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Recent Alterations reviews

"Ben was great to work with. Really helpful, friendly and got the job done :-) "

Buy a cushion in M+S and post to UK address

£30

"Very helpful and prompt!"

Help me find trousers

£8

"Such a wonderful man! Came all the way to my house and dropped off the clothes. Amaizng job will use again!! "

Take up - shorten a hem on pants and a dress

£75

"Highly recommend. Fast and easy service. And very happy with the tailoring. Would definitely use again. M"

Trouser alteration

£50

"Did the task well"

Help me find trousers

£8

"Amazing. Collected from my house and even reduced the rate. 100% Your guy! "

Shorten Curtains

£40

What's the average cost of an alteration tailor

£35 - £108

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£35

median

£57

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£108

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Why book local clothing alterations through Airtasker?

Perhaps your clothing doesn’t quite fit right, or you need a few clothing repairs? Book clothing alterations near you and get your favourite outfits ready to wear again, with the perfect fit. Your seamstress has the equipment and experience to work with your clothing and textiles so they can fit your exact measurements. Or they can match up missing buttons, repair broken zips, and even patch small holes. Your clothes will be ready to go in no time.

The best place to book clothing alterations near you is on Airtasker. We’ve got skilled and experienced tailors and seamstresses ready to take your pile of to-be-mended clothes or special occasion garment and make it just right.

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Top Alterations related questions

It’s common to book clothing alterations for formal wear and special events. But many people also get their corporate wear or school uniforms altered so they fit well and create a professional impression.

Clothing alterations can help transform an average garment into your most flattering piece when it’s properly tailored to your body shape. And clothing repairs can help extend the life of your favourite clothing, saving you time and money you’d otherwise spend shopping for new items - plus, it’s better for the environment.

Come to your clothing alterations appointment prepared with your garment(s) and notes on any changes you want made. If you’re having a fitting, bring or wear the shoes and undergarments you plan to wear with the outfit.

The best way to know if you’ve found a skilled clothing alteration service near you is to check the reviews. Airtasker makes this so easy with a transparent reviews and ratings system so you know you’re only hiring the best.

Minor clothing alterations and repairs can take as little as an hour or two, but full dressmaking services for a detailed garment like a wedding dress may take up to 6 months. 

Clothing alterations usually cost between $40-$140 on Airtasker. The cost of your clothing alteration service will depend on the type of garment, whether you need a repair or full custom dressmaking, the level of complexity involved, and how long it’s likely to take.

It’s common to book clothing alterations for formal wear and special events. But many people also get their corporate wear or school uniforms altered so they fit well and create a professional impression.

Come to your clothing alterations appointment prepared with your garment(s) and notes on any changes you want made. If you’re having a fitting, bring or wear the shoes and undergarments you plan to wear with the outfit.

Minor clothing alterations and repairs can take as little as an hour or two, but full dressmaking services for a detailed garment like a wedding dress may take up to 6 months. 

Clothing alterations can help transform an average garment into your most flattering piece when it’s properly tailored to your body shape. And clothing repairs can help extend the life of your favourite clothing, saving you time and money you’d otherwise spend shopping for new items - plus, it’s better for the environment.

The best way to know if you’ve found a skilled clothing alteration service near you is to check the reviews. Airtasker makes this so easy with a transparent reviews and ratings system so you know you’re only hiring the best.

Clothing alterations usually cost between $40-$140 on Airtasker. The cost of your clothing alteration service will depend on the type of garment, whether you need a repair or full custom dressmaking, the level of complexity involved, and how long it’s likely to take.

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:

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. 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.

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, 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 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.

Looking for a clothing alterations price list in the UK or want to know bridal gown alteration costs? With our price guide, you can find out exactly how much alteration costs, so you’ll be outfit ready for any occasion!

Recent Alterations tasks

Replace zip in large holdall trolley bag

£20

California, West Midlands

26th Jun 2022

Zip hasn't completely gone maybe able to be repaired but worse case scenario replacement zip needed .

Redesign a dress from sleeved to sleeveless

£60

Camberwell, Greater London, SE5

25th Jun 2022

I bought a beautiful second hand dress, but it doesn’t fit me very well across the shoulders. I’d like to redesign it from a sleeved dress into a sleeveless dress, maintaining the rest of th beautiful shape. Please see pics for current shape, and what I’m aiming for!

Alternation tailor

£180

Harraby, Cumbria

24th Jun 2022

I need go get my wedding dress shortened without cutting it off the lace or embroidery . Only to take the embroidery out from the bottom and move it higher . The underneath layers of fabric in front can be cut it - Due date: Before Friday, 12 August 2022

Hem womens sequin dress

£35

Tower Hill, Greater London

23rd Jun 2022

I bought a dress it is too long. The fabri is sequins and it is lined. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Sleeve on a jacket taken up

£15

Fitzrovia, Greater London

22nd Jun 2022

Linen type jacket with cuff buttons ( decorations) needs sleeves taken up . Thank you - Due date: Flexible

Sewing - Measure and shorten multiple curtains on site

£150

Newchapel, Surrey

19th Jun 2022

I would like to have someone on site for a day to make their way around the rooms. We have curtains on rails hanging but they are all too long and need to be cut and hemmed - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 June 2022

Perfect. Amazing, friendly and professional. Adjusted my curtains beautifully!

Take out a dress

£100

Greenhill, Greater London

26th Jun 2022

I have a bridesmaid dress, however when trying it on the previous seamstress has taken it in too much, the zip st the back doesn’t do up fully and I struggle to sit down in it now. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 July 2022

Dress alterations

£50

West Drayton, Greater London, UB7

25th Jun 2022

Dress alterations: shorten length, reshape neckline/bust line (make lower) abc make tighter at the waist. - Due date: Before Friday, 22 July 2022

Alternate a dress

£100

Nunhead, Greater London

24th Jun 2022

I am looking to reduce the size of a dress. - Due date: Flexible

Replace zip

£30

Clapham Junction, Greater London, SW11

23rd Jun 2022

Replace broken shorts zip. Doesn’t need to be hidden. Currently metal zip which is broken. Don’t mind what colour zip. - Due date: Needs doing before Friday midday please

Sewing a dress

£100

Mayfair, Greater London, W1J

22nd Jun 2022

Hi, I’m looking for a seamstress to sew a dress for me. I have the pattern and fabric is cut only need the fabric to be sewn. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Trouser alterations

£60

Crystal Palace, Greater London, SE19

30th May 2022

I live in Crystal Palace and am looking for a seamstress for general alterations for my clothes. I am very short and petite and often need to get trousers especially taken in or taken up. I am looking to have a few pairs of trousers taken up ahead of a festival I am going to on 19th June, is this something you could help with please? There will be 3-4 garments that need alterations in total. - Due date: Before Sunday, 19 June 2022

Camilla took 2 pairs of trousers up for me and altered a pair of shorts as well. She was really professional and lovely to work with and I am really happy with all of my garments!

Alteration

£40

Kingsbury, Greater London, NW9

28th Jun 2022

Curtains to shorten one window only - Due date: Flexible

Dress is too long to need it bringing up a bit

£20

Escrick, North Yorkshire

25th Jun 2022

I have a dress that is a bit too long on the bottom so needs taking up a tad. Unsure of the pricing and how much it costs - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Shorten straps on prom dress

£60

East Hanningfield, Essex

25th Jun 2022

Prom dress straps need shortening - Due date: Before Thursday, 7 July 2022

Trouser shortening

£10

Newton Burgoland, Leicestershire

23rd Jun 2022

Shortening of trousers legs - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 June 2022

Alterations to wedding dress

£100

Yawthorpe, Lincolnshire

23rd Jun 2022

I need a few alterations doing to my wedding dress I need something attaching and something sorting so my veil isn’t dragging on the floor - Due date: Before Saturday, 15 October 2022

Tailor/dressmaker/sewing task

£20

Croydon, Greater London, CR0

21st Jun 2022

Make a tiny bikini top fit a jj cup by attaching it to a bra or something Other sewing projects also for future reference

Linen trousers taken up

£35

Waltham Abbey, Essex

2nd Feb 2022

Designer trousers that are made of linen fabric. They are too long and need taken up. The stitching/hem at the bottom is very thin. - Due date: Before Saturday, 12th Mar 2022

Really pleased with the service from start to finish. Thank you and I will he back. 🙏🏽