Frequently asked questions...
What are your prices?
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. If you would like more information please send a photo of your dress along with a list of the alterations you need and the date you need them completed by so I can send you some details.
Where are you based?
I work from a dedicated sewing room in my pet and smoke-free home in Northenden. I am situated close to the M60 and M56 motorways and there is plenty of on-street parking available. I am also on a number of bus routes with stops close by.
Alternatively, wedding dresses can be fitted in the privacy of your own home. This service is available upon request and subject to availability and travel costs.
How long before the wedding should I have my dress altered?
Some brides like to get their dress ready asap, some like to wait until closer to the wedding. It is personal preference although I would advise waiting if you think your weight may change but get in touch in advance to make the necessary arrangements.
How far in advance do I need to book?
I am busy all year round so I would recommend getting in touch as soon as possible so that I can allocate the time for you. I will always help last-minute brides if I can so it is worth getting in touch to check my availability.
How many fittings will I need?
At the first fitting we will discuss what you’re looking for, look at the overall fit, find solutions and pin the dress. The majority of brides leave with their dress at the second fitting but I will advise you at the first meeting if you need any further appointments.
Do you make dresses?
I am not currently taking on any dressmaking projects.
Do you make veils?
I make plain edge veils which are lovely because you can see all of the dress through them. Prices start at £30.
Can you steam my dress?
I offer a pressing service. Prices start from £25 for a wedding dress and £15 for a bridesmaid dress or evening gown.
Can dresses be made bigger?
Some dresses can be let out but it is possible that visible stitch marks may be left on the original seam line. Alternatively, bodices can sometimes be restyled to give extra room. However, it is always better to buy a dress which is too big rather than too small when possible.
I’m always happy to help so please get in touch if you have any questions or need further information,