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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

As we offer personal assessments and fittings, other alterations will be quoted after we see the garment on you.

How long will it take?

We can usually turnaround simple alterations on the same day, however, more complex alterations or repairs can take more time. Talk to us if you have an urgent request and we will do our best to accommodate.

Can you alter this?

If it fits under a sewing machine then we probably can! We pride ourselves on the enormous range of items we can repair and alter – all fabric types, costumes and accessories. For example: –

Leather – We can shorten, resize and reline all kinds of leather pants, skirts and jackets. It’s usually impossible to make a leather garment bigger as this would damage the leather, but we can take garments in.

Woollen jumpers – We have many ways to alter knitted fabrics so that the alteration is not visible.

If you have something you’d like altered, just ask us.

Can you make my old garment into something new?

Absolutely! We’ve made Christening gowns from wedding dresses, vests from silk pants, and skirts from long dresses to name a few.

Can you make me something without a pattern?

Yes we can. If you have a picture from a magazine, a photo or even your own drawing, our experienced dressmaker will collaborate with you and bring your dream dress to life.

Can you invisibly mend any fabric?

Fabrics such as wool and knits are able to be invisibly mended, however, with tightly woven fabrics (cotton, polyester, chiffon etc), there is likely to be a visible mark. Holes that are bigger than 1cm are also likely to be visible. When we see the garment, we will advise you if invisible mending will be successful before we begin.

Do I need to come in?

We do require the wearer of the garment to come in for a personal fitting for any alterations. We cannot guarantee the correct fitting of any item that is not pinned by PQ Fashions.

Do I need an appointment?

Our dressmaking and restyling services are by appointment only. All other alterations can be brought in at any time during our opening hours.

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