When we have made changes to a garment to alter the nature of it, eg. dress to skirt, or added sleeves where none were before. Please click each image to see more photos and read about the project

1940s gown with added on train

Jessica needed her 1940s gown customised for the Baftas, and asked if we could add a train to it, along with general alterations. Having found a suitable fabric to go with the original crepe, we designed a 3 tier train by redesigning the front slit and adding on two new panels for the train.

1970s vintage gingham skirt sleeve alterations

This shirt had a long body but relatively short sleeves with cuffs, so we shortened the sleeves to shorter, almost capped sleeves, and shortened the back so the shirt itself could be worn in a 1950s manner.

Yellow flowers cotton skirt to sun dress

Our client loved the fabric but did not like the style of the skirt, and asked if we could convert into a sun dress. A few fitting consultations later, we had a cute sweetheart neckline finished with bias, a side zip and gathered skirt.

Vintage Jaeger dress turned into skirt

This cotton dress by JaegerĀ did not fit our client on top, and she asked if we could make it into a skirt. The alteration itself was quite simple due to the original wrap-around construction of the dress, but we still had to make a few minor adjustments to ensure the skirt sat well, especially […]

Vintage Brocade Dress bodice lengthening

This 1950s vintage brocade dress had a very high waist, as typical of the era. Our client wanted the bodiceĀ elongated for a better fit, but as there was little seam allowance on the waist seam, we inserted a panel in red, to match the red in the brocade. we also removed the front bow, […]

Vintage 1930s waistcoat with inserted sleeves

Probably 1920s waistcoat which our client wished sleeves inserted into. She brought an orange silk velvet and wanted a loose fit with a simple elasticated cuff.