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On since 2023

Last update: May 2024

Sue Gamesby is based in the outskirts of Darlington County, Durham.
Step into a world of bespoke elegance!

I have now got, my very own off the peg dresses! for you to own.

It is a must, that you come & look, they won't stay on our rail for long.

We specialise in exquisite wedding dress alterations, ensuring every bride's dream gown fits like a fairytale. All alterations will be done in-shop
But that's not all – we're your one-stop destination for bespoke-designed and made wedding dresses and special occasion wear.
Each piece is a masterpiece, tailored to your unique style and personality.
Whether customising your dream wedding gown or creating stunning special occasion wear, our attention to detail ensures you shine on your big day, and yes, we extend our magic to the entire wedding party.
To make your experience even more special, we offer one-to-one consultations and fittings, ensuring undivided attention to bring your vision to life and in keeping with our commitment to a personalised service, we would like to invite you to our very own unique studio .
Whether customising your dream wedding gown or selecting the perfect special occasion wear, our attention to detail ensures you shine on your big day.
Your vision, my expertise – let's make it unforgettable.
Book your exclusive consultation today!

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Design and manufacture of bridal dresses
Design and manufacture of outfits for bridesmaids, maid of honor...
Advice on beauty and style
Other (All Wedding party clothing alterations. Wedding dresses Mother of the bride & Groom,Bridesmaid & Flower girl Alterations Specialist dress reconstruction and design & make service)

What services do you offer?

Design and manufacture of evening dresses
Design and manufacture of dresses for mother of the bride
Design and manufacture of wedding dresses
Image and style advice

How far in advance should I contact you?

1 year to 1 month 2 week

Do you have an outlet section?


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What is the style of your designs?


What kind of accessories do you offer?

Other (Fabric, bust cups, Appliques. Tulle, all things related to the alterations and design of the job at hand)

How do you work?

Appointment only usually one to one. 5 Days of the week. Weekends on request. 2/3 fittings inclined

Operating hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm evenings to be discussed during fittings

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or cash

Served in

Durham, North Yorkshire and Tyne & Wear

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Reviews for Sue Gamesby - Alterations

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
99% recommend it
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Victoria E. Sent on 15/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Dress!

Thank you Sue for making my dress absolutely perfect! There was so much to alter to make it fit perfectly and you did an amazing job. You were so flexible and knew exactly what I wanted, it was really great working with you and I appreciate all the effort and time you put in to make my dress extra special. Thank you again, would definately recommend!
Karen M. Sent on 17/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding dress alterations

Sue was very friendly and accommodating to my disability needs, very professional alterations and everyone commented on my dress . I have recommended her to friends and family.
Louise K. Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service and lovely lady :)

What a lovely little shop this is! Fantastic service from start to finish, Sue made it the most lovely and enjoyable experience with altering my wedding dress! Remarkable job, Sue sorted my straps out and the length of my dress absolutely perfectly! Made me feel so confident on my blessing day :) I would recommend to anyone!
T G Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service Every Time

Sue has made and altered special occasion / expensive clothes for me during the last two years. She has an impeccable eye for detail and excellent tailoring and dressmaking skills. A bonus is that she's always a pleasure to deal with too!
Sammie A. Sent on 17/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous work and trustworthy and professional

Sue was fantastic and very patient with me after all the set backs for our special day. We got there in the end and would highly recommend. 😊
Amy S. Sent on 16/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Could not recommend more

Sue is a master of her craft. She has transformed my wedding gown into a bespoke piece that I can’t wait to show off! Sue went over and above to turn my vision into a reality. She is a warm-hearted, kind lady who is customer centred and takes a genuine interest in you. Impeccable service with precision finishes which reflect Sue’s passion for fabrics and dress making.
Vicky S. Sent on 16/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic!!!!!

Well, what can I say about Sue Gamesby?? There’s not enough stars to rate her! She can literally do anything you ask, practically remade my daughters wedding dress and the viel, I have never seen such professionalism and exquisite craftsmanship, not only is she extremely talented, she is a gorgeous, kind,patient lady.
We made a new friend when we met Sue, we’re actually going to miss our visits to her unit ☹️.
I cannot praise her enough, she’ll make your Big Day extra special,100% recommend ♥️
Kim F. Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best designer & dressmaker, goes above and beyond with skills.

A wonderful designer and dressmaker. Goes above and beyond with customers. Very talented and skilled in what she does. Has designed and made many of my dresses for my graduations, special birthdays and is my regular seamstress. Amazing service. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Charlotte R. Sent on 17/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A professional and perfect service with a personal touch

A wonderful lady who goes above and beyond to make sure you feel amazing on your wedding day - and in my case she did exactly that ! I was lucky enough to have Sue alter my wedding dress and she even came to our wedding venue on the morning of my wedding to dress me - which was a huge relief for me as the back of my dress had a corset fastening, which I really wanted doing properly. Sue was always so kind and positive during our fittings and made me feel so beautiful in my dress. On my wedding day she made me feel amazing and I'm so grateful to her for that. I recommend Sue to all brides to be - she offers a service which is personable, friendly and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again for any dress or outfit alterations.
Jade Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best!

Sue did the alterations for my wedding dress. I was a little nervous as they were such an important (and complicated!) set of alterations, but there was really no need. Sue is simply fantastic- professional, talented, skilled and experienced. She put me instantly at ease on my first appointment. Every fitting was calm, focussed and not rushed, and it was great to see my dream dress come to life. Sue also did my Mums alterations for her Mother of the Bride dress too which again was perfect. Thank you so much!
Scorer Sent on 16/11/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

First class professional friendly service

I have no hesitation in recommending Sue for her talented work, as a dressmaker and seamstress.
She put me at ease on our first meeting with her experience and
pleasant approach. The dress I had bought for my neices wedding was I felt wearing me rather than me wearing the dress. Sue totally understood and altered it just as I wished. Therefore I had no hesitation in her altering my daughter's bridesmaids dresses.
Her talent in designing and making any outfit you wish is to perfection.

Thank you Sue

Elaine Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dress transformation - Sue transformed a shop bought prom dress into a beautiful unique wedding dress !

Sue is very talented and her passion for her work shows. She is a very talented dress maker and can work miracles on your chosen clothing item. My wedding dress was stunning and Sue ensured every detail was covered . She also altered my daughter’s bridesmaid dress and i would definitely use Sue again !
Rebecca S. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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Sue made my wedding dress from scratch. The communication with sue was amazing along the way we had a few little issues with the dress but nothing was a problem for sue working longer hours to make sure the dress was perfect for me. And my goodness it sure was perfect.
Lucy S. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exquisite service and outstanding talent

I can not recommend Sue Gamesby enough! Not only is she an exceptional designer, she is an impeccable dressmaker. The highest level of craftsmanship goes into every design she creates. As Sue is highly experienced and talented, she not only altered my bridesmaid dresses but my page boy suits and also an amazing costume for my hen party! If you have a vision of what you want creating, Sue Gamesby is the person who will turn those dreams into reality. Thanks again!
Shirley O. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

60th birthday party dress

I would highly recommend Sue to anyone wanting a beautiful dress and something a little bit different. She is very experienced and knowledgeable and a great seamstress

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Gamesby unit 6 FLEXSPACE Yarm Industrial Estate, Lingfield Way, Darlington, DL1 4QZ DL14QZ Darlington (Durham)

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