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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. Whether you're a bride looking to have adjustments on your wedding dress or a mum who needs to have her kids' school uniforms repaired, our Taskers are up for the work! Here are some of the most popular 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 based on the designs of your favourite fashion brands - whether it's a wedding dress, a school uniform, or corporate wear. 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, wedding dress 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 an alterations service near you to help with dress shortening, garment shortening, trouser alterations, 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 trousers 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 with alterations and tailoring services - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Looking for a price list on dress alterations or want to know bridal gown alteration costs in the UK? 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 in De Beauvoir Town

Help to improve the dress of my pattern

£100

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

10th Nov 2023

Help to improve the pattern of a dress - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 10 November 2023

Hem trousers and dress

£20

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

4th Nov 2023

Hem 2 trousers and 1 dress - Due date: Flexible

Dressmaker

£150

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

17th Jul 2023

I would like to have a very minimal bridesmaid's dress made - Due date: Before Friday, 1 December 2023

Baseball jacket cut and sewing

£150

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

2nd Jan 2023

Cropped baseball jacket, long sleeve. One pair of Trousers. - Due date: Flexible

Hello, I am looking for a seamstress to make 2 pairs of trousers.

£90

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

8th Nov 2022

hello, I am looking for a seamstress to make 2 pairs of trousers from scratch. I have the fabric for both, it is silky light and flowy. Simple design. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Tailoring of blouses (fix zips, adding buttons and removing sleeves)

£75

Hoxton, Greater London

16th Sep 2022

6 blouses, 1 dress 4 blouses - remove sleeves 1 blouse - add buttons to sleeves 1 blouse - fix zip 1 dress - fix zip - Due date: Before Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Need a custom dress

£49

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

23rd Aug 2022

I want a long velvet dress with long sleeves. I have some ideas in my mind with guidance pictures - Due date: Flexible

Dress taken up

£15

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

23rd Aug 2022

Dress hm to be taken up by 4 inches - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Dress made

£350

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

4th Aug 2022

I would love a dress copied in a fabric for a wedding in October. - Due date: Flexible

Dress shortening

£100

Hoxton, Greater London

27th Jan 2022

Dress shortening (bridesmaid dress) - Due date: Before Wednesday, 2nd Feb 2022