Dress Alterations

Our seamstresses can alter all types of dress, wedding dress, cocktail dress, ball gown and evening gown, from Haute Couture to Prêt-à-Porter, the catwalk to the high street.

We have experienced professional dress fitters who can take accurate body measurements to ensure you acheive the perfect fit. All dress alterations are carried out on site so whether you want to shorten a hem or replace a zip, or even a full dress remodelling, we are available and you are free to pop in at any time.

Dress Fitting

Accurate body measurements are the key to obtaining a good fit in any garment. There are a number of measurements which can be taken and may be required depening on what garment is being created or altered. These measurements are best taken by a professional fitter and may include the following:

  • Bust: Around the fullest part
  • Waist: Aroung the waist (quite tight)
  • Hip: Around the fullest part of the hips
  • Centre Back: From the nape of the neck to the waist
  • Center Front: From the base of the neck to the waist
  • Back Shoulder Height: From the shoulder at the neck to the waist
  • Front Shoulder Height: From the shoulder at the neck to the waist
  • Across Back: From armhole to armhole
  • Full Back: From side seam to side seam
  • Across Front: From armhole to armhole
  • Full Front: Across the bust from side seam to side seam
  • Side Seam: From the armhole to the waist
  • Shoulder: From the neck to the sleeve crown
  • Neck Circumference: Quite loose measurement around the base of the neck
  • Crotch: When seated, from the waist to the chair
  • Outside Leg: From the waist over the hip to ankle
  • Inside Leg:. The crotch to the inside ankle
  • Thigh: Around the fullest part of the thigh
  • Calf: Around the fullest part of the calf
  • Ankle: Around the ankle
  • Overarm: From the sleeve crown round the bent elbow to the wrist
  • Underarm: From the bottom of the armhle to the wrist
  • Bicep: Around the fullest part of the upper arm
  • Elbow: Around the bent elbow
  • Fitted Wrist:Around the wrist
  • Loose Wrist: Around the broadest part of the hand
Dress Remodelling

Our esteemed remodelling service breathes new life into forlorn dresses - just bring them in for a consultation with one of our lovely seamstresses.

  • If you have bought something off the rail but would like to change the length, neckline or sleeves we can re-style it so it’s the perfect dress for you.
  • If you’ve lost or gained weight since purchasing a dress and need your dress remolded to fit like a glove, then pop by for a fitting so we can make the necessary alterations.
Women's Suits

Very few of us a lucky enough to buy an off the peg suit and find it fitting perfectly so our fitting service is most often a must for those who wish to have a perfect fitting suit. Our seamstresses and tailors have extensive experience in working with all bodyshapes and garment types, they can address your concerns, provide guidance and tailor your suit perfectly.

A full list of our suit alterations is available here