The better it fits, the better it looks

From alterations and bespoke tailoring,

to expert style management

we'll fashion your perfect fit.


We are delighted to re-open our fitting studio. Consultations are by appointment only on Thursdays, Saturdays, and selected weekdays. 
Please book via email info@designandalter.com. For cancellations call 020 7498 4360. 
Consultations are available in our studio and your home address. We continue to wear face maks to ensure clients’ and staffs’ safety. Can we kindly ask you to also wear a mask when you come for your appointment? Please read our guidelines.  

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Whilst face masks are not mandatory any longer, we continue wearing them to ensure our customers’ and staffs’ safety and comfort. So can we kindly ask you to also wear one when you come for your fitting appointment? We appreciate your support.

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Sustainability starts at home!
Are you looking for making the most of your wardrobe and have pieces you love and want to wear longer. We update and restyle your loved and favourite clothes.

#restyleyourclothes #positivefashion #sustainability https://t.co/lOyRR9heN4
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‘In our studio, you find decades of cumulative tailoring experience and creative skills from around the world working as a team. Our team ensures your best look - beautiful, sharp, stylish and professional, whichever you choose.’👗👔👚

Extract from our ABOUT page. Visit our website to find out more about our team - link in bio👆🏾👆🏻

📷 Mario and Arif, menswear, formal tailoring

#tailor #tailoring #tailoringservice #teamwork #menswearalterations #jacketalterations #suitalterations #leatheralterations #designeralterations

A gentle reminder …
Whilst face masks are not mandatory any longer, we continue wearing them to ensure our customers’ and staffs’ safety and comfort.

So can we kindly ask you to also wear one when you come for your fitting appointment? Thank you! We appreciate your support. 💙

📷 Tatiana altering a beautiful satin wedding dress.

#freedomday #facemasktime #facecovering #slowlymovingbacktonormal #alterationspecialist #alterations #alterationslondon #designeralterations

With the environment in mind, second-hand and vintage shopping has become more than fashionable. So, along with the all loved eBay, new online selling platforms for upmarket designer clothes emerged. @hardlyeverwornit @vestiaireco
Should you plan or already bought something beautiful, we thought we’d let you know that we are experienced and skilled in altering designer clothes to fit them perfectly like these two dresses by @bagleymischka and @rachelgilbertau

#sustainablefashion #prelovedclothes #secondhandfashion #secondstyle #alteration #alterationspecialist #designeralterations #londonservices #bestservice #londonstyle #fashionista #loveclothes #makeclotheslast #makeclotheslastlonger

@thevampireswife is one of the brands that has this. We love the style, the ideas and beautiful patterns Susie Cave choses for her dresses. The brand feels more than a fashion brand, it feels like a life style; inspiring, quirky, eccentric, incredibly current with a sentiment of the past.

We alter Vampire Wife’s dresses. 🪡🖤

📷 VW minidress in silk

#alterationspecialist #alterations #clothesalterations #restyling #designeralterations #londonstyle #fashionista #fashionistastyle #vampirewife #vampirewifedress

But when a confident woman walks into the room, it is entrancing …

Well fitted garments support a very natural confidence. Clothes should look and feel as if they are made for you.

#clothesalterations #alterationspecialist #designeralterations #designerclothes #confidence #confidentinyourskin #beyoursself #beyourbestself #clothesthatfit #tailor #seamstress #ninagarcia

@ninagarcia The Little Black Book of Style 📓❤️

This summer, some of our clients discovered the brand #doublej , the Italian fashion brand that utilises only vintage prints for all its textiles. We love the designs, tailoring quality and the richness of colour and pattern.

Every week, we alter some DoubleJ dresses and decided to do some research.

The brand was founded by JJ Martin, a Milan based fashion editor, in 2015. The brand offers women’s fashion in the most beautiful vintage prints and homeware that matches the look. JJ Martin runs the company together with her husband A Ciccoli, one of the key figures in the new wave of digitisation of fashion.

📷 ref DoubleJ Pre-Fall 2021
👗 available @ladoublej @farfetch

#dressalteration #designeralterations #alterationspecialist #alterations #seamstress #fashionista #fashionistastyle #excitingbrands #summerdresses #doublej #farfetch #matchesfashion #netaporter

Have you seen us coming into London by train? Our fitting studio is easy to get to by public transport! 🚞🚍

To make it convenient for you, we also offer fitting appointments in your home environment; we advise you on garment alterations and restyling to make the most out of your existing wardrobe.

#convenient #convenientservice #londonconvenience #batterseaservices #batterseapark #batterseapowerstation #closeby #fittingappointment #fittingappointmentsavailable #fittingconsultation #alterations #alterationspecialist #updatingmyclothes #londonstyle #sustainability #sustainablefashion #sustainabilitymatters #sustainabilitytips

Design & Alter, High Quality Alteration and Tailoring Services

Having been established for almost 30 years, Design & Alter is one of London’s leading tailoring and alteration services. The signature is attention to detail and quality. The international team of experienced tailors, seamstresses and dressmakers specialise in the alterations and tailoring of complex designer clothes, evening, fur, and leatherwear. They take care of garments close to your heart and ensure the integrity of the original garment is kept, maintaining the original finish, style, and proportions.

Alterations – Dressmaking – Ladies’ Wear

Support to accomplish your style!

D&A perpetuate the tradition of seamstresses who have fitted dresses to perfection. Our team of dressmakers and seamstresses has extensive knowledge in dress alterations, including alterations of complex evening wear with bodice, boning and corsets. We offer dress alterations for day, cocktail, and evening dresses. Our commercial clients are high fashion brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hermes, only reiterating the experience and expertise D&A dressmakers have in couture and high-end fashion garments.

Ladies’ Wear Alterations


Wedding Dress & Bridal Alterations 

Bride & Alter, the sister company of Design & Alter, specialises in bridal and wedding dress alterations. We tailor bespoke bridal wear, restyle and restore vintage bridal. For more information visit: www.brideandalter.com 



Designer Alterations

The crucial Attention to Detail

Why are designer clothes more expensive than non-designer clothes? Sometimes it may be hard to comprehend. Apart from paying for the brand name, there often is irrefutably a difference in quality, detail and finish; beautiful not only from the outside. Look at the lining, look at the binding! 

D&A offers a high-quality alteration service that maintains the finish, style and proportions to ensure that your garment looks, feels and fits ‘designer.’ Designer Alterations 

Quality Control:  Before any garment leaves the Workroom, it will be quality controlled – twice – rigorously!


Alterations – Tailoring – Men’s Wear

D&A is well known for its excellence in formal clothes alterations. We offer designer finishes, including working buttonholes and hand-sewn finishes. To ensure designer/original detailing and proportions – perhaps buckles and buttonholes of jackets and coats – we shorten sleeves from the shoulders. Sometimes small adjustments like taking in a waistline or the tapering and shortening of trouser legs can make all the difference in sharpening your look!


Men’s Wear Alterations

Additional Services



Dress Re-Styling, Restoring, Preserving

‘I love Vintage!’

Sometimes it does not take much to update, renew or revamp the look and extend the life span of a garment. Lifting a waistline, readjusting the shoulders or shortening a hemline of vintage or an old favourite may just save the item from retirement. Quality clothes turn into classics and rarely run out of date. To enquire – 020 7498 4360.


*We offer a 20% discount on restyling and relining alterations to support more sustainability in fashion and to encourage wearing clothes longer.

Custom made: If your signature garment is falling apart, our made-to-measure department can replicate it in any chosen fabric and colour. Made to measure 

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