Evening Dress Alterations
Our strengths are complex evening dress alterations for couture and high end fashion gowns. Therefore, we are confident in looking after all types of fabric including lace, appliqué, beading, embellishments. Our seamstresses are experienced in altering and restyling boned and corseted styles often part of bridal couture and designer garments. Over 25 years of experience and working as a team ensures that our fitters and tailors find the best solutions to fit your evening dress perfectly. Design & Alter’s sister company Bride & Alter specialises in bridal alterations, wedding dress alterations, vintage bridal, restyling and bespoke bridal tailoring. www.brideandalter.com
Professional VIP Alteration & Tailoring Service is available. We collaborate with stylists and press offices in London to add the last touch to their VIP clients’ outfits for red carpet appearances. D&A services provide alterations and tailoring for high profile events such as Baftas, film premieres, fashion shows, awards and VIP summer parties in the capital.
Alteration Type: Shortening/lengthening dress – shortening/lengthening sleeves – reshaping/restyling neckline – taking in waists – narrowing shoulders – lengthening/shortening straps – lifting shoulders – adding side panels – dress repairs – dress restyling – neckline restyling
on Designer-, Winter-, Summer, Party-, A-line, Sheath-, Evening Gowns, actually any dresses
We are specialists in dress alterations and alter all dress styles to a very high standard. Picking up the tradition of individual seamstresses, our passionate and dedicated team holds extensive knowledge in dress making, dress construction and evening wear alterations. In your fitting appointment our fitters provide you with valuable advice of how to fit your dress to perfection. High quality dress alterations means for us to maintain the original finish, proportion and style of your garment to make sure the integrity of the original is kept. Fashion brands like Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hermes trust us with their garments.
‘One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress’ Karl Lagerfeld
One of the regular dress alterations is shortening a dress from the hem. Depending on how many layers your dress has and the type of finish required, alteration charges can vary depending on the time it will take our tailor to complete the alteration. Dresses can be shortened through the hem, the waist or a border. It will be unpicked, extended and re-applied to make sure that your garment will fit and the original style is maintained.
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 dress 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 might save costs. Pease ask in your consultation. *Please bring your shoes to your appointment or some with a similar heel height.
Charges: Our charges are based on time at a rate of £60+VAT per hour. Depending on the complexity and construction of your dress, charges may vary.