Recently a distraught bride came to see us in the Atelier with two wedding gowns, both had been ruined by an amateur seamstress and a dodgy dry cleaner, in a failed attempt to perfect them for her big day. Luckily our team were able to correct the worst of these problems in just a few days, in time for the bride to catch her train to Paris for her beautiful wedding.
The gowns were samples purchased in near perfect condition. The bride was advised to have them dry cleaned, unaware that doing so can sometimes change the quality of the fabric.
During the process of shortening the first gown, from Tea length to knee length, the dress was unevenly cut, leaving ragged edges and a very upset bride.
Our cutter expertly re-cut the hem with the skills comparable to any petit mains of a Parisian haute couture atelier.
Even worse than the uneven edges, the two inner linings were accidentally stitched together, lifting the hem line in places and creating visible bunching.
Our seamstress skillfully unpicked the stitches and reassembled the side seems, allowing the hemline to straighten out and the skirt to lay flat over the hips.
Our seamstresses came to the rescue once again for gown two. The dress was carelessly washed and handled before it came to us resulting in tears on the bodice.
We hand appliquéd spare lace flowers, to reinforce and disguise the holes.
The new belt which had been created for the dress puckered and lay unevenly. Our experienced vendeuse instantly recognised the problem and released a few stitches, allowing the belt to lay flat, creating a smoother line.
It’s the small details that can really make a dress work, the flowers on the bodice had been attached sporadically and unevenly, making the dress look messy and inexpensive. A few slight adjustments and a keen eye perfected the bodice and made our bride very happy.
While Atelier Tammam is renowned for it’s bespoke creations, we are always happy to come to the rescue and offer repairs and alterations of the highest standard. The Atelier also has an in-house vintage specialist – Splendid Stitches. Let no gown go un-loved or unworn again!