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- Clothes alterations in Auckland
- Dress alterations
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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 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.
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.
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
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
Auckland 2113, New Zealand
6th Feb 2023
i have 2 casual dresses that are too long and needs to be shorten - Due date: Flexible
Auckland 1024, New Zealand
24th Oct 2022
dress alteration taking a dress in from a size 10 to size 8 - Due date: Flexible
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
Auckland 1050, New Zealand
18th Aug 2022
Tiny hole repairs to a dress - Due date: Flexible
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