Wedding Alterations

I have known Sue for a number of years, over that time she has carried out numerous alterations for myself, my family and friends.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Sue’s services, she is a highly competent seamstress and pays great attention to detail, I would trust her with any item of clothing in my wardrobe from high street to designer.

Thank you so much Sue for consistently providing a great service.

Jan Hunt

From my bridesmaid dresses in 2006, to our first daughter's christening gown in 2010 and many evening dresses
in-between, Sue has always provided a very friendly, professional and expert service. I have always been extremely pleased with the results even when some of my requests have been pretty tall orders!

My recent curtains to children's beanbags project without any pattern, Sue
produced two wonderful beanbags that both our daughters love and enjoy.
It is this exact skill and attention to detail that is so hard to find, if you are a perfectionist then Sue will live up to your expectations indeed.

I also recommend Sue as I have 100% faith in her abilities. My friend recently used Sue for her wedding dress alterations and she looked stunning in her dress in January 2012, as it was absolutely tailored to fit to

Rebecca Roberts

Sue was recommended to me by a friend and I was absolutely delighted with her professional approach and immaculate work.


Susan came recommended through a friend after I found my perfect Wedding dress but it was unfortunately only available two sizes too big.  I contacted Susan and she gave advice as to how she could help me and we then booked an appointment for me to meet her.  Susan is very kind and very talented. 

She pinned the dress around me and then we made another appointment to check on the alterations.  Having agreed what needed to be done, she carried out the work to a very high standard and I was extremely pleased with the result. She was very easy to talk to and I found the whole experience stress free and good value for money. 

Susan has also altered a suit jacket for my husband, who is quite broad shouldered, again, she worked very professionally and very quickly and the jacket fitted perfectly. 


I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful miracle you performed in altering my bridesmaids dress for me.  It looks absolutely wonderful and feels so comfortable to wear now (yeah!).

You made me feel so welcome and instantly at ease knowing that my dress was in good hands and for that, I can't thank you enough.

Your simply amazing!!

Lots of Love


Thank you so much for altering my wedding dress, I couldn't have met a more lovely lady.

My dress is wonderful and thank you again

All my love


To Susan

Thank you for your hard work over the last few weeks.    The dresses look great!

Thank you



Dear Susan

Thanks so much for doing such a great job in altering my wedding dress.

Best regards

Hannah Hooker

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Price Guide

Alterations & Repairs


Wedding Dress

Hems - Prices from    


Hems - Prices from
Shorten hem (incl lining) £30
Shoulders - Prices from
Lift shoulders     £20
Shorten straps  £10
Add straps   £25
Side Seams - Prices from
Take in 2 plain seams (incl lining) £25
Take in 2 beaded/lace seams £30
Take in centre back with zip £30
Take in waist to hips  £25

Flower Girl Dresses

Shortening - Prices from
Hem only (incl lining)     £15
Hem several layers £20
Raise hem from waist     £35
Bodice seam adjustment  - Prices from
Side and bodice seams (incl lining)    £20
Side seam only (incl lining)  £25
Shoulder adjustment £15
Shorten Straight plain dress with lining   £50  
Shorten full plain hem            £70  
Extra Layer of netting  £10  
Price of hem depends largely on the number of layers, the size of the skirt and amount of lace and beading involved.    
Bodices - Prices from    
Take in 2 plain seams with lining    £40  
Take in 2 seams with boning and lining   £50  
Take in 2 seams with beading, boning and lining* £60  
Shoulder adjustment*     £20  
Bodice altered from zip back to corset back      £70  
*subject to increase if beading/detail is elaborate  
Side seams - Prices from  
Take in waist to hips (incl lining) £30  
Take in waist to hem (incl lining) £40  
Shoulders - Prices from    
Lift shoulders   £30  
Shorten straps £15  
Add straps £25  
Sleeves - Prices from  
Shorten plain sleeves £15  
Shorten detailed sleeves £35  
Other - Prices from  
Hook & eye     £10  
Apply bustle loop & hook  £15  
Insert bust cups £20  

Terms and Conditions          

  • All alterations require a 50% deposit of the full price.  
  • For restyling and major alterations, please ask for an estimate.
  • If possible please bring the underwear you intend to wear on your wedding day to your first and subsequent fittings; the correct bra is essential as the dress will be fitted around it.  Shoes should also be brought if the dress needs to be hemmed.  If this is not possible please at least bring shoes of the same height although in this case please note we will require you to sign a disclaimer for any work done to the hem length in case this changes in your shoes.
  • It is advisable to wear minimal make up to avoid soiling your dress.
  • Susan Lily Bridal Alterations has limited insurance if you require greater protection, we would advise you to cover your wedding dress on your personal household or wedding insurance.  Susan Lily will take the utmost care of your garments; however. We do advise you that your items are left with us at your own risk.
  • When you collect your garments you will be required to sign a form stating that you have fully inspected the garments and that you are satisfied with the work

            Payment by cash, or cheque with card (Visa  Master Card, Delta & Maestro).