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New bride

I am also looking for a seamstress and am going to use GoldenStitch in Golders Green I think.  

Beware of Alterations Boutique in Marylebone - I went to see them a few weeks ago and had a really disappointing experience. They were rude and didn't instil confidence AT ALL. I would keep looking if I were you.  

New bride

Hi, That's interesting. You went all the way to Golders Green instead of Marylebone. Long way to go! If you are still searching for a seamstress why are you telling us you are going to Golden Stitch in Golders Green? It Sounds like a bit of promotion to me. Not suggesting you are a pretending to be a bride so you can promote a company but it does certainly sound that way.

I am visiting Alterations Boutique based on a recommendation from Golden Sash Bridal. I purchased my dress from them and they sent me to them. I had a wonderful experience there and the staff were polite and professional with me. Seems a completely different experience to the one you had. 

I suppose people should visit each business and see which they prefer. In my case I am glad I listened to the recommendation and visited Alterations Boutique.

Here is a link to their site

https://www.alterationsboutique.co.uk/wedding-dress-alterations

0207 724 4147

Harriet

 

New bride

I can whole heartedly recommend the tailor that I used in Battersea. His name is Ameer and he runs Violet Dry cleaners on Queenstown Road. He is a very humble guy and a trained master tailor. I asked him to change the neckline on my wedding dress, which he did beautifully for under. A week later, while trying the dress on by myself at home (not a recommended activity!), I managed to get my zip stuck in the lace and ended up cutting the zip open with a pair of scissors. It was an absolute mess. I took it back to Ameer and he took the whole dress apart, in order to remove the zip, and replaced it before stitching the dress back together. It looked absolutely seamless, as though nothing had ever happened to the zip.

All in all, he charged me under 100 pounds for the alterations, which I thought was incredibly reasonable. 

Details below your reference:

Violet Drycleaners

57 Queenstown Road

SW8 3RG

yourpersonaltailor.co.uk

02037596827 

New bride

Harriet72 - I am definitely not promoting Golden Stitch, I live in North London so its just as convenient if not more so than Marylebone for me. 

Alterations Boutique have done loads of fake comments on this board, its pretty transparent once you look at them. I would even hazard a guess that your own comment is such given its tone.

I've just given my personal experience, they were very rude and I would never recommend them. 

Anyway as it transpires, I am not completely happy with my experience so far at Golden Stitch either though they are 10000% more personable than the lady I dealt with at Alterations Boutique.

For me, the search continues for the perfect London alterations.... has anyone used Elitealterations? They come out to do fittings at your home. I've put in an enquiry and they were recommended on LoveMyDress but interested if anyone has firsthand experience?

New bride

Hi,

Alterations Boutique were recommend to me by Golden Sash Bridal and I have had a wonderful experience with them. My Wedding Dress was altered to perfection and they were kind and helpful throughout.

Julia x

 

 

 

New bride

Considering the cost of bridal gowns purchased from a specialist shop I find it offensive to have to pay through the nose (or purse) for alterations

Just saying

New bride

I have been charged £150 and I haven’t even got my dress yet! They added the cost of alterations to the dress price and then charged 50% of the whole lot as deposit - is that normal?

Wedding addict

I am in Hampshire and have paid just £60, to have the shoulders taken in, the corset taken out a bit (as was too tight) and a bustle (sp?) added to the train... my Seamstress is experienced and has done a fantastic job... maybe try looking a little outside London (we are only 40 mins away by train) x

Wedding addict

Hello! Please could you share the details? Thank you!!
Anxiousbride2 wrote (see post):

I am in Hampshire and have paid just £60, to have the shoulders taken in, the corset taken out a bit (as was too tight) and a bustle (sp?) added to the train... my Seamstress is experienced and has done a fantastic job... maybe try looking a little outside London (we are only 40 mins away by train) x

 

Bridezilla

Hails wrote (see post):

Hi I recommend sue's sewing in Chingford. http://www.suessewing.co.uk/

 

I know people who have used this alterations service and they have recommended her to me. She brought in my friend's wedding dress which apparently had corseting with lace all over it, so she sounds very competent! Unfortunately, her quote to me was too expensive (almost as much as the dress itself!), so I have gone for a place out of London.

New bride

I would try outside of the bridal seamstresses. I had mine taken up ALOT (I am only 5 foot!) all all the lace had to be handpicked and handsewn back on. I also had capped sleeves added. I had 3/4 fittings and it cost me £30. There wasn't the whole "experience" with champagne etc but I didn't mind for that price! I was quoted over £200 for the same thing at my bridal shop.

Wedding addict

Hello - have you got your dress back? how was the service? I contacted elite alterations but it's just too expensive!
OmRum wrote (see post):
Hails wrote (see post):

Hi I recommend sue's sewing in Chingford. http://www.suessewing.co.uk/

 

I know people who have used this alterations service and they have recommended her to me. She brought in my friend's wedding dress which apparently had corseting with lace all over it, so she sounds very competent! Unfortunately, her quote to me was too expensive (almost as much as the dress itself!), so I have gone for a place out of London.

 

New bride

I‘m in Edinburgh and was charged £430 for taking in the dress from the sides and back, hemming a few inches (dress was only two layers!!!) and a ribbon wrist loop. I can’t believe it. My dress is plain, no corset boning at all, no beading of any sort, no lace, no crazy amount of layers, and no complicated 12 point bustles. 

Emma681 wrote (see post):

I'm sorry to say this but I had my first fitting on Friday, and my alterations (whole mermaid gown taken in 2 dress sizes, stitch in the sweetheart to make it sit right, and bustling loop and button) are £85 by an experienced bridal seamstress. I am in Edinburgh... so I guess the problem is  The "London effect". It's really frustrating! Is there no chance of traveling just a bit out of London to get the work done? xx

Do you mind letting me know where did you get your dress altered? My price is five times yours and mines just altering the top, it’s a A-Line dress. 

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