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What do dressmaker services include?

Dressmakers make or alter all types of womenswear, from everyday trousers to outfits for special occasions. A dressmaker usually specialises in dresses, such as summer dresses, prom dresses, and bridal gowns. Some dressmakers also work on menswear and childrenswear.  

Our platform connects you with custom dressmaking, dress alterations, and clothing repair services. Dressmakers can assist you with the following tasks. 

Bespoke dressmaking 

Recreate a favourite dress you no longer have or have a bespoke dress perfect for your shape and style. Dressmakers can sketch up an original design for you, or take inspiration from a photograph or existing garment. 

Dressmakers can make bespoke pieces, such as skirts, summer dresses, ball gowns, and costumes. If you’re looking for unique t-shirts to sell or to give as gifts to family, you can also hire a Tasker to print your designs onto t-shirts

Dress alteration 

Dress alteration ensures your clothes look and fit just the way you like it. A dressmaker can sew sleeves onto a maxi dress, tighten a dress around the waist, put a zip onto a dress, or adjust the length of your trousers. Have you found your dream prom dress online but the bust is a little too showy? No problem! Your seamstress can fix that up for you as well, by shortening the straps or stitching in between to close the gap. You can even have your gown dry cleaned before your special event. Our platform lets you get anything done! 

Wedding dress alteration 

If you need a last-minute wedding dress or bridal wear alterations, Airtasker is here to help! Put up a task to find nearby dressmakers who can alter your dress even at short notice. Whether you have a wedding dress that doesn’t fit quite right or a vintage wedding dress that needs a bit of restyling, Taskers can help you out.  

Our platform connects you with dressmakers who work with made to measure wedding dresses, mother of the bride outfits, and bridesmaid dresses. We’ll even help you find experts who can plan your wedding, prepare the wedding menu, and photograph your beautiful wedding day! 

Dress repair 

Book same-day clothing repair for your outfit emergency, or fix up a favourite shirt you haven’t worn in a while. Dressmakers can repair any clothing issue, from fixing holes in trousers to replacing broken zips. Taskers can also stitch up the lining of a dress or sew buttons onto a polo shirt. 

Sewing lessons

Airtasker helps you find sewing experts who can share their expertise and teach you basic sewing skills. If you have the time for and interest in sewing, you can find affordable sewing lessons via our platform. Your Tasker can either meet with you in person for sewing lessons or guide you through phone or online consultation. 

Recent Dressmakers tasks in Canberra

In need a dressmaker to make 3 cigarette girl costumes


Woden Valley ACT, Australia

16th Mar 2024

I need a seamstress to make 3 cigarette girl costumes I have photos of what we need.



Narrabundah ACT, Australia

14th Sep 2023

Seeking a Dressmaker to complete 4 Bridesmaid dresses. I have an idea of what I would like, just looking for the perfect seamstress! - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

Formal Dress (Dress Maker)


Canberra ACT, Australia

22nd Aug 2023

I have found this formal dress which is sold out Australia wide, and I am in love with it. If someone could please make it, that would be the dress of my dreams - Due date: Before Monday, 20 November 2023

Dress maker


Canberra ACT, Australia

19th Aug 2023

I have drawn 5 designs on paper and need someone to bring them to life as a physical outfit - they are all mini dresses (similar to a tennis dress) made from lycra type fabric. Patterns are not included however I will work with the sample maker as required to provide details needed to create patterns and the sample. Fabric and trims will be provided at request of sample maker. I will need to work one on one with you to refine each outfit to completion. - Due date: Flexible

Adriana has a wealth of knowelge in the world of fashion and sample making, she was an awesome communicator and kept me in the loop the whole process. I really enjoyed working with you!

Tailor or dressmaker to make oversized men’s track suit or trousers


Page ACT, Australia

28th Jun 2023

Large man over 200 kilos can’t buy trousers or yoga pants to fit anywhere - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Dress making


Canberra ACT, Australia

7th Jun 2023

Have fabric and designs will be in Canberra for fitting after 11 June - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 21 June 2023

Dress maker - alter some clothes


Canberra ACT, Australia

28th Mar 2023

I have a dress and a pair of pants that I would like to add an extra inch or so to the waist, they are a little bit too small - Due date: Flexible



Campbell ACT, Australia

12th Sep 2022

Have material and need it made into dress The material is special and am seeking experienced dress maker - Due date: Before Monday, 10 October 2022

Dress maker to Alter or remake a dress I have.


Reid ACT 2612, Australia

30th May 2022

I have an evening gown that does not fit. I need the exact dress remade and the embellishments put on the new dress. It is a simple fishtail black formal dress. I need this done for a ball on Saturday evening. - Due date: Before Saturday, 4 June 2022

Looking for a dress maker


Isabella Plains ACT, Australia

3rd Feb 2022

Hi looking for a dress maker to make a couple of dresses. No pattern available, only images of what i’m after with minor adjustments One dress needed for feb and the other April.



Amaroo ACT 2914, Australia

21st Oct 2021

i need to make a dress for my formal - Due date: Flexible



Downer ACT 2602, Australia

4th Oct 2021

I need someone to make 2 or 3 pairs of denim 3/4 pants from existing pair. Simply elastic waisted 2 front pockets no zip just pull up. Material can be supplied or happy to include in price if you are happy to buy.

Dress maker to make strapless dress


Red Hill Australian Capital Territory, Australia

3rd Aug 2021

I need a size 8 hot pink strapless long dress with big bow on the back for a fancy dress party. I have the fabric. Same as Marilyn Monroe in Diamonds are a girls best friend

I need dressmakers


Canberra ACT, Australia

29th Jun 2021

I need a dress maker for making and designing my own ball gown. Not too fancy!

I need dressmakers for a wedding dress


Canberra ACT, Australia

17th May 2021

Hello I'm wondering if there are any dress makers that could make my wedding dress. I'm liking A line tulle dresses with deep V plunge neckline and V under the arms. My wedding is Feb 2022 so not sure if I've left enough time. I also would like to know rough costs and how we choose materials. Thank you :)

Dressmaker for wedding dress alterations - consult


Braddon, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

18th Apr 2021

Hi. I'm getting married in October and I have a vintage dress (made in 1970s) that I need altered. Id love to sit down with an experienced dressmaker and see what they can be done to it so it fits me better. Offer is for initial consultation only

I need a wedding dressmaker


Franklin ACT, Australia

8th Apr 2021

Structured wedding dress, floor length, A-line with a portrait neckline. Similar to this design, but less elaborate: https://www.maggiesottero.com/sottero-and-midgley/thomas/16952

I need dressmakers


Canberra ACT, Australia

23rd Mar 2021

I have a dress that is cotton with a lining made in the 1960’s and I need it hemmed

I need a dressmaker


Canberra ACT, Australia

25th Feb 2021

I need a dress made, i already have a few different fabrics or happy to purchase one and pattern. I'd like a simple dress with a sleeve that falls knee length or midi length. I am a size 26 and have a very good idea what I'd like can find pictures etc. I am hoping to wear the dress to a wedding I am attending in 1 month but if not have generally wanted dresses made so would get this made anyway.

I need dressmaker


Chapman ACT, Australia

29th Nov 2020

I am size 20-22 needing someone to make me good quality work clothes - shirts and slacks.