Alterations

Please send me a description of the work that needs doing and photos if possible for a quote: 0770 354 1515, info@chantellesophia.com

Specialising in Bridal Wear Only

Alterations include taking in the sides at bust, waist or hips, taking up the hem layers, shoulders or straps and I can also sew in bra cups and add train hooks ups for the evening.

Being a bespoke dressmaker means that I can also re-design and add features on your dress, such as sleeves, higher/lower necklines and straps. Using spare fabric from the dress or ordering fabric in to perfectly match. This lends very well to bespoke veils as I can use the same lace on the edge for a perfect match.

Alterations Gallery

alterations new milton, alterations southampton, alterations fordingbridge

Reduced 3 sizes, removed button back panel, turned to open back, added cups, reshaped front neckline and hand sewn lace, hook up.

bridal alterations winton, alterations winton

Added matching scallop soft lace edging to hem and neckline to twin sisters original plain straight neckline and straight hem dress.

alterations broadstone, alterations blandford, alterations cranborne

Shortened under train, taken hem up, added illusion skin tulle with hand sewn lace top, buttons extended and replaced with pearls.

alterations ferndown, alterations upton, alterations corfe mullen, white orchid alterations

11 hook ups inside dress to completely hide the full dress train, turning it into a floor length dress.

Neckline from V with lace straps to heart with new lace top and long sleeves with scallop edge and taking dress in and hook up.

seamstress fordingbridge, seamstress wimbrone, seamstress dorset

Zip replaced with corset to increase dress size, cups added and fit at bust altered and crystal belt hand sewn on front.

Taken in waist, added sewn in push up bra cups and sourced/ordered by ChantelleSophia rose crystal belt and steaming for wedding.

Taken under dress in, created detachable bespoke crystal belt, taken up hem and fixed sample top dress by replacing 100 crystals by hand.

alterations bournemouth, alterations wimborne, alterations poole

The most popular style of single outside train hook up to keep extra fabric out the way for the evening.

alterations cranborne, alterations fordingbridge

Re-designed neckline from high curved into a lower V neck, hand sewn lace, taken in, moved back straps and added crystal opal belt.

alterations poole, alterations bournemouth

Started as sleeveless dress and have taken in drastically at waist, shoulders and added perfectly matched sleeves to blend seamlessly.

alterations brockenhurst, alteraitons new forest, alterations downton, alterations salisbury

Plain edge upwards curve higher V neckline into downwards curve lower V neckline with extra lace on edge/straps, crystals and belt.

seamstress cranborne, seamstress new milton, seamstress blandford

Zip and buttons replaced with corset, lace straps extended with extra matching lace and altered downwards into off the shoulder straps.

alterations parkstone, alterations sherborne, alterations dorset

Inside train hook up using 13 hook ups inside the lining to hide full round train inside into a floor length dress.

 

Credit for photos and suppliers the brides above have used:

Exclusively Yours DressCourtyard Bridal Dress, Sopley MillAnya Bridal Couture Dress, Burley ManorWed2Be DressBrides with Curves DressSpringfield Hotel,  Bridal Reloved Dorchester, Rhinefield House, Sandbanks Hotel, Greenhouse Hotel,  Anna Campbell, Coco+Kate, Nicky Hill, Master Builders Beaulieu, House of Mooshki, Creatiques, Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, Originally Lauren Photography, East Close Hotel, The Green House Hotel,  Parley ManorElmers Court,