I Sew 4 U- Dressmaking & Alterations

I Sew 4 U- Dressmaking & Alterations

Mother and Daughter team Shirley Murdoch & Toni Moffatt. We specialise in Wedding Dress Alterations We offer a Professional Alteration service where the garments are altered with an emphasis on the perfect fit regardless of your shape and size.

Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids and Ball Gowns are our specialty. We also provide a High Quality Alteration, Restyling and Remodelling service for all of your wedding attire. •Wedding Dresses •Bridesmaids •School Ball Dresses •Ball Gowns •Evening Gowns •Veils •Alterations

Mission: We specialise in Wedding Dress Alterations

Operating as usual

Kellylin Couture

Our winter sale continues in our Auckland store. Originally until the 30th June, we've extended it, so you have just over a week to check out all the beautiful samples we have in store - dresses starting from as little as $499!
Make an appointment now by emailing us at [email protected]
#kellylincouture #dressdesign #bridaldesign #weddingdressdesigner#nzdesigner #weddingday #bride #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #weddinggoals #floralgown #gown #weddingdresstrends #weddingdressshopping #weddingdressauckland

Kellylin Couture

Looking for 'that' perfect dress? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our Winter Sale starts on the 20th June and runs through to the 30th June, with up to 70% off some gowns and dresses starting from as little as $499!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First in, best dressed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No appt necessary for sale.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Auckland store only.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#weddingdresssale #wedding #aucklandbrides #klcouture #aucklandwedding #weddingdress #nzwedding #dreamdress

Kellylin Couture

Life's been fairly quiet lately, so we want something to celebrate. We're giving away a beautiful Kellylin Couture gown to one lucky bride-to-be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Simply, head over to our INSTAGRAM PAGE TO ENTER


1. Let us know when & where you're getting married on the original Instagram competition post
2. Enter your details on our website and tell us which KL gown you'd love to win (link in insta bio).
3. Tag your bridesmaid(s) in the Instagram post for extra chances to win
4. Make sure you've liked the post on Instagram and are following us on Instagram ❤︎
Whether you're in love with the neckline on the Queeny gown, or the elegant train on our Cherry gown, your dream gown could be yours. Good Luck x
*Promo ends 31.05.20. Not redeemable for cash. See website for full T+Cs.

Congratulations Tania you looked beautiful. Thank you for letting us alter your dress for your special day.

Our Saturday 21st March 2020 Wedding. One of two bridal party photography locations - Redwoods Forest, Rotorua.

From Left: Bestman Nick Covich, Maid of Honour Tulaki Tu'inukuafe, Groomsman Scott Renz, Tania Maindonald with hubby Reuben Maindonald, Bridesmaid and niece of my late brother Caitlyn Jeffs and my youngest son Grayson McFall

Super blessed we made it within all restrictions and still had 54 people attend to celebrate with us. More shots to come soon.

As mentioned in our ceremony by Celebrant Lionel Matenga, our korowai specifically was designed by me to tell a story of our culture and history. My brown taniko/tongan symbols and representing the tapa mats/cloths finished with red, our tongan flag colour. Reuben's blue taniko being masculine and head of the family. Brown feathers for his hawaiian ancestory. My white feathers taken and merged in his top row. His blue feathers merged in my top row, binding us together. Weaved/finished then blessed by Kahurangi Korowai.

Photography: Lisa Monk Photography
Makeup: Mokoia Wainui, Rotorua
Hair (Tania, Laki and Caitlyn Jeffs): Connie Desai, Auckland
Flowers: Harakeke Flowers (Mikayla Turner)
Korowai: final touches/fixup on Tania's and new korowai for Reuben: Kahurangi Korowai, Auckland
Boys Shirts: Hardout Kiwi, Auckland
Brides Dresses: Pagani
Wedding Dress: Leonie Ramsay (she has around 10 more new designer dresses left) — at Whakarewarewa The Living Maori Village.

[05/11/20]   We are now able to resume consultations and take appts for your Wedding Dress alterations in Level 2. Please make sure there is only you and a maximum of one other person when you come. We have hand sanitiser for you to use and Shirley is required to wear a mask during fittings. Other than that we can’t wait to get started again.
Give us a call to make a time to come and see us, it’s never too early to book in your dress alterations!
Shirley & Toni

So while Shirley and I wait for level 2 so we can start taking appointments again for Wedding Dress Alterations, we have been busy. Over the last week we have managed to re-paint both the sewing and consultation rooms, install new carpet and curtains and transformed our sewing bench.

Check out Jordan’s Dress we made with her fabric from Elizabeth Jayne Bridal

Just received pics of Jordan on her big day wearing her beautiful Antique Pink gown with Burnished Rose 3D Lace appliqued bodice, complete with Blush Pink veil. A perfect example of a timeless classic style using modern 3D lace. Her gown was created by her auntie and cousin from I Sew 4 U Dressmaking.

Elizabeth Jayne Bridal

New to the range - Burnished Rose Laser Cut 3D Lace over Antique Rose Satin. 3D Laser Cut Lace has more depth and really pops when paired with either a matching base or contrast. This stand-out style of lace is coming through more frequently and is ideal for bodices and offers an alternative option to corded lace.

Check out Mary's dress we made

Mary + Ray - I © CY Photography - Apia, Samoa

Do not crop, modify or use without written permission. Feel free to share.

Check out Kiani's dress we custom made for her and the gorgeous lace from Elizabeth Jayne Bridal

Loving the look of Kiani's beautiful gown featuring macrame lace over champagne satin.

"The material you sold me was amazing and that was what made the dress look amazing x"


Stevie and Jarred's Relaxed Backyard Wedding -

Check out Stevie's dress we altered to make it her "perfect dress", oh and check out Backyard Weddings

backyardweddings.co.nz This love story is one of our favourites! Together since they were 16, Stevie and Jarred knew they were going to be together forever just two weeks into dating - proving that when you know, you just know.

Dear Shirley and Toni,
I just wanted to send you a little note to say thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on my wedding dress, and my bridesmaids’ dresses as well!
When my dress arrived from the website I ordered from Mum and I were very disheartened, but you truly reassured us and did an amazing job of making it my dream dress.
Thanks for all your advice along the way as well, you are both such lovely, welcoming people and you made the whole process fun and took the stress out of the situation.
I’ve attached a photo of the girls and I on the day (our photographer was Kylin Image Photography) and I will definitely be recommending your services to every bride-to-be I meet from now on.

Thank you again, I loved my dress it was truly what I had always imagined it to be. #dressmaker #custommade #weddingdress #wedding #lace #laceweddingdress #isew4u

Thank you again, I loved my dress it was truly what I had always imagined it to be. #isew4u #laceweddingdress #lace #wedding #weddingdress #custommade #dressmaker

Thank you again, I loved my dress it was truly what I had always imagined it to be. #dressmaker #custommade #bride #weddingdress #wedding #lace #laceweddingdress #isew4u


It's been a long time coming but I have to say a huge thank you to these two wonderful women for making me the most beautiful dress I have ever seen, I wish I could wear it everyday

My night would not have been as amazing if it wasn't for the dress, every single time I would come in for a fitting I would get even more excited for my school ball. It was perfect and I couldn't ask for any better. Thank you so much


I just wanted to say thanks again for doing such a great job on my dress. The look came together beautifully on the day, and everyone was raving about the dress

Rosemary & Twine

Today on Rosemary and Twine one stunning real wedding from Talia Sian - Photographer .When I saw a photo of Moana in her wedding dress (altered by I Sew 4 U- Dressmaking & Alterations )I knew I had to feature her wedding - you will love all the beautiful details included in the day - a real opportunity for this talented couple to share their gifts with family and friends. See more on the blog http://ow.ly/10dRsE


THANK YOU for everything Shirley!!!!!

Check out Tracey's gorgeous dress we made.

Tracey and Eddie....they're ready!!! ###


just want to say thank you so so much for doing my wedding dress and all the work you've done. The day was perfect and so was my dress,everyone wanted to know where i got it from.


Hi Shirley and Toni,

I just wanted to thank you for all the amazing work you did on my dress! Each of the fittings were fun and you had a great advice to give about fabric and fit. It exceeded my expectations and was such fun to wear!

Thanks again


Hi ladies. Just wanted to send a few pics from our special day. I know you didnt make the whole dress but you certainly made it look amazing for me. Thank you soooo much

Toni and Shirley - Thank you for all the work you did on my dress! So many alterations were needed - we didn't even know if it was going to work at one stage lol but you guys did an amazing job! Really appreciate your hard work, first class skills and your welcoming personalities . All the best and thank you again!

Photo Cred: Talia Sian - Photographer


Welcome To My Workroom- I Sew 4 U - Rosemary & Twine

Leah from Rosemary and Twine blog came and visited us a few weeks back so check out what she had to say.......................




The lace and the dress were absolutely beautiful, as I imagined was so happy!!

Levien & Lens Photography

Another good news: my January wedding with stunning couple Juliette & John published in Be Minked. Pictures turned just amazing!
Dress: Parkland Bridal & Shirley from I Sew 4 U- Dressmaking & Alterations
Makeup: Catherine Campbell Make Up
Hair: Sam Graham from Framed Hair & Beauty
Shoes: Trousseau - bridal & evening shoes
Cake: Isabelle Edmonds
Flowers: Rosemary McNoe
#aucklandweddings #aucklandweddingphotographer #newzealandweddingphotographer #lwbmember #featuredweddingphotographer




My dress was absolutely amazing !
We had the most perfect fairytale wedding .
Thank you so much

Check out Julliette's dress we altered for her

What a great wedding I been capture yesterday in Castaways Resort and St. Antony's Catholic Church in Waiuku, Auckland. Juliette & Jonny just a great couple, spent this special time with their close families. It was amazing day full of fun and positive atmosphere. Need to mentioned I know Juliette from my first year in New Zealand when we met at ice skating training. How many changes happened from this moment! Its a treasure this couple choose me for their wedding photography. Im appreciate!
Congrats guys! Happy future together!
Here is a fast sneak peek. More pictures coming soon in our Blog www.levienphotography.com/blog
Creative team:
Dress: Parkland Bridal & Shirley from I Sew 4 U- Dressmaking & Alterations
Makeup: Catherine Campbell Make Up
Hair: Sam Graham from Framed Hair & Beauty
Shoes: Trousseau - bridal & evening shoes
Cake: Isabelle Edmonds
Flowers: Rosemary McNoe
Band: Twistin’ The Swing
and Levien & Lens Photography ;)
#aucklandwedding #aucklandweddingphotographer #weddingphotographerauckland #newzealandweddingphotographer
with Juliette Sivertsen, Jonny Barrett and Olga Levien


Introducing Elena & Richard

Check out our Bride Elena , she is "Stuffs" wedding of the week

stuff.co.nz A chance meeting at a Tauranga bar led to lasting love for this Auckland couple.


Charlotte chooses her Wedding Dress

We are altering Charlotte's dress for her Edge wedding on Thursday Morning. She is going to be one very Gorgeous Bride.

theedge.co.nz Charlotte and her mum went to Christobelle's to choose her Wedding Gown from their beautiful selection for her big day this Thursday!






Thanks you so much for the perfect alterations on my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses!

Our Story

I Sew 4 U is Mother and Daughter team Shirley Murdoch and Toni Moffatt. We offer a Professional Alteration service where the garments are altered with an emphasis on the perfect fit regardless of your shape and size. Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids and Ball Gowns are our specialty. We also provide a High Quality Alteration, Restyling and Remodelling service for all of your wedding attire. •Wedding Dresses •Bridesmaids •School Ball Dresses •Ball Gowns •Evening Gowns •Veils •Alterations

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