Ball Gown Alterations

Ball Gown AlterationsWith over 30 years of experience, Alterations Boutique has become Manchester’s leading specialists in Ball Gown Alterations. If you are attending a special event and would like to have your Ball Gown altered our alterations specialists will help you find the best possible fit for your Ball Gown. As our dedicated seamstresses have a wealth of experience in working with luxurious and delicate fabric, we believe that only alterations specialists, like ourselves, should be trusted with such intricate work. Whether you would like us to shorten a hem or completely restyle your Ball Gown we will be delighted to help. Our highly trained seamstresses can carry out Ball Gown alterations of any complexity and have the skill to alter your Ball Gown to perfection. Our dedicated and meticulous seamstresses will make sure your Ball Gown fits you flawlessly and that you look amazing from every angle. Whether your Ball Gown is beaded or embellished with sequins  our experts can perform any type of alterations or restyling to your Ball Gown to create the most ideal fit. These are just some examples of alterations our seamstresses can perform.

Starting Prices


  • Take in or Let out Ball Gown sides - £20

  • Narrow Ball Gown shoulders - £20

  • Shorten / Lengthen Ball Gown - £20

  • Shorten / Lengthen Ball Gown Straps - £10

  • Reshape Ball Gown neckline - £25

  • Replace Ball Gown Zip - TBA

  • Restyle Ball Gown - TBA

  • General Ball Gown Repairs - TBA



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Why Choose Us?

At Alterations Boutique we are committed to excellence. At Alterations Boutique we are committed to excellence. Our highly experienced, fully qualified seamstresses will work on your Ball Gown for as long as it is required to create the perfect fit, and we won’t be completely happy with the results until you are. We have established an excellent reputation for delivering impeccable quality Ball Gown alterations when it comes to re-styling, re-sizing, re-modelling, altering or repairing a Ball Gown. What sets us apart is our ability to work to a factory finish which means that any alterations we perform to your Ball Gown will be unnoticeable and untraceable; the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail will be matched perfectly. This makes us the number one choice for Ball Gown alterations in Manchester. We are highly regarded because of the quality of work we perform, award-winning customer service we provide and reasonable prices we charge. 



Alterations Boutique is a VAT registered Limited company with a comprehensive insurance policy that covers your garment whilst it is in our possession. Unfortunately, there are individuals that have set up rogue businesses that do not pay tax, take cash only and do not have the correct insurance in place which means you and your garment have no protection. We are proud to be a British company that complies with all rules and regulations to provide peace of mind to our clients.


The Team

All of our team are qualified Dressmakers or Tailors by trade. Despite being already qualified, the team have to undergo a rigorous Alterations Boutique training programme to demonstrate they perform work to our high standards. In addition, there is ongoing regular training to help the team master their skills.



We believe in charging our customers fair and reasonable prices, therefore, we undertake regular research to ensure our rates are moderate. We appreciate that you would like to know in advance how much the costs are going to be but as ball gown dresses can vary with regards to construction, type of fabric, detail and finishing we prefer that customers visit us so we can provide a free, accurate and no obligation quote. At your appointment we will provide you with a breakdown of costs so you have a clear understanding of what you are being charged for and do our best to make sure we quote within your budget. Our Fair and Reasonable Price policy means that our customers receive the best possible service and outstanding quality workmanship, without having to pay premium prices. Please book an appointment by clicking on the link above or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Recent Events and Publications 

Below is a dress that Alterations Boutique altered the award-winning British actress Helen McCrory who has appeared in 'Skyfall', 'Harry Potter', 'The Queen', 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and 'The Woman in Black' . Helen asked Alterations Boutique to restyle her beautiful Christian Dior dress for the Emmy Awards 2013 which she attended with her husband Damian Lewis ('Homeland' star).


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Alterations Boutique made the first replica of Kate Middleton's Wedding dress as commissioned by the Times in 5 hours! Watch Maria Blazquez, the founder of Alterations Boutique being interviewed on Sky News (CLICK ON LINK BELOW) and David Emanuel the designer of Diana's (Princess of Wales) wedding dress, praising our dress on ITV's Lorraine show on 02.05.11 (CLICK ON LINK BELOW).  You can click on the link below to to read the full story.

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