Splendid Stitches has been repairing and altering

London and the UK’s finest vintage for over a decade.

With sustainability at our core since our inception in 2010, 

we cater for both private clients, and prestigious London vintage boutiques

What We Do

vintage clothes for repair and alterations at Splendid StitchesAt Splendid Stitches we specialise in pre-1990s vintage and have unrivalled experience in dealing with the often tricky and unusual alterations and repairs required for clothes several decades old.

We pride ourselves on excellent workmanship and a personal service which is specifically tailored to each particular project, whether restoring a delicate 1930s silk gown, resizing a WWII wool suit, or replacing zips in 1960s mod dresses. We also work on vintage reproduction, and with sustainably produced clothing from smaller brands.

Since we opened our doors in 2010 we have been anchored in sustainability and keeping clothes out of landfill. We will always aim to reuse any part of your garment for the repairs and use vintage haberdashery, threads and previous off-cuts whenever feasible.

 

Sustainable clothing after-care consultancy

Drawing on over a decade at the forefront of the sustainability conversation, we work with small retailers and clothing brands on delivering and communicating sustainable clothing after-care solutions. We are great believers that clothes should be worn and repaired, and not end up in landfill.

We work with a number of prestigious boutiques offering alterations and repairs and can help with strengthening sustainability credentials on a consultancy basis too. For more details on our full range services see the ‘Consultancy’ section. 

Why Use A Vintage Specialist?

We know and understand that each item is unique and possibly rather delicate, and we treat each garment with utmost care and respect – as vintage clothes lovers ourselves, we know how important each individual piece of clothing is. 

Clothes construction, finishes and fabrics have changed immensely over the years, and is very different to modern, mass-produced clothing. We have experience of the construction methods and fabrics used in vintage, and understand how your garment may have changed over time. About half of the items we see have been altered in the past, which will need careful undoing or redoing.

We stock original vintage haberdashery including deadstock zips, buttons, threads and trimmings, and will use these for further authenticity if suitable. We also understand the changing vintage silhouettes from 1920s flappers over 1940s landgirls, to 1960s mods and beyond, and the terminology associated with vintage, so if you are trying to achieve a certain look we can help with styling this correctly, and will speak your language. 

About Our Founder

Splendid Stitches is the brainchild of Nanna Sandom, a lifelong lover and wearer of vintage who learned to sew and alter clothes in her native Denmark.

Having run Splendid Stitches for a decade, she estimates she has personally altered or repaired over 3000 vintage garments in this time.

Splendid Stitches works with a number of prestigious London boutiques and have loyal clients all over the UK spanning clothes collectors, celebrities and families wanting to restore their heirlooms. 

Nanna champions vintage as the ultimate sustainable choice when it comes to clothing and is driven by strong ethical views. The studio embraces body-positivity and welcomes all genders.

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