The Process

I specialise in altering bridal and evening wear, women’s clothing only. Please send me your full wedding date, a description of the work that needs doing and photos if possible for a rough quote by email or over the phone, contact Chantelle:

0770 354 1515

Alterations include taking in the side seams to fit well at the bust, waist or hips and taking up the shoulders if they are loose or gaping. Hem’s are a common alteration as they are often long on dresses and are priced on how many layers and the style of hem. I can also sew a train hook up for the evening in the style of your choice, perfect for keeping the fabric away for your first dance!

Alteration options and design choices are shown and discussed at the consultation. All Fittings are included in the price, below is some examples of past standard alterations customers:

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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 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.

All design options are talked through in detail, the gallery below shows added bespoke matching lace sleeves, permanent and detachable straps, belt details and higher or lower necklines.

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