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Recent Alterations reviews in London

great job. Very efficient.

Ready made curtains need shortening and hemming.


The alteration was done perfectly and in a very short time. I now regret not having the dress done from scratch from her. I strongly recommend her!

Make a dress alterations


Sorry I didn't release the payment earlier but I was a little confused on how to but the work done was first class thankyou

Need a corset back on a prom dress


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

Trouser alteration


Very good, prompt service. Thank you.

Replace upholstery zipper


Great work

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What does alteration services in London 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:


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.

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Recent Alterations tasks in London

Fix a pocket in trousers and take hem down an another pair


Tower Hill, Greater London

6th Dec 2023

Two pairs of trousers - one needs an inner pocket repairing. The the other need the legs the legs takes down. - Due date: Before Saturday, 9 December 2023

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


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

Bag pack zip


Golders Green, Greater London

5th Dec 2023

Bag zip is broken. It's a bag pack - Due date: Flexible

Design my dress


Cyprus, Greater London

5th Dec 2023

I need a pattern stitching. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 12 December 2023

Bag zipper repair


Putney, Greater London, SW15

5th Dec 2023

I have 2 nice duffel / hold-all bags with broken main zips I’d like repairing. How much would this cost? - Due date: Flexible

Zips repaired /replaced on 3 ski jackets


Wimbledon Common, Greater London, SW19

5th Dec 2023

Zip repair and replacement on 3 ski jackets - Due date: Before Wednesday, 13 December 2023

Jacket and trouser taken out


West Dulwich, Greater London

5th Dec 2023

Suit jacket and trouser the be loosened - Due date: Flexible

Zip repair


Parsons Green, Greater London, SW6

4th Dec 2023

A zip of a dress needs fixing. It does not stay up when the dress is on - Due date: Before Friday, 8 December 2023

Take up two dresses


Gipsy Hill, Greater London

4th Dec 2023

Two velvet dresses taken up by five inches.. - Due date: Before Sunday, 17 December 2023

Sew a dress for me


New Eltham, Greater London, SE9

4th Dec 2023

Sew a long evening dress for a special event - Due date: Before Saturday, 20 January 2024

Dress alteration


Furzedown, Greater London, SW17

4th Dec 2023

Hiya, I’ve just received my dress! Which is beautiful but one of the cups in the dress is malfunctioning, as you can see from my pictures, the left cup fits perfectly- size E, but the right is a lot tighter underneath. It’s like the right side is being pulled. It fits perfectly everywhere else but this part, please if you have any advise my birthday dinner is on 11th December I just need to know what I can do to fix it as I did fashion design so I can alter it but I just need some guidance on what’s gone wrong. Thank you so much in advance!!! - Due date: Before Thursday, 14 December 2023

Wedding Dress Alterations


Earl's Court, Greater London

4th Dec 2023

My wedding is on 6th Jan. My dress is beautiful but I need: - The current slip taken out (it keeps riding up and is showing underwear) and a new longer (mid-length) and better-quality slip put in. You would provide the material. - A satin halter neck/straps put in depending on what we decide will look best. You would provide the material. - A bra sewn into the bodice. I will provide this. - The front hem taken up slightly It’s a simple satin dress (not a big puffy one) with a sequined bodice. It would be great to have an initial fitting this week on Wednesday and another fitting two weeks later with the option of an express service in the final week before the wedding (which is on 6th Jan) if anything else needs changing (that would be in addition to the price I’m suggesting now). Ideally, you would come to me in Earls Court but if that’s not possible, I’m potentially open to coming to you. - Due date: Before Friday, 22 December 2023

Alteration: size 20 dress too big around waist and bust.


Bermondsey, Greater London, SE1

3rd Dec 2023

Size 20 dress too large on waist and bust - need it to be altered ASAP. - Due date: Before Friday, 8 December 2023

Make pants


Tufnell Park, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

casual Pants all cotton , W32 L31 , Hem 9 inches , - Due date: Flexible

Zip repair


Camberwell, Greater London, SE5

3rd Dec 2023

Guitar case zip broken on one side - Due date: Flexible

Sew a top for a wedding


Bromley, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

I'd like an overlay top for an outfit for a wedding made, I will provide the fabric and have photos are reference points - Due date: Flexible



Bermondsey, Greater London, SE1

2nd Dec 2023

A size 20 dress is too large around the chest area - Due date: Before Friday, 8 December 2023

Zip replacement on a gillet


Bedford Park, Greater London

2nd Dec 2023

Want to replace the existing 40inch zip with a 2way (double ended) zip - Due date: Flexible

Shorten dress


Shoreditch, Greater London, EC2A

1st Dec 2023

- take in waist of dress - shorten dress - Due date: Before Monday, 11 December 2023

Repair bomber jacket collar


Nine Elms, Greater London

21st Jun 2023

Repair collar on bomber jacket. It’s a large tear. Wondering if I need to do something for the whole collar? - Due date: Flexible

Thank you very much! Very easy and nice to deal with. Would recommend and will use their services again