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.
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.
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.
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
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.