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Rachel Purvey said in May 2024

Me and my mum (bride and mother of the bride) had the best experience with Michaela. She was so experienced and had fantastic advice. We loved our finished dresses.

Sheila Devi said in Apr 2024

I could not recommend Michaela highly enough. She did a beautiful job with my wedding dress alteration. My wedding dress wasn't a simple one and needed a whole re-do with lace adjustment. Michaela was extremely thorough, very patient and meticulous in her job. The whole experience of dress alteration has been amazing and I would definitely recommend her for any sort of dress alteration. Thank you for everything Michaela! The guests loved my dress very much!

Amber Daniels said in Mar 2024

I felt amazing on the day and got so many compliments on the dress. It fit like a glove and the changes Michaela made to it were just perfect. It went from a beautiful dress, to my beautiful dress.

Lydia De'Ath said in Aug 2023 

Michaela is completely brilliant. Not only is she incredibly talented and offers exceptional guidance, she is a joy to work with during the process. Flexible and fast she turned around my wedding dress in such a short amount of time but to the highest quality. She is a star and I cannot recommend her enough.

Emily Khan said in Aug 2023 

I loved working with Michaela from start to finish. She made me feel totally at ease, listened to exactly what I wanted and helped me decide where I wasn't too sure. My dress turned out beautifully, she completely altered the back, re-did the train and fit it to me perfectly. I would 100% recommend Michaela to anyone looking for alterations or a dress design - she's wonderful!

Natasha Harvey said in Jul 2023

Michaela did an amazing job on my dress! She transformed an off-the-shelf bridal gown into a beautiful, unique piece. Her brilliant idea to add in a detachable organza skirt also meant I had a dress for the ceremony and a more fitted, slinkier dress for the evening. I felt like a fairy princess! Thank you Michaela!

Michaela altered my daughter’s prom dress. She was so attentive and friendly and made us feel very welcome. She made sure the dress was perfect and made a small addition so my daughter could pin the train up for dancing. Thank you Michaela.

Deborah Wake-Green said in Jul 2023

A very big thank you Michaela for altering my wedding dress and making me look so beautiful. Nothing was too much trouble and you altered it to perfection. The day was a huge success and I felt a true bride. Thank you Michaela, I know where to come in future for alterations and I'd highly recommend you.

Lyn Beeson said in Jun 2023

My son got married in June and they had a very specific colour theme. It was Cadbury purple. I am a larger lady and knew I would have problems finding something in that colour that would look nice. I contacted Michaela and went round to see her. She took so much time with me finding just the right colour and designing a dress that would not make me look like Barney The Dinosaur. Her attention to every detail was perfect and the dress and jacket looked absolutely stunning on the day. She is such a friendly lady and I cannot thank her enough. Sadly 2 weeks before the wedding I had surgery and ended up in a surgical boot. Again Michaela adapted the length of the dress so it was not too noticeable. I cannot wait for her to make me another dress now. Please you must go to her if you are looking for that special dress. She’s just amazing.

Eileen Prior said in Jun 2023

Michaela did a wonderful job of designing and making my mother of the bride outfit. At our first meeting she sketched my idea of what I wanted and then took so much time and trouble finding the exact materials to complete the most stunning outfit. She is a perfectionist and her workmanship is second to none. It is obvious she loves her work and this is reflected in the clothes she delivers. I can highly recommend Michaela Couture.

Angela said in Nov 2022

I came across Michaela whilst looking for someone local to alter my wedding dress. I am so very glad I chose her! She did an absolutely incredible job, not only on my wedding dress, but also a beautiful corsage that she designed and made for my wedding day. She also altered two other dresses for me, which were absolutely perfect. Michaela’s attention to detail is just outstanding. Not only is she an amazingly talented dressmaker, but such a lovely, friendly lady too. I would have absolutely no hesitation in using her again and would highly recommend her services to anyone

Tracey said in Jun 2022

Michaela has a wonderful, calming quality about her. I wanted a jumpsuit for a wedding, and Michaela worked hard to find the right fabric and cut the outfit perfectly. In the fittings I had, Michaela's experience shone through as she made minor adjustments (that I wouldn't have even noticed!). I had lots of compliments on the day - and felt comfortable throughout. I can't recommend Michaela enough - she is fabulous.

Linda said in Apr 2020

The first thing Michaela did for me was to transform a plain silk top into something much more glamorous by adding sleeves and chiffon. I was very impressed by her enthusiasm and creativity and she has since made me 3 dresses, all of which I'm delighted with. She was extremely helpful with finding fabrics that I liked and very understanding about the sort of designs I wanted that would suit me. I have always found it difficult to find dresses that fit so it has been a joy to find such an excellent dressmaker. Michaela takes great pride in her work, has very helpful suggestions and is always efficient and reliable.

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Alexis Ogden said in Jul 2023

I am so glad to have met Michaela, her lovely, caring personality and professionalism, took away the stress a bride has on when it comes to wedding dress, as all brides want it to be perfect. When I bought my wedding dress it was too long for a petite person like me, so I definitely had to find someone to entrust my dress to. Since I got in touch with Michaela by emails I got a very nice vibe from her which was reassuring, when I met with her and after exchanging couple of words I knew that I was not wrong. I have no words to thanks Michaela for the job the did on my wedding dress, and would recommend her to all my friends and family.

Kate Keen said in Jun 2016 

After trying and failing to find my wedding dress in countless bridal stores I contacted several dress designers. Michaela was the one person who understood what I wanted immediately. I knew as she sketched my dress and showed me the type of fabrics she worked with that she would make the dress of my dreams. Michaela was great fun and so patient with my indecisiveness. The constant alterations to the cut of the dress due to my weight loss in the run up to the wedding was of no issue to her. I would recommend Michaela without hesitation and if I ever need to have another dress made she will be my first choice.

Shirley said in Jul 2015

I arrived at Michaela's on my first appointment clutching some Indian silk with only a vague idea of what I wanted it made into. Only a few appointments later I came away with a fabulous outfit, complete with matching handbag that she'd been able to arrange to have created. Her ideas and helpful suggestions were just what I needed and it was wonderful to see her drawings come to life in the outfit. What was most impressive was the way she managed to consider where the flowers adorning the silk would be placed - all were symmetrically arranged. Very pleased with the result, enjoyed Michaela's company at the fittings and would recommend her without hesitation.

Georgina said in Jun 2015

'I would thoroughly recommend Michaela's dressmaking talents to anybody wanting something made for a special occasion, or I am sure any alterations, or outfits of all sorts..... For our son's wedding last year, Michaela made me a really wonderful dress and jacket. I felt comfortable, stylish, and absolutely right for the occasion. She couldn't have taken more trouble to get it as I wanted it, making several different types of buttons, ect, to see which I liked best, and working with me as I tried different shoes, hats and accessories. All my appointments, and all the designing, discussing and final creation of the outfit was tremendous fun, and I never worried for a moment that she would not get it right! Michaela is a really original talent, and I understand she trained in theatrical costume design as well as dressmaking, and this really gives her a creative edge! If any more of my children get married, or any other exciting great occasion looms, I will be right at her door. With best wishes, Georgina Scott-Dalgleisg

Anne Robertson said in May 2015

Michaela made me a dress and jacket for my son's wedding in August 2013. I knew what I wanted for the dress but not for the jacket, and Michaela, made me a really smart flattering little number, which was much admired, my outfit was original, she took endless trouble, and advised me initially on exactly what sort of fabric to get so I didn't waste any time looking at the wrong materials. Not only is Michaela a really nice person but she is meticulous, reliable, patient and most important of all a very skilful and clever couturier. I recommend her most highly.

Susan Tyne said in Apr 2015

Michaela is a very gifted couture, professional and a delight to employ. I went to Michaela with a clear idea of wanting a 1920's outfit for my son's wedding, my dream has become a reality. Michaela listened and where necessary guided. All the fittings were akin to the artist who sculptures, Michaela sculptures with the fabric and the body she is designing and dressmaking for, she has a natural feel for the fabric and the creative process is very exciting. I felt confident of Michaela's ability throughout. I felt special throughout and now I have a dress, jacket and head wear made and designed by Michaela for the wedding. I know I am not only unique, by feel truly like a princess ready for the ball. Michaela's workmanship is superb and I can recommend her for any couture task that you choose to throw at her. Thank you Michaela I am extremely happy customer.

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