Wedding Dress Alterations and Fitting
In-house Fittings and Alterations Service
Chameleon offers an in-house wedding dress alterations and fitting service to both our own brides and those who have purchased their gown elsewhere.
We have three very skilled bridal seamstresses who have been working on wedding dresses for a combined total of over 30 years!
Dresses not bought from Chameleon
If you have not purchased your wedding dress from us, we are still happy to help. Just give us a call and we can book you in for your first fitting. Your first fit usually needs to take place approximately 8 weeks before your wedding.
Although we do not sell bridesmaid dresses, we understand that they may need to be altered. At non-peak times, we maybe able to offer alterations on your bridesmaids gowns. Please give us a call and we can discuss how we can help you.
What to expect during the alterations process
The time you spend with your seamstress is precious and will make all the difference to how your gown will ultimately look.
Your first bridal fitting will take place 8 weeks before your wedding.
All of dresses are made to order and not made to measure. This means that they are made to specific size and not to your specific measurements. You are therefore very likely to require the gown to be fitted to your body.
The number of fittings required may vary. Most brides require 2-3 fittings to ensure a perfect fit.
Providing your measurements do not change, we only charge for the finished job, not the number of fittings.
Things to remember
Please try to limit the number of people you bring to your fittings – past experience has taught us that scissors, pins, and small children don’t mix! We ask you to try to avoid bringing small children to your fittings.
Each time you come for a fitting it is essential to bring your bridal shoes and the lingerie (if required) you will be wearing on the day. The fitting cannot be carried out without them, as they will naturally alter the fit of the gown.
Our fitting times are Mondays to Fridays 9.15am- 4pm. We do not offer a fitting service on a Saturday as we do not have seamstresses and in addition, the shop can get very busy and there is always a risk to your gown when people are milling around. We prefer a quiet relaxed environment for you and us.
Please allow about an hour for a first fitting and approximately 30-45 minutes for your second/third fit.
Bridal and Occasion Wear Alterations
Please note that alterations are very bespoke – it depends on your dress, the detail of the fabric, what you are asking us to do and how long that will take our seamstress. Obviously the more detailed and full the dress, the larger the job! Please contact us for a quote.