Dresses Alterations

Sale price$199.99 USD



Experience expert dress pattern alterations in Los Angeles, CA with Smart Pattern Making. Benefit from our same-day alteration service backed by over 30 years of experience. Whether it's a cocktail dress, maxi dress, midi dress, mini dress, shirt dress, a-line dress, slip dress, wrap dress, ball gown, halter dress, sheath dress, shift dress, empire waist dress, fit and flare dress, mermaid dress, tea-length dress, high-low dress, or peplum dress, we specialize in providing precise and professional alterations to ensure your dress fits flawlessly.

At Smart Pattern Making, we understand the value of a perfectly tailored dress. Our team offers expert pattern alterations, clothing alterations, garment alterations, and sewing alterations to ensure your dress is customized to your exact measurements. Whether you need dress resizing, redesign, modifications, or reconstruction, our skilled professionals are dedicated to delivering meticulous dress adjustments to suit your specific needs.

We excel in dress pattern designs, sewing, and various dress pattern styles, ensuring that your dress is tailored to perfection. Our meticulous attention to detail sets us apart as we strive to offer unparalleled craftsmanship and service. Choose Smart Pattern Making for all your dress pattern alteration needs in Los Angeles, CA, and experience the difference that expert sewing pattern alterations can make. 


  1. Precision Measurements: Our precision measurement techniques ensure accurate alterations for your dresses.
  2. Digital Pattern Customization: Our digital tools allow for customized pattern modifications tailored to your specific preferences.
  3. Efficient Consultations: We offer the convenience of online consultations, making it easier for you to discuss your alteration needs at your preferred time.
  4. Express Same-Day Service: Our same-day alteration service provides quick turnaround times for urgent alterations, accommodating your busy schedule.


  1. Perfect Fit: Our precise measurements and digital pattern modifications ensure a perfect fit for your dresses, enhancing your overall look and comfort.
  2. Convenient Consultations: Online consultations and same-day services offer flexibility and convenience, saving you time and effort.
  3. Quality Assurance: Our expert craftsmanship guarantees high-quality dress alterations, giving you confidence in the final result.
  4. Time Efficiency: Our advanced technology and same-day service save you time without compromising on the quality of alterations, allowing you to enjoy your perfectly tailored dresses sooner.

How to get started:

To begin with dress pattern alterations, you'll require:

  • Top patterns and templates, including digital versions
  • Measuring tape and rulers
  • A clear understanding of the desired alterations
  • Documenting the alterations using an Excel or Word document
  • Identifying points of measurement such as the Bust, waist, hips, and any other relevant areas based on the specific requirements of your dress pattern alterations.

How to Place Order:

To place an order follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Select all pattern pieces contained in your design above
  2. Type in the QTY. Box total patterns you are submitting
  3. Next, Click -Add To Cart- and get your pattern modified!

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       Examples of Dress Pattern Alterations Requests

      1. Tapering the waist for a more fitted silhouette.
      2. Lengthening or shortening the hemline to adjust the dress length.
      3. Adjusting the sleeve length for different sleeve styles (long, short, three-quarter, etc.).
      4. Narrowing or widening the shoulders for a better fit.
      5. Adding or removing darts for shaping the bodice.
      6. Changing the neckline style (e.g., from scoop neck to V-neck).
      7. Modifying the back closure (e.g., changing from a zipper to a corset back).
      8. Resizing the bust area for a more comfortable or flattering fit.
      9. Altering the flare of the skirt to make it more or less voluminous.
      10. Adjusting the gathered waist for different levels of gathering.
      11. Reshaping the armholes for improved comfort and mobility.
      12. Changing the skirt length (e.g., from knee-length to midi or maxi).
      13. Adding or removing pleats for different design details.
      14. Modifying the collar style (e.g., from a Peter Pan collar to a mandarin collar).
      15. Adjusting the fit around the hips for a more tailored look.
      16. Reshaping the overall silhouette (e.g., from a sheath to an A-line silhouette).
      17. Changing the cuff style (e.g., from a button cuff to a French cuff).
      18. Adding or removing ruffles for a decorative touch.
      19. Adjusting the slit length for varying degrees of leg exposure.
      20. Modifying the train length for a more dramatic or understated look.

      Dress Measuring Points

      Measuring Point Description
      Shoulder Width Widest horizontal measurement across the shoulders
      Bust Circumference Fullest part of the bust
      Waist Circumference Narrowest part of the waist
      Hip Circumference Fullest part of the hips
      Back Waist Length Measurement from the prominent bone at the base of the neck to the natural waistline
      Front Waist Length Measurement from the prominent bone at the base of the neck to the natural waistline in front
      Skirt Length Desired length of the skirt from the waist to the hem
      Sleeve Length Measurement from the shoulder bone to the wrist
      Upper Arm Circumference Fullest part of the upper arm
      Wrist Circumference Fullest part of the wrist
      Neck Circumference Measurement around the base of the neck
      Back Bodice Length Measurement from the prominent bone at the base of the neck to the natural waistline at the back
      Front Bodice Length Measurement from the prominent bone at the base of the neck to the natural waistline at the front
      Shoulder to Bust Point Measurement from the shoulder to the bust point
      Shoulder to Waist Point Measurement from the shoulder to the natural waistline
      Shoulder to Hip Point Measurement from the shoulder to the hip level
      Back Shoulder Width Measurement across the back from one shoulder point to the other
      Front Shoulder Width Measurement across the front from one shoulder point to the other
      Armhole Circumference Measurement around the armhole
      Bicep Circumference Fullest part of the bicep

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