A seamstress making alterations on a garment in a well-lit sewing studio.
A seamstress making alterations on a garment in a well-lit sewing studio.

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Alterations Services

What does a clothing alteration include?

Your seamstress or tailor is skilled in working with textiles, but especially clothing, to create, repair, and alter your garment. Whether you're a bride who needs adjustments for a wedding dress or someone looking for an expert to help repair a broken zipper on a favourite wardrobe, Taskers are up for the work. Here are some of the most popular clothes 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 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 clothes 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, restyling, 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 have a rip, 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 by hiring a Tasker for garment repairs - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too. When they're done altering your clothes, you can send them for dry cleaning or laundry services to other Taskers. 

Recent Alterations tasks in Auckland

Zip replaced in a school.skirt


Auckland 0793, New Zealand

27th Nov 2023

Need a new zip for a school skirt - Due date: Flexible

Replace two couch cushion zips


Māngere, Auckland, New Zealand

18th Sep 2023

2 couch cushion zips replaced - Due date: Flexible

Tail of dress hem shorten


Auckland 1026, New Zealand

14th May 2023

My daughters ball dress is a little too long and would like to take it up a few cms - Due date: Before Friday, 2 June 2023

Cloth alteration


Auckland 1071, New Zealand

24th Apr 2023

The dress I bought is too small. The zipper doesn't go up. I want to put a ribbon to make the gap closed

Dress alteration


Auckland 2113, New Zealand

6th Feb 2023

i have 2 casual dresses that are too long and needs to be shorten - Due date: Flexible

Dress alteration


Auckland 1024, New Zealand

24th Oct 2022

dress alteration taking a dress in from a size 10 to size 8 - Due date: Flexible

Dress alterations


Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

25th Sep 2022

Dress is a bit big around the rib area. Dress is flowy but needs to be taken in. Maybe a zip sewn into the side. - Due date: Flexible

Taking in jumpers shorten length


Auckland 1071, New Zealand

24th Aug 2022

shorten jumper take in sides of jumper - Due date: Flexible

Sewing alteration


Auckland 1050, New Zealand

18th Aug 2022

Tiny hole repairs to a dress - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alteration


Stonefields, Auckland, New Zealand

9th Dec 2021

Clothing alteration for dresses - Due date: Before Tuesday, 14th Dec 2021

Suit Tailor Made


Auckland 0632, New Zealand

7th Dec 2021

A 2 piece suit made. Fabric material and colour can be provided. - Due date: Before Thursday, 16th Dec 2021