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Thursday 16 September 2010 4.53pm
Hi does anyone know of a good clothes alterator,
i need a bridesmaid dress taken up and taken in
Friday 17 September 2010 9.20am
There's a dry cleaner's in Milroy Walk. If their quality of service of the dry cleaning is anything to go by, the alterations should be good too. I've not used them before for alterations (I use the dry cleaner's) and they did put some new buttons on some of my shirts which was done very well.
Friday 17 September 2010 9.42am
I can recommend Nelly's (34 Railway Approach, SE1 9SS) tel 020 7403 4488. They've done some amazing alterations for me in really tricky fabrics - one of which was a summer coat that was a size too big and I just can't see where it's been altered but it fits perfectly now, another was a vintage silk satin dress that needed a completely new back put in - they did it perfectly. They specialise in wedding/evening dresses so your dress will be in great hands. No connection just a very satisfied long term customer. They do dry cleaning and the usual hems up/down and zip replacment stuff too.
Friday 17 September 2010 11.34am
thank you both for the replys will try nellys first, as you say they specialise in bridle wear
many thanks
Friday 17 September 2010 1.22pm
You'll be in good hands - and I forgot to say that considering the tricky stuff I gave them to do their prices are very reasonable. Let me know how you got on it'd be nice to have my findings confirmed by another. They also make things from scratch other than wedding/evening dresses so I'd be interested to hear from anybody on here who has had something made up for them. I fancy a day dress or a top made up.
Monday 20 September 2010 10.11am
this looks like a little hidden gem thanks
Friday 24 September 2010 2.10pm
Just wondered if your experience of Nelly's was success? How did the alterations go?
Monday 4 October 2010 4.43pm
i did find nelly a bit to expensive, in the end we only needed 1 1/2 inches under each arm taken in they charged 48,
so im sure it would be a fortune to get something made from scratch,
but thanks for your help
Monday 4 October 2010 5.10pm
That's a shame. I've just given them a retro coat for the hem to go down and the pockets to be made bigger.

I guess making armholes smaller in a dress is very tricky as it would depend on how much spare fabric was in the sleeves and bodice to allow them to do that (trying to remember how a dress is constructed from old school lessons!).

Do let me know if you find somewhere else - I'm always wanting alterations done.

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