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Recent Alterations reviews in Melbourne

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I need alterations services 2x trouser hems

$30

Very happy with finished product

Jean alteration

$45

Zeena is a superstar! Genuinely lovely, so accommodating and an excellent seamstress. She was very precise and detail focused, listening to my requirements for multiple alterations, including a skirt zip replacement, tricky alterations to two formal dresses and a tailored white shirt. Will definitely use again. Thanks!

Clothing Alteration

$35

Great skill thank you

Dress shirt & trouser alteration

$43

Done a great job. Prompt pickup arrangements and delivery. Would recommend Karen.

I need alterations services

$100

Fabulous job and customer service!

Alterations

$50

What's the average cost of an alteration expert in Melbourne

$30 - $90

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$30

median

$50

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$90

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Average reviews for Alterations Services in Melbourne

based on 138 reviews

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Recent School Uniform Alterations reviews in Melbourne

Annette was the best an absolute delight! Thank you xxxx

Sewing on Labels - School clothes

$120

What's the average cost of a school uniform alteration service in Melbourne

$19 - $81

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$19

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$47

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$81

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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 clothes. Here are some of the most popular alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:

Sewing

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 with great attention to detail. 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, wedding dress alterations, corporate wear alterations, or suit alterations nearby your location, 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 clothes you buy off the rack won’t fit perfectly, or you might need your favourite clothes adjusted for your body shape over time. Book clothing alterations around your area 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 professional tailors or seamstresses to take a look and see if they can save your clothes with techniques like zipper repair, seam repair, new lining, hole patching, button sewing, and more. Extend the life of your clothes - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks in Melbourne

Suit measurements for 3 x males

$60

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

5th Apr 2024

Mysef (Groom) and 2 x Groomsmen need measuring for suits for a wedding in the UK. Must include: Jacket size. Waist size. Inside leg. Collar size for shirt. Height. Sleeve length for jacket, which is from shoulder seam to cuff. Anytime between 4pm & 6pm at my house in Port Melbourne.

Professional service. Measurements for wedding suits. Thank you very much

Clothing Alterations

$25

Northcote VIC, Australia

4th Apr 2024

Hi there, I have 2 pairs of shorts that I need to be hemmed. Thanks :)

Alteration on trousers

$15

Northcote VIC, Australia

2nd Apr 2024

needing some trousers hemmed

Clothing alterations

$30

St Kilda VIC, Australia

18th Mar 2024

I need 2 - 3 items of clothing altered. A pair of trousers and two shirts.

Denim alteration

$20

Prahran VIC, Australia

15th Mar 2024

Denim skirt to be taken in

Dress alteration

$50

Windsor VIC, Australia

15th Mar 2024

Bit of extra fabric around the stomach area that needs to be altered

Clothing alterations

$5

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

14th Mar 2024

I have a skirt and top that needs to be altered Skirt - too loose on the waist, it has a zip at the back Top - needs to be tightened around the body, also has a zip at the back

Simple wedding dress

$1,000

Essendon North VIC, Australia

4th Mar 2024

Simple cocktail length wedding dress. V neck, A line, sheer long sleeves.

Shorten my martial arts belt

$30

Brunswick VIC, Australia

3rd Mar 2024

I have a thick BJJ belt (cotton) that is heavily stitched and folded on itself. I need some length taken off it for a better fit.

Great stuff!! Very quick and efficient :) thanks!

Alterations to a shirt

$50

Flemington VIC, Australia

2nd Mar 2024

sleeves of my silk shirt are too tight on the bicep area - I need a small triangle of fabric inserted in the seam

Faux leather pants require alteration at waist

$45

Balaclava VIC, Australia

2nd Mar 2024

Faux leather pants require alteration, I require them pulled in at the waist as I’ve lost weight I have a lot more clothes to be amended

Alterations on top half of trouser suit/all in one

$50

Windsor VIC, Australia

28th Feb 2024

Top/body of trousersuit requires taking in. So body will need unstitching from trousers, altering and then reattaching.

Shorten/Taper Trouser Length

$12

Carlton VIC, Australia

27th Feb 2024

Depending on Price have multiple Trousers to Shorten/Taper

Seamstress alterations - turn dress into top and skirt

$50

Elwood VIC, Australia

17th Feb 2024

I have a vintage wedding dress (I think it is Satin or Silk) pictured. The material is beautiful but I would love to transform it into something a bit more modern. I would like an experienced sewer to turn it into a high waisted skirt and top. I need your expertise and suggestions! I live in Elwood VIC. Open to all cost-effective suggestions. As I would be only wearing it once, I don't want to spend a fortune! Looking forward to hearing from you soon. - Due date: Flexible

Clothes alterations

$30

Kensington VIC, Australia

15th Feb 2024

Going to the Eras tour on Sat and need some adjustments of my outfit straps (+/- some sewing on of some errant sequins!) I think it should be a fairly quick job for someone who knows what they’re doing. $30/hour. Would need it done by around 1130 on the day. Let me know if you can help!

Was very happy with the outcome of my clothes alteration! Speedy, professional and friendly service :)

Alteration for white linen pants

$15

North Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Feb 2024

Alteration for white linen pants,put a garter band in the back and sew a hook in front

Sara is efficient and able to do the job well!

Alter a dress - remove zipper and add fabric to make bigger

$45

Docklands VIC, Australia

10th Feb 2024

This dress doesn’t do up at the back. I need the zipper removed and a panel of stretchy fabric put in the back to make it fit my bust. Happy to buy fabric and supply it if you can advise what fabric would work.

Amazing. A beautiful job !

Add corset back and shorten vintage dress

$100

Fitzroy VIC, Australia

9th Jan 2024

I have a maybe early 2000s prom dress I want shortened with a lace back added its not the best quality which may impact the possibility? - Due date: Before Thursday, 1 February 2024

Quick work and good quality

Replace cushion zips

$120

Albert Park VIC, Australia

16th Dec 2023

Replace outdoor cushion zips - Due date: Flexible

Shubha did an amazing job

Dress alteration

$150

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.