Articles about: Tailoring

Ten Wardrobe Essentials For Men

Build­ing a wardrobe that won’t go out of style is a long term invest­ment, help­ing to keep your cloth­ing bud­get in line while look­ing your best. The first step, how­ever, is under­stand­ing the

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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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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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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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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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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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Custom Made Wedding Dress

Lucy at our South Melbourne Store made this beautiful wedding outfit for a bride who had seen a photo of a similar dress online. 

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Dress Resizing Emergency

Chung Yee was invited to a wedding on Saturday and late on Thursday night realised her dress needed resizing and it was an emergency. After an exchange of emails via our website she came into our

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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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Fabulous Feedback From A Valued Customer!

We received the following email from a satisfied customer, and are very happy to be asked to share her comments. It's so lovely to get feedback from our customers, and a glowing review like this is

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February Alteration Of The Month

This month's winning alteration came from Frances and the team at Alter It, Camberwell.   Jessica absolutely fell in love with this floral dress, which she purchased a few sizes too big

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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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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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Happy Bride

Maddi came to our Camberwell store in a panic because her wedding dress did not fit across the bodice. Our skilled dressmaker Simone remodelled the dress to change the bodice and to create a

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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 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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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 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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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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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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Perfect Jeans Fit

Love jeans, but can't seem to find the perfect fit? We're here to help.

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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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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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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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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 Leather Coat

Don't get rid of your leather jacket just because its style is out of date. It is possible to change the look of your old leather jacket - right on trend for this winter. See how our

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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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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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