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Design and Alter

Bayswater, Greater London

Design and Alter logo

Design and Alter

Bayswater, Greater London


Reviews (30)

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Vinda Katafly

26 April 2019

Quite easy to spot the fake reviews on here - Harriet Hill (not even clever), H Heath (Harriet Heath?), Abode 1, Swin 1 etc. Same mindless and incredible personal vitriol. Who's next up? Swin 2, Abode With Me or Boutros Boutros Ghali? Or maybe Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Duran Duran or Jaws 3, This Time It's Personal? More...


Steph Chapman

26 April 2019

I am so pleased I chose Design & Alter to do my wedding dress alterations. I’d heard great things about them and therefore committed to the long drive from Devon (where I live) to London for every fitting and it was completely worth it. Eva was extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable - I was always so well looked after by all the staff whilst I was there. It was great to meet Martina and also get her feedback as she saw the alterations. I left every time trusting that they shared my vision for the dress and felt relaxed and confident that what we had discussed would be delivered to the very highest standard. I was always excited to try it back on and see how far it had come. The tailors did a beautiful job and it fits like a glove - I absolutely love it. Eva also gave us instructions on what to do on the day which was very helpful as I had no idea! It’s all very real and very close now and I am very grateful to Design & Alter for helping me sort one of the biggest parts of one of the biggest days of my life! More...


Sarah Shalaby

27 March 2019

Amazing work, quality and service. Very happy with the result! Big thanks to the team!


Clara Bay

27 March 2019

I had my wedding altered here and was very happy with the result. They were very professional and the alterations were carried out beautifully. I would have given them 5 stars but the price was higher than I had expected however I felt confident leaving my dress here so I went ahead. More...


Emily Kate Groves

25 February 2019

I came in to get measured for a bespoke dress. Being measured by a total stranger can be a really vulnerable experiece but Shannon put me at complete ease and made the whole experience really relaxed. Superb service.


Katie Kinnear

26 January 2019

The Bride & Alter team are the epitome of professionalism and expertise. From the moment I made my appointment to the day I picked up my tailored wedding dress, I knew I was in good hands. It is with good reason that designers such as Phillipa Lepley recommend this company for any dress alterations. Their shop is warm and comfortable, their consultants efficient and thorough, and their craftsmanship excellent. My sample sale dress required some significant fixes to the lace and they made these alterations perfectly. I couldn't have felt more comfortable and confident wearing the final piece! I look forward to using their tailoring services for other special pieces. More...


hannah m

26 January 2019

Design and Alter had altered my wedding dress. At the time I was so relieved to feel that somebody understood what I wanted to have done to my dress. When I picked it up, it was perfect. Since then I have used the alteration service for some of my really nice clothes and have recommended it to my friends. It is expensive but the quality is very good! More...



26 January 2019

Design & Alter came highly recommended and I can see why. From my first appointment with Marie, I could tell I was in very good hands. Her professionalism, skill, attention to detail and knowledge were impressive. I took my opportunity to ask any questions I had (not necessarily wedding dress related) as I knew I was in the hands of an expert! I loved my dress before but after alterations, words can't describe, I just beamed from ear to ear! Thanks so much! More...


Ed Cornish

28 September 2018

D&A did a great job on my wedding suit alterations. Honest pricing – they only charged me for time actually spent working on the garment, which was much less than initially estimated.Really nice space too – very calm and spacious. Not cramped and manic like some cheaper places I've been to. More...


Anna Ann H

12 July 2018

I had my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dresses altered at Bride&Alter. It was expensive and initially I wasn't sure whether it will be worth the money. But the outcome was great. All dresses looked perfect and I got so many compliments on my wedding day. Thank you. More...


Michelle Cairns

22 June 2018

I used Eva and her team to alter a vintage wedding dress for my May wedding this year. I'm so grateful for the skill and professional way the team dealt with making my dress fit me just one week before my big day. I didn't think I would be able to wear my dress as it had been altered badly somewhere else and was in a panic thinking my dress was ruined. Eva was so knowledgable & reassuring & with some very careful clever pinning & work from the team in the sewing room they managed to make my dress special again. I would highly recommend Design & Alter & wished I'd found them sooner! More...


Rachel Kershaw

29 May 2018

I was really nervous about getting my wedding dress altered and after hours of looking around i chose design and alter and couldn't have had a more wonderful experience. Temi was lovely and made my dress fits like a glove! Thank you so much for being fantastic! More...


Suz Sur

10 May 2018

I bought a pencil skirt that was too small to Design & Alter. They let out the available seams and added a brand new waistband. Their attention to detail and clean work was impressive - you cannot tell in any way that work has been done to my skirt! It fits me beautifully now! Thank you I love it!!!! More...


Sophie Watson

5 May 2018

Bride and Alter were incredibly patient as I had to change my appointment date a few times. The process was simple and friendly and I’m delighted with the adjustments to my wedding dress!


Jemima Sutton

3 May 2018

I had problems finding the right dress for my daughter's wedding in summer. Design and Alter did the dress alterations and I now actually feel at ease and very much looking forward to the wedding. Thank you for your support.


Cat Flenning

17 March 2018

Dear Design & Alter, you did such an amazing job on my mum's fur coat. If looks so modern and want to wear it all the time. Thank you!


henry spence

27 February 2018

Had a pair of jeans repaired and shortened. Came out exactly as hoped for and the tailoring team was extremely helpful. Will definitely use these services again if i need to.


muslima cab

7 January 2018

I just want to thank Design and Alter especially Temi for altering my wedding dress! I can’t thank you enough! I was sceptical of how the alterations would look like. I was so happy with the changes and it looked better than when I had bought it. The team was very accommodating. I was on a diet and they waited for me to loose weigh before altering the dress. They answered all my questions. Explained everything to me and the price was excellent considering how much alterations had taken place. It was easy to get an appointment and the staff was very nice. I just was want to thank you for making my dream come true! I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw the final alterations. I will be recommending everyone to design and alter!! More...


Jonny Miller

4 December 2017

I have started using Design and Alter last year. Fantastic service and excellent tailoring. The only thing I would say is that they are quite expensive so maybe be selective and bring them your more expensive clothes. Their quality is outstanding; never thought I would spend any money on clothes alterations but it makes a huge difference. More...


Marianne Cook

28 November 2017

I had bought my wedding dress from Charlie Brear and had been told that Bride & Alter was their recommended alteration service. Marie looked after me and made my wedding dress fit so well. I received many compliments from my friends and family and felt amazing on my wedding day! Thank you Marie and Bride & Alter for the perfect service. More...


William Gavin

16 October 2017

I have lost a lot of weight and did not want to buy new suits as most of them had been made for me. Design and Alter made them fit again - the fitters did a great job and so did the tailors. I personally was surprised about the quality of the finishes - great craftsmanship. It is not cheap but I received a 25% discount on costs down to some promotion they run at the time. More...


Susanne Tobler

22 September 2017

I had my bridal jumpsuit with overskirt and cape made from scratch and my mother's wedding dress altered and fitted at Bride&Alter in the first half of this year.
I could not have been more pleased with their professionalism, their highest level tailoring skills, knowledge around material and general friendliness and kindness.
The Bride&Alter team was most diligent and delivered 100% on what they have promised in the exact timeline they have estimated during the first consultation. I absolutely loved going there for each and every of my many fittings and consultations and was always looking forward to discussing my wishes with the wonderful team.
I would always go back to them with any tailoring needs I could ever have and would recommend them highly to anyone I know.
So sad one can only get married once in life!


JaneJ Pilgrim

19 September 2017

It is difficult for me to buy clothes from the peg. Finding clothes which fits me well seems difficult and therefore I have used design and alter mostly for my more formal clothes I need to wear for work. I love to wear the clothes after the fitting and I feel so much better in it. Not cheap but great work. More...


Cornelia Fisch

12 September 2017

Design & Alter had been recommended to me by one of my friends. One of my dresses needed some alterations on the top. Initially I thought it is expensive but when I then recognised the quality of work, I felt the price was justified. I love wearing my dress now and totally happy that I decided to go ahead with suggested alteration. I am planning to sort out some of my other clothes and will use Design & Alter again for the more expensive pieces. More...


Amy Rowe

2 September 2017

Thoroughly recommend the excellent service at Bride and Alter. Temi was so helpful, calm and warm, particularly as I was fairly nervous about the whole thing. My dress was altered perfectly and on time and i loved the whole experience. Thank you More...


Patrick Raggett

4 July 2017

I had an expensive Harrod's-bought Allegri gaberdine overcoat. Much loved, but after 20 years it was showing its age. I was sadly resigned to carting it off to a charity shop when D&A suggested I let them have a look at it. The tailors did a fabulous job, leaving the cuffs looking like new and with a handsome new set of vintage-style buttons very close to the original ones, and I look forward to another 20 years! More...


Juliette Chapman

30 June 2017

Managed to get a long loved dress copied. I thought I would never be able to wear it again. Really happy with both the service and the dress.


Lara Joannides

23 June 2017

I used Bride and Alter (Design and Alter's dedicated bridal service) to not only fit but also make structural changes to my wedding dress. Making an appointment was incredibly easy, and the team was always quick to respond and very helpful with any queries. The service at my fittings was brilliant - professional, friendly and very efficient! I could not have been happier with the final result, and although it cost a bit more than I had been hoping to spend, the quality of the service and the work, as well as the piece of mind made it absolutely worth it. Thank you ladies! More...


Tony barber

18 May 2017

Excellent service here at Design and Alter. I couldn't fault them in any way! Quick, efficient, friendly and extremely knowledgable staff and the quality of the alterations were better than I've ever seen before. Highly recommend.


Claudia Wimpenny

27 April 2017

I had a great experience with Design and Alter, who shortened a very long jumpsuit for me. I met Eva who showed me upstairs to the changing rooms, which are all large and well lit with large mirrors. I put my jumpsuit on and Eva was helpful in giving her professional opinion on the right length; I took her advice and I’m so glad I did as the result made my legs look longer. The alterations took 3 days which I was very pleased with, although I was advised by Lorraine that they often do alterations even quicker than this if somebody has a particularly short deadline. When I went back to collect my jumpsuit I tried it on again and was delighted with the results, it had been done just as planned and was also pressed and protected. I highly recommend Design and Alter will be using them for my alterations in future. More...

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