Bridal Alterations

Have you already found the dress but its not quite perfect yet? Most brides will need some alterations to make their dress perfect, if the dress isn’t made-to-measure. From the most basic needs of taking up a hem or sleeve, taking in the bodice or adding a bustle for the train, a wedding gown that fits correctly will make you feel amazing and comfortable on your big day.

 There can be a lot of scope with alterations and the ability to completely transform a gown, by changing a neckline or fastening, or even creating a completely new lace cover up to go perfectly with the dress. Each dress will be different, so it is always best to book a consultation to find out exactly what can be done.

 There will often be 2-4 appointments depending on the work that needs doing, it is always best to take our time to make sure everything is perfect:  

- 1st fitting – This will be to determine what needs doing, what you would like (it’s always best to be as honest as possible, so we can make sure you get exactly what you want). I will give you a quote at this time, with payment due at the end of the process when the alterations are finished.

-2nd/3rd fitting – The alterations will often be tacked (temporarily stitched) at this stage, so final tweaks can be made before the final stitching.

-Final fitting – All the work will be finished at this stage, you will try on your dress a final time to make sure everything is perfect before your wedding day.

Booking 2-3 months ahead of your wedding date is advisable, particularly in the summer months when it can be very busy.

*Remember to bring your shoes and the underwear you plan on wearing with your dress to every appointment, as this can affect the fit and length of your dress.

Photo by Taylor and Porter

Photo by Taylor and Porter

Photo by Fox Clever

Photo by Fox Clever



Thank you again so much for being an absolute superstar. You are not only a fabulous dress maker but a fabulous person as well. I will absolutely be recommending you to anyone I can.
— Becky
Claire put my mind at ease as soon as I visited her for my first dress fitting. Having decided to make some “big” adaptions to my dress she was able to complete the look and I am very impressed with her skills. Claire’s calm and kind nature helped throughout the fittings and she provided a really professional service. My dress was perfect once she had completed all of of the adjustments. I recommend Claire to everyone in need of her talents.
— Ema
I used Claire’s services to have my lace wedding dress altered and am incredibly pleased with the service I received. Claire knew exactly what alterations needed doing and talked me through the various options, making sure I was happy with everything. She made the alterations really quickly and was friendly and personable and a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend!
— Rachel
Not enough words to describe how amazing Claire is at her job. I contacted Claire about altering some bridesmaids dresses and the outcome was amazing, you couldn’t even tell! She listened to everything I wanted and I couldn’t have been happier! The girls loved them!! Claire also altered the length and straps on my wedding dress... again amazing! I fell in love with a veil that Claire had made so she made me one to go with my dress! Can’t recommend Claire enough, honestly amazing!
— Kirsty
Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job altering my wedding dress. It fit perfectly after the first set of alterations! I would highly recommend Claire - very prompt service and very professional!
— Hollie