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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 London Hampstead

Lady's trousers, waist needs to be taken in a couple of inches

£15

Hampstead, Greater London, NW3

6th Dec 2023

I have a pair of trousers, the waist is too big. It needs to be taken in a few inches. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 3 January 2024

Zip repair

£10

Hampstead, Greater London

13th Jun 2023

Hobbs Dress Zip stuck - needs to be unstuck - Due date: Flexible

Dress alteration

£30

Maitland Park, Greater London

13th Dec 2022

Hem dress and tighten waist of dress - Due date: Needs to be done on 18th December 2022

Repair zipper hacket jacket

£35

Maitland Park, Greater London

2nd Oct 2022

Some elements of the zipper are broken / missing (there was a pin that broke, and then I lost an item). The "mechanism" still works (i.e. it can still go up and down), but it is not comfortable by hand anymore. - Due date: Flexible Regarding location - we could discuss

Assess repair for zip on handbag

£5

North End, Greater London

31st Aug 2022

Zipper needs to be reattached to a hand bag. I can send you a video of the repair. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Did the job well.

Trousers and waistcoat made

£300

Hampstead, Greater London

21st Jul 2022

Need a waist coat and a pair of trousers made for a wedding - Due date: Before Monday, 10 October 2022

I was absolutely thrilled with my trousers and waist coat. I described a pair of Gaultier trousers I had 20 years ago and Mihaela was able to recreate them for me perfectly. The fit is stunning. I could not be happier with the finished result of my waistcoat and trousers for my wedding

COAT ALTERATION

£150

Maitland Park, Greater London

5th Jun 2022

In-person quotation for coat alteration - Due date: Flexible

Jacket sleeve shorten from shoulder

£25

Hampstead, Greater London

8th Jan 2022

What to shorten jacket sleeve from shoulder - Due date: Flexible