Hibiscus Alterations

Hibiscus Alterations


Deb was able to modify , redesign, advise & produce garments efficiently and to a very high standard of work. Much appreciated!

I offer an in-house clothing fitting service at your place with a one week turnaround. I also alter and repair soft furnishings such as curtains, etc

I am a well-trained and experienced pattern cutter and maker of period costumes. I studied at art school in London. I have set up this small company to provide a mobile alterations service to the busy professionals, the at-home mums or the less mobile residents of Hibiscus Coast. At your request I visit you in your home or workplace, fit, adjust and pin your garments, do the alterations or repairs in my workroon at home then return your finished garments back to you. There is a minimum of 3 garmets for the call out. I am located in Stillwater should you want a fast, while-you-wait service

Operating as usual

Many of you know that I go to Steampunk events. Steampunk costumes involve putting yourself back into the Victorian era and imagining a future that took a different tangent to what actually happened.

The main steampunk festival in the North Island is in Thames in November. Join me over the coming months as I post updates on my new creations.

The first costume is for the Parade down Main St on the Saturday.

I’ve bought three dresses from charity shops that I’m using for one outfit. A green bridesmaids dress, a blue summer floaty dress with great patterning, and a purple formal dress.
I’ve added a few metres of turquoise satin, and a blue lace that I bought a year ago.

I’ve cut up the front half of the skirt to make strips for pleating, the inside of the knife pleats are turquoise and then sewn into the purple skirt I made from the formal dress.

More next time....

I’m having great fun making this beauty



Such a privilege to be able to turn these shirts into a great keepsake for a grandma and her grand children to remember their beloved by.


hibiscusalterations.co.nz Welcome to our website. Hibiscus Alterations is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I will do everything I can to meet your expectations.

I’ve been blessed to put my creative talent to good use over the last month, I’m ready for new challenges big and small.

Steampunk costumes

Photos from Hibiscus Alterations's post

[06/26/17]   A customer left a message needing alterations for this Saturday but without leaving a phone number. Please call back if this was you and I can get the work done :)

[01/04/16]   I'm back at work already. I hit the 2016 ground running getting bridesmaids and wedding dresses altered for the wedding season. I'm working on the latest steampunk outfit ready for a photo shoot late January, then Art Deco outfits for February.

Give me a call if I can help you look fab for a special occasion, you want to boost your work wardrobe, or your just want to make the most of the clothes you've already bought :)

Hmm... Garment pressing on hold temporarily.

[09/18/15]   Spring has sprung. Dust off your summer clothes and lets zest up your wardrobe. Shorten your hem length, slip in side panels to your favourite dress, take in your sorts, fix the elastic on your bathers; what ever your alteration needs then give me a call on 0211815746

Making a fascinator for a wedding guest.

Just finished this dance dress for Charlotte. Cha Cha for Cha :) $150.

Just finished this beauty for a local belly dancing lady. Bling bling

Custom order for my bride to wear the evening before her wedding day

50metres of vintage wedding bunting to decorate a vintage village hall.



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Me :)

Me :)

[01/20/15]   The workroom doors are open for business. Great rates for my work; keeping the prices real for customers and for me. So far this year ive altered four wedding dresses, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, school students, Art Deco in Napier, curtains, mattress covers, new summer dresses and starting soon on a beautiful wedding dress.
2015 is going to be a great year balancing business and raising two great boys.

[10/28/14]   I'm loving the steady stream of work trickling through, from bridesmaids dresses, dance group shows, his and hers jeans to shorts alterations and getting lots of people ready for special occaions. I love my job

[09/23/14]   I'm looking for more alteration and sewing work for the next few weeks. Check out your wardrobe for last years 'maybes', and lets get them back in service for this summer. I'll come visit you and do fittings at work or home then reurn your altered garments back to you.

[07/30/14]   It's school ball season, I love these alterations, seeing excited girls in gorgeous dresses with proud parents looking on. I feel like the fairy godmother getting their dresses ready to go to the ball.

[06/27/14]   Busy Busy Busy, my invoice book is filling up and the phone has been ringing, great to start building up my business.



I have a website now, hurrah! Check it out at www.hibiscusalterations.co.nz

There will be lots of changes to come, especially the photos, but it's a start.

hibiscusalterations.co.nz Welcome to our website. Hibiscus Alterations is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

Hibiscus Alterations's cover photo

[04/30/14]   Success, my business plan has been approved by WINZ, I'll be setting up Hibiscus Alterations under the Enterprise Allowance scheme. Onwards and upwards... so much to do :)

[04/04/14]   My 64 page business plan has finally been submitted to WINZ after a long slog, waiting to hear back if it's been accepted.

[03/08/14]   This page has now been started to help progress my new business Hibiscus Alterations. You've been invited to like this page as I value your support xx

[03/08/14]   I am on my way to being official... I had my first customers come for a fitting in my shiny new workroom. Bride and bridesmaid left happy.

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