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Thankyou for shortening the dress in time for me. The needle work was exquisite and everything was done professionally. I would recommend you to anyone who wants a unique dress for a special occasion. I can enjoy the wedding without worrying if l look ok.

I need the front of a dress taken up to knee length. .


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


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


Such an amzing job done from Emma in very short time. She had an amazing work attitude and good personality. Amazing skills.

Elastic Dress need to be replaced


Elza provided me with an amazing service. My dress was made from scratch and it was a very fast service. It looks amazing! Can’t wait to get more dresses done by her!

Need to make a dress


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Why book a dress alteration service through Airtasker?

So the cocktail dress you purchased looks longer than expected, or you realised that your dream wedding gown suddenly doesn't fit right. Don't give up just yet! Book for dress alterations near you through Airtasker and have your dress adjusted or modified precisely the way you want it!

Whether you have a very delicate sequin dress or a luxurious chiffon gown that needs a little shortening or reshaping, you can find plenty of alteration experts who can work on almost any type of dress and fabric. Trust their exceptional skills in precise altering to ensure that your dress fits you perfectly just in time for your special event. In case you need local dress alterations ASAP, nearby Taskers can also drop by as soon as you need them.

Simply put up a task on our platform, specify your ideal rate, and when by when you need your dress altered. Save yourself from all the frustrations and let skilled tailors transform your ill-fitting dress to something that will make you look and feel fabulous all day or night!

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Top Dress Alterations related questions

Not necessarily, since most dress alteration experts can bring their sewing kit for the job. If you have tools on-hand or prefer to have them use your materials instead, you can provide them with a sewing machine, measuring tape, hand stitching needles, and scissors. For supplies like threads, beads, buttons, or any additional fabric and restyling needs, you can ask your Tasker to drop by the nearest store and get them for you.

Having your dress altered is a cost-effective way to reshape or restyle them. But if you are willing to spend on a new evening gown or cocktail dress, a purchase will always be the quickest solution. As for bespoke dresses that take months to materialise–like a wedding dress–one way to sculpt them flawlessly to your shape is through alteration.

Yes! After having your luxurious evening gown or dress altered, you can also get someone to send them to the nearest laundry shop for dry cleaning. Evening dresses are undeniably precious and valuable, so you want to make sure that your garments are safe and professionally laundered. Once done, your laundry expert can deliver your clothing the same day or the next, whichever you prefer.

The exact turnaround time depends on the style and material of your dress, the scope and complexity of the alteration needed, and additional elements. Most tailors can adjust and alter formal dresses within a few days. For better results, it may be best to book an alteration service at least a few weeks before your event, or maybe a month or two in advance for good measure.

Yes! Not limited to altering fancy dresses, Taskers can also help adjust coats and suits according to your preferences. If you ever find the sleeves too long or the back too hollow and tight, just book an alteration expert near you and let your tailor do their magic! Just let them know what requires altering, and they'll even give you valuable tips on how you can fully maximise your suits with the help of proper alterations.

On our platform, you'll find a wide range of alteration services that can help transform your formal suits and even casual clothes from top to bottom. Alteration specialists can shorten or lengthen school or company uniforms, repair or replace zippers or buttons of your everyday jeans, and create a new lining for your shorts. Let us know what you need, and we'll connect you with someone who can lend a hand!

What do dress alteration services include?

A dress tailor can take on almost any altering request to make sure that your dress fits according to your exact measurements and unique body type. From simple trimming to extensive adjustments, they can take care of the entire process so you won't have to deal with an ill-fitting dress–especially if you're attending or organising an event. Here are some standard alteration services that you can get:

Prom dress alterations

Wearing a perfectly fitted dress that showcases your figure and best assets is a surefire way to look and feel confident for prom night! But if your prom dress, unfortunately, doesn't fit right, a dress alteration service can be the ultimate lifesaver. Your dress tailor might ask you to put on your dress–with and without your heels on–to know the exact alterations and adjustments needed. Upon request, they can also add beads and other embellishments if you want to do a little restyling or enhancing.

Wedding dress alterations

Planning the perfect wedding takes months–some even years–to guarantee that everything will run smoothly. And on your special day, the last thing you need to worry about is a wedding dress that's either too snug or too loose. At least six weeks before the occasion, consider booking an alteration service to make sure that your wedding dress has the perfect fit from the moment you walk down the aisle until your very last dance. 

Your tailor can shorten the hem or cut the straps a little if they appear too long. They can also take our out on the bust, and hips to get you that elegant, sculpted silhouette and make sure that you look amazing in your wedding photos!

Formal dress alteration

Some ball gowns and evening dresses for formal events come with a hefty price tag, so it's natural for you to want to get your money's worth. In case your gown is hugging you a bit tighter than usual, or your cocktail dress feels loose in some parts of your body, a dress alteration service can come in handy. They can also re-strap, re-bead, or even shorten them a little, giving it a completely new design without the expense of a new dress.

Once you have your clothes sorted, you can now fully prepare for your event! We can help you find a hairstylist to do your hair or even a professional artist to take care of your make-up! For the finishing touch, put on your favourite jewellery and high heels, and you are all set!

Recent Dress Alterations tasks

Dress repair


Caterham, Surrey, CR3

24th Feb 2024

I have an evening dress to wear on special birthday and the arms of the dress are winged and too large.

Wedding dress alterations


Hungerford, Berkshire

23rd Feb 2024

I need my wedding dress taking up, no other alterations needed

Alter dress


Berrylands, Greater London, KT5

21st Feb 2024

Ronald jobe dess needs altering so it will fit

I need to adjust a satin dress


Whitechapel, Greater London, E1

20th Feb 2024

I need help adjusting a dress for a wedding (size, length and open a split). I need the dress by Saturday evening..

Bridesmaid dress alterations


Brixton, Greater London, SW9

19th Feb 2024

My bridesmaid dress is a little big on the bust and needs altering.

Custom Prom Dress


Woodford Green, Greater London, IG8

18th Feb 2024

Custom Prom Dresss, in teal, lace and satin or silk materials, lace sleeves, corset, thigh high slit

Wedding dress sleeves


Rise Park, Greater London

17th Feb 2024

Sleeves made and added to wedding dress

Dress alteration. I am looking for a split to be added to a dress


New Town Row, West Midlands

16th Feb 2024

Insert a split at the front of a dress.

Dresses altered


Upper Belvedere, Greater London

15th Feb 2024

Wedding dress- taken up and possibly altered Bridesmaids dresses taken up x3

Take in a dress


Greater London, England, United Kingdom

15th Feb 2024

Alter a size 22 tosize 14

My wool dress has hole need to repair


Elephant And Castle, Greater London, SE1

13th Feb 2024

My wool dress has hole need to repair

A dress made for me


Bryn Penarth, Powys

10th Feb 2024

Looking for someone to make me a custom made dress for a fantasy ball for next February 2025

Taking in a dress


Leytonstone, Greater London, E11

9th Feb 2024

I have a dress that is slightly too big that I need taking in

Dress alteration


Honor Oak, Greater London

8th Feb 2024

Dress alteration- extra material has been added & I need it to be taken out as it is too small

Make bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen waistcoats


Putney, Greater London, SW15

7th Feb 2024

Seamstress needed! I am getting married and need 4 bridesmaids dresses made in 4 different patterns. The two colours are sage green and lavender. The fabric will be satin, and I can supply this unless you have any suppliers you think would work better! I would prefer these to be made asap but I’m not sure how long these things take hence why I put June!! Budget wise, £1000 is the absolute maximum for the 4 dresses including all fabric - let me know if this is realistic ! I really have no experience with this so any guidence would be a great help :) - Due date: Before Saturday, 1 June 2024 - Due date: Before Saturday, 1 June 2024

Take up a dress. It a long 2 layer skirt.


Widmer End, Buckinghamshire

6th Feb 2024

Coast evening dress about 1 inch too long. Long underskit and pleted over skirt. Possibly easier to take up usung waist seem but i dont havd the confudence or ability - Due date: Before Saturday, 23 March 2024

Dress made


Wilmington, Kent

6th Feb 2024

marilyn monroe white classic halterneck dress

I would like to have a dress made for my friends wedding


Bishop Middleham, Durham

6th Feb 2024

I need help to source the kind of material I am looking for (I have some ideas and images of prints/material) I have a picture of a dress I have in mind but I do not have a pattern - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 March 2024

White mini dress with glittery material a line skirt and boned bustier


Downall Green, Merseyside

6th Feb 2024

White glittery mini dress with glittery a line skirt and glittery boned bodice with straps. No sequins please

A wedding guest dress made


Lower Dicker, East Sussex

4th Feb 2024

I have the fabric. I just need the dress to be made/fitted. - Due date: Before Sunday, 11 February 2024