NOTE: There is a current backlog of 4-6 weeks on alterations orders and dressmaking is booked out 6 months in advance.  Please call me *BEFORE* booking your next fitting to check that I will be able to help in time for your event, to avoid disappointment.

A Little Bit About Me

Hi, my name is Ali & I am an alterations tailor & dressmaker. I have certificates III & IV in Clothing Production from The WA Institute of Fashion & Textiles (WAIFT), a certificate II in Printing Textiles, and have over 14 years of experience in commercial sewing, alterations, dressmaking & customer service.

I first realised I wanted to pursue clothing production as a career when I was 16 when my design made it to the state finals of the Apex Teenage Fashion Awards. This achievement sparked my excitement & I started pursuing my dream, getting a job at the local Bridal Hire store and helping with alterations and making small custom pieces for clients, as well as making costumes for the local costume shop. I graduated high school as the top student in both my sewing and art & design class, as well as picking up the Business Women of the Future Award.

While studying in Perth I worked for several years at multiple branches of a major alterations franchise, managing one branch briefly before moving back down south to be closer to family. I found my home away from home working at Promote You in Bunbury in 2009, doing a variety of tasks including industrial machine embroidery, heat transfer application, art proof development & sales. This time working with the art proofs and designs for commercial promotional products helped me develop an eye for detail. I will always have a soft spot for Promote You and all of the wonderful ladies I’ve had the honour of working with there.

I started Gator Made4u in March of 2017. It started as just a few custom baby headbands and an odd lot of alterations; and it has continued to evolve, with the alterations becoming the forefront of my services and the introduction of the custom-designed vinyl shirt transfers in early 2018.

In March 2019 I received a WOW award for Customer Service Excellence, and I was a finalist in the 2019 South West Business Excellence Awards, in the Home Based Business category, and the Environmental and Sustainability category.

I absolutely LOVE to create new things so please contact me to discuss what I can create and refit for you! I look forward to hearing from you.

Ali Sander