Other Services

  1. Pockets Replaced
  2. Button Holes
  3. Put Maternity Waistbands On Skirts and Jeans
  4. Replace Domes and Tack Buttons On Jeans and Jackets
  5. Measurements Taken For Garments Being Made Elsewhere
Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations


  1. Take In or Let Out Waist
  2. Taper Side Seams
  3. Make Dress Into Skirt


  1. Skirts
  2. Jackets
  3. Waistcoats or Vests
  4. Trousers
  5. Dresses

Clothing Alterations Service For Elderly or Housebound

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations

For a small fee we will fit your clothes in the privacy of your own home. All you have to do is ring and make an appointment and we will come to you. On completion of the work the garment or garments, will be delivered to your door.

Shorten or mend curtains

  1. Make Cushion Covers
  2. Adjust Bedspreads and Duvets


  1. Shorten Trouser and Jeans (with or without original hem)
  2. Shorten Skirts and Dresses
  3. Lengthen Skirts and Dresses

Dry Cleaning

We Are Agents For Vouge Drycleaners.

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations


Ski-Wear can be altered and repaired so that you can wear them year after year. Please contact us before replacing damaged ski-wear, as it may be possible to repair.

Modernising Garment

The look of a garment can be changed to suit the current trends just by shortening hems and sleeves, removing shoulder pads and altering the waists. We can alter wedding gowns that used to belong to your mother or grandmother to better suit you.

Zips. Replace in

  1. Jeans
  2. Skirts and Trousers
  3. Dresses
  4. Jackets
  5. Sleeping Bags
  6. Overalls
  7. Wetsuits
  8. Leather Pants

Wedding and Ball Gowns

  1. Take In or Let Out
  2. Shorten
  3. Replace Zips
  4. Recut
  5. Raise Shoulders
  6. Remove Sleeves

Shirts and Blouses

  1. Shorten Length
  2. Shorten Sleeves
  3. Take In Side Seams
  4. Turn Collars

Dress Making

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations

A perfectly tailored piece of clothing gives you a great start because it is custom made to suit your proportions. We provide dressmaking services to create unique garments for you. However we are not designers, therefore please supply us with a pattern and the fabrics and we will incorporate your inputs to create exactly what you want.

Corporate Uniforms

Corporate uniforms are intended to make your team stand out in the crowd. However a bad-fitting uniform can look unprofessional and send out the wrong message. We will alter your uniforms to suit your body type.

(Get your colleagues together and arrange a time with Vicki to suit you all. She will come to your work place to do a fitting for shortening your trousers or skirts, or sleeves on jackets. Minimum number of people is 3).

Jackets and Tailoring

  1. Shorten
  2. Take In
  3. Adjust Shoulders and Reset Sleeves
  4. Recut Lapels
  5. Make Double-Breasted Into Single-Breasted
  6. Shorten or Length Sleeves With Vent or Plain

Frocks and Dresses

  1. Take In or Let Out
  2. Raise On Shoulders


  1. Take In Leather Pants and Jackets
  2. Replace Zips In Leather Pants
  3. Shorten Coats and Jackets


Repairs and alterations to individual or team uniforms, track pants and strip. E.g sewing team numbers on jerseys, replacing zips in jackets, shortening or repairing martial arts gis.

No appointment necessary

Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply to emails. We spend our day in front of a sewing machine not a computer.

Working Hours

Opening Thursday 14th May
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

$5 off any alteration on presentation of Margaret Wallace discount voucher..
(No expiry date, can be used any time).

Now making washable, reusable face masks for sale.

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations

Upstairs 29 Ward St, Hamilton.
(Between Ruby and 3 Wise Men)

07 839 5834

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