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RE-OPENING: We are delighted to announce the re-opening of our fitting studios on the 17th of April 2021. Fittings and consultations are by appointment only. Please feel free to email us to enquire after availabilities and services.
Email reception@designandalter.com 
Fitting Consultations are available in our studio only. Consultations fully comply with the Government’s safety regulations. 



RE-OPENING on the 15th of April
Finally, we re-open our fitting studio at 14 Ingate Place SW8 3NS. It has been too long! We are looking forward to seeing you. Email us to book your appointment! https://t.co/D1o8Htr4XQ
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We are delighted to announce the re-opening of our fitting studios on the 17th of April 2021. Fittings and consultations are by appointment only. Please feel free to email us to enquire after availabilities. Email reception @designandalter.com #lockdown2021 #London #Fashionista https://t.co/UpoA6OWseW DesignandAlt photo

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We RE-OPEN on the 15th of April and can’t wait to see you all. It has been too long! Have you done any online shopping over lockdown to lift the mood? To discuss alterations or book your appointment, please follow link in our bio ☝🏼☝🏻☝🏾 and email us.

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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered. #6 TO MAKE IT YOUR STYLE - feel at ease in your clothes because you know they fit and bring out the best of your shape. Not necessarily every item needs altering if your budget says ‘no’. We recommend to alter your signature pieces, the garments that define your look, your coat, a blazer, the dress you love. To find our more, please get in touch! We offer consultations in which our experienced fitters advise you on how you can improve the fit of your favourite clothes.
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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered.
#5 TO ENJOY your clothes even more! Well-fitted clothes are a real feel-good-factor; they boost your confidence and put you into the right mood to face the challenging world.

We advise you on how your signature pieces can be fitted perfectly. This is a great Christmas present for anybody who loves clothes, fashion and style. 🧥💝

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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered.
Did you know that an estimated £30 billion worth of clothes that have never been worn are hanging in wardrobes of the UK? And approximately 10.000 items of clothing are being sent to landfills every 5 minutes without even being worn? 😯 These are shocking figures without going into the details of the impact the production has on the environment.
Let’s re-think! How much clothes do you really need? We, at D&A love the idea of ‘capsule wardrobes’ where every piece is consciously chosen, well fitted and cared for. We know that sounds terribly disciplined and not always easy; occasional glitches are allowed. 😍 Try to choose quality over quantity. You will love your clothes more when they fit you well. We are here to help and advise.
More on the idea of ‘capsule wardrobes’ on our blog soon.
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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered
Marie Kondo, founder of KonMari, the concept of ‘Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up’, suggests looking after the clothes that ‘spark joy’ and get rid of the clothes that don’t. To maximise your chosen favourites have them altered to enjoy every minute of wearing them.
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Who doesn't feel good when being told that we look great? A flattering remark about our looks boosts our confidence and makes our day. The ‘feel good’ factor is not only an emotional response to comments from others, it is a result of a sense of self-care and looking after our needs. Self-care includes wearing clothes we enjoy and make us feel positive. We feel better in clothes that fit.
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10 Reasons to have your clothes altered
The impact and look-good factor of any formally tailored garment like a blazer, a coat or a suit jacket start with a perfect shoulder fit. Choosing the correct size is essential. We offer jacket alterations; narrowing shoulders that include alterations of intricate fabrics, leather and fur. Should you plan to buy beautiful vintage, ensure that they don’t exceed your normal dress size by more than two sizes. Clothes should look and feel as if they are made for you!
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Design & Alter, High Quality Alteration and Tailoring Services

Being established for over 25 years, Design & Alter is one of London’s leading tailoring and alteration services. The team of experienced tailors, seamstresses and dressmakers specialise in the alterations and tailoring of complex designer clothes, evening, fur-, and leatherwear. They take care of garments that are close to your heart and ensure that the integrity of the original garment is kept by maintaining the original finish, style, and proportions.

Design & Alter offers fitting consultations in their comfortable fitting studios in Battersea and at home addresses for clients’ convenience. Consultations are by appointment only. Email to book! 

Alterations – Dressmaking – Ladies’ Wear

Support to accomplish your style!

D&A perpetuate the tradition of seamstresses who have fitted dresses to perfection. Our team of dressmakers and seamstresses has extensive knowledge in dress alterations including alterations of complex evening wear with bodice, boning and corsets. We offer dress alterations for day-, cocktail- and evening dresses. Our commercial clients are high fashion brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hermes, only reiterating the experience and expertise D&A dressmakers have in couture and high-end fashion garments.

Ladies’ Wear Alterations


Wedding Dress & Bridal Alterations 

Bride & Alter, the sister company of Design & Alter, is specialised in bridal and wedding dress alterations. We tailor made-to-measure bridal wear, restyle and restore vintage bridal. For more information visit: www.brideandalter.com 



Dress Re-Styling, Restoring, Preserving

‘I love Vintage!’

Sometimes it does not take much to update, renew or revamp the look and extend the life span of a garment. Lifting a waistline, readjusting the shoulders or shortening a hemline of a vintage or an old favourite may just save the item from retirement. Quality clothes turn into classics and rarely run out of date. To enquire – 020 7498 4360.


*We offer a 20% Discount on restyling and relining alterations to support the idea of more sustainability in fashion to encourage wearing clothes longer. 

Custom made: If your signature garment is falling apart, our made-to-measure department can replicate it in any chosen fabric and colour. More made to measure 

Evening Dress & Gown Alterations

Accomplishing your style!

Design & Alter offers alterations of couture garments and dresses in sequinned, beaded and embellished fabrics. These beautifully rich and luxurious fabrics require tailoring skills and patience. Many steps are done by hand and are ought to truly make a lasting impression applying the ‘Perfect Fit’! More Dress Alterations 

Alterations of Online Buys

We regularly run promotions on clothing alterations of garments bought with online retailers such as Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter, and Machesfashion. To make it easy for you, we offer home and hotel fittings to fit your online buys. More information – reception@designandalter.com, phone 020 7498 4360.


Fur & Leather Alterations


If your fur/fake fur jacket, leather trousers or leather skirt need to be altered, repaired or restyled, we have specialised and experienced tailors and the machinery to look after them.  

D&A recommendation: Use professionals for leather and fur alterations, faulty alterations are often unsalvageable; wrong stitches in leather are visible forever. More on Leather Alterations


Alterations – Tailoring – Men’s Wear

D&A is well known for its excellence in formal clothes alterations. We offer designer finishes, including ‘working buttonholes’ and hand-sewn finishes. To ensure designer/original detailing and proportions – perhaps buckles and buttonholes of jackets and coats – we shorten sleeves from the shoulders. Sometimes small adjustments like taking in a waistline, tapering and shortening of trouser legs can make all the difference in sharpening your look! 


Men’s Wear Alterations

Additional Services


Altering Clothes, Clothing Alterations, Garment Alterations

Be more confident – you look and feel better in well-fitted clothes!

D&A offers a high-quality alteration service, maintaining the authentic finish, style and proportions in order to preserve the often-fickle integrity of the original. This is particularly important for designer and high-quality garments.

Even within the context of smaller alterations like taking in a waistline, tapering trouser legs or restyling of a neckline, professional modifications can make a huge difference to your look! For any queries, please ring 020 7498 4360.



Designer Alterations

The crucial Attention to Detail

Why are designer clothes more expensive than non-designer clothes? Sometimes it may be hard to comprehend. Apart from paying for the brand name, there often is irrefutably a difference in quality, detail and finish; beautiful not only from the outside. Look at the lining, look at the binding. 

D&A offers a high-quality alteration service that maintains the finish, style and proportion to ensure that your garment looks, feels and fits ‘designer.’ More Designer Alterations 

Quality Control:  Before any garment leaves the Workroom, it will be quality controlled – twice – rigorously!


Jeans Shortening & Alterations

Jeans are not only jeans. The amount of styles is vast. Boy friend, mom, moto and fisherman jeans with distressed hems, frayed edges, released hems to name a few of them. Jeans alterations tend to be straight forward on standard jeans. However, the ultimate jeans shortening, tapering or taking in waist should not be noticeable and wholly integral to the overall look of your particular brand, both in colour and stitching. Design & Alter offers quality jeans alterations and aims to apply the original finish. We can distress edges and reapply embellishments. More on Jeans Alterations 


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