A reservation fee is due to be paid when you reserve time in my sewing schedule for your dress alterations and this sum will be deducted from your final bill e.g. reservation £50, final bill £250, balance due £200.

The reservation fee can be transferred to another set of dates if Government COVID-19 regulations prevent my business from operating or if weddings are not permitted. 

I will consider transferring the fee to new dates if your plans change for other reasons but this cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to time available in my sewing diary.

Estimated Prices

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

Plain Bodice:

  • Bust to Waist


  • Bust to Hip


  • Bust to Thigh


Lace/Beaded Bodice: Alteration to Improve Fit

Lace/Beaded Bodice:

  • Bust to Waist


  • Bust to Hip


  • Bust to Thigh

    £180 – £210

Other Alterations

Estimated Prices

  • Plain Hem with Petticoats Layers


    Up to 5cm Adjustment

  • Multi-Layered


    up to 5cm Adjustment, Tulle, Organza Silk

  • Detailed Edging to Hem


    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

Changing the Design

  • Straps or Sleeves

    £70 to £150

    Client to Provide Fabrics

  • Neckline or Front


  • Add Crystals to Bodice Subject to Design


  • Belt Attachment

    £30 to £50

Dress Additions

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.

Paying Your Bill

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.

Contact me now, in Farnborough, Hampshire, to obtain individual prices for your dress to be altered by a skilled seamstress.

Contact Me

Proudly Serving Customers throughout Farnborough, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Lightwater, Bracknell and the Surrounding Areas

Helen Susan Milne

27 Shepherds Walk,



GU14 9EZ

Business Hours

Office Hours:

Monday - Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00

Appointments for Fittings:

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:30 - 16:00

Out-of-Hours Contact Available via Phone or Email

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