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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:


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!

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Alter my trousers shorter


Blackheath, Greater London, SE3

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i need to shorten my scrub pants

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Deptford, Greater London, SE8

26th Jan 2024

altering the lengths for a 3 trousers and 3 jeans (reducing length by 3cm) - Due date: Flexible

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St Johns, Greater London, SE8

30th Dec 2023

A dress and pair of trouser bought oversized and need both tailored to fit. - Due date: Before Thursday, 4 January 2024

Enny did a fantastic job, was very happy with my alterations and the care she took! Will definitely go back for any other alterations.

Seamstress to take in my bridesmaid dress


St Johns, Greater London, SE8

14th Jul 2023

I need my bridesmaid dress to be altered, take in and up as I am small. - Due date: Before Friday, 25 August 2023

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Deptford, Greater London, SE8

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The jacket is new. Velvet lined. I have a custom material in My possession, I’d like it changed with. - Due date: Before Saturday, 15 July 2023

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custom made prom dress for 16 year old girl - Due date: Before Saturday, 17 June 2023

I need to short a long dress that have double layer


St Johns, Greater London, SE8

23rd Apr 2023

And a braid maid and I need my dress to be shorted ad itvis too long. The dress have double layer. - Due date: Before Friday, 2 June 2023

Replace zip


Deptford, Greater London, SE8

18th Feb 2023

I have a small black shoulder bag that needs the entire zipper replaced, because the zip keeps getting disconnected - Due date: by Feb 25th morning latest (can't do Thursdays or Fridays)

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Jacket zip is not working, needs fixing or replacement - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 26 January 2023

Shorten pants and suit


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