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From Jeans... to Bridal

Shade dressALTER TO FIT is a cutting-edge concept store who caters comprehensive dressmaking services on site.  With industry trained professionals, the Alter to Fit team provides the highest standard service in the fields of  Fashion  Design, Dressmaking,  Patternmaking  and Alterations. 

Located only 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD at Mt Gravatt, the reputable business is always in motion, distinguishing themselves with honest customer service, innovative ideas/techniques and on-time delivery.

Equipped with a total of 60 years of experience, the leading Seamstress Ana Fataccioli, endeavour to resolve any queries you may have regarding your garments in terms of Design, Patternmaking, Fitting and Dressmaking, the four areas of garment construction.

Aiming for success every time, the satisfied customers are a testament to their reputation for excellence.  Alter to Fit is highly recommended as your trusted dressmakers whom you can confide your valued garments with at reasonable prices.



Dressmaking Services

Alter to Fit provides the unique service the old-world dressmakers used to cater, seeing your garment from inception to finish, all in-house.

Now a days, most  dressmaking houses claim to have dressmaking services in their premises however , the true is they send the measurements of the clients by e-mail  overseas  , and the garments are  manufactured there,  resulting in poor fitting , using cheap materials, also risking to deliver  your  garment on time.  That does not happen at Alter to Fit, and you are going to see physically the production process of your garment, not just the final product.  Alter to Fit has   a permanent pull of dressmakers working in house all the time.

Kelly's dressWhether the garment you would like produced is from a magazine, a picture, drawing, a sketch or you would like to reproduce a garment you already have, bring in your inspiration and we will re-sketch the garment recommending design details which will suit and flatter your figure, as well as recommending fabrics.

The production starts with the creation of the pattern according to the design discussed and agreed upon.  There is no need to bring patterns, as making patterns especially for your body is  part of  the  service.  The pattern is then produced in calico which is called a Toile and then tested by fitting you to readapt the pattern  to your proportions and figure  to make it perfection.  Once the pattern and toile are   right, the garment is produced using the real fabric with one to two fittings max.
There is no garment that we cannot reproduce. Given an appropriate time limit, all fittings and alterations within the design and fitting process can be calculated to have your garment delivered on time, taking out the stress of your attire for your special occasion.

Black dressCarly's Wedding

Alter to Fit caters for:

To start the process of making your garment, just call Alter to Fit to make an appointment or send an e-mail.


Donna in her Dress

Donna in her Dress

Patricia Dempsey in her dress

Patricia Dempsey's Dress

Donna in her other dress

Donna in her Dress

Katrina's Kimono Dress

Katrina in her Kimono Style Dress

Emely's wedding dress

Emely's Wedding Dress

Emely's wedding dress

Emely's Wedding Dress

Hannah's formal dress

Hannah's Formal Dress

Kelly's Cocktail Dress

Kelly's Cocktail Dress

Tracy's wedding dress

Tracy's Wedding Dress

Nim's Lace Dress

Nim's Lace Dress

Bev's Wedding Dress

Bev's Wedding Dress

Julie's Mother of the bride dress

Julie: Mother of the Bride

Jane's After Five Dress

Laura's wedding dress

Laura's Wedding Dress

Misty's wedding dress

Misty’s Wedding Dress

Our customers say:

"Ana did a wonderful job on my jacket.
It was professionally done and the service was very welcoming and friendly.
I highly recommend her and Alter to Fit.


Thank you so much for being very effecient. Every visit was thorough and your friendliness made this experience a very pleasurable one.

The dress is exactly what the picture looked like in the magazine! I will definitely come back and recommend your services to my friends.
Thank you,

Fernanda T."

The finished dress is elegant.
Ana has done a wonderful job with the difficult material she had to work with. A very successful result.
Kind regards.
Patricia D."


Katrina came to us with the idea of making a wedding dress using a vintage kimono. She brought us the photo of the dress she wanted. We loved the challenge! and here below we show you the whole process.

original kimono dress toile for dress



cutting kimono fabric





          Vintage Kimono                       The Calico Dress                                        The Cutting of the Dress


fitting on real fabric final dress front view final dress back view

                              Fitting on Real Fabric              Finally:Katrina's Wedding Dress (Front and Back views)



Alter to Fit knows everybody is unique.  Specializing in altering your garments to fit you perfectly, with the correct lengths and design details flattering your shape and size.  With the expertise of making off-the-rack clothing look tailor-made, your wardrobe will solely be filed with clothing which make you feel confident, and look fantastic.

With returning customers, excellent results is not our only vice, but also the friendly service and honesty when dealing with your garments.  That is why our happy customer will be always our best advertising.

Lace up back wedding dressOur professional alteration services include:


Shorten hems, Lengthen according with the style, Roll hems, Coverstitch,  Take in, let out on sides or centre back, re-shape necklines and armholes. Reduce length of straps, reduce shoulders width, lift sleeves, shorten sleeves, add bust cups, add modesty piece. Re-designing. Change zippers.

As of Hearts dressShorten with without splits. False hem. Take in, let out, reduce waist, change zipper.

Shorten lengths, Hem lengthening, false hems, hems with cuffs, take in on legs, take in or let out on centre back waist.
Re- shape crotch for baggy pants. Change zipper.

Shorten  lengths, transplant hems (reattached frayed hem). Machine darning, Take in on centre back . Take in on one side of the legs.  Change zipper, add patches.  Factory  finishing.

Shorten length , add buttons/button hole. Reduce width shirt body and sleeve, Shorten length of sleeves with cuff. Add darts, reduce the shoulder  width  and  re-attach the sleeve. Turnover collar and stand. Re-make placket.

Shorten sleeve length , shape centre back or panels, shorten length, change lapel, add buttons/buttonholes,   change zipper.

MENDINGS.- any kind of mending, darning  and repairs.

Dry Cleaning

Alter to Fit is proud to be associated with White Knight Drycleaners.
Our specials are:
3 Garments for: $ 19.00
4 Garments for: $ 24.00
5 Garments for: $ 28.00
Shirt Special: Men's business shirts: $ 2.00 each, minimum 5 shirts. (Conditions apply).

ALTER TO FIT works with any garment from JEANS TO BRIDAL.  We are happy dealing with any alteration varying from the humblest mending, to designing and fabricating a sensational made-to-measure wedding dress from the red carpets, or from the covers of international fashion magazines.

Pat and Tamara sewing


There is a standard price list for basic alterations; however, for works which require attention to detail, it is important to bring it in to quote appropriately. After viewing the garment construction, fabric and alteration, we take into consideration the time involved and discuss the best methods within your price range.

Call us to book your one on one appointment on 3219 1437.  Alternatively send us an e-mail:

Trust your cherished garment in good hands. It would be our pleasure.

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Shop 1/1421 Logan Road
Mt Gravatt 4122

Phone: 3219 1437


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