The 10 Best Wedding Dress Seamstresses in Bristol

If you need alterations made on your bridal gown, then take a look at the top 10 best wedding dress seamstresses in Bristol. You want that perfect fit, and these professionals can answer all of your wedding dress dreams… not to mention fix up any suits and bridesmaids’ dresses for your wedding party.


Emma Dee recently located from London to Bristol. Her studio is based in Brislington, and she is always happy to welcome new brides into her boutique. Many will enter her shop with anxious and nervous faces. When you leave? Nothing but smiles. 

With a background in couture bridal, Emma can do alterations on just about any garment. She can take things in and let them out, or can refresh a wedding dress that has been passed onto you from a loved one. No job is too big or too small. 

Find out more about Emma Dee here. 


City Tailors are based in Bath, but have been serving brides of Bristol for over 25 years. Many flock to this renowned tailors because they have a specialised bridal alterations and wedding dress alteration service. 

When entrusting a seamstress to carry out your bridal alterations, you want to feel confident in their abilities. Experienced and knowledgeable staff are what you are greeted with in this establishment. They have an excellent reputation for quality, and the customer service is second to none. 

Find out more about City Tailors here. 


If you’re familiar with the Bristol bridal scene then you’ll have heard Abigail Westrup’s name come up. Abi is a recommended seamstress at several wedding dress shops across Bristol and Somerset. This popularity means that her diary is usually pretty jam-packed. 

Your wedding dress will no doubt be the most important dress you will ever wear. In Abi’s words… “The better the fit, the better it looks”. Your dress should look as if it were made just for you. Interested? Click on the image below to find out more. 

Find out more about Abigail Westrup Bridal here. 

Unique Dress is a dressmaking and alterations studio in Downend, Bristol. No task is too complex for this experienced team of professionals, and their services come highly recommended by local brides. 

They are equipped to deal with any kind of bridal alterations, and are happy to take on a challenge. Confident in their skills, and loved by many, this a great local gem of an alterations studio. 

Find out more about Unique Dress here. 


By Rose Savage is an incredibly affordable seamstress studio based in the creative quarter of Stokes Croft. You can have the hem of your dress altered, and the dress itself changed to make it fall in a more flattering and form-fitting way. 

Your wedding photographer will be on hand throughout the day to capture as many photos of you as possible. It’s important to take your dress to a seamstress, even if you’re satisfied with the fit. This is because your seamstress may have a few pointers for where your dress can fit better. 

Find out more about By Rose Savage here. 


Bertoldi are based on Coldharbour Road in Bristol, and can handle any of your tailoring and seamstressing needs. They can work on all types of clothing alterations for both ladies and gentlemen. 

From the simple and understated, to the exceptional and overly-embellished designs… this is the studio where you can alter your dress. This may include intricate lace detailing or appliques. The team can shorten, reduce the size, and customise your wedding gown to your specification. 

Find out more about Bertoldi here. 


Jojo Bridal specialise in designing unique wedding dresses for a unique bride. All of these designs are completed to the highest standard, and will photograph exceptionally well. It’s so lovely to have a customised gown, that you can treasure for years to come and eventually pass on to your loved ones. 

All alterations can be completed at Jojo Bridal, and will be finished to the highest possible standard. Thought it couldn’t get any better? Jojo also offer services for the groomsmen too. Waistcoats and cravats can be made from scratch here. These will be garments that hold memories. 

Find out more about Jojo Bridal here. 


Laura the seamstress is well known for her ability to make any gown fit you like a glove. She’s done hundreds of high end bridal alterations in the past, and her central Bristol studio is always full to the brim of brides requesting her services. 

At the moment, Laura is taking maternity leave, and will not be working for a temporary period. If you’re a bride of 2020 or later, it’s worth keeping an eye on her website to see when she’s back accepting bookings. She really is the best of the best. 

Find out more about Laura M Davey here. 


Sarah is an experienced dressmaker and seamstress based in Brislington. She runs her successful alterations business from her Facebook page, with is overflowing with great reviews from past brides. 

Bookings are taken by appointment only, and this one-to-one service is perfect for you to get the most out of this bridal and special occasion wear specialist. Sarah is always on hand to give you the leading advice and guidance on your garment. 

Find out more about Sarah Shepherd Dressmaker here. 


Needle and Thread is a reliable tailor and dry cleaners that is located in the heart of The Arcade in Broadmead, Bristol. You may have walked past this tailors many times before, but never needed their services. But now is the time. 

Alongside any sewing needs you may have, Needle and Thread can actually fully customise your wedding dress. If you want the hem taken up a little, you can. If you wanted to design your own custom gown, you can. The studio is open 7 days a week, so feel free to pop in with any initial questions, no commitment needed!

Find out more about Needle and Thread here.