Evening Dress Alterations
Over 25 years of experience and working as a team ensures that our fitters and tailors find the best solutions to fit your evening dresses and ball gowns perfectly to accomplish your style for the occasion. We are experienced and confident in alterations of couture dresses, high end fashion and evening dresses made out of complex fabrics including laces, appliqués, beading and embellishments. Our seamstresses will advise you of how best to fit and restyle dresses with boned and corseted bodices which are often part of evening wear and bridal couture. 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
In your fitting appointment our fitters provide you with valuable advice of how to fit your dress to perfection. We are specialists in dress alterations/restyling and alter all dress styles to a very high standard. Picking up on the tradition of seamstresses, our dedicated team holds extensive knowledge in dress making, dress construction and alterations.
We offer a high quality alteration and tailoring service. Our tailors aim to maintain the original finish, proportion and style of your dress to make sure the integrity of the original is kept and the alterations are invisible. High fashion brands like Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hermes trust us with their designer garments.
‘One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress’ Karl Lagerfeld
To shorten a dress is one of the very regular dress alterations. Depending on how many layers your dress hold 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 border. It will be unpicked, extended and re-applied to make sure the length of your garment is perfect. All this effort is worth it to make sure your style is un-compromised.
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.
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