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Clothing Alterations & Repairs

"Highly recommend Fiona. She has just altered a number of clothes for me and they are all perfect. Lovely lady to deal with too."— MELANIE TUTTY

Clothing Alterations

Shadow Cat specialises in offering personal alteration services to help you achieve your desired style. Shadow Cat Owner Fiona Le is a highly experienced seamstress and dressmaker, and provides a complete range of clothing alteration services. From lengthening and shortening, take-ins and let outs, tapering and bridal alterations, Fiona has it covered.

Whether you have a new online purchase that doesn't fit you as you expected, an existing wardrobe favourite that doesn't fit right anymore, or a pre-loved item that needs modernising, Shadow Cat can help. We can modify, restyle or upcycle your garment so that it fits you perfectly, ensuring you look amazing!

"I have had several items adjusted perfectly and at a good price."— MANDY COLLINSON


Shadow Cat offers an expert repair service for fixing zips, tears and holes in your favourite garments or pre-loved clothing.

Shadow Cat can also mend and alter curtains and other household items. We offer a fast service option for emergencies.

Shadow Cat Clothing Alterations

Alterations Price list

Trousers & Jeans

Shorten hem $25
Adjust trouser waist band $45
Adjust jean waist band  $45
Slim legs on trouser / Jean  $45
Repair zip  $65 (including zipper)
Mending $25


Shirts & Blouses

Shorten sleeves $20
Shorten shirt/top hem $20
Darts $15
Adjust side seams $25
Lift shoulders $25


Dresses & Skirts

Adjust skirt side seam $35
Adjust dress side seam $45
Adjust hem length $35 - $65
Repair / New zip $45 - $65
Shoulders / Straps  $35
Dress Making / Pattern Making  $85 per hour



Shorten sleeves $75
Shorten hem $75
Take in/out two side seams $65
Take in/out back seams $35
Lift shoulder $85
Repair zip  $65 - $85



Small repair e.g. buttons, ripped/teared From $10
Small mending From $10



Shorten curtain From $25
Custom-made $85 per hour
"Fiona is awesome!!!"— LISA HOLLOWAY

Get in touch

If you need a garment to be altered or repaired, please contact us or drop by our store to talk things through. If you have an emergency, we can even provide you with a same day service.