Do you make dresses?
Unfortunately, if you’d like a dress making I’m not the gal for you because I purely specialise in alterations.
Where are you based?
Fittings take place in my light and bright garden room and I sew from a dedicated sewing studio in my pet and smoke-free home.
I am situated close to the M60 and M56 motorways and there is plenty of on-street parking available. I am on a number of bus routes with stops close by.
If you’d rather, I’m happy to visit you and carry out fittings in the comfort of your own home. This service is available upon request and subject to availability and travel costs.
How much will the alterations cost?
Without seeing the garment, asking this question is unfortunately like asking how long is a piece of string. I offer a bespoke service so all garments are priced individually depending on the work involved. The amount I charge directly relates to how long it takes to complete the alterations and the complexity of the work.
If you would like more information please send a photo of what you need altering along with a list of the alterations you need and the date you need them completed by so I can send you some details.
When should I get my dress altered?
I do the fittings and carry out all of the work myself so you’ll get a very personal 1-1 service. However, this means that I can only work with a certain number of ladies at any one time so it's always best to get in touch asap to check my availability and make the necessary arrangements.
I’m happy to begin wedding dress alterations anytime up to six weeks before the wedding but some brides like to get their dress sorted asap. It’s personal preference although I would advise waiting if you think your size may change. Either way you should get in touch as soon as you've bought or ordered your dress to make your appointment or get you name on the waitlist so I can allocate you the time.
When do I pay?
I accept payment by cash, card and BACS when you collect your garments.
For more complex work such as wedding dresses, prom dresses and evening gowns I take a 50% deposit in advance.
Can you help, I’ve left my alterations to the last minute?
I do get very busy but depending on my workload sometimes I can sometimes rearrange my schedule. Send me a message, I’ll always help if I can.
What do I need to bring to my fitting?
Your dress/outfit (obvs!) and the shoes and underwear you’ll be wearing with it. If you haven't got your shoes yet, you can bring some which are the same height as you intend to wear.
My clients often come to fittings on their own but you’re more than welcome to bring a friend along.
OMG my dress is too small.
Can you make it bigger?
Please don’t order a dress that’s too small as a motivation to lose weight. It’s much better to buy a dress that’s too big rather than too small. It’s relatively straightforward to take in most dresses up to 2 dress sizes but making a dress bigger is far more complicated. Some dresses can be let out depending on how they’ve been made, if not, it may be possible to restyle it to give extra room.
What underwear will I need?
A lot of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and evening gowns have built in corsets but if not you may need a bra. I can sew bra cups into the dress, they won’t give you much support but they will give you a bit of oomph. You only need the correct knickers at your fittings if you’re wearing a fitted dress because you’d be amazed a what a good pair of spanx can do.