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 type of fur 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 you can turn an old fashion beauty into a new signature piece expressing a modern, very current feel being timeless at the same time. 


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 

Evening Wear Alterations


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Appointments: We work by appointment, within which you will be looked after by one of our experienced fitting consultants. They will advise you on alterations needed to fit your garment well. We provide a price estimate at the end of the fitting for you to decide to proceed with the alteration. We can offer various solutions to alter your garment; some might save costs. Please ask. 

*Please bring your shoes to your appointment or some with a similar heel height and undergarments to ensure we can fit your clothes perfectly. 

Fittings are available in our spacious studio or for your convenience at your home address and in hotels in central London. Whatever works best for you.  

Charges: Due to the many styles and finishes, it isn’t easy to provide an estimate on the phone. We need to see your garment, the inside construction, and also you wearing it. Costs for similar alterations may vary, particularly for complex, constructed dresses and heavily detailed designer wear. Our charges, alterations and fittings are based on the time at a rate of £72 per hour. 



Coat Alterations & Restyling 


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; a feeling of being at ease with your look and natural confidence in your appearance. For your fitting appointment: To fit your coat well, we need you to bring any garments you would like to wear underneath your coat – a jacket, a heavy knitted jumper or a waistcoat. We take them into consideration when we take your measurements and perfect the alterations.  

Our professional jacket and suit tailors look after our 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 straight forward 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 any detailing and proportions are maintained to keep the original look and finish.  

We alter coats for private clients and commercial partners like Doverstreet Market. 


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 





Email us to find out more – reception@designandalter.com
Phone 020 7498 4360


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Ladies’ Wear Alterations

Dress Alterations
Evening Wear & Gown Alterations
Coat & Jacket Alterations
Fur Coat & Fake Fur Alterations
Leather Alterations 
Designer Alterations
Jacket Alterations
Trouser Alterations
Blouse & Top Alterations
Jeans Denim Alterations
Made to Measure & Replications
Restyling & Restoring
Vintage Alterations
VIP Tailoring Services



Men’s Wear Alterations

Suit Alterations
Jacket Alterations
Trouser Alterations
Coat Alterations
Designer Alterations
Jeans Denim Alterations 
Leather alterations
Designer alterations
Vintage Alterations
VIP Tailoring Services


Bespoke Services

Bespoke Tailoring for Ladies
Bespoke Bridal Wear 
Replicating of Garments
Restoring of inherited Garments
Vintage Restyling 


Additional Services

Fitting consultations
Professional measurement service

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