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The better it fits, the better it looks

From alterations and bespoke tailoring,

to expert style management

we'll fashion your perfect fit.

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We are currently closed. Please email us for enquiries. 
FITTING APPOINTMENTS 
By appointment only. Fitting Consultations are available in our studio and at your home address for your convenience. Consultations fully comply with the Government’s safety regulations.  
For enquiries, email reception@designandalter.com 
NEW! VIRTUAL FITTING APPOINTMENTS
This is a great opportunity to discuss your clothes, possible alterations and costs.   

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Now, during lockdown is the time to re-evaluate your wardrobe. Donate the items who know you won't wear to a Charity shop for a good cause. Keep the garments you love and have them altered. Maximise your wardrobe! #lockdown #favouriteclothes #alterations #tailoring https://t.co/nrIoUBs8la DesignandAlt photo

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We will re-open when lockdown 02 gets lifted. For enquiries and appointments, please email reception@designandalter.com
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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered
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Marie Kondo, founder of KonMari, the concept of ‘Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up’, suggests looking after the clothes that ‘spark joy’ and get rid of the clothes that don’t. To maximise your chosen favourites have them altered to enjoy every minute of wearing them.
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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered
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Who doesn't feel good when being told that we look great? A flattering remark about our looks boosts our confidence and makes our day. The ‘feel good’ factor is not only an emotional response to comments from others, it is a result of a sense of self-care and looking after our needs. Self-care includes wearing clothes we enjoy and make us feel positive. We feel better in clothes that fit.
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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered
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The impact and look-good factor of any formally tailored garment like a blazer, a coat or a suit jacket start with a perfect shoulder fit. Choosing the correct size is essential. We offer jacket alterations; narrowing shoulders that include alterations of intricate fabrics, leather and fur. Should you plan to buy beautiful vintage, ensure that they don’t exceed your normal dress size by more than two sizes. Clothes should look and feel as if they are made for you!
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Design & Alter, High Quality Alteration and Tailoring Services

Being established for over 25 years, Design & Alter is one of London’s leading tailoring and alteration services. The 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 that are close to your heart and ensure that the integrity of the original garment is kept by maintaining the original finish, style, and proportions.

Design & Alter offers fitting consultations in their comfortable fitting studios in Battersea and at home addresses for clients’ convenience. Consultations are by appointment only. Email to book! 

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, is specialised in bridal and wedding dress alterations. We tailor made-to-measure bridal wear, restyle and restore vintage bridal. For more information visit: www.brideandalter.com 

 

 

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 a 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.

Offer

*We offer a 20% Discount on restyling and relining alterations to support the idea of more sustainability in fashion 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. More made to measure 

Evening Dress & Gown Alterations

Accomplishing your style!

Design & Alter offers alterations of couture garments and dresses in sequinned, beaded and embellished fabrics. These beautifully rich and luxurious fabrics require tailoring skills and patience. Many steps are done by hand and are ought to truly make a lasting impression applying the ‘Perfect Fit’! More Dress Alterations 

Alterations of Online Buys

We regularly run promotions on clothing alterations of garments bought with online retailers such as Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter, and Machesfashion. To make it easy for you, we offer home and hotel fittings to fit your online buys. More information – reception@designandalter.com, phone 020 7498 4360.

 

Fur & Leather Alterations

Everlasting!

If your fur/fake fur jacket, leather trousers or leather skirt need to be altered, repaired or restyled, we have specialised and experienced tailors and the machinery to look after them.  

D&A recommendation: Use professionals for leather and fur alterations, faulty alterations are often unsalvageable; wrong stitches in leather are visible forever. More on Leather Alterations

 

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, tapering and shortening of trouser legs can make all the difference in sharpening your look! 

 

Men’s Wear Alterations

Additional Services

 

Altering Clothes, Clothing Alterations, Garment Alterations

Be more confident – you look and feel better in well-fitted clothes!

D&A offers a high-quality alteration service, maintaining the authentic finish, style and proportions in order to preserve the often-fickle integrity of the original. This is particularly important for designer and high-quality garments.

Even within the context of smaller alterations like taking in a waistline, tapering trouser legs or restyling of a neckline, professional modifications can make a huge difference to your look! For any queries, please ring 020 7498 4360.

 

 

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 proportion to ensure that your garment looks, feels and fits ‘designer.’ More Designer Alterations 

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

 

Jeans Shortening & Alterations

Jeans are not only jeans. The amount of styles is vast. Boy friend, mom, moto and fisherman jeans with distressed hems, frayed edges, released hems to name a few of them. Jeans alterations tend to be straight forward on standard jeans. However, the ultimate jeans shortening, tapering or taking in waist should not be noticeable and wholly integral to the overall look of your particular brand, both in colour and stitching. Design & Alter offers quality jeans alterations and aims to apply the original finish. We can distress edges and reapply embellishments. More on Jeans Alterations 

 

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