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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 North Kensington

Clothes alterations

£20

White City, Greater London, W12

29th Apr 2024

Need a pair of linen trousers shortened

Bridesmaid dress length shortened

£50

White City, Greater London, W12

13th Mar 2024

Satin bridesmaid dress too long and needs shortening approx 20cm

Make trouser bigger

£40

White City, Greater London, W12

28th Jul 2023

I would love to add some silk fabric on the side of my trousers to make it bigger - Due date: Flexible

Child dress maker

£60

North Kensington, Greater London, W10

17th Apr 2023

Looking for someone who can sew a children’s dress design is very simple - Due date: Before Sunday, 14 May 2023

Seamstress - simple alterations / buttons / stitching

£35

North Kensington, Greater London, W10

25th Sep 2022

I have some items that need repair / replacement of buttons. Simple tasks. 1. Shirt dress needs new buttons and the button holes may need to be made smaller 2. Stitch 3-4 shank buttons onto a coat 3. Stitch 3-4 shank buttons onto a jacket Items need to be picked up from me in W10 and Returned. Thanks - Due date: Flexible

Make a dress

£300

Kensal Town, Greater London

16th Sep 2022

Dress from African fabric - Due date: Before Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Wedding dress

£200

North Kensington, Greater London, W10

20th May 2022

Dress needs help to big and not enough shape - Due date: Before Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Seamstress to make a dress

£50

North Kensington, Greater London, W10

5th Mar 2022

The dress is a wrap dress, the material is Chiffon - Due date: Before Thursday, 17 March 2022

Maxi dress

£400

North Kensington, Greater London, W10

11th Jan 2022

Fitted maxi dress. I will povide material - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9th Apr 2022

I would like to sew trousers approx £10 each , trousers can be cut .

£10

Kensal Town, Greater London

27th Nov 2021

I would like to see trousers ti re sell in market . The material will be velvet. - Due date: Before Friday, 3rd Dec 2021

Trouser alteration

£30

White City, Greater London, W12

19th Oct 2021

I have a pair of cream trousers that need taking up and restitching urgently for an event. Thanks! - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20th Oct 2021

I need alterations services

£20

North Kensington, Greater London, W10

27th May 2021

I have purchased a pair of denim jeans, the waist and length are fine, however, in the hip area they are too loose, it also means there's a tad too much material around the thigh and crotch area... Measurements (W26 L30) They are a relaxed dad style Jean. I need the alterations done before Saturday 29th May 2021.