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
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.
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. A price estimate will be established at the end of the fitting for you to decide whether or not you are comfortable going forward with the alteration. We can offer a variety of 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 as well as your 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 many styles and finishes, it is difficult to provide an estimate for you on the phone. We need to see your garment, the inside construction and also you wearing it. Charges for similar alterations may vary, in particular for complex, constructed dresses and heavily detailed designer wear. Our charges are based on time at a rate of £60+VAT per hour.
on Designer-, Summer, Party-, A-line, Sheath-, Wrap-, Evening Gowns, actually any dresses
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 has extensive knowledge in dressmaking, dress construction, and alterations. Whether your dress is corseted, embellished, sequinned, or couture finished, our team holds the skill and the experience to look after your dress and fit it perfectly.
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 the 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.
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
Ladies’ Wear Alterations
Blouse & Top Alterations
Made to Measure & Replications
Restyling & Restoring
VIP Tailoring Services