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A High End Seamstress and Tailoring business on Sandgate High Street specialising in Wedding / Prom dress services, Evening Wear and Bespoke creation as well as general alterations

Bringing a traditional trade into the 21st Century, Acula Creations Limited are based at number 95 Sandgate High Street in Sandgate, Kent but happy to travel thought the county with our unique mobile service.

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Ally Richards

6 May 2019

Very helpful and efficient service. Fixed my partner’s jacket very quickly as we needed it for a trip, would recommend!

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Natalie Sellen

20 January 2019

Had a wedding dress that needed to go from a size 14 to a size 8-10 and they did it perfectly!!! Tracy and Rachel are really helpful and friendly!!! Would definitely recommend!!!

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Fergus Presswell

22 October 2018

Great dressmakers very helpful adjusting daughter's wedding dress. Well recommended

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Ashley Cotgrave

23 July 2018

Tracy was amazing the build up to my big day was stressful for other reasons and she dropped everything to make my life easier. Came to my home and handled all our alterations amazingly. Even made my pocket squares for the groomsman and bows for the smaller bridesmaids dresses. Highly recommend! Xx More...

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Charlotte Littlejohn

23 July 2018

Well what can I say about this lady
She is fantastic
She could not be more helpful, experienced and just make you feel at home when your there.
She gives you all advise she can and the prices as excellent.
Tracy will do what ever it takes to make sure you are completely happy
I will Defo recommend to any of my friends or family to contact this lady with any seamstress or tailoring needs
Thankyou so much again for all your help and if your about on the 6th Aug please feel free to come along to the reception to celebrate with us xxx
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Rebecca Ruddick

23 July 2018

Tracy, Kurt and Rachel,

Thank you SO much for all your help with the alterations for my wedding dress. It was a process which I was so nervous about, and just from my first conversation on the phone with Tracy I was immediately put at ease. Every fitting went brilliantly, you all kept me calm, we had a laugh and you had brilliant advice and tips about purchasing bridal accessories! It was a dream to have you guys working on my dress and I loved the finished result!! Thank you so much!! More...

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Frankie Attwater

23 July 2018

I cannot recommend Tracy and Kurt enough. Not only did Tracy take 5 bridesmaids dresses with questionable hemlines and slipping straps and make them fit perfectly, she also completely reconstructed my 6th bridesmaids dress so it was customised to fit like a glove. I trusted Tracy so much that 4 of my bridesmaids didn't even have a final fitting, honestly she is amazing. And to top it off Tracy came to me in Chatham on the morning of the wedding to dress my girls giving me complete piece of mind that they would be laced up properly and that she was on hand should anything go wrong. Thank you so much xxxx � More...

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Jasmin Corbett

23 July 2018

Fantastic service! Tracey always made me feel so at ease and relaxed! I was nervous about wearing my wedding dress again after having a baby but Tracey not only got me in my dress but also made me feel a million dollars in it again and she went out of her way to fit round me and ensure I felt comfortable on my big day! Thank you so much for everything!!

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Kiran Curpen

23 July 2018

They have done an absolutely incredible job on my Wife's wedding dress which was a very intense job! They worked under strict time constraints and even though there were other things going on when they worked on our garments they didn't let it affect us at all. Very professional throughout; they didn't change any prices and were upfront with us from the beginning. They were approachable and didn't mind questions at all; and on top of it all Tracy and Kurt are lovely people making you feel like a friend rather than a client :D 5/5
P.s Tracy also managed to alter my trousers for my suit in the time it took for my wife to try on her dress while talking to me... Borderline witchcraft.
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Katie Guest

23 July 2018

Absolutely amazing service ! Tracy always made us feel so welcomed. She done an absolutely amazing job on my wedding dress and my 5 bridesmaids and made them all fit perfectly. I can not recommend this lady enough. I would 100% recommend the dressing service too, Tracy dressed me and my 5 bridesmaid on Saturday and we couldn't have got into them so perfectly without Tracy there. So thank you so much for everything ! I will be deliberately finding clothes that need a slight alter just to pop down and see Tracy again in the future. Thank you for making all our dresses so perfect and putting my mind at ease even when I thought things were impossible � xx More...

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Lottie Sloan

23 July 2018

I don't know what else to say apart from thank you to Tracy and Kurt for giving me my dream wedding dress! From start to finish I was at ease with our plan to buy a base dress and alter to it to exactly how I'd imagined in my brain (any bride will know how difficult it is to explain what you want) and Tracy did it. She also did three of my bridesmaid dresses so perfectly, they all looked beautiful! I could not recommend Acula Creations any higher if I wanted to. Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience through the last year and a bit xxx More...

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Ant Lockyer

23 July 2018

Great people to deal with. Managed to get me in at short notice and worked while I waited. If you have patches to sew on or leather repairs then get yourself to Acula Creations.

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Joanne Cooper

23 July 2018

Beyond brilliant! My dress was altered to perfection and I enjoy every visit my dress fit like a glove on the day. Thank you so much!! I’ll be sure to pop in with some funny photo snaps of our wedding. Thank you again Tracey! More...

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Sarah Eke

23 July 2018

Can’t recommend enough! Had my wedding dress altered by Tracey who done a remarkable job and who was so friendly and welcoming and put me at ease from my first appointment. I will definitely be returning for any other alterations needed I received an exceptional service, done at a reasonable price. Thank you so much again ! More...

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Rosie Hogben

23 July 2018

Tracy and the team were absolutely fantastic in making my wedding dress perfect for the day - and perfect it was. Every appointment was professional and relaxed and I couldn't recommend them more highly in making you feel comfortable and giving sound professional advice. Outstanding service and absolutely lovely people. Thank you Acula! More...

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Samantha Jayne MacEnrick

23 July 2018

Thank you! I'm not an excitable bride and have certainly never had that 'wow' moment when trying on dresses, but it was so nice to be listened to. I can't wait to go back for my next fitting to see how it's looking once Tracy has worked her magic :) thank you for helping me to feel special :) x More...

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Jen Jen

23 July 2018

Tracey thank you for doing the dresses and for all your hard work getting us ready yesterday. You’re amazing, the dresses were perfect and your help & years of experience was much needed yesterday. X I’ll definitely recommend you. It’s lovely to find someone who genuinely cares for her customers from start to finish x More...

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Jade Tickner

23 July 2018

Tracy altered my backless lace wedding dress and it couldn't have been more perfect. She saw the fear in my eyes at each fitting that i wasn't going to feel comfortable or supported in my dress on the day and she didn't stop until she saw that smile! She was patient, understanding, only interested in pleasing her customer and didn't take anything personally and nothing was too much trouble. She was fair and upfront about costs and was surprisingly unbiased when giving advice about what would work and what wouldn't. Really refreshing in the wedding business! I would highly recommend her and her team of lovely young girls learning the trade who are already so skilled! Even her husband helps, and you really get the feeling of a family who want the best for their customers and not just to make money. They are really down to earth whilst still being professional and i think i could go on all day with compliments, so i'll leave it here with just saying i highly recommend Tracy and her team & you won't be disappointed :-) More...

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Beka Winch

23 July 2018

Today is my final dress fitting � could not recommend Tracey and her team enough!
They are altering my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses plus my best friend is taking her wedding dress there.
The staff there are so friendly, they will tell you what you need and give you lots of helpful tips and most of all they don’t cost the earth!! So if any of you ladies need your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses altered Acula Creations is where you should go!
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Rebecca-Jayne Godden

23 July 2018

Tracy and Kurt were brilliant - on my initial appointment I wanted my dress hemmed and was concerned about the bust on my dress. They made me feel at complete ease and Tracy came to a solution with the bust of my dress and with such a uniformed pattern on my dress I was so impressed with the hemming not spoiling the pattern in the slightest. They also altered my belt for me, however I put on a few pounds before I went away and panicked, but they amazingly let it out for me at such short notice, its only sods law that in the few days I was away before my wedding I managed to lose quite a few inches round my waist, and come the day of the wedding my belt was much too big - all my problem for yo yo dieting and stress weight I'm sure but I had a back up and laughed about it on the day! They had even made up another piece of ribbon and pinned it ready to size in case it wasn't right, but being a bride I didn't leave myself enough time to change it over - they seriously went above and beyond and I only feel bad that they went to so much effort for me and I lost the weight I panicked over and didn't give myself time to adjust the ribbon on the day! Truly, thank you for making my dress fit so beautifully, and for making nothing too much trouble - will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know. More...

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Samantha Thompson

23 July 2018

The team at Acula are outstanding! Not only are they excellent at what they do but the service they provide is amazing! They altered my wedding dress and offered me impartial advise and suggestions that made my dress comfortable and even more stunning than I when I bought it! They made me feel so relaxed and welcome and that nothing was any trouble. Tracey and Kurt came to dress me and my bridal party on the day of my wedding and made everything stress free and a real blast! I love these guys and they feel like part of the family- so much so that I asked them to stay for the wedding xx thanks again to you all you deserve so much praise you are simply the best!! Xx More...

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Natasha-Zeberier Simmons

23 July 2018

Called today in an emergency and got a drop in appointment tomorrow and made to feel so safe with all my upset around my wedding dress will Defo be going here tomorrow put my mind at ease thank you so much. ( edited and added on after meeting today) What can I say?! I went today with my sister in law and wedding dress and just WOW was made to feel like the only bride in the world she knew what I wanted and added suggestions that I didn’t even think off! The whole family in there understand you and they aren’t just after a pay check they want to make you feel special I will be taking many more clothing pieces to them but for now I’ve trusted them with my wedding dress veil and belt and I honestly could not be happy ridiculously cheap if they don’t mind me saying I hundred percent think they should raise their prices the service outstanding and I can’t wait to pick up my wedding dress ❤️❤️❤️ More...

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Billie Sparks

23 July 2018

Outstanding experience and professionalism from start to finish. Needed a dress altered for a wedding, dress was given to me and didn't quite fit around the back/chest. Called and explained to Tracey who was very honest and gave me and appointment 2 days later.

Tracey and Rachel both made it clear from the start that it might not be possible to alter but they would try their best. Talked me through a few options (I initially wanted to make it into a corset back) and prices right from the start.

Rachel was brilliant, she always talked me through the options and explained to me what the next stages were and always kept me up to date with price changes.

My dress is now finished and I'm over the moon! I cannot recommend these guys enough! Even Tracey's husband Kurt who is involved in the business was informative and professional and gave some great input/advice. And the price was very reasonable. They make you feel like part of the family. I would definitely use them again without a doubt!

Thank you again so much!
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Raymonde Arcens

24 June 2018

Very nice people.
So friendly and welcoming.
So far I am very happy about the service.

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Ant Lockyer

20 May 2018

Wonderful service at a great price.

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Lisha Williams

20 May 2018

One word amazing, amazing at what they do and their passion in what they do, they treat u like family, just amazing

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Jenny Burrows

20 May 2018

If I could give these guys six stars, I would. Every time I have asked them 'is it possible?' they say, yes! They worked on my daughter's wedding last year and every job was impeccably completed and delivered with a smile. They are my go-to miracle workers and we would have no hesitation in recommending Acula. More...

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Siobhan Green

20 May 2018

Amazing staff, Tracey knows what she's doing, and how she's doing it. The pride she takes in her work is second to none, and it shows as her work is exquisite. I've had a few items fixed/adjusted now, and each time the service has been faultless. Probably the best seamstress in South East Kent More...

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Janie Parson

7 February 2018

This lady is fantstic. I contacted Tracy after my wedding address arrived late and the wedding shop couldn't carry out the alterations. I needed the back adjusting and hem taken up all of which was done brilliantly. You wouldn't know it had been altered.

Tracey is very welcoming and professional and I would recommend her to anyone who needs any sewing to be done.
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Keith Buckle

4 October 2017

Very professional seamstress and tailoring.

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Tim Prater

20 May 2017

Not just good service at a reasonable price, but expert advice too.Tracey can be relied on to suggest the best way to get the right result, even when that's not the most obvious solution. She will equally be upfront if a repair is not going to work even if that means they are turning down work! More...

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Siobhan Green

21 February 2017

Amazing staff, Tracey knows what she's doing, and how she's doing it. The prude she takes in her work is second to none, and it shows as her work is exquisite. I've had a few items fixed/adjusted now, and each time the service has been faultless. Probably the best seamstress in South East Kent More...

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Seeing the reactions of my brides when we create the, sometime, impossible!

I was taught from the age of 5 to sew by my Grandmother who used to make wedding dresses. Having worked for others for many years I decided it was time to branch out on my own.

Reputation. Simple as that. Having married only two years ago, I know how full well how important it is to feel right on the day. Unless your dress has been completely tailored and made to your exact measurements then it will need probably need altering. We can carry out anything from a simple hem to a fully bespoke hand made wedding dress.

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