REVIEWS

Cannot Recommend Enough

"Chantelle is a fantastic seamstress. We are so pleased and grateful that we found her page, after seeing her highly recommended on a number of wedding pages. As two brides getting married, we were keeping it semi traditional by not wanting to see each others dress. Chantelle had the task of altering both our bridal dresses, along with 4 bridesmaids dresses, she was the only person that had seen both the brides dresses. She made us feel comfortable and at ease from just the first fitting. She made comments and recommendation of things we would never had thought about, her keen eye and experience is second to none. She was so professional and did such a good job of making sure we had no idea about each others dress. Our bridesmaids had he same dresses, but all had different body shapes and sizes, yet they all fit each bridesmaid perfectly. We cannot recommend Chantelle enough. Thank you for everything." - Nic Bean - Feb 2020

So Happy With My Dress

"Chantelle is just so lovely to work with, she had been recommended by a friend to me and I’m so glad she did. We had to cancel our first appointment due to COVID, but she fitted me in and managed to get my dress ready for the big day! Nothing was too much trouble for her, even when I tried on loads of different veils and couldn’t make my mind up! Chantelle was completely honest with what I needed. She also altered one of my bridesmaids dresses to match sleeves on the other one which turned out lovely! I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to anyone I know, I’m so happy with my dress.

Thank you again Chantelle" - Alice Coles - September 2020

Fit Like a Glove

“Chantelle's eye for detail, bridal experience and advice was second to none. I was so nervous to handover my dress (that needed a fair bit of altering!) to someone - it takes a lot of trust but within minutes of meeting Chantelle, I knew I was in fab hands. She altered my dress to fit like a glove working with really delicate silk tulle and unusual, intricate lace. She also came to my rescue at the last minute - my hero! Nothing was ever too much of a problem, and Chantelle was so thorough throughout the entire process. We also designed and Chantelle made a custom belt and veil which completed the look perfectly - my dress was everything I ever wanted! Can't recommend Chantelle highly enough. X” Georgia Tobin Catherine Deane Dress - 30th Nov 2019 

Recommend Without Hesitation

 

“Chantelle has been amazing from start to finish, she is so talented, nothing is too much trouble and she put me and my bridesmaids at ease from the very first fitting. I would recommend her without hesitation. Thank you chantelle for everything, I will miss our regular visits! Xx” – Heidi Louisa Murphy Courtyard Bridal Dress – September 2019 – Lulworth Castle

Friendly and Accommodating 

Chantelle did an amazing job altering my wedding dress, everyone commented on how lovely it was, especially the beaded belt that was added. Chantelle was easy to talk to, very friendly and accommodating. Chantelle also altered my four bridesmaids dresses which I didn't make easy for her as one of them was pregnant, but she did a super job and all my bridesmaids were very happy. I would definitely recommend her to everyone! – Poppy Martin ( Haseldine )  CB 2019

Incredibly Talented

“Chantelle's work is absolutely amazing and she's incredibly talented. From the initial meeting to collecting my dress the communication has been brilliant. Due to the alterations she did she allowed me to wear my dream dress and feel confident in it which I never thought would be the case. Everyone commented on how stunning the back of the dress was and I was more than happy to show it off knowing Chantelle had worked her magic with the extra lace. I cannot recommend Chantelle enough. “– Beth Deverell – Brides With Curves Dress – August 2019

My Dress Was Perfect

 

“Chantelle did the alterations on my wedding dress for me and I can not recommend her enough! My dress was perfect ❤️ From the start to finish, Chantelle was so friendly and made me feel at ease. she listened to my views and made me feel so confident in my dress on our wedding day. Thank you so much xxx” – Beckie McLaughlin – August 2019 – Courtyard Bridal Dress – Dudsbury Golf Course

Made Me Feel Comfortable

“Thank you very much for all the extra touches that you added to make this dress my perfect dress. Dress shopping and everything was always a scary thought due to being a curvy girl. You made me feel so comfortable when doing the alterations. Never did I ever think that I would be able to not have to wear a supportive bra with my dress. It would never have crossed my mind but I’m so glad that you suggested it as it made the dress fit so much better. The extra detailing we added looked beautiful. I loved how I could detach the straps, something I also never thought about until meeting with you. Gave my dress two beautiful looks for the day. Thank you for making my experience amazing. I would point anyone who is nervous about the whole experience in your direction. Thank you once again. All the best x” – Sam Watts - Brides With Curves Dress - Oct 2018

Worked Her Magic

 

“I can’t thank you enough, our wedding would have been a disaster without you, as I couldn’t even walk in it before you worked your magic. It was always a pleasure coming to the fittings and seeing what you had done. Can not recommend you highly enough.” – Amanda Osmond - Exclusively Yours Dress - May 2018 

Always be Truly Grateful

"The dress was stunning and when Michael saw me for the first time tears were the order of the day!! Thank you so, so much for all your lovely work on the dress the compliments just flowed all day and I felt a million dollars my Wedding Day could not of been more perfect from start to finish. You truly helped all my dreams come true and more. You helped us make wonderful memories of our Wedding Day we will take forward with us in the years to come for that we will always be truly grateful x x" Carol Etheridge - Brides With Curves Dress - November 2018

Amazing Eye For Detail

"Having bought my dress I knew it needed alterations doing, from the minute I met Chantelle I was completely relaxed leaving the dress in her hands! She was so professional, coming up with ideas and was so on board with the whole idea for the look of the dress. It became so much more than some alterations and Chantelle made my bolero and veil and had such an amazing eye for detail keeping all the lines clean so much so my guests didn't believe the bolero wasn't attached to the dress permanently! The veil was beautifully finished off with the same floral detailing as the bolero, which I never would have thought possible, but again Chantelle made it not only possible but easy! Chantelle also made straps for the dress in the evening which matched the colour perfectly and didn't move all evening - even with dancing. I cannot recommend Chantelle highly enough." - Charley Stockdale - Exclusively Yours Dress - Sept 2018

Totally Got My Vision

"Chantelle, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the amazing job you did with my wedding dress! The sleeves and neckline you created were so beautiful, I had compliments all day long! You made me feel so at ease and totally got my vision, you really are amazing at what you do! I can't recommend you highly enough. Thank you for making me feel like a princess on my wedding day! XxX" – Heidi Eske - Brides With Curves Dress - Parley Manor - June 2018

Made My Dreams Reality

"Not only did Chantelle take my dress in perfectly, she also made it bespoke for me by adding amazing detailed sleeves. So much so you wouldn't not have known it wasn't part of the original dress. Chantelle also altered my mother's dress, made me a bespoke veil and added a hook up for my the back of my dress.

The detail, time and dedication spent on turning my mumbles into reality was truly special. Chantelle made my dreams a reality and for that I will always be grateful, thankful and in awe of her amazing skills. Chantelle is a lovely person, had multiple sessions with me and my mum who has mobility issues. Nothing was a trouble for her. I felt like I was sharing an important moment in my life with a good friend. I would never hesitate to recommend Chantelle to anyone. Thank you! Xxx" – Sarah Hammond - April 2018

A Very Thorough Job

 

“Chantelle had a big job changing and altering my dress. I needed pretty much everything changing to fit me correctly. Chantelle makes sure everything fits to perfection and doesn’t miss anything out and does a very thorough job checking and double checking the fit, detail and any extras! I would highly recommend to anyone needing a dress altered or made! 😊 “ Megan Pankhurst - Exclusively Yours Dress - August 2018

Always Honest

 

"You were a total hero and I felt so safe knowing you'd always be honest with me and creative about what solutions were possible. It always felt like we were on a creative adventure together and with you anything I wanted could be achieved! I am beyond thrilled with the outcome and everyone was blown away that Id' be able to design my own veil and how stunning it looked. I felt like a total princess and it was in large part down to you're beautiful work. Thanks so much for everything!!"

Louise Croft – Highcliffe Castle - April 2018

Offered Sound Advice

“Chantelle made some amazing alterations and additions to my beautiful dress. She matched a belt, ribbon, tidied the lace at the back, fit the dress perfectly, added buttons and gave me a perfect breast shape with additional support cups! I was so worried about entrusting my dress with someone, Chantelle made such a difference by offering sound advice. She is a talented and lovely lady. I trusted her implicitly with my most prized possession and she worked her magic. Thank you!” – Louise Scott - Mooshki Bridal Dress - July 18

Life Saver For Our Wedding!

"I really can't recommend Chantelle enough! Chantelle is such a lovely lady and she was a life saver for our wedding! Not only did she help make my dress more perfect than it already was, she fixed a bridesmaid dress the night BEFORE the wedding! All of our fittings were such fun and I just can't thank her enough 😊 Thank you so much for your help and quality service 💜" - Chloe Caldicott - 2018 

Made Me Feel At Ease

"Thank you so much Chantelle for altering my wedding dress, and working with me when I was losing weight to make my dress fit perfectly, you made me feel at ease during all my fittings. I loved my dress so much and would highly recommend you. Wishing you all the very best with your business. Kind regards x"

Samantha Maidment - Brides With Curves Dress - Rhinefield House Oct 2017

Always Calming and Reassuring

"Thank you so much for your help in making my day so perfect. My dress was so comfortable, and I had some wonderful comments. I had room to
move in all the right places and my decency was always covered. Thank you for being so accommodating during the fittings and alterations,
your welcoming and friendly nature was always calming and very reassuring, even on my very tight timeline. Thank you again so so much." Wendy Eyers - Brides With Curves Dress - Sept 2017

Service Is Impeccable

"I just wanted to put something in writing to you to say a very big thank you for your contribution to making my big day special by your expertise in doing the alterations. My wedding dress was too large everywhere even with lots of heavy lace on it and also my daughters bridesmaid dress which had delicate lace and beading around the neckline which I thought was going to be impossible to alter. Your service is impeccable and we were both made to feel not only very calm in the knowledge of your skills but also your professionalism with being made to feel comfortable throughout all stages of the fittings. Thank you once again. I can not recommend your services enough. A happy wedding day was had by all." - Jacqui - June 2017

I Had An Amazing Experience

 

I had fittings with Chantelle who made me feel at ease and worked her absolute magic. She managed to find the exact lace material on my dress and made me beautiful lace sleeves, she also added a section across the back where the low V shape made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I received so many compliments on my dress, everyone loved the lace sleeves and how elegant it looked. To this day I am still so grateful and thankful I had an amazing experience. Thank you so much Chantelle you're incredible at what you do! One very happy bride! :) xxx" Kirsty-Anne - Brides With Curves Dress – September 2017

I Felt Like A Princess

“Chantelle has been amazing!! I felt like a princess in my stunning, perfect dress. Thank you so much for everything. I cannot thank Chantelle enough as I truly love my dress so much!! I didn’t want to take it off. Thanks for your support too I wouldn’t be Miss England Miss Social Media without all your help." - Samantha Bumford Miss Dorset – Miss England Finals 2017

Extremely Professional

“It was so important to me to combine elegance and comfort. I made my own research and found Chantelle online. This has been one of the best experiences so far for me, Chantelle listens to you carefully. Several fittings and at the end of it, you got to know such a lovely, kind and extremely professional individual. I would recommend her to anyone who gets married and is after that unique experience of a personalised and beautiful dress, with perfection in every detail.” Camille Mangelinckx - Larmer Tree Gardens - 2017

Recommend Her To Anyone

“I’ve know Chantelle for years,  she is highly talented and I would recommend her to anyone. We had 3 bridesmaid dresses delivered from another company and they were not fitting around the waist and the hem was too long. With only 8 weeks to go until the wedding and a stressed bride to be, we got in touch with Chantelle who managed to make these alterations in a short time frame and to a professional level to all three dresses. Thank you so much we really appreciate your hard work!“ - Jess - Mary Davies' bridesmaid - Dudsbury Gold Club 2017

Totally Hassle Free!

“Just wanted to say a huge Thank You. My bridesmaids looked stunning!! Dresses fitted perfectly. Chantelle's service was just fantastic and I have recommended her to everyone. She was able to arrange with my bridesmaids even though I was not present and Chantelle sorted everything totally hassle free! My bridesmaids told me how friendly she was and how comfortable they felt. I cannot thank her enough! Chantelle also worked a miracle for my pregnant friend’s dress, the hours she must have put in are appreciated hugely. I couldn’t thank her enough!!” – Kirstie Smith - 2017

Fantastic To Work With

 

“Chantelle was fantastic to work with; I had a few different ideas in mind but wasn’t sure how to put them together. Thanks to Chantelle’s expertise and patience we added to the dress and I could see the design coming together..the finished dress was beautiful. I feel very fortunate to be able to have my dress sewn in this way and would definitely recommend Chantelle. Thank you for all your hard work and patience!”- Julie Wass - 2017

I Loved All My Visits

“I can’t thank Chantelle enough for my beautiful dress!! I loved all my visits to her and loved how she was just as excited about my big day as me! I was dreading having my dress altered but Chantelle made it so much fun!!! Thank you for allowing me to bring my friends and little girls it was lovely including them in the process! Chantelle is so talented at what she does and deserves every success xxxxx" – Sarah Hambry - 2017 

It Fitted Me Perfectly

“I was so pleased with the alterations you made to my dress and the beautiful bespoke veil you made me to match. Your service was so friendly and professional and I completely trusted you to work your magic on my dress so it fitted me perfectly! I can only imagine how tedious it could have been with all the beading lace and sparkle! Also a huge thank you for steaming my dress and the bridesmaid dresses and storing them for me ready to pick up just before the big day, totally put my mind at ease that it would all be sorted and ready in plenty of time! Xxxxxxx” – Isabelle Green - New Forset Hotel - Aug 2017

Talented And Lovely Lady

“The most beautiful dress I have ever worn sewn by such a talented and lovely lady. Chantelle's suggestions were fantastic, her attention to detail incredible and she turned my ideas into something sumptuous. It was all I wished for and more. Millions of thanks. Love you. X” – Myriam Algoet - September 2016

Breathtakingly Beautiful

“Chantelle’s talent and skill are surpassed only by her patience and ability to guide you through the creative process. Working with her to design my wedding dress details was an absolute joy. My finished dress was breathtakingly beautiful and everything I had hoped for. I highly recommend Chantelle to all brides. Her work is of the highest standard and by the end of the process you will not only have a dress of exceptional quality and design but some wonderful memories of the experience as well xx” - Juliette James - Highcliffe Castle - 2016

Professional And Helpful

“Chantelle was amazing very friendly and helpful. She altered my dress and made me the most AMAZING pink and cream netted petticoat. Also altered my bridesmaids dresses they looked beautiful and the girls loved them. Very professional and helpful. Thank you so much Chantelle x” – Emmie Smith - 2016

Chantelle's Work Was Beautiful

“I purchased my gown online, when it arrived the sizing was not quite as expected. I took the gown to Chantelle who sympathetically fitted a new back panel decorated with embroidered applique. Chantelle also adjusted the hem length to make it easy to wear. Then she pressed and hung the dress in a bag ready for my special wedding day. Chantelle’s work was beautiful and must be highly commended.” – Casey-Ruth - 2016

High Level Of Care

“Thank you so much for all your work on my dream wedding dress. It was one of the best decisions I made – it was such fun meeting up with Chantelle. She delivered a friendly and professional service with such a high level of care and attention to detail – she never seemed phased by my moments of indecisiveness! I wish her all the best, I know she will go very far with her amazing talent, I will certainly be recommending Chantelle to other brides to be xxx” – Sarah Erskine - 2015

 Made Me Feel Like A Bride

”I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making my dress beautiful. Everyone at the wedding was completely blown away by it and even now I still have people telling me how beautiful it was. I loved it and it really made me feel like a bride, something Chantelle knew I was really worried I wouldn’t feel! The dress is so beautiful, I just wish I could wear it again xx” – Claire McFarland-Parsons - Holbrook Manor - October 2015

She Was Amazing

“I would like to say a massive thank you to Chantelle she was amazing. I came to her with so many different ideas and she really helped me figure out what I wanted and how I wanted it. Chantelle managed to give me my long train and make it look beautiful when it was hooked up. Everybody said how beautiful my dress was and my husband even wants me to wear it for our first anniversary so he can see me in it again. I wish you all the best in the future xxx” Jessica Abrook - 2015

Meticulous Hard Work

“Dear Chantelle, Soo many thanks for all your meticulous hard work. I have thoroughly loved this time we have shared – every stitch of the way! Thank you for your part in making this day special X xxx X” - Caroline Ward - Dartington House - 2015

Everything Was Just Perfect!

“I want to thank Chantelle for everything she did for my wedding! I also want to say how wonderful it was getting to know her and how lovely she is! Chantelle made my whole wedding dress experience amazing and I couldn’t have wished for anything better! Everything she designed and made me was just perfect! Thank you sooo much xxx” – Kelly Wolfendale - July 2014

I Loved Every Visit

“Chantelle was so helpful, professional and relaxed. I went in feeling really nervous and walked away feeling 100% confident that my dress was going to be just as stunning as I had been picturing. It was an amazing experience; I loved every visit, seeing it all take shape and come together. The attention to detail, care and time you put into making my dream dress really did pay off. I never felt more beautiful than I did once I stepped into it. Thank you xx” – Tania Peverill - Three Tunns Inn -April 2014

Extremely Talented Seamstress

“Thank you so, so much Chantelle. From start to finish Chantelle was really amazing. Chantelle helped me to figure out what I wanted, when, in all honesty, I didn’t have a clue to start with. Chantelle was so patient, full of suggestions and just a thoroughly lovely, extremely talented seamstress. I can’t recommend her services enough. If you need alterations ladies, Chantelle is the lady I’d have on speed dial. xx" – Rebecca Symons - The Kings Arms - Oct 2014

Took All The Stress Away

“Chantelle is a tremendously talented person and one of the nicest people I met throughout the wedding journey. Not only is she easy to work with, she took all the stress away and made the process of getting the perfect look fun. The finished products were a dress that turned heads and many happy memories in getting it. It makes any girl feel like a fairy princess. I would recommend her time and time again, and I know my bridesmaid’s share the same view.” Emma Paton - 2015

 Nothing Is Too Much Trouble

"Chantelle was genuinely excited about my ideas and her passion for what she does was very clear from the start, her attention to detail…..amazing! Nothing is too much trouble for her and she was fantastic with the girls. At the last minute I decided that I also wanted some little fur shrugs to match the dresses – Chantelle was happy to make these for me at short notice. The final result…two perfect, beautiful and cute flower girls! I could not be happier with how the whole theme came together on the day. I will certainly be using Chantelle again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend her to others.” - Gemma Ford - November 2014

The Most Beautiful Veil

“I can’t even begin to thank Chantelle enough for making my wonderful veil and how diligent she was through the whole process – she truly is amazing at what she does! Thank you once again for making the most beautiful veil I have ever seen and making me feel like a princess on my big day.” – Katie O’Connor - New Zealand Wedding - December 2016 

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