Articles about: Melbourne Sewing Scene

A Devil Of A Dressmaker

We were thrilled this week to receive an email from a happy customer of our Eltham store.  The email confirms that we are justifiably proud of our professionalism, convenience, quality

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Amazing Chiffon Dress Repair

What an amazing save for this chiffon dress. The see through chiffon on this dress was torn, but Santha at our Hawthorn store was able to carefully cut out a flower from the hem of the dress to

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An Almost Invisible Mend

Isn’t it annoying when your favourite garment gets a hole in the wash? There may be a solution (this repair was made at our Richmond store). Try us - you’ll never know if you don’t ask.

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Another Leather Jacket Saved

Excellent two step repair by Ernest at our Fountain Gate store - first, the side of the torn pocket was fixed; and then, the large tear under the pocket. Fantastic result – the tear is barely

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Black Is The New Black

One of our very happy customers from our St Kilda store looking amazing. We love it when our customers share their happiness with us. Great, last minute emergency, work by Kate.

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Choir Gowns

Alter It Richmond created choir gowns for St Patricks Cathedral in Melbourne. Cant wait to hear their wonderful voices in their new gowns.

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Creative Way To Add Sparkle To Your Wardrobe

The team at Alter It Fountain Gate recently enjoyed helping their customer to add some sparkle to her wardrobe. A layer of sequin fabric was sewn onto plain singlet tops to create sensational custom

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Customers' Choice Retail Excellence Award

We are very proud that our Box Hill store has been awarded the 2018-2019 Customers' Choice Retail Excellence Award at Box Hill Central. Congratulations to Sandy and Queenie - the award is a credit

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Discount Uniform Alterations

Get ready for school with our 15% discount off uniform alterations. For our store locations click here.

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Dressing James Bond 007

Recently Frances at our Camberwell store had the pleasure of creating a miniature replica of some costumes worn by Sean Connery and Roger Moore in James Bond movies. The cardigan and cap were made

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Exquisite Wedding Dress

Our Malvern store loves being creative - talented dressmaker Maria designed and made this exquisite wedding dress from fabric supplied by the bride.

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Fan Mail For Alter It Fountain Gate

The staff and Franchisee at our Fountain Gate are very dedicated and hardworking people, who were pleased to receive this email last week: "Thank you so much for the excellent job you did in taking

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From "Nana" Cardigan To Modern Cardigan

Creative work by Santha at our Hawthorn store. By replacing the buttons with a zip, a favourite cardigan was converted to give a fresh look to so many outfits.

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Get Ready - Christmas Is Coming

We’ve already put the decorations up at our Hawthorn store. Don’t wait too long to bring us whatever needs altering before Christmas.

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Great Customer Feedback For Our Highpoint Store

It was pleasing to receive a thank you email this week from a customer at our Highpoint store. " thank you to your team which did a fantastic job on my suit, and the young lady who served me was

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Happy Birthday Alter It St. Kilda

Saturday 6th of October was the first birthday of Alter It's St. Kilda store. The team there had a well earned celebration after a very successful first year.  Happy Birthday St. Kilda!!

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Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from everyone at Alter It. We hope you have a chance to enjoy long summer days. Some of our store hours will be different over the next few weeks, please check here for up

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Happy New Year

We hope that you will be happy and healthy in 2019.

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How To Get The Best Costume For Book Week

Melissa at Alter It Hampton has just made this delightful costume of The Gruffalo’s Child for book week. The theme of this year’s book week is Reading Is My Secret Power – and The Gruffalo book

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How To Get The Perfect Tie

We can make a custom tie for your special occasion. Like the Australia Flag tie recently made at our Fountain Gate store. Perfect for Australia Day celebrations.

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How To Turn A Skirt Into A Dress

Yes – you read that correctly!  Dipika at Alter It Richmond has transformed this maxi skirt into a summery dress by carefully unpicking the seams and reusing the fabric.

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How To Upcycle Your Wedding Dress

Did you know that we can alter your wedding dress so that you can wear it again? We love what Santha at Alter It Hawthorn has done to transform our customer’s red wedding dress. The dress has been

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Indian Wedding Dress Makeover

Thank you to the lovely Jacqui for sharing her wedding photos with us. Kere at our St Kilda store reworked Jacqui’s wedding dress by redesigning the neckline and altering the bodice to create a

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Internet Purchase Too Small?

When an internet purchase is the wrong size – we can help. A customer at our Richmond store purchased a dress online, but the dress that arrived was too small.  Dipika, our talented

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Internet Wedding Dress

Find the dress you love on the internet and we'll make it perfect for you. Just like Adeline did for her wedding dress and veil. Adeline was married in March. Santha King, franchisee at our Hawthorn

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It Happens

It happens! But we can fix it. From split seams in jeans to unnoticeable repair. Sew many miracles from the team at Alter It Fountain Gate.

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Jeans Too Ripped?

There can be such a thing as jeans that are too ripped! Santha at our Hawthorn store has a great solution – a lace patch from the inside. Looks so good you’ll hope your jeans need repairing.

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Leather Jacket Saved

This torn leather sleeve has been repaired so expertly by Ernest at our Fountain Gate store that it’s hard to believe that the jacket was previously unwearable.  Great save!

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Look At Our Beautiful Beadwork

Maria at our South Yarra store recently did an amazing alteration on this heavily beaded dress. The dress needed significant shortening which Maria did by carefully unpicking the beading

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Meet Jasmine At Camberwell

Jasmine is one of our franchisees at Camberwell. Prior to purchasing Camberwell she worked at our Malvern store. She is talented, swift, can achieve any type of alteration and has a good sense of

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Melbourne Op Shop Tours

Everyone wants to look chic in stylish outfits, deck out their place in unique and period homewares, shop sustainably, support charities and guard their hip pocket from the unrelenting mark-ups in

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New Hampton Store

Our Hampton store is moving just down the road. Our last day in the current store will be this Friday, 22 February 2013 and the store will be closed on Saturday 23 February 2013. From Monday 25

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New Melbourne Central Store

Come and check out our stunning new store and meet our new franchisee Trinh and her team.  We're located at Melbourne Central in Menzies Place, on the ground floor between Pandora and the

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New Store At Pacific Werribee Opening Soon

We are excited to announce our new store at Pacific Werribee will be opening soon. 20% discount when you bring your clothing alterations to our Werribee store between Thursday 27 August 2015 and

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New Store At The Glen

Our fabulous new store at The Glen Shopping Centre opens this morning at 10. Come and check out our opening specials. We're located on the upper level near David Jones.

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Our First Pick Up And Delivery Customer

Lusa Wustenberg was the first customer to sign up for our dry cleaning and shoe repair pickup and delivery service.  The service was launched at GPT's Melbourne Central Towers on 25 September

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Perfect Wedding Dress

Nice work by Kere White at our St Kilda store who recently received an email from bride Lauren: “Thank you for all your brilliant help with my wedding dress recently. You transformed it from

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Pom-Pom Beanie Repair

Wasn’t it cold in Melbourne this morning? Lucky this beanie was repaired in time. Perfect pom-pom re-attachment performed by Dipika at our Richmond store.

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Purplicious Dress

Sam, a talented dressmaker/costume maker at our St Kilda store, created this dress.  Hasn’t she done a beautiful job?

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Retro Caravan Cushion Cover

Loved the retro caravan makeovers this week on The Block. At Alter It we’ve also recently been part of a customer’s retro caravan revamp.  The team at our Fountain Gate store restored this

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Scarves: A Pop Of Colour In Winter

  Emily Green is a talented jewellery designer whose designs have enjoyed popularity in Melbourne for many years. Much to the delight of her fans, she has now expanded to include three

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Sewing Hack - How To Sew Beaded Fabric

Who would have thought that a gentle hammering can help to flatten heavily beaded fabric to make it easier to sew? Keep reading to see the elegant dress made by Ali at Alter It South Yarra from

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The Alter It Difference

At Alter It we are proud of our expertise and attention to detail. 

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Trash The Dress Regret?

Lace on your wedding dress ruined?  We may be able to help.  Dipika at our Richmond store can expertly mend lace on an otherwise ruined dress.

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Unique Patchwork Jacket

We adore this photo that captures a special moment from our customer Esther’s wedding day. The patchwork jacket worn by the bride’s mother was created by Santha at our Hawthorn store. Thank you

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Updated Highpoint Store

Finally here is a photo of the fabulous new look Alter It store on level 3 at Highpoint Shopping Centre. Come and check out the Highpoint store's fresh style and say hi to our franchisees Long and

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Vintage Wedding Dress Transformation

Another gorgeous wedding dress alteration by Alter It St Kilda. Kere transformed Joh’s mother’s vintage wedding dress into a stunning dress for Joh’s wedding day.

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We Mend Soft Toys

We don’t just rescue clothing at Alter It! We also do shoulder reconstructions for gorillas!

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Wedding Dress In The Press

One of Alter It's lovely brides was featured in the Weddings section of the Age.        The article describes Zoe's dress: "Zoe wore an ivory strapless gown

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Zip It

Do you have a zip that needs repairing? Or a cushion, bag or garment in need of a zip? Let our staff ‘zip it, zip it real good!’

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