How It Works & Prices

dress-alterationAs a professional seamstress and dressmaker for over 30 years, I am able to handle any type of material and clothing you wish to be altered or repaired.

Areas Covered

Although I am based in Dorking, I come to your house or office and generally the area I cover is the county of Surrey, northern parts of Sussex, western parts of Kent and Greater London (South).

I have many clients in towns in Surrey such as Dorking, Farnham, Guildford, Great Bookham, East Horsley, Godalming, Haslemere, Bramley, Cranleigh, Epsom, Sutton, Banstead, Walton, Ashstead, Tadworth, Esher, Cobham, Ewell, Woking, Holmwood, Ockley, Reigate, Redhill, Horley, Merstham, Caterham, Oxted and Leatherhead.

Also Horsham and Crawley in West Sussex are covered as are Purley, Sutton and Kingston in Greater London.

Fitting In Your Own Home

After our initial phone call, we would arrange for me to visit you at home where you would try the clothes on and I would measure, fit and pin the clothing in preparation for my work.

Back in my studio I then repair, adjust or make your items.

Finally I bring them back to you to ensure your clothing fits to your satisfaction.


price-tagObviously prices will vary depending on styles, fabrics, how many items you have to be fixed as well as how complicated the work will be.

Another important factor is your distance from Dorking as I will need to come see you on two occasions for fittings.

To give you some idea of the costs I have listed below a couple of fairly typical examples so you can at least get an accurate idea and estimate:

Wedding Dresses/Bridesmaids

This is my speciality and expertise – every single day I am working on different types of wedding dresses so you are in safe hands with me.

A wedding dress needing shortening and a bodice adjustment would be around £195 or £225 if you have a more complex full circle wedding dress with several layers. As lace dresses are more complex and time consuming, these are usually from £285. If you can email a photo with a description of what you think needs doing, I am able to give you a very accurate quote.

Bridesmaids around £65 for hem and side seam alterations.

While I am making adjustments and alterations it is obviously economical for you to think of other items that may need work. I often pick up bundles of clothing and doing all of this work at once can work out to be very good value when you cost each item.

Please either give me a call or even better – email me with an idea of what you need doing and if possible a photo or two. I’ll get back to you quickly with an accurate quote.

Skilled & Reliable

Should you choose me you will be getting a highly trained seamstress who can do the jobs others would not touch. You are in safe hands with me and I will work with you to ensure an enjoyable stress-free experience!