about us

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations has been in business in Hamilton for the last 40 years. The present owner Vicki Dromgool worked for the original owner for 5 years before buying the business in 1999.

The team of 3 experienced sewers, Vicki, Gail and Julie, have between them a combined experience of over 100 years in the sewing industry. They are well known and respected in the clothing industry. They are highly qualified seamstresses and also experts in fitting clothes to the person.

 

Quality Alterations for the Perfect Fit

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations are experts when it comes to making your clothes fit perfectly. They provide a full alteration and repair service.

They can be relied on to do a first class job whether it's a business skirt, suits, a pair of trousers, a ball gown, wedding dress or dresses for bridesmaids. Margaret Wallace’s friendly team offers attentive personal service to attain top quality results.

They remodel dated clothes, shorten hems and sleeves, replace zips and alter waists on trousers and skirts.

Apart from these services, they also shorten or mend curtains, make cushions and provide dressmaking services based on the patterns you supply.

 

History

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations

Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations opened in 1971 when Margaret recognised a need in the market. At the time she was working for a tailor, John Wilkinson, when several of the menswear retailers helped and encouraged her to go out on her own. It was tough but she persevered to become the most respected and trusted clothing alterations business in the greater Waikato area. The name became synonymous with clothing alterations and still is to this day.

That is why in 1999, when Vicki Dromgool, current owner, bought the business she decided to keep the name. Vicki had worked for Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations for 7 years before the opportunity to buy it arose. In that time she has seen a lot of changes in Hamilton CBD but Margaret’s has stood firm. "We have a very loyal regular customer base who recognise the high standard of our workmanship", says Vicki.

Max, Hallensteins, The Trouser Room, Rossellini and Farmers, Cene, TS14+, Moochi, are some of the clothing shops that Margaret Wallace Clothing Alterations is pleased to do business with.