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 Barbara the Dressmaker

Specialist for Made to Measure and Alterations

58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5LP    Phone: 020 7629 3662


Bridal Wear

Made to measure wedding, bridesmaid and flowergirl dresses.

If you already have bought a wedding or bridesmaid or flowergirl dress from the internet or a shop and you are not 100% happy with it, you can bring it to our Central London dressmaking studio and we will help you achieve the perfect look and fit for your wedding, by altering it where necessary. We will check if the dress needs to be taken in or let out at the waist, shortened or lengthened, or altered in any other way. Sometimes the bust needs correcting on factory made dresses. Depending on the design, we can help resolve puckering, bunching or bulging in the fabric and check the stitching, embroidery and beading for you.


We are the only dressmaker recommended for alterations by the Ghost Boutique in London's Kings Road.

Bridal Wear Alterations

four flowergirls

We offer a top quality service for your big event and make all sorts of bridal wear, from traditional stylish but simple wedding dresses to contemporary elaborately decorated wedding gowns, each of which is designed to fit your budget and figure. We also specialise in dresses for bridesmaids, flowergirls and stylish mother of the bride outfits, which can be made in classical designs or sleek modern shapes, according to your wishes.  As part of our service, we also create matching shirts, ties and waistcoats for pageboys and other male members of the wedding party and we even make matching collars for pets that attend the wedding.


There are many advantages to having your wedding wear made-to-measure by Barbara the Dressmaker in Central London as you get exactly what you really want, your garments fit properly no matter what size or build you, your bridesmaids and flowergirls are and you can conveniently pop-in for fittings and to see how things are progressing.


Your wedding dress is probably one of the most important dress purchases of your life so it is crucial that it flatters your figure and suits your style. All our bespoke dresses are tailor made-to-measure and can be created in any shape and size as we recognise that you want your dresses to fit you and your bridesmaids in all the right places!


Whether you want a romantic strapless fine lace and organza bridal gown or an A-line style ball gown in soft satin and tulle overlaid with chiffon, we can design and make it for you. Maybe you fancy a bodice trimmed with magnificent floral lace appliqués or perhaps you would prefer one that has straps covered with handworked Swarovski crystals or made with fine beaded lace, we can discuss and decide what is best for you. Every dress we make is designed and cut to your exact requirements creating a one-off design, individually created and beautifully detailed exclusively for you. Embroidery, pearls and hand-beading can be added when desired to produce sensational results and the ultimate in bridal wear.


A selection of bridal wear and items that we have made for weddings is shown in the Bridal Wear gallery.


Don’t hesitate. Discuss your requirements and benefit from our friendly professional advice with a no obligation free consultation, by visiting us in the West End of London or by contacting us via phone or email.

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