Dressmaking, Commissions and Alterations


Scissors and tape measure
The better it fits, the better it looks. If you’ve dropped a hem or a few pounds, or have just never felt righting that dress or skirt that’s hiding at the back of the wardrobe, I can help.
Below is a guide to prices but please contact me for a quote. I estimate the time it is likely to take and base my prices on an hourly rate.
I also offer a dressmaking service and would be delighted to quote for your requirements. To view recent commissions click here.
Alterations Price Guide:

Jeans and Trousers

Shorten – from £10

Insert new zip – from £20

Lengthen with false hem – from £15

Re-shape legs – from £15

Re-fitting, e.g. taking in waistband – from £20

Dresses and skirts


Straight-skirted dress/skirt – from £10

Full skirted dress/skirt – from £15

Refitting, e.g. inserting darts, taking in waist – from £25

Replace zip – from £20

Evening dresses/silk fabrics etc are likely to cost substantially more

Tailoring, jackets, suits, coats

Shorten sleeves – from £15

Shorten length – from £20

Replace buttons – £2 per button

Replace lining – from £50 (plus cost of fabric)

Specialist services

Bridesmaid dresses, dance skirts, fancy dress costumes – quotes on request

To view recent commissions click here.

One comment on “Dressmaking, Commissions and Alterations

  1. Megan Robinson
    March 7, 2020

    Hi there,

    I have a pair of jeans that are an inch or so too long as I am in between leg lengths. How much would it be to have these shortened?

    Kindest Regards,

    Megan Robinson.

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