The Sewing Studio


My name is Adele and I own Dolly Blue Bridal Studios, but more importantly I’m the head seamstress with over 25 years experience in Bridal.  We are very fortunate at Dolly Blue HQ to have a separate Sewing Studio, so all alterations are carried out ‘in house’, your dress never leaves our building and all your fittings are done by myself in our Exclusive Studio.

I have exceptionally high standards, I spend hours on each dress ensuring it is perfectly fitted and altered to each individual brides requirements. I will not let a dress leave the building till I am totally satisfied that the bride is completely happy with her dress.


Choosing your dress is only the first part of your bridal gown’s journey. All  bridal gowns will need a tweak when they arrive, we can’t emphasis enough the importance of getting your dress fitted and altered professionally by a fully qualified and insured seamstress.

We will contact you approximately 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding date to arrange your first fitting and payment of balance. It is very important that you factor into account that a dress takes a minimum of 6 months to order with a further 2 months to alter and you will need to be available for 2 or 3 fittings.

NB Bridal Fittings are by appointment, Wednesday 12-4pm or Thursday 12-7pm only. Bridal fittings require the seamstresses and your full concentration, so we politely request you bring just one other person to your first fitting and please remember your bridal shoes and underwear. This is also a good time to choose any accessories you may require.

Dresses are made to order, not made to measure. We follow the strict measuring guidelines from each individual designer to ensure that the dress arrives as close to your personal measurements as possible, these are taken when you place your order. NB Unfortunately we cannot be held responsible for any fluctuation in a brides personal weight once the order has been placed, but we will always endeavour to fit the dress to the best of our abilities within reasonable situations.

All alterations or customisation are extra with the total cost depending on the amount of work carried out on each individual dress, the average price being £250. Please take this into account when budgeting for your gown.

Due to the share volume of work and the exacting standards we adhere to. We have to restrict this alteration service to brides that have purchased their dresses from the Exclusive Studio only.

Any other questions, please get in touch.