Tailoring & Alterations

 

 Tailoring and Alterations in Christchurch

 

The Workroom at Ballantynes - for quality tailoring and alterations.

Our experienced tailors and dressmakers are instore and available to undertake prompt alterations to both men's and women's garments onsite.

If you would like more information, including pricing or have any questions please contact us or ask one of our staff in the Menswear or Fashion departments about our alterations service.

 


Our Services

 

Specialist Garments

We also produce a range of high-quality, specialised merchandise instore, including:
Barristers Bibs, Sleeved Waistcoats and Gowns
District and High Court Gowns
Queens Council Regalia
Ceremonial Gowns / Mayoral Gowns
University Gowns, Hoods and Stoles (for Universities throughout New Zealand)
Health and Medical Tailoring
Restoration of old garments
Made to measure furnishing accessories, including tiebacks and cushions

Womenswear

Trousers /Jeans
Shorten/Lengthen (adding fabric)
Take in/Let out (adding fabric)
Forks (Back seat/leg)
Replace zip
Re-line
Taper Legs
Remodel

Skirts
Shorten/Lengthen (adding fabric)
Take in/Let out (adding fabric)
Replace zip
Re-line
Taper
Add pockets
Remodel

Dresses/Tops/Shirts
Shorten/lengthen (adding fabric)
Take in/ Let out
Remove gathering/pleats in sleeves
Adding width to sleeves
Narrow Shoulders
Replace zip
Shorten from waist or shoulder
Reshape
Add pockets
Extra Button Holes
Remodel
If the fabric is stretch, we can twin needle it

Coats/Jackets
Shorten/lengthen Sleeves (with and without Buttonholes)
Shorten Body
Narrow Shoulders
Add shoulder Padding
Add Pockets
Reshape
Reline
Remodel
Add Keyhole Buttonholes

Menswear

Trousers/Jeans
Shorten/Lengthen (adding fabric)
Take in/Let out (adding fabric)
Forks (Back seat/leg)
Replace zip
Re-line
Taper Legs
Remodel

Jackets/Suits/Coats
Shorten/lengthen Sleeves (adding buttonholes as before)
Shorten Body
Narrow shoulders
Add shoulder padding
Reshape
Reline
Remodel
Add Keyhole Buttonholes

Shirts
Shorten body /sleeves
Taper Body
Add darts
Attach pockets

Coats
Shorten/lengthen Sleeves (with and without Buttonholes)
Shorten Body
Narrow Shoulders
Add shoulder Padding
Reshape
Reline
Add Keyhole Buttonholes

Vests
Take in/Let out
Reline
Buttonholes

Lingerie

Slips
Shorten/Lengthen
Shorten straps
Take in

Bras
Shorten Straps
Add hooks
Add Prothesis Pockets

Swimwear
Take in
Shorten straps
Add Prothesis Pockets

Nightwear
Shorten Body/Sleeves
Take in

School Uniforms

For all school uniforms we leave generous hems on Dresses/Trousers/Shorts/Kilts/Shirts for growth.  Ballantynes Customer Service can order name tapes, and attached these for you.

Blazers
Shorten/lengthen Sleeves
Attach Awards
Add Braid (Girls High)
Take in

Dresses
Shorten/Lengthen
Take in
Dart 

Trousers/Shorts/Skirts/Kilts
Shorten/Lengthen
Replace Fly
Take in
Taper

Jumpers
Shorten sleeves
Take in
Line sleeves

Shirts
Shorten sleeves
Take in
Darts

Location

Ballantynes Christchurch
Cashel Street Mall, Christchurch

 

Opening Hours

View our opening hours