Articles about: Sustainable Fashion

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 Chair Repair

We just had to show you another fabulous chair recovery. This time Lucy at Alter It South Melbourne has worked her magic.  The chair has been completely overhauled with new foam cushions

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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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April Alteration Of The Month

  Kerry is a mad keen St Kilda Supporter who wanted something special to wear to her 21st birthday that reflected her passion for the Saints and would come within her budget. She came to

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August Alteration Of The Month

  Our alteration of the month for August goes to Simone, one of our talented dressmakers at our Camberwell store.  This client came in with her mother's wedding dress, and wanted the

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Boxing Day Bargains?

Successful shopping at the Boxing Day sales? If something you’ve bought isn’t quite the right size, bring it to us and we’ll create the perfect fit.

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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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Feeling The Cold?

Feeling the cold?  If your puffer jacket has a tear, now is the time to come and see us.  Ernest at our Fountain Gate store recently saved a jacket by restuffing and repairing the

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Frocktober 2012

  Frocktober began in October 2007 when some friends in Geelong decided it was time to do something fun and quirky to raise funds for women’s health. Each donning a dress, the group went

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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 Your Coat Ready For Winter

Is your winter coat ready to wear? If not bring it in and we can dry clean it, repair it, button it, zip it, or remodel it.

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Gorgeous Melbourne Spring Day

It's a gorgeous Melbourne spring day today. Now's a good time to bring us anything from your spring wardrobe that needs altering.

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Great news - we're re-opening

All of our stores have re-opened. Store opening hours have changed. For your closest store's opening hours, click here. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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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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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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June Alteration Of The Month

  A young lady customer of ours was recently captivated by a dress she saw online.  She absolutely loved the hemline, and wanted a dress with a similar look.Rather than buying a new

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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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May Alteration Of The Month

   This month's winning alteration of the month is from our lycra ladies at Alter It South Melbourne. Company Hydralyte Sports had their corporate polo shirts transformed into Tour

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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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Pocket Repair On Jacket

Another miracle from Ernest at our Fountain Gate store. Ernest was able to replace this jacket’s torn pocket using fabric from the inside of the pocket, and then making a replacement lining for the

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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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Teddy Bear Surgery

We’re happy to report that this well loved teddy bear has survived surgery and has returned home to be adored by our grateful customer. From worn out to dapper - how handsome he is now! Thanks go

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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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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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Wow What A Wedding Dress

Vanessa Orrego is over the moon with her just completed wedding dress.      The dress was made from scratch, with no pattern, by the talented Kere White at our

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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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