Consultation (fitting) appointments which are priced at £40 for 1 hour may be arranged. This is particularly useful for clients who have chosen a “Pre-Loved” dress and require design changes.
In many cases, brides see their dream dress, but then find that it doesn't quite fit their body shape. In order to make sure that you walk down the aisle in comfort, I offer a range of alterations. An indication of the likely cost of the most requested alterations are shown below.
The cost will ultimately depend on the style and construction of the dress, and the time involved, but my suggested costs are as follows:
Plain Bodice: Alteration to Improve Fit
Bust to Waist£100
Bust to Hip£130
Bust to Thigh£160
Lace/Beaded Bodice: Alteration to Improve Fit
Bust to Waist£120
Bust to Hip£170
Bust to Thigh£180 – £210
Plain Hem with Petticoats Layers£125
Up to 5cm Adjustment
up to 5cm Adjustment, Tulle, Organza Silk
Detailed Edging to Hem£170
A-Line Shape/Fishtail, Lace or Beading up to 10cm Deep
NOTE: An edging over 10cm deep is more time consuming and therefore the cost will be higher as will a full/circular hem + £50 Supplement May Be Applied
Changing the Design
Straps or Sleeves£70 to £150
Client to Provide Fabrics
Neckline or Front£100
Add Crystals to Bodice Subject to Design£150
Belt Attachment£30 to £50
Complete the design of your dress by making a few small additions.
BUST CUPS. I am able to add Bra Cups for £25 depending on requirements.
TRAIN BUSTLE RIBBONS. These shorten the train for dancing will be charged at between £20 and £30. Please note that a full or layered train will require additional hand sewing and an additional charge.
Much depends on the exact design but generally bridesmaid dresses are less structured than a Wedding Gown but often there is still considerable work required e.g. pinning and shortening the hem with underlayers or lining, shortening straps/shoulders, altering the bodice. For example, 4 X hem allow £180-200. I book a 1.5-hour appointment to fit 4 Bridesmaids so that everyone can visit together.
A deposit is required when you book your fitting schedule.
Please note that all bills must be paid IN FULL before completed dresses are collected.
Cash or direct bank transfer are the two methods accepted. I do not have card facilities.