Clothing Alterations

Most of us don’t fit perfectly into one size of clothing- there are always some adjustments to be made. Clothing alterations are one of the simplest ways to make your clothes fit you the way that they should. When your clothes sit on your body in just the right way, they enhance your best feature and make you FEEL your best.

Alterations are also a fantastic way of extending the life of your favourite items of clothing. From a seam coming loose to a great big rip in the knee; to completely replacing the lining of your favourite jacket- we can give your old faithfuls a new lease on life.

Alteration Services include but are not limited to:

PANTS & JEANS- Lengthen/Shorten hems, Take in/ Let out Waist, Narrow legs, patching, zipper replacement, button/ stud replacement

SKIRT & DRESSES– Lengthen/Shorten hems, Take in/ Let out Waist, reshape skirt, replace zipper, add/remove straps/sleeves, reshape neckline, button/hook replacement

JACKETS- Lengthen/Shorten hem, Lengthen/Shorten sleeves, take in/let out waist, narrow shoulders, replace lining, replace buttons

SHIRTS- Lengthen/Shorten hem, Lengthen/Shorten sleeves, take in/let out waist, narrow shoulders, add chest pocket, add darts

You can find my alterations pricelist HERE  (updated May 2022)

DressMaking ServicesThe ball dress of your dreams may be a combination of several designs you have seen, or you just can’t find it in the right colours. This would be the perfect situation to get your dress custom made for you. You can have the colour, length, detailing and style made the way you want it. I have had people bring me photos of a style they like, or an existing dress they have but want remade with a few adjustments. If you have a vision of what you are after but aren’t sure how to go about it, give me a call and we can work out a design for you.

To ensure each dressmaking project receives the maximum time and effort it deserves, I only accept a limited number of dressmaking projects per year and require a minimum of 4 weeks before an event to create it for you.

Dressmaking labour prices start from $500 for adult clothing or $300 for children’s clothing, if fabric is supplied by the client. I am more than happy to buy the fabric and notions for you and provide fabric samples for you to choose from prior to making the garment. In that instance, I will provide a full quote for you once we narrow down the fabric and design options. Eveningwear and bridal are usually $800-$1500 (inclusive of fabric) and take approx 6 months to complete.

Custom Printed Tee ShirtsIf your 4-year-old’s birthday is coming up and you want a special shirt for them to wear on the day- I can help!

If you’re going to the Taylor Swift concert with your best friend and need matching tees for the event- I can help!

If you can never find custom tees for you because you have a unique name- I can help!

I can supply and transfer a great design for you using quality flex vinyl- it washes brilliantly and won’t fade. I have pre-set designs I can tailor to suit your needs, or I can design something, especially for you.

We all have busy lives and sometimes it can be hard to get away for a dressmaking or alteration fitting. To make it that little bit easier, I am happy to come to you to pin and measure exactly what we need, and drop it back once the job is complete.  I am based in Dalyellup, so travel is FREE anywhere within the 6230 postcode!

If you would like to take advantage of this service, please just let me know your approximate location during our discussions so we can work out the best time for you.

Travel Costs:

FREE                     – Bunbury, Dalyellup, Carey Park, etc.

$15 per trip        – Eaton, Australind, Boyanup, Dardanup, Gelorup, Stratham, Capel

$30 per trip       – Harvey, Donnybrook, Collie, Busselton, Dunsborough

If you don’t see your town on this list, please just ask and I’d be happy to quote up a visit for you.