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Category Archives: Bridal Alterations

Can my wedding dress be dyed?

alternative wedding dress with red dipdye hem

I get asked this question so often I thought it was time to write a few blogs to answer it properly; “Can my wedding dress be dyed another colour?”. The simple answer is Yes, but with risk and difficulty. If I explain the different processes below you can make an informed choice whether or not...

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Can I dye my wedding dress black?

black wedding dress for punk gothic wedding

If knowing whether or not you can dye your wedding dress black (or any other colour) is a deciding factor please see my advice. Unfortunately dyeing an already made garment is very difficult. It’s not impossible but it is very risky and the chance of a ‘perfect’ result is low. I cover ways things can...

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Wedding dress designer London – Long sleeve top for Danielle

scottish bride bespoke wedding dress and groom in kilt

Danielle needed my help as a wedding dress designer near London to create her a custom long sleeve bodice that would fit perfectly over her wedding dress. Danielle’s wedding dress was beautiful even just ‘off the peg’ but it needed a little something extra to create a bit of drama on her wedding day. Working...

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Vintage Restyle Maternity Wedding Dress for Sophie

maternity wedding dress restyle from vintage gown

Sophie and I worked to restyle her Grandmother’s vintage wedding dress into a relaxed maternity wedding dress for a modern boho bride. The original vintage wedding dress Sophie’s wedding dress story is too perfect for words. At her first consultation she brought me the top of her Grandmother’s wedding suit. An exquisite creation in quite...

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Button and loop back fastening alteration for Emma

real button and loop back closure convert back custom

Emma brought me her beautiful Pronovias wedding dress to be altered to fit as well as have the zip removed and replaced with buttons. We used fabric taken from the hem, to cover the buttons and make the loops to match perfectly.

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Organza waterfall fishtail wedding dress, restyled for Hannah

custom wedding dress alteration restyle new skirt

This is Hannah’s wedding dress which was a ‘restyle’ rather than made from scratch. She found the almost perfect dress in a bridal boutique but brought it to me to have the skirt changed to the organza waterfall loveliness she craved. Official photography by Adebayo Deru Whole circles of crisp pale ivory organza were cut...

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