Evening Dress Alterations 

Over 30 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 for the occasion. We are skilled 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. 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. 



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Dress Alterations 

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. 


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‘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


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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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