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Wedding dress seamstress

Wedding DRess Alterations

So you've found THE dress! Now is the time to get the fit just right so you can enjoy your wedding day without worrying about tripping over or having to pull your wedding dress up every 10 minutes.

Below are more details about the bridal alterations we offer.

Bridal alterations Breakdown

Below are the details for each of the individual types of alterations most communally made to wedding dresses.

On this page is our rough price guide for brides. This includes prices for shortening hems, taking in the sides and shortening straps/shoulders. The prices are based on the material of the dress and the silhouette.

If you have any questions check out or FAQ page. Or if you would like a price guide for your specific alterations please contact us today.

Shortening the Hems

Lace, beads, horsehair, net, organza. There are many different materials that make up wedding dress hems but they can all be shortened. 

To shorten a wedding dress we will go through each layer and pin mark the floor before folding the fabric up so you can see the finished length of the dress. Each layer will be sewn according to the specific material and you will have a perfectly hemmed wedding dress, allowing you to walk and dance without having to lift the layers as you move.

This is the most common alteration made to wedding dresses and the least we would recommend getting done to your dress. If you are at all worried about hemming your dress please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

We also alter Bridesmaid dresses

In case you didn't know we also offer alterations for bridesmaids. You can either have an appointment with your bridesmaids or they can come individually.

Find out more about our bridesmaid alterations here or contact us to book an appointment for you and your bridesmaid(s).

The Dressmakers Corset pricing estimate guide

Rough Pricing Guide


Plain  From £100

Lace   From £150

Lace and beads   From £200


Plain   From £150

Lace   From £200

Lace and beads  From £250


Plain   From £200

Lace   From £250

Lace and beads   From £300

The silhouettes below outline a rough price range for different dress silhouettes having the hems shortened, the sides taken in and shortening the straps. Each dress is unique so costs vary, to get a more accurate price guide for your dress, or if you have any questions, email a photo of you in your dress to:

The above prices are a rough guide for the following alterations: Shortening hems, taking in the sides and shortening the straps/shoulders.

For a more tailored price guide, please send us a photo of you in the garment and a rough idea of the alterations you would like completed to:

Bridal price guide
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