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CHRISTMAS BREAK 🎄
⭐️ Last day in 2022 is 17/12/22 - First day back, in 2023 is 14/01/23.

#christmasopeninghours #londonservices #alterations #londonstyle
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📸Wide legged silk satin trousers by @therow #designandalter #designeralterations ...

We alter for people passionate about their clothes! 🔥
So many of our clients love their garments and get joy from wearing them everyday. They understand that putting on clothes that fit, creates a real sense of feel-good, a kind of self-care.

Have you ever had your clothes altered? 👀 Book your appointment via link in bio! 👆🏼

📸And just as our clients, we love clothes too! Photos: The doers, a series of busy hands, close-ups in the workroom.

#fashionpassion #lovemyclothes #feelgood #londonalterations #designeralterations #designandalter
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@alessandro_michele THANK YOU for your inspiration!

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VINTAGE ALTERATIONS AND RESTYLING 🪡
Incredible, these three Pucci dresses; we take in the sides to fit them well.

We alter vintage garments professionally to keep the integrity of the original and protect the value.

📸 Vintage Pucci dresses in satin-crepe @emiliopucci

#vintagelondon #vintageclothing #pucci #fashionistalondon #alterationspecialist #vintagealterations #vintageinvestments
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Design & Alter, High Quality Alteration and Tailoring Services

 

Being established for over 25 years we are one of London’s leading tailoring and alteration services. Stylists and leading fashion houses trust us with their clients’ designer alterations. Our team of 20 experienced and highly skilled tailors, seamstresses, consultants and designers is based in Battersea. We ensure that your wardrobe will be fitted perfectly and carry out:

 

Altering Clothes, Clothing Alterations, Garment Alterations

Our experienced, skilled and highly-qualified tailors and seamstresses will ensure that your clothes alterations, ladies’ garments or menswear, will be looked after and amended in the most professional manner. We will shape the garment and achieve the perfect fit for your body type. Whether it is the shortening of a hem, taking in a waist or providing additional room in the garment, this is the craft we specialise in. Clothing alterations are quite different to tailoring and the skill of the alteration lies in the expert fitting, attention to detail and the perfection of the execution. We work on the basis of maintaining the original finish, style and proportions of a garment – particularly important with designer clothes ensuring the integrity of an item.

Coat Alterations, Suit, Jacket and Trouser Alterations, Shirt Alterations

D&A is well known for its experience and excellence in all formal clothes and dress alterations to the extent that the alteration will not be noticeable. One of the most common alterations is the professional shortening of the arm and leg length. To preserve proportions and the integrity of the design, this often requires the alteration of other dimensions and finishes, moving buttons, buckles or even a change of length in the sleeve cap of a garment. We regularly alter waistlines, collars, cuffs, pockets, in-seam pockets, shoulders and re-new jacket and coat linings, shortening and tapering of trousers is standard.

Dress, Skirt and Evening Dress Alterations

Our fitters and tailors have extensive knowledge in dress making, construction and evening dress alterations picking up on the tradition of individual seamstresses. They will provide you with valuable insight and advice of how to wear your dress best, of how to enhance the fit by applying your individual body measurements always aware of maintaining the original finish. Complex dress alterations – couture and high end fashion are our speciality. Our sister company Bride & Alter is looking after bridal alterations, wedding dress alterations and bespoke bridal tailoring. www.brideandalter.com 

Jeans Shortening and Alterations

Differences in jeans styles and the shortening alterations are tremendous – some might think it is an easy alteration, and the cheap ones are. However, to effect the ultimate jeans shortening, it should not be noticeable and wholly integral to the overall look of your particular brand, both in colour and stitching. Design & Alter offers an extensive range of visual samples for jeans shortening – classic and original finish – alteration styles for you to choose and to make your alteration look perfect. The aim is to make your favourite jeans look like they were ‘made’ for you, in every sense – in fact to make them look ‘unaltered’ but only you know they are customised! This can include distressing and maintaining distressed jean brands.

Dress Re-Styling, Replicating and Restoring

Due to ever-changing fashion or maybe a change of your body shape, favourite garments occasionally need updating by re-styling or the adjustment of details. It often doesn’t take much in terms of alteration to update, renew or revamp the look and the life span of your garment. This can include the lifting of a waistline, readjustment of shoulders or shortening hemlines. In order to evaluate the possibilities and costs, an expert opinion is usually needed. D&A recommends examining your favourite clothes items by getting in touch with us before kicking any much-loved or expensive designer items out. If your favourite garment is falling to pieces, our made to measure department can replicate it in any chosen fabric or new colour.

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