Coat Alterations & Restyling
Coat Alterations | shortening/lengthening sleeves – taking-in sides – let us sides – take in the centre back- narrowing shoulders – reposition pockets – restyling collars – replace coat lining – change shoulder pads – restyling – shortening the coat
Fur Coat Alterations | shortening coat – shortening sleeves – re-styling – restyling collar – fur repair – narrowing shoulders – taking in waists – taking in sides – changing shoulder pads – relining of fur coats
D&A is well known for its experience and excellence in altering formal clothes. The difference a professional alteration can make to a coat is not only visible but also tangible. It is a feeling of being at ease with your look and natural confidence in your appearance.
Our professional jacket and suit tailors look after your coat tailoring and ensure that any alterations will be as invisible as possible. Any original type of stitching will be continued and bindings re-applied.
One of the most common alterations on coats and jackets is shortening sleeves. This can be a straightforward when the sleeve is to be shortened from the cuff. If any detail like vents, working buttonholes, embroidery, or buckles are involved, we take sleeves up from the shoulders if sleeve width allows. This will take our tailors slightly longer but ensures that detailing and proportions are maintained keeping the original look and finish.
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Relining & Restyling of coats and jackets
Contact us to find out more about how you can extend the lifetime of your clothes and wear them longer. One of our tailors is incredible at repairing coats and jackets, please email us some photographs, and we’ll let you know whether we can repair your coat.
Specialist Leather Alterations
Leather alterations can be a challenge. Any wrong stitch will be visible for good and irreversible; a reason to use a professional tailor for your leather alterations.
D&A supports high-fashion stores and concessions like Billionaires at Harrods and Burberry, with leather alterations presenting the experience and skills of Design & Alter’s specialist leather tailors. We work with different types and weights of leather, such as lambskin, snake, and sheepskin.
Fur Alterations – Fake Fur Alterations
Believing in animal welfare and ethical consideration of wearing fur sensibly, we support the idea of revamping existing and inherited fur jackets and coats. We alter, restyle and repair any fur coat as well as fake fur. Whether it is a fashion statement, vintage garment or an inherited fur coat from your mum holding emotional value, we have specialised tailors and machinery to work with all types of fur. By updating an inherited fur coat, you can turn an old-fashioned beauty into a new signature piece. An update fur can express a modern, current feel being timeless at the same time.
Please contact us to find out more
Phone 020 7498 4360 or email
Appointments: We work by appointment in which you will be looked after by one of our experienced fitting consultants. They advise you on alterations needed to fit your garments well. An estimate will be established at the end of the fitting listed as a break down of alteration steps for you to go ahead with. Sometimes we can provide you with a variety of solutions, some of which might save on costs.
Charges: Our charges are based on time at a rate of £60+VAT per hour. Depending on the complexity and construction of your garment, charges may vary.
Ladies’ Wear Alterations
Blouse & Top Alterations
Made to Measure & Replications
Restyling & Restoring
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