Designer Alterations and Clothes Repairs

The Stitch Shop –Designer Alterations and Clothes Repairs
London Docklands and beyond

If your favourite clothes don't fit, or they need repairing, look no further! We offer high quality work on altering hemlines and waistlines, general repairs, re-styling and remodelling of clothes. Our bespoke service includes a personal fitting at your home or office. We also offer repairs and alterations of soft furnishings such as curtains, cushion covers and bedding.

Our alteration customers are mainly based in the Canary Wharf and Docklands area of London offering home, office and hotel visits with a personal fitting service. We specialise in the alteration of wedding and bridesmaids dresses. We also repair your denims – just send them by post. Our professional measuring service will provide you with a complete set of accurate body measurements.


At present, we are unable to take on any new work unless you are a previous customer.


Consultation – We can advise you on the best way to alter a garment and may have a number of alternative options for you to consider. We are also happy to look and talk through your entire wardrobe if that needs sorting out.

Fitting – You're not left to your own devices. Our service includes a personalised one-to-one fitting session for altering any of your garments. When re-shaping or re-styling garments more than one fitting session may be required.

Alterations and repairs – We will consider any alteration, re-modelling and repair request for ladies, gents and childrens garments, from casual wear to evening wear, bridal gowns and vintage clothing. We also offer repairs and alterations to soft furnishings such as curtains, cushion covers and bedding.

Measuring – If you are ordering your made-to-measure dress or suit from further afield, our professional measuring service might make your live a lot easier. We will take and provide the complete set of accurate body measurements – usually those required for a particular dress or suit design – and then email you a typed chart of all measurements taken.

Design and dressmaking – We can help you design and make your unique dress or garment in any type of fabric, including delicate silks, beaded fabrics, fur or leather.

Delivery – We can pick up and deliver your items.

Turn-around times vary depending on current demand, but we will always meet the agreed deadline. Emergency alterations and repairs are available at an express charge (see below).


Map of areas we cover in East London: Canary Wharf, Isle of Docks, Royal Docks, Canning Town, London City Airport

We serve the London Docklands around Canary Wharf and the Royal Docks, as well as the surrounding areas. We'll visit you in person for consultation and fitting, be it at your home or office. We can also arrange for an alternative location should you like to meet elsewhere. – London areas we visit


Across London

If you are based within the East London areas listed below we will visit you without any additional charge. Please let us know if you would like us to visit you elsewhere and we will give you a price to do so.

London Docklands and East London

Our prices include one visit for initial consultation and fitting to the following areas:

  • All Saints
  • Beckton
  • Bermondsey East
  • Bow
  • Britannia Village
  • Canada Water
  • Canary Wharf
  • Canning Town
  • Charlton
  • Crossharbour
  • Cubitt Town
  • Custom House
  • Deptford
  • East Ham
  • East India
  • East India Quay
  • ExCeL Exhibition Centre
  • Gallions Reach
  • Greenwich
  • Greenwich Millenium Village
  • Island Gardens
  • Isle of Docks
  • Langdon Park
  • Limehouse
  • London City Airport
  • Mile End
  • Millwall
  • North Greenwich
  • North Woolwich
  • Plaistow
  • Pontoon Dock
  • Poplar
  • Prince Regent
  • Rotherhithe
  • Royal Albert
  • Royal Docks
  • Royal Victoria
  • Shadwell
  • Silvertown
  • South Quay
  • Stratford
  • Surrey Quays
  • Wapping
  • West Ham
  • West India Quay
  • West Silvertown
  • Westferry
  • Woolwich
  • Woolwich Arsenal


We price according to the nature of a particular garment and complexity of the work required. For example, some fabrics are easier to work with than others. Therefore, the prices below are "from" prices to give you a general idea. We'll give a precise quote before starting any work.

Shorten · Lengthen from £

  • Jeans 15
  • Trousers 20
  • Skirts 25
  • Dresses 40
  • Sleeves of jackets/coats 40
  • Hem of jackets/coats 50

Take in · Let out from £

  • Trousers 30
  • Skirts 25
  • Evening dresses 40
  • Wedding dresses 100
  • Jackets/coats 30

Zips from £

  • Trousers 20
  • Skirts 25
  • Dresses 30
  • Jackets/coats 30

Repairs from £

  • Mending tears, rips and holes 10

Measuring £

  • Take set of measurements
  • – at our location 35
  • at your location from 50

You will be provided with a typed sheet of all measurements taken.

Other charges

Express service: +20% (min. £10) for a 48 hour turnaround; +10% (min. £6) for a 72 hour turnaround.
Delivery: We can deliver your clothes within East London at an additional cost of £5 – £12, depending on your location.

A minimum charge of £60 per order normally applies if we visit you at your location.


Suzian Fong is a trained fashion designer and dress maker with over 20 years professional experience in designing and making women's day and evening wear. Friends whom she helped with alterations kept suggesting she set up on her own. Finally, she founded The Stitch Shop.

Dedication, extreme attention to detail and a personal service are at the heart of the business, aiming for the highest quality in every alteration or repair, be it a pair of denim jeans or a glamorous gown.


At present, we are unable to take on any new work unless you are a previous customer.