Bridal Alterations | Clothing Alterations

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Gator Made 4u was in the top 5 in Australia for Bridal Alterations at the 2023 Australian Wedding Awards; and won 2nd place in WA for Bridal Alterations in 2022 and 2023 as voted by thousands of WA brides. Finalist in both Home business and environmental categories in South West Business Awards in 2019. Recipient of South West Business Centre’s WOW Customer Service award in 2019.

Australian Wedding Awards - Top 5 Bridal Alterations - Gator Made4u

 fortheregular for A Little Bit About AliAli Sander

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 15 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 in 2004 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 Looksmart Alterations and fell in love with the wonderful puzzle that clothing alterations bring. 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, while I still maintained a small flow of alteration work on the side.  I will always have a soft spot for Promote You and all of the wonderful ladies I’ve worked 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. Eveningwear, bridal and suits have been the primary focus of the business for the past few years, as well as several local clothing stores sending their alterations my way. 

I absolutely LOVE to work on new and interesting projects so please contact me to discuss how I can make your amazing outfit look like it was Made4u!