Bespoke Bridal Alterations

At The Sewing Room, we understand how precious your wedding dress is, and will be with you every step of the way to make it uniquely perfect to you.

Our couture approach to alterations, ensures the same flawless finish to your alterations that the original designer finished the gown with; where possible.

You can be assured that I am a dedicated and highly experienced dressmaker that will be guided by you; making you look and feel great in your dress.

From talking you through the possibilities, offering ideas and design solutions, to ensuring that every stitch & bead is altered to perfection, The Sewing Rooms dedication, along with the highest dressmaking standards, will ensure your gown is perfect for you on your big day.

I am very proud to be the go-to dressmaker for the unique and inspiring bridal boutique 'The Bridal Room', St Ives. Working along side the proprietor, Tiffany, we insure that  your beautiful dress is perfect for your big day. I have the pleasure of handling exquisite designer dresses Including;


Wedding dresses have many layers, and with embellishment, lace and beading; the time taken to alter a wedding dress can vary extensively.  It’s always worth bearing this in mind when buying your wedding dress.


Once you have made an appointment with me it is vital that you have chosen your foundation garments/lingerie as you will need to bring these, with your dress, to the appointment.  Underwear can make a big difference to how your dress fits and therefore no alterations can be undertaken without them. 

Likewise, please bring your bridal shoes with you or have a alternative pair of the same heel height.


As each wedding gown is so different, as is every bride, the nature & cost of bridal alterations can vary. I am more than happy to provide as much information as I can as to the cost of your alterations before you make an appointment, however it is not until we see the gown on you that we will be able to advise on final costs. We charge per alteration based on how long we can estimate the alteration may take.

There is a minimum charge of £100* for all bridal alterations this covers specialist handling, insurance, all consultation and fitting appointments and delivery/collection of dress if applicable PLUS the first 2 Hours of labour. Additional labour costs, if needed, will be calculated & quoted at your 1st appointment.

* If the alteration proves to be minimal at the fitting the charge does not apply and will be based on an 1/2hr rate of £15. In addition, if an alteration is likely to be hours of work the minimum charge will not apply and pricing will be based purely on the 1/2 hourly rate, making handling and fitting an inclusive service.

I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding any of the above information.



Emma in Eliza Jane Howell
Emma in Eliza Jane Howell

Emma's beautiful 'Cordelia' lace beaded dress from Eliza Jane, needed lifting at the shoulders and shortening at the front.

Esther in Charlotte Balbier
Esther in Charlotte Balbier

Esther's stunning full circular skirt needed shortening and bringing in at the waist.

Steph in Eliza Jane Howell
Steph in Eliza Jane Howell

Steph's heavily beaded 'Daisy' dress from Eliza Jane needed shortening at the front. A hand beaded panel was also added to the back as Steph wanted the low back lifted a little.