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Tailoring Dresses, Veils and Memories

 

From Tailoring Dresses, Veils and Memories

Here at Alterations Boutique our experienced team of seamstresses have been styling, pinning and stitching Bridal alterations and Bridesmaid dress alterations for over 20 years.   


Located in the West End of London with award-winning customer service, we specialise in working with all different type of luxury fabrics, embroidery and beading so whether you require minor re-sizing, a complete dress re-construction or re-creation, we are the team of experts for you!

 

The planning of a wedding can be a busy and stressful time so give yourself peace-of-mind and entrust us with the tailoring and safe keeping of your gowns. 

 

Your own dedicated seamstress will carry out your project from start to finish. We understand that walking down the aisle with a dress that flatters your figure and reflect you as an individual is important. Each client project is carried out in a timely and stress free manner with 1-2-1 consultations and fittings.

 

Not forgetting those all-important finishing touches, we can create a selection of bespoke accessories such as boleros, stoles, veils, hair pieces and sashes which are beautifully crafted to match your gown. 

 

After the wedding you may wish to extend the use of your dress by undergoing the transformation into a Christening Gown or a versatile wardrobe piece to treasure for special occasions to come. The possibilities are endless.

 

In addition to being a first choice to designers and celebrities, our reasonable pricing and high quality service make us the number one choice for any special bride to be. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you plan for one of the most special memories of a bride-to be.

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