Our alteration service works like this:
Fill in the online form below or we'll fill it in together when you drop off.
Bring or post* your clean, laundered clothes to the DOLLY Studio and pay in advance by card or cash.
I’ll email you when it’s ready for collection!
*if you're posting your alteration to us please put BY POST in the description and contact us to book a face time consultation to chat things through and make payment.
Simple, safe and planet-friendly!
FAQs and a little bit about what to expect...
The DOLLY Repair Team
The seamsters at DOLLY are literally seamSTARS! Very accomplished from tons of experience and as well as training. We are dedicated to giving you the highest standard of sewing when you bring your loved clothes to us for mending and altering.
The Nitty Gritty
With that in mind I enjoy talking with each and every customer about their garment needs and desires. During consultation we endeavour to be as clear as we can about how your mend or alteration will look. Sometimes however, once unpicked, a garment doesn’t always do what we’d like it to! You can trust us to make our best professional decision in these instances.
We will only do the work that has been discussed so please be sure to point out everything you’d like us to do and any other issues will be returned awaiting your further instruction.
Mending is a Badge of Honour!
Remember that mending your clothes is a badge of honour to your commitment to your clothing so please ask us about bespoke visible mending.
Why does my alteration cost more than garment I hear you say!... Almost everyday!
Well as a seamster I am fully aware of the skill and time it takes to put a garment together and ALL garments are handmade. We charge the living wage for our work but unfortunately the person who made your garment may working in an unethical environment earning poor wages in unsafe working conditions. I am on a mission to raise awareness of the human cost of fast fashion and to honour every seamster I can with the respect, appreciation and financial reward they deserve as highly skilled, hardworking human beings!
I am passionate about helping you to keep your clothes in circulation and everyone who joins our DOLLY community is a Fashion Revolutionary for that very reason! Thank you!
APPROXIMATE PRICE LIST
Shortening and lengthening
Jeans - £20
Suit trousers - £22
Skirt/dress - from £25
Skirt/dress with lining - from £40
Coat - from £50
Jacket cuffs with vent - from £45
Jeans inside leg seam - from £28
Suit trousers both seams -from £40
(price does not include zip)
Trousers - £25
Dresses - from £28
Coat - from £45
Trousers - from £25
Skirts - from £35
Patches - from £15 per patch
Darning - from £8 per hole
(price does not include fabric)
Coat - from £80
Exact price and timings will be confirmed when you bring your item in.