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Evening Dress Alterations & Dress Hemming Toronto ☑️ NLefashion

Transform your formal, prom, designer or evening dress with our skilled tailoring services in Toronto. NLefashion ensures your dress fits perfectly for any occasion.

Our primary goal is to ensure that your evening or formal dress fits flawlessly and our skilled and experienced in-house tailors pay close attention to the unique body shapes and proportions of each client. By doing so, we guarantee that your dress will enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence.

Choose The Dress You Want To Alter

You’ve spent hours, days, and perhaps even weeks to find the perfect dress. It is the color and the style you were looking for, but he only problem is that it is not fit perfectly so you’ll have to do some alterations.

Our dress alteration services include, but are not limited to:

  • Evening Dresses
  • Formal Dresses
  • Designers Dresses
  • Special Occasion Dresses
  • Cocktail Dresses
  • Wedding Gowns
  • Prom Dresses
  • Graduation Dresses

From Our Tailor Shop

Formal Dress Alteration Price List

NLefashion’s evening dress alterations in Toronto typically cost between $195 and $275+ and the price can vary depending on the complexity of the alterations. Simple alterations like hemming or adjusting straps are on the lower end, while significant modifications or customizations can be more expensive.

Below you can find the average prices for all the womenswear alterations services we provide.

Evening Dress Hemming Cost Price List

Dress & Skirts Alterations Cost

Service Price Range
Close Vents in Skirt $30-40+
Shorten Lining $30-45+
Shorten/Lengthen Skirt $50-95+
Service Price Range
Shorten spaghetti straps $30-45+
Raise shoulders $35-95+
Taper wedding gown sleeves $35-55+
Shorten sleeves $45-65+
Service Price Range
Replace Elastic $25-35+
Adjust darts $25-35+
Alter bridal bodice sides $75-105+
Adjust Waistband $35-75+
Add Boning $60-75+
ServicePrice Range
Add Padding/Bra Cups/Bra$30-45+
Replace Zipper$45-55+
Reline Skirt$55-65+
Re-Attach Piping$45-55+

***Please note:
These are the starting prices and the total price will depend on how much work needs to be done and the complexity of the Prom, Evening, or Formal dress
2) For dresses, such as wedding gowns, that have special fabrics or adornments such as beads, lace, tulle or crystals there is an additional charge as the gown may require more extensive tailoring.

Evening Dress Alterations Before After

No matter how perfect the dress you’ve fallen in love with seems, evening & prom dress adjustments are almost a given. Whether your gown needs just simple dress hemming, a bustle added, or a whole remodeling, we are here and we will make sure it’s perfectly fitted, super comfortable, and party-ready. The ready-made evening dresses come in standard sizes and usually need a skirt hem alteration, as they have extra length to accommodate a variety of heights and shapes. Your dress hem should graze the floor and give you the freedom to walk, dance, and mingle with other students without worrying. NLefashion is here to make sure your dress is super comfortable and fits perfectly. Our store is located at 5146 Dundas Street West Etobicoke and we provide our clients with the highest quality evening dress alterations services.

A lot will depend on the time of year, the complexity of the dress, and your requirements. During the summer season (May-August) it may take 3-4 weeks. On the other hand, during fall or winter, it can take anywhere from 5 days to a week.

For prom dresses, during the prom Season (May-June) it may take 1-3 weeks. If you start earlier, it will take anywhere from 2 to 7 days.

It is always good to have some extra time, so we can have a least 1 extra fitting in case something needs to be fixed.

Your dress shouldn’t be a source of stress, so you don’t have to wait until the last minute to take it to the tailor. This will help our alterations specialist to offer you the best fit, result, and of course, experience.

If you have ordered or received your evening or prom dress a little later, we do offer Rush Fittings & Alteration. Rush orders may be subjected to a rush fee.

When you come to your initial fitting appointment, there are several things you should bring with you. First of all, the shoes are essential in properly marking the hem. Undergarments (bra, cups, etc.) can also greatly impact the fit of your gown and help you have a better idea of how everything looks together.

Some common evening & prom dress services we provide include shortening the hem, taking in/out on the hips and waist, removing sleeves, train loop, and button and shortening straps, taking in around the chest, adding a waist stay, and altering the neckline and back.

In addition to the common alterations, we can also take over projects that require a particular level of tailoring skills and level of expertise to restyle or remodel completely a wedding dress.

  • Hemming Dress Skirt: Dresses come in different lengths and styles, so we need to hem them to achieve an ideal length.
  • Taking in/out on the hips and waist: Sides are taken in when the gown needs to be adjusted to fit your body shape. Picking a little bit bigger dress is much easier and less expensive to take it in. 
  • Shortening the Gown Straps: Usually, the straps are slightly longer, so they can fit more figures. In order to make it comfortable, we recommend adjusting the straps to ensure a perfect fit.
  • Taking in around the chest: so that the neckline won’t make a gutter when you look down.
  • Adding a waist: to stay inside your gown and fit snug on your waist.
  • Open or close the neckline: This is a common dress remodeling that can make a big impact.
  • Restyling the back: can make the difference. It requires a fashion designing experience and an eye to remodel the back. This is a bit more expensive service.
  • Altering the closure: is another service that we can provide you.
  • Adding sleeves or doing other special dress adjustments: will transform your gown to achieve the perfect fit and suit your individual preferences!

You can find the starting Prices for ALL our Prom dress alteration services on our website.

 • ConsultationFREE
 • Hem & Shortening$40- $160
 • Shoulders Alterations$20- $76
 • Bodice Darts$20- $40
 • Sleeves Alterations$25- $70
 • Waist Alterations$18- $60
 • Bodice Sides$30- $120
 • Bodice Zipper$34- $50

To make the clothing alteration process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our tailor in Etobicoke. We accept by appointment only, and you are more than welcome to book an appointment online prior to visiting our Tailor Shop.

Our free consultation takes 15-20 minutes and we will have the chance to see the apparel on you and provide you with an estimate. If you require pinning of the apparel, there is an additional fee that is waived if you decide to proceed with us.

What Our Clients Say About Our Expertise and Their Experience

With decades of experience, NLefashion is your go-to local tailor shop for expert alterations. Our team of skilled professionals has successfully transformed numerous women’s dresses, combining technical expertise with creative vision. Don’t just take our word for it – see what clients from Toronto and the GTA have to say about their experiences!

Women's Clothing Alterations & Hemming
Nadia is amazing. Professional, highly skilled, pleasant, warm and friendly, responsive, upbeat and just an all-around pleasure to deal with. Don't waste your time elsewhere.
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Sandra M.
Working with Nadia was great! I bought a dress that was too large because that was the only size left in stock. She had to do a lot of work to reconstruct and my dress fits great now!
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Ibukun O.
Very helpful - I came in not knowing everything that needed to be done and they made very helpful suggestions. The dress looks great and fits well despite being way too long and big on top when I came. Continued to make adjustments until it was perfect and gave helpful advice.
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Emily M.
Absolutely amazing work and service! Everyone was kind and professional, working through multiple alterations. My dress turned out perfectly. I can’t wait to wear it so soon!
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Kat T
Amazing experience for a dress for my engagement. Initially did not fit so could not try it on, Nadia altered the sleeves, body and hemline as well. The first pickup/follow-up try-on was perfect. Thank you, Nadia!
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Amin S.
I can’t say enough good things about Nadia and her talent!! I would 100% trust her with any of my formal dresses again. She perfected it to my size/body shape. She deconstructed it and made it fit like a glove. I got so many compliments at the event!! I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for alterations on formal wear. Her prices are also very reasonable!!
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Vaishali M.
Cannot recommend enough! Nadia made my dress fit me perfectly without compromising the original design of the dress. Plus, she is so kind and truly wants everyone to feel beautiful.
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Melanie E.
I got around 5 dresses altered by them and now I like them enough to wear them! I got a few blazers and pants fitted, and I'm so glad I did, I think NLefashion is very good at what they do.
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Momina D.
Nadia is excellent at her craft. A bit pricey, however, you pay for a high quality service which makes it worthwhile in the long run as you have a garment that is perfectly tailored to your body shape. Highly recommend her for quality alterations.
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Octavia E.
I brought in a dress that needed to be shortened in length and altered the shoulders for an event in a week. The alterations were beautiful! Very friendly and quick service. I will definitely return for any future alterations (with more turnaround time on my part).
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Heather G.
I have had many high end European dresses tailored by Nadia, and can truly say she is an expert in the field. Her alterations make a big difference, and she always knows just what to do for a perfect custom fit. I’ve brought her garments in silk, lace, and other delicate fabrics, and can say with confidence that she is the only person I would trust my designer purchases to.
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The dress turned out beautiful and exactly how I wanted it to be. I will definitely be coming back for anything I need to be made or altered!
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Nadia is absolutely the best! She is indeed an apparel magician, she will make things look bomb on you and is a true professional. Very convenient and fast service, she will definitely make you happy!
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Maureen L.
I wanted to alter two dresses to fit me better, and I chose to go here. I had such a lovely time, and they made it a really easy and quick experience. They are definitely a good choice for your seamstress and design needs.
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Elizabeth H.
Was so great fixing my daughter's prom dress with such short notice. A true professional
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Kimberly W.
Nadia was amazing. She fixed my dress to a completely new look that I am in love with! I would recommend to anyone!
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Cassandra H.
Nadia is very professional and provided me with excellent service from beginning to end. Amazing work, I'll recommend you to everyone I know! My clothing was altered within a week! Bonus points for being walking distance from my place
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Sara A.
Does an absolutely amazing job and is beyond friendly. Wouldn't go anywhere else
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Maddy G.
I found Nadia via a Google search as I live in Etobicoke. I bought an outfit and wanted the top part completely taken off and a new top designed. It was a very expensive dress and I was naturally very worried about letting someone recreate it. A big ask! Nadia took time & patience and created this beautiful lined off-the-shoulder top which has a body to it and is completely lined and fits superbly. She took the skirt up and created a waistband too….immaculate work. I had three appointments and am pleased to say I am delighted with her professionalism and perfection … She certainly knows what she is doing and I intend to take other work to her. I am just thrilled with the result. She understood my needs straight away and nothing was too much trouble for her … She’s a great listener. A rare quality. Her prices are super reasonable and she is such a lovely person to work with. I am more than happy to recommend her for your special outfit. I have total confidence in her skills and work. Thank you, Nadia. You are a wonder. Looking forward to working with you again. The last picture is the original dress…I just thought the blouse was too informal for what I wanted. This was a big ask! Again …..well done Nadia.
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Annette T.
Really Love! her, she is amazing at what she does and provides excellent service, I managed to catch her at the last minute when she was planning to head out on a Saturday evening but did hesitate to help me out and have them ready by the next day and everything turned out great, so if you need some alteration done look no further
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Sri R.
I had bought a formal dress that needed to be hemmed and needed it fast! I was unsure about asking Nadia to do this for me with such short notice. However, she was more than willing to do so! I cannot express how grateful I am to her for doing this for me. She is extremely talented at what she does. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to get their clothes tailored. Will be coming back with any future needs.
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Elena R.
Super happy about how my long formal dress turned out. I needed to get a dress ordered online altered and Nadia knew exactly what to do with it. She even transformed the back of the dress into a more flattering mermaid-style dress which was probably difficult given the entire outer layer is lace. The dress looks great and I’ll definitely be going back.
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Michelle L.

Clients across the GTA requiring specialized alterations to their designer or formal dresses prefer our shop for their alteration needs, including:


  • Alderwood
  • Clairville
  • East Mall
  • Eatonville
  • Eringate
  • Humber Bay
  • Humber Valley
  • Islington City Centre West
  • Kingsview
  • Kipling
  • Lakeshore
  • Markland Wood
  • Martin Grove
  • Mimico
  • Princess Gardens
  • Princess-Rosethorn
  • Richview
  • Royal York
  • Sherway Gardens
  • Sunnylea
  • The Kingsway
  • The Queensway
  • West Mall
  • Westmount


  • Bridle Path
  • Casa Loma
  • Downtown Toronto
  • East York
  • Forest Hill
  • Lawrence Park
  • Leaside
  • Lytton Park
  • North York
  • Rosedale
  • Scarborough
  • St. Andrew
  • Summerhill
  • Toronto
  • Yonge-Eglinton

Greater Toronto Area

  • Aurora
  • Bolton
  • Brampton
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • East York
  • Georgetown
  • Halton Hills
  • Hamilton
  • King City
  • Markham
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • Oakville
  • Orangeville
  • Richmond Hill
  • Vaughan

Are you ready to Alter or  Hem your Evening Dress 👗?

You can stop searching for dress alterations near you, and choose our tailor shop in Etobicoke for highly specialized dress alteration services.