


Shelley is a fantastic seamstress with a big smile and a hundred stories from a life well-lived. She is both generous and professional, and did a great job on a difficult project on a shoe-string budget. Highly recommended and incredible value, suggest you see her now before she comes to her senses and starts charging twice the price.

Alterations required for 2 x Business Suits


Thanks so much Shelley. She was lovely and did a fantastic job.

Pants 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 Sydney

Suit Jacket Alterations x 2


Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

22nd Jan 2023

Hi! Need my Oxford suit jacket altered - a little bit baggy at the moment. The sleeve is needs to be shorten. Tails length needs shortening and the waist needs to be come in slightly. Thank you! - Due date: Flexible

Repair boat covers and zippers


Glebe NSW, Australia

22nd Jan 2023

Boat covers generally good condition but zipper getting frayed at the end needs re sewing - 2 zippers are 2.3m and 2 are 70cm long I can drop the covers to you when convenient- ideally between inner west and Parramatta - Due date: Flexible

Replace zipper in Jeans


Redfern NSW, Australia

17th Jan 2023

I have a pair of jeans where a tooth has come out of the zipper. Needs repair or zipper replacement as it no longer works. - Due date: Flexible

Alterations and Pattern Production


Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011, Australia

17th Jan 2023

I have a pair of trousers and I would like the waist taken in and the leg narrowed slightly. I would then like the pattern to be copied, and another pair produced from the same pattern. I will provide fabric. - Due date: Flexible

Need school skirt and shirt shortened .


Surry Hills NSW, Australia

16th Jan 2023

School skirt and shirt needs to be shortened and hemmed . I have no idea how much these thinks cost as never dont it before so sorry if I have misquoted . Thanks

I need a dress, bodysuit and wrap skirt made from scratch.


Sydney NSW Australia

12th Jan 2023

Hi I have purchased the fabric and done designs for both need them made. The person will need to live in or near the city as I will have to come drop off and explain the design and have 1 fitting.

Alteration of two Bridemaids dresses just length


Rosebery NSW, Australia

10th Jan 2023

I want to cut the length of two bridesmaid dress - Due date: Flexible

Amazing experience, I will be her customer always for sure

Bridal Dress Alterations


Sydney NSW, Australia

5th Jan 2023

I need someone to alter my wedding dress, at the moment I just need the bodice area taken in as the breast area is too big. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Clothes alterations


Rosebery NSW, Australia

2nd Jan 2023

Need 4x summer dresses taken up at shoulder area as armholes are slightly too loose - Due date: Flexible

Super efficient and professional, Maryam did a great job and kept me updated on progress of the job on a regular basis. Would highly recommend!

Dress alterations size 18 to an 8


Green Square & City South NSW, Australia

2nd Jan 2023

Hi, I have a dress size woman’s size 18, has shoulder ribbons and a zip at the back, would love it altered to a woman’s size 8. - Due date: Flexible

Alterations, dress taken up


Rosebery NSW, Australia

26th Dec 2022

Dress taken up, it’s cotton no lining. Need it done asap - Due date: Before Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Dress alterations


Pyrmont NSW, Australia

24th Dec 2022

Hi there I have a number of dresses which require basic alteration, to be taken in an inch (give or take) at the sides. Most dresses have an underlay. Im on tight budget and can’t afford a new wardrobe so ideally I could stager the dresses over a number of weeks and have you pop out to inspect dresses with a fitting & quote? Thank you - Due date: Flexible

Women's Pant Alteration


Tempe NSW 2044, Australia

20th Dec 2022

Cotton pants with small lining that need a zipper inserted vertically into the back of the waist. Obviously, happy to drop off to you. Not urgent for timings.

Dress alterations


Eastgardens NSW, Australia

19th Dec 2022

To create a slit in a dress - Due date: Needs to be done on 21 December 2022

Clothing Alteration


Forest Lodge NSW, Australia

16th Dec 2022

3 clothing item: 1. Shorten a pair of jeans 2. Remove the sleeves from 2 dresses (thinking of cutting it so that it is a sleeveless dress / without the scrunch) - Due date: Flexible

Emergency tailor - faulty zipper track


Potts Point NSW, Australia

7th Dec 2022

A dress I was meant to wear tonight (brand new) has a faulty zipper track that won't zip up past a certain point. I'm hoping to find a tailor or seamstress who can take a look at the zipper and see if anything can be done before 4pm tonight. There is no fabric caught in the zipper and I've tried lubricating the track. I will pay for your time even if the zipper cannot be repaired today. - Due date: Before Thursday, 8 December 2022

Lyndall completely solved a dress's stubborn zipper -- initially it was so bad that I thought the zipper needed to be replaced, but Lyndall was able to save the day with some small fixes. She was so fast, helpful, and the work was perfect. I can't explain what a lifesaver she is. A very efficient problem-solver who also happens to be a lovely person!

Alterations and sewing of linen bedding


Surry Hills NSW, Australia

21st Oct 2022

I have a brand new queen size doona cover that I want shortened to be a single size, then have two pillows cases made out of the excess fabric.

An absolute pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend

Repair couch cushion zipper


Surry Hills NSW, Australia

18th Oct 2022

Repair broken zipper on couch cushion - Due date: Flexible

Min did such a great job on repairing a couch cushion’s zipper for me! Highly recommend and thanks again :)

Dress alteration


Petersham NSW 2049, Australia

11th Aug 2022

I have a dress from Christopher Esber that's too big - it's a ribbed stretch-jersey black dress with asymmetric cutouts. Would like to have it taken in and shortened to midi length. Ideally before 20 August.

Silvana has been incredible to work with. Her confidence gave ME confidence for what would have been a tricky alteration with an asymmetric dress. She’s such a warm and friendly person and I definitely recommend her for your alteration needs. She was also able to complete it within a week! My dress now fits better than perfect, honestly the best fitting dress I’ve ever worn. Thank you so much Silvana, I’m so so grateful!

Replacement of a zip in a jacket


Glebe NSW 2037, Australia

26th Jul 2022

Replacement zip on a jacket - Due date: ASAP

Sophie does excellent work. She is skilled at her craft. She is excellent with her communication. She chooses good quality replacement zips and discusses before sewing them in.