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Felicity Westmacott - Dressmaker

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Can't find your dress in the shops? Your dress made by Couture dressmaker from design to completion, for a perfect fit and an exquisite finish.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1850
Details

Products and Services

Bridesmaid Dresses
Appointment Only
Online Shop
Bespoke Dressmaker
Flower Girl Dresses
Dress Designer
Tiaras
Delivery
Wedding Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Alterations
Veils
Full Description
A free design consultation appointment begins the process where we will discuss what you require covering elements such as style, materials, the budget and time-scale. A design sketch and cost quotation will then be posted or emailed to you for your consideration. An individual pattern will be drafted to your measurements and series of private fittings will ensure a perfect fit and finish. The process of a bespoke bridal dress will usually include the making of a toile, which is a mock-up of the design in cheaper materials, allowing the maker to perfect the cut and the wearer to check the style. All consultations and fittings take place in my own home so you will be completely private and you will have my full attention during your appointment. Felicity has more than 14 years experience helping hundreds of brides feel wonderful on their special day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Felicity
I would be delighted to help you while you consider options for having a dress made. Please do call or email with your enquiry, or visit the FAQ page on my website which covers the most common questions of price, timescale and the making process. www.felicitywestmacott.co.uk

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(5)
Claire and Frans
Wedding: December 2018
January 2019
Life in Colour!
Felicity did an amazing job altering my wedding dress. Removal of sleeves, the addition of a belt that looked like it had always been part of my dress, and the usual shortening of the length, as well as adjusting the shoulders! Fantastic value, clear communication (especially as I know nothing about altering dresses) and a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much, I would recommend Felicity in a heartbeat! Claire
Sara
Wedding: March 2011
November 2018
Stunning bespoke wedding gown
I met Felicity to discuss what I needed from a wedding gown, and it was clear from the start that she listened to what I wanted and was committed to turning my ramblings into the most beautiful gown! I had two or three fittings, with minor changes made to the design as we went along (depth of neckline, for example). The final gown was exactly as I had imagined it from Felicity's sketch. It fitted me like a glove, it flattered me, and it made me feel incredible. And throughout the whole process, Felicity was helpful, practical and clear. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Make an appointment, book yourself in - you won't regret it!
Catherine & Paul Williamson
Wedding: January 2016
November 2018
I couldn’t have found anyone better
Felicity was a wonder-worker and has become a friend (you can’t stand in your bra and knickers in someone’s front room being measured for them not to become a friend). I came prepared to my first meeting with pictures of dresses I liked (not all of them wedding dresses) and what I wanted most out of my dress (sleeves, to be able to move in it, and to be able to go to the toilet without assistance from others!) and she created a beautiful drawing of a dress with a coat over the top. She mirrored my chief bridesmaid’s dress along those lines and advised me on the colour choice based on the tie silk my fiance had picked for his side of the wedding party. Next up was picking the material - with several huge lever arch files to pick from - but with her guidance nothing was overwhelming. The dress fittings - done to coincide with my bridesmaid’s availability - were a dream and I loved seeing the process come together. Felicity advised on everything - from underwear to shoes. Not only did she make my dress and coat and bridesmaid’s dress - she also made a ‘going away’ outfit for me (we were going out for dinner with just immediate family that night and I didn’t want to spill gravy down my beautiful dress), she reinvigorated my mother’s veil including re-sewing lace from my mum’s dress and bits of lace from mine on to it and with a moment’s notice (as she was due to be flying to New Zealand a few days later) offered and sewed 3 bolero jackets, in the same style as my bridesmaid’s dress, for my 3 flower girls from the off cuts of the blue material. Felicity is utterly amazing and I couldn’t recommend any one better.
Vicki Tyler
Wedding: May 2017
June 2016
You took my design and were so passionate about it
Dear Felicity, I know I've thanked you in lots of ways but I just wanted to write to say what a truly talented girl you are. You took my design and from day one made me feel like you were so passionate about it – so sure of where you were going with it I felt totally at ease. I loved coming to your house and sharing everything from fabric samples to life stories with you and the final product – simply breathtaking. I have had so many compliments on the dress – all that detail and though paid off! I wish you every bit of success with your business and with the arrival of your beautiful new baby. Thank you a million times. Love, Vicki xxx
Claire-Michelle Pearson
Wedding: August 2017
June 2016
My dress was so beautiful and different – just wha
I am not sure I have the adequate words to express how thankful I am or how talented and wonderful I think you are, but I’ll give it a go. My hopes and dreams for my dress were actualised by your amazing hands. It’s been more than a pleasure working wit you and getting to know you. My dress was so beautiful and different – just what I wanted. You made me shine on our special day.
Location & Contact Details

Address

16 Frenches Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2HP

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Redhill

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25, Junc 8

Nearest Train Station

Redhill

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Industry Awards (1)

http://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/ 2015 Regional Finalist
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Creating brides' dreams, being a part of each person's special day and knowing you helped make it perfect

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Seeds or little plants given as favours, something that will grow and live not just be thrown away

What about your business are you most proud of?

Apart from my own, there are two others I have made that I have thought, yes, if I hadn't worn my own I'd have felt wonderful in that one... you can see them here http://felicitywestmacott.co.uk/portfolio/tyler1.html http://felicitywestmacott.co.uk/portfolio/simpson1.html

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Many spring to mind, the vintage wedding dress remodelled so a bride wore her mother's dress, but with a modern twist; the bride who loved the Royal wedding and had her dress hand appliquéd with the same lace, almost invisible in photographs but costing twice as much as the dress itself; the biggest dress I've ever made trimmed with 30m of blue lace and

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I usually only meet the bride! It all starts with a free consultation appointment where we look at design ideas, fabrics and detail. Then she'll receive a written quote with sketches and fabric samples on which to base a decision. I measure the bride and make a 'toile' or practice run to check fit and style before cutting the real fabrics. A series of fittings ensure perfection. Then steaming and a dress bag are included in the making price.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Elegant, Individual, Spectacular, Perfectionist, Fairy tail

What do you love most about your job?

Meeting happy people... and making them even happier!

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

I always sew in a tiny blue bow and rose, right next to the wrist loop on the train of a wedding dress, so when you lift the train to keep it out of the dust the something blue is revealed.

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

Historical... perhaps 18th century... or something very modern and chic

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Don't worry too much about pleasing others in your dress choice, in fact very few people remember the wedding dress unless they planning a wedding themselves or your mother, so don't compromise on what you want. Choose your dream dress and feel fabulous, disregarding what you assume other's will think of any particular detail.