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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.
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.
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 Auckland
Campervan Cushion Reupholstered.
Whangaparāoa, New Zealand
28th Jun 2021
Hi there we are needing our campervan (van conversion) cushions reupholstered. We will be getting spotlight 'upholstery material' for the job. There are 8 cushions of various sizes (please see pics) They will all need zips so they can be washed from time to time. Please note: no buttons will be required. I am based in Whangaparoa and am hoping to have them ready within a week.
AKL CBD - Custom Curtains Made + Installation
Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand
12th Nov 2020
Hi, I'm looking for a custom set of curtains, ideally completed on this side of the year. I have a piece of fabric in mind - Warwick Mystic Blush (see photo attached below) but I'm happy to use an alternative as long as it's a similar colour & velvet material. Would be replacing an old curtain so tracks are already in place. Would be great if you could also install curtain. The measurement of curtains are 294cm height x 84cm width. I'm thinking a site visit might be useful, otherwise it would be good to have some images of swatches. Please send me through any quotes and questions. - I have received a previous quote for $350 so would be great if it's around similar ballpark. Thanks, Emma
Upholsterer to custom make dining chair covers
Albany Heights, Auckland, New Zealand
3rd Dec 2020
We urgently require an upholsterer to custom make fabric dining chair covers for 8 chairs please.
Stretch my jeans
Auckland 1052, New Zealand
6th Sep 2021
I have a few pairs of jeans which are just a bit too small, need these stretched out.
Flat Bush, Auckland, New Zealand
21st Nov 2020
Two split seams in our couch. I need someone to stitch back together at our house.