Queenstown Sewing Services & Alterations

At Nemo, our team offers a direct and personalised approach to your vision with our dressmaking, sewing services and alterations.

From concept through to completion, we will get to know you and your ideas, and incorporate them into the design.

Whatever the project, we will be on hand to offer advice and personal knowledge using our extensive industry experience.

Nemo accepts with pleasure all work from the smallest repair job to renovating an out of date piece. We specialise in bridal gown and formal wear modifications. We go the extra mile to suit your needs.

At Nemo the Circular Economy is at the heart of what we do…

We Love to:

  • Remodel & Upcycle – We are experts in visualising the optimal use of your loved piece.
  • Repair & Mend –  Those favourite jeans, rips, zips, jackets, shirts, holes, frays, buttons, jumpers, linings, hems – anything!
  • Alter – For both men and women. Whether it’s everyday wear, a wedding outfit, a suit or a weight-affected wardrobe; bring it in and let us work our magic.
  • Create Bespoke – Pop in with your idea or bring in a picture.  We work the old fashioned way and make a toile, then your pattern is created for an exceptionally well fitted garment.

Contact us to find out how we can help – whether for a grand occasion or refreshing your day to day wardrobe.


Meet the Team

Alongside Trudy in the busy workroom is Kristen McBride & Elizabeth Boyle. Laura Palmieri looks after our customers, front of house operations and also the backbone of our digital world.

Trudy comes from a long line of clever women. From graduating from the Home Science school at Otago to working in the film industry for a number of years and owning and running fashion a store, Trudy has a deep knowledge and love of fabrics. Her ability to style people, see the potential in clothing and knowing how to change pieces up to look their best is second to none.

Kristen has an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to construction, fabrics and all things bridal. She is the master crafter of the couture gowns and all bespoke orders. Kristen has an amazing knack for creating someones vision into something of beauty and substance.

Hannah our alterations queen. Hannah is a multi talented, can-do girl. She hails from Central North Island, growing up in the tourist hub of Rotorua. She moved to Queenstown in 2017. Her innate ability to sew has been to the benefit of all at Nemo.

Elizabeth has been in the Nemo fold since 2012 at that stage fresh out training in theatre costume in Wellington. Now two kids down the track Liz looks after all of our commercial clients and has created some masterful costumes for corporate clients in the Wakatipu.

Laura is our Front of House & Marketing gal.  With a background in hospitality, sales and marketing, she’ll be greeting you with a smile, from the front desk or via email.  You may hear from her as she works to build upon and grow the Nemo community, and in the background she’ll be working to keep our look fresh from online to within the shop.

Together the team is formidable.