Oxford Bespoke Gowns
Wedding Dressmaker in Oxford & Oxfordshire
Elegant and perfectly cut wedding dresses and bespoke gowns, pattern cutting and alterations in Oxford & Oxfordshire!
Unique fabrics and textiles, great fit and outstanding workmanship!
Bridal & Bespoke Customer reviews
Iryna went above and beyond to alter my wedding dress with such a short turn around. Her work is just phenomenal; she has so much knowledge in her field. Iryna made me feel incredibly welcome and also gave advice on how to store and transport the dress - along with recommendations for dry cleaners post-wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs tailoring services or clothing made (including wedding dresses made from scratch). I am grateful to have been recommended her.
06:22 24 May 23
I cannot praise Iryna enough. In total, I had three fittings - and nothing was too challenging or too big of an ask. Iryna remade the entire upper part of my dress - and made other alterations along the way. Iryna is professional and makes you feel completely at ease (you are in a safe pair of hands). This was a last-minute alteration yet Iryna made it feel like I had all the time in the world - equally, Iryna worked outside of her scheduled working hours to ensure the alterations could fit around my day job. I would not hesitate to recommend Iryna to anyone. Excellent service and very good value for money. Thanks so much!
17:57 22 May 23
I visited Oxford Bespoke Wedding Gowns to have my wedding dress altered. While the dress overall had a good fit, there were certain areas where it needed important adjustments. Iryna's remarkable skills and extensive experience instantly reassured me, and I felt confident that she could address any concerns I had about my dress (in fact I brough another wedding gown I had that also needed alterations!). Having sought Iryna's alteration services on two separate occasions, I can easily recommend her to anyone in need of expert dress alterations.
16:56 11 May 23
08:40 05 May 23
Iryna was a joy to work with. She clearly knows her trade very well and makes you feel in very safe hands.
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09:10 04 May 23
Iryna was amazing. We took my wedding dress and my sister's bridesmaid dress to be altered. She knew exactly what to do and she did it perfectly. I had an extra layer fitted to my wedding dress, the straps adjusted, the hem equaled out, cups fitted, and the sides brought in so it was fitted. My sister had cups added and her straps fixed to her dress. Her communication with us was great and everything was done on time. I would definitely recommended Iryna 5🌟
16:44 24 Apr 23
I highly recommend Iryna! She is very experienced and was really helpful in advising about dresses, and she has done a beautiful job of altering my daughter’s prom dress tofit perfectly. Thank you Iryna!
21:32 06 Apr 23
Iryna is very skilled and attentive to specific requests! Both creative and efficient, a great combination
20:18 30 Mar 23
I can't thank Iryna enough for the wonderful job she has done of altering my wedding dress. Her replies to my initial enquiry were prompt and helpful. I was really impressed by her professional approach and her attention to detail. Not only that, but when the work took an hour less than quoted, she refunded the difference. I couldn't recommend her more!
07:02 30 Mar 23
Highly recommend! Irina is fast, honest, won't waste your time or money. I'm so happy with her handy work on my wedding dress! The details of flower patterns she had to move and adjust because my dress needed shortening was so beautiful. Amazing and in record time.
16:27 25 Mar 23
I am so glad I found Iryna when I was looking for a seamstress!! She made some alterations to my wedding dress and also made some custom pieces. Her work is brilliant, but she's also an amazing person, so patient, precise and friendly - I couldn't recommend her more!!
17:43 16 Mar 23
Iryna recently altered my wedding dress. She was so knowledgeable and knew exactly how to best work with the fabrics and even gave me some tips for getting ready on the day. She was sure to involve me in the decisions to make sure my dress fitted in exactly the way I wanted it to and I felt completely relaxed throughout the fitting. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing alterations!
08:16 13 Mar 23
12:14 12 Mar 23
Iryna was fantastic. Really made sure the dress was as good as it could be, her work ethic is amazing. The dress when finished fitted beautifully.
14:30 22 Feb 23
Iryna is incredibly talented and gifted. She did some rather complex alterations on a bridesmaid gown of mine. I was blown away by her great suggestions and she executed the job perfectly! I am now excited to wear this dress. Iryna also has a beautiful workspace; I enjoyed my appointments with her and I am very happy with these results. I was recommended to go to her by a friend and I now recommend her to all Oxford community and beyond!
17:51 02 Feb 23
Look no further than Iryna! Iryna is highly skilled, friendly and a great communicator. My wedding dress was cutting into my shoulders, and I have only recently moved to Oxford so needed a new tailor. I still do not know how Iryna did it, but she managed to loosen the stitching without altering the bust. Iryna also added a soft silicon strip so that it now sits comfortably. Iryna also hemmed the dress, did an amazing trick with the loop so it the layers waterfall down when you hold it up (ask her about this!) and created a loop bustle for me. My dress is now ready to wear and I feel much better in it. I am so glad I found Iryna. I really cannot recommend her highly enough.
08:59 26 Jan 23
I went to Iryna for alterations to the dress I was wearing for my wedding. The dress fitted well in some areas but then was too big in others. I also only had 2 weeks to the wedding! Iryna saw me very quickly and the alterations were turned around in 7 days. She did an amazing job - the dress fitted like a dream and you couldn't see what she'd done! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns and I will definitely go back! Thank you so much, I had so many compliments about my dress.
11:06 22 Jan 23
I went to Oxford Bespoke gowns for my wedding dresses and they turned out amazing! I had purchased two dresses that needed to be altered, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. They were different materials& fits and they were altered very professionally and looked amazing. Would recommend for your wedding dress alterations.
13:12 18 Jan 23
Iryna has such an amazing eye for detail, and could tell by looking at me what size and shape I was! Just fantastic! She has altered precious dresses, designed me a beautiful long linen overcoat, designed and made special trousers to help with my neuropathic pain - now my favourite trousers of all time, and altered waistcoats and fixed items in minutes which would take me an hour! I highly recommend her for both her designing skills and sewing. And a lovely, caring, hardworking person too!
22:33 09 Jan 23
Iryna at Oxford Bespoke Gowns is a total gem. I contacted her to make quite a few alterations and adaptions for a wedding gown I bought in a sample sale. She offered me a no obligation consultation where we spoke through different options of what could work, and importantly, what wouldn't work and why!Iryna obviously has a talent and eye for structure of dresses and patterns, and she was incredibly personable and professional in her approach to the work she undertook for me, keeping me updated every step of the way.She has made an ok gown into my dream wedding dress - I'm so glad to have had her talent and eye for detail in the process, and am beyond happy with the result. I would highly recommend Iryna for any kind of bespoke alterations, tailoring, or creating something special from scratch. I can't wait to wear my wedding dress, and to share the photos with Iryna afterwards.Thank you so much Iryna!
17:48 08 Jan 23
Absolutely fantastic experience with Iryna - she’s wonderful to deal with and the finished dress has far surpassed my expectations. I went to her with a large piece of antique material and an idea about the style of dress I wanted, not knowing if it was even going to be possible, and she managed to transform it into something I love and can’t wait to wear via her creativity, eye for detail, and skill. I will definitely be back!
15:07 08 Jan 23
I had an old vintage gown which was now way too small for me. Iryna brilliantly unpicked it, sewed in matching sequin panels to expand the bones bodice, fitted a new (unscratchy) lining and let out the tight-fitting waist. The whole experience was hugely enjoyable and I now have a gown I am going to try to squeeze into each anniversary
21:42 31 Dec 22
Iryna took a dress that was two sizes too big for me and had many layers and was difficult to alter. And not only did she make it fit perfectly, and make it beautiful, but she also made it comfortable so that I could breathe and sit and enjoy my wedding day! Thank you so much Iryna you made it perfect!
23:09 12 Dec 22
Iryna is wonderful - she is professional and extremely skilled and I'm thrilled with the work she has done for me!
08:59 27 Nov 22
Iryna made me a fabulous dress and jacket for my daughter’s upcoming wedding which makes me feel very glamorous. She interpreted my ideas perfectly and took such effort to ensure a perfect fit . I would highly recommend her and will be using her skills again .
11:47 17 Nov 22
16:19 11 Nov 22
Iryna was brilliant from start to finish. Iryna found time in her very busy schedule to fit me in at short notice. Iryna made me feel very comfortable to leave my wedding dress in her very capable hands. Iryna made a few suggestions on what could be done to the dress that I had not considered to enhance it and she was able to turn it around and get it finished in just two weeks.The finished work was fantastic and my dress was perfect on the day! Thank you Iryna for being such a superstar! I would highly recommend contacting Iryna if you need alterations doing!
09:18 27 Oct 22
Iryna is so wonderful and was very accommodating in working with our schedules as much as possible. She responded to our initial enquiry promptly and her online presence was fab. She was very professional and friendly, and took the time to talk us through all necessary alterations. The quality of her work is 5 star worthy and we wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again.
18:45 30 Sep 22
I have just had my wedding dress altered by Iryna and it was a great experience. Iryna had loads of tricks and tips for making sure that my dress fitted in the best possible way and is also comfortable and easier to move in! She is so friendly and kind which made the experience really enjoyable. Thank you Iryna. 🙂
19:01 22 Sep 22
Iryna completely altered the straps on my wedding dress which was no easy job as it had to be done completely by hand. She has so much knowledge about working with different materials and I was blown away with the amazing job she done on my dress.I would 100% recommend Iryna - she’s quick, gives great advice and is very fairly priced.
21:55 20 Jul 22
Iryna made me a beautiful dress for my daughter’s wedding. She assisted with the design and type of fabric, and fitted and finished the dress superbly. She provided an excellent service. I would highly recommend her.
14:17 19 Jul 22
IRYNA! My fairy godmother!!I was so worried about putting my gorgeous wedding dress in the hands of someone else but she made me feel so at ease with her kindness and expertise. The top part of my dress was rather large and a lot of adjustments were required. It also has 8 layers, which was pretty challenging. One of the layers had embroidered flowers and Iryna treated this layer with utmost care - she unpicked some of the bottom flowers so the dress could be shortened, and re-sewed them on!!She fully explained every step of the process and listened to my feedback at each fitting. At the last fitting I cried happy tears as the dress fit so perfectly - truly a testament to Iryna's incredible work!For anyone looking for someone to alter their bridal gown, you cannot go wrong with Iryna! :)Thank you so much again Iryna and I can't wait to wear my dress in a few weeks!
09:35 04 Jul 22
Iryna was amazing and I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for wedding dress alterations! My wedding dress arrived late (only a few weeks before the big day) and she managed to squeeze me in and was super communicative and responsive throughout; I was a bit stressed given how last minute it was but she was really reassuring and you just know you are in safe hands! She gave me loads of advice as I wasn't sure what to do with my train/the length of the dress and I'm so happy with the final result. Would definitely go back again.
09:34 01 Jul 22
Iryna did a beautiful job of altering my wedding dress. It needed minor alterations to its unique shape and she was very knowledgeable and explained her thought process very well. Iryna was communicative, attentive and charged very fairly for the work she did. She also worked very quickly. I would recommend her to anyone who needs something special altering, you can absolutely trust her to do an exemplary job.
13:33 22 Jun 22
Iryna was very helpful with altering my wedding dress, always very friendly and professional. Her work is very well done, neat, and looks great, and she took the time to explain what she had done, and work with me to achieve what I wanted. Thank you!
09:19 15 Jun 22
Wow! I highly recommend and greatly admire Iryna, and I am thrilled with the exquisite work she did in making alterations to my maid of honor dress.She made the dress a masterpiece that fits me perfectly, and the most elegant dress I have ever worn.From her personal warmth and communication, her expertise and vision, to the astonishingly beautiful finished result — I loved every moment and dimension of my experience with Iryna.As my mother and my sister, the bride, said when they first saw Iryna’s work, it is more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! Iryna, you make dreams come true.Thank you! I look forward to working with you again!
10:47 11 Jun 22
I am really happy with my wedding dress and I cannot recommend Iryna enough! I've been to a friend's and my sisters' dress fittings and I was surprised at how much Iryna goes above and beyond. Her level of care and attention to detail is amazing. She had so many ideas and made sure I was completely happy before finishing anything.
14:44 10 Jun 22
I am extremely happy with the alterations that Iryna made to my wedding dress. Her attention to detail was fantastic and she was friendly and professional - giving advice and taking my wishes into account. I would highly recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns. Thank you so much Iryna!
10:24 06 Jun 22
20:18 05 Jun 22
Iryna was a total superstar. I needed my wedding dress altering at quite short notice and she fit me in to her busy schedule. The price was fair & the work was great & done very quickly. I can't thank her enough! A true professional
20:17 05 Jun 22
Iryna did a wondering job of repairing a relatives wedding gown for me to wear on my wedding day, and made a beautiful custom bolero to match. I am extremely happy with the work done.Iryna is hugely talented, professional, and communication was excellent. I intend to use her for bridesmaid dress alterations and wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again in the future. Thank you, Iryna.
10:52 27 May 22
Iryna is lovely, professional and did a brilliant job of altering my wedding dress so that it fits perfectly. I knew I needed the length altering, but she was also able to quickly identify some additional ways to enhance the look and fit. I instantly knew that my dress was in safe hands when I met Iryna and the result is beautiful. I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day!
17:52 09 May 22
I got my wedding dress altered by Iryna. Iryna was amazing from start to finish. The work was beautifully done, good value and her cheerful, warm nature made the whole process and cisirs enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone!
19:25 30 Mar 22
18:56 16 Mar 22
I am so glad that I decided to work with Iryna. She was kind, professional and helpful from the start, not to mention the fact that she has done an amazing job on my wedding dress which needed quite a few alterations. It was always easy to communicate with her even through some busy and difficult times. Thank you, Iryna!
17:19 04 Mar 22
If you need wedding dress alterations, I would certainly recommend Iryna! She took on some alterations of my dress, which turned out to be quite a lot more complicated than we originally thought once it was taken apart. Iryna made me feel at ease and completed all of the work to such a high standard - she was always calm and reassuring despite the hurdles she faced with my dress! Thanks again Iryna 😊
20:17 02 Mar 22
Really great experience- Iryna was great at communicating and managed to fit me in swiftly despite a busy schedule.
The alterations are brilliant, I would definitely return and recommend to anyone needing dress alterations!
The alterations are brilliant, I would definitely return and recommend to anyone needing dress alterations!
17:48 23 Feb 22
Iryna custom made me a bolero to match my wedding gown, and it is so beautiful! She took the time to design it with me, take my measurements and check every detail. We went through lots of options to make sure it was perfect, I would recommend her to anyone looking for alterations or creations. Very friendly, keeps you regularly updated on how it's going and makes sure you are 100% happy. If I could give 10 stars, I would!
17:35 23 Feb 22
I can’t begin to thank Iryna (Oxford Bespoke Gowns) enough! She’s so kind, understanding, and professional. As somebody that wears a medical device, it was extremely important for me to find somebody that was all of these things, and Iryna exceeded my expectations and made me feel so comfortable in my consultation. I now feel able to enjoy clothes that were previously not accessible to me (something that is quite emotional to say!). Her love for design is so clear to see, and she really goes above and beyond for her clients. I now have somebody that I can rely on time and time again to help me with my wardrobe and any special events.
15:18 18 Feb 22
Don’t hesitate to ask Iryna to alter your wedding dress! She did a marvellous job of adjusting the length of my dress. When I bought the dress the sleeves were too tight and I couldn’t lift my arms up. I assumed they’d have to be removed but she knew exactly what got do - she re-did them in just the right way so that they fit and the style still looks the same! She’s so friendly, honest and knowledgeable. I’ll definitely be going back to her with any clothes alterations needed in the future. Thank you Iryna!
09:27 09 Feb 22
Sewed a loose button back on to a waistcoat I needed urgently. Did a perfect job very quickly, excellent service which seems to be rare now.
16:31 06 Jan 22
Iryna is incredible! Iryna was so responsive and turned around the alterations and custom fitting of my bridal outfit so quickly, (even a few days before my wedding!!), and to such an incredibly high standard. My bridal outfit ended up needing more alternations than we thought and Iryna was so professional and provided recommendations to give me the best fit in my outfit, as well as steaming it afterwards. I felt so beautiful and confident. I could not recommend her enough, thank you Iryna xxx
19:34 05 Jan 22
I cannot recommend iryna enough. Hugely talented, professional, kind and so comfortable to work with. From a simple picture she was able to recreat my dream suit for my wedding, supporting me to locate and purchase the best materials, advising on cut to suit my unique body shape and was a total perfectionist. I intend to continue to work with Iryna on other pieces and would most definitely recommend her services wholeheartedly.
21:39 04 Jan 22
I asked Iryna to copy a period dress I had seen worn in a film. It was not straightforward to make as the techniques are different now, but she understood exactly what was needed to achieve the look while keeping close to the period way of cutting fabric. She has a very collaborative, positive and friendly style and we worked out a lot of details together. She was also brilliant at suggesting fabrics and the embroidery on the dress was an additional feature which came up in our conversations and which really adds something unique. I could not be more happy with the finished result - it looks and fits better than I could have imagined and hoped, and furthermore is so comfortable and well-made. Iryna was also clear from the beginning about cost, which I thought very reasonable for the imagination and effort she put in. She is also a very good communicator and I always felt myself to be in good hands.Whenever I wear it I will remember the lovely meetings I had with Iryna when I always came away feeling lighthearted! If I could put more than 5 stars, I would.
11:57 10 Nov 21
Iryna was absolutely fantastic and altered our wedding dresses so they fit like a glove and were perfect on the day. From start to finish the whole process was efficient but full of care and attention to detail. Oxford Bespoke Gowns is an excellent place to go to get any alterations done, clearly a master of her trade Iryna's work is incredibly intricate and impressive. We would fully recommend her for alterations whether it is a party dress, wedding dress or day to day clothes. She is brilliant!!!
Alexa and Jess
15:07 31 Oct 21
I cannot praise Iryna's work high enough! My wedding dress was quite the challenge for her, but she did an amazing job at altering my strapless dress into an illusion halter neck dress, with beautiful lace applications covering the back and neck. The lace applications look like they are part of the dress. By hand she sewed all the applications onto the top and the result is stunning. She provided 32 beautiful buttons, bra cups and changed the hemline of all the skirt layers to ensure it wasn't too long anymore. Iryna's eye for detail and professionalism is outstanding and I had a great time with her for each of the fittings. I cannot wait to wear the dress for my winter wedding!
08:18 21 Oct 21
Highly recommend Iryna's dress making services! I have a beautiful strapless Pronovias dress wedding dress, but as I have a winter wedding I wanted the top of the dress to have extra lace applications and a nice halter illusion neckline.Iryna did an amazing job at helping the lace applications look like they are part of the dress. By hand she sewed all the applications onto the top and the result is stunning. She provided 32 beautiful buttons, bra cups and changed the hemline of all the skirt layers to ensure it wasn't too long anymore. Iryna's eye for detail and professionalism is outstanding and I loved every fitting I had with her!
08:11 21 Oct 21
It was so easy to communicate with Iryna. Straight away I knew I was going to be in good hands. She came up with a wonderful solution for my wedding dress, which had a very deep v-neck with not enough coverage across the breast. She refitted the top and added a lace trim and really brought my dress up to another level! Thank you - I wish you could add your magic touch to all of my dresses!
08:37 29 Sep 21
Iryna is incredibly talented and brought my vision to life for my dress. She worked to an incredibly tight time frame yet delivered impecable work with amazing communication throughout. Every step of the way, it was just amazing service and client care. Thank you for making a beautiful dress for me to wear for years to come, for your care and time. I cannot recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns highly enough and will be coming back in the near future!
18:08 07 Sep 21
Iryna altered my Matron of Honour dress to fit at very short notice. It was a pleasure to attend the fitting and she was very friendly and professional. The quality of her work is first class and I would strongly recommend her.
11:01 04 Aug 21
I cannot thank Iryna enough for her work on my bridal gown. She was kind, professional and her work is brilliant. I would have no doubt in recommending her to other brides.
14:28 03 Aug 21
I could not rate Iryna highly enough and would highly recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns for wedding dress alternations. Iryna worked quickly and efficiently and kept me informed through the whole process. She is also was experienced and accommodating managing wedding dress alternations for a pregnant bride. As you can see the dress fitted perfectly and was a joy to wear. Thank you so much Iryna!(Photo credit: Stu Jotham photography)
09:47 22 Jul 21
Wonderful and amazing service! Very friendly. I had a few issues with one of my bridesmaids dress but Iryna really supported me. Thank you so much❤️
05:53 17 Jul 21
It was so lovely to work with Iryna on both of my wedding dresses. My main wedding dress needed lots of alterations and after a previous issue (with another seamstress!), I was anxious on how it would turn out. However, I needn’t be as Iryna was amazing! She took so much time to make sure it was perfect and that I was consulted at every stage to ensure I was happy. With only a few weeks until my wedding day, I decided to spring on her that I had an evening dress which also require some alterations! Without hesitation Iryna kindly altered this one too! Additionally, Iryna made me a beautiful bespoke bolero which is simply stunning! I cannot recommend Iryna and her work highly enough - I look forward to sharing my wedding pictures soon x
20:00 12 Jul 21
Amazing. Iryna is incredibly talented. She is a very fast and accurate worker. She adjusted my wedding dress and made really sensible suggestions and adaptations that showed her knowledge and expertise. She was also so kind and accommodating - I was struggling to find a time to see her as my work schedule was so busy but she was really flexible. She is a real perfectionist too - her work is beautiful. Highly, highly recommend.
13:28 12 Jul 21
Working with Iryna on my wedding dress was such a joy. I am a mature lady (74) who was somewhat nervous about the style of my dress. I approached Iryna about designing a bespoke wedding dress, something unique and suited to me.Iryna has a gentle, friendly manner , putting you at ease. The whole process was a joy, so exciting, great sketches, design and choice of fabric. She is a wonderfully talented dressmaker with a fantastic eye for design, detail and style. Her workmanship is superb and she was so generous of her time spending hours hand sewing beads and lace appliqué.My finished dress is just stunning and I can’t wait to wear it. I cannot recommend Iryna highly enough. I was so lucky to find her. Thank you Iryna for going above and beyond to make me feel ‘special’.Helena
07:16 12 Jul 21
Fantastic service for my wedding dress alterations, I would definitely recommend. Iryna responded so quickly to messages and completed the work to a high standard. I was grateful for her input with different options for my dress. The price was very fair and I got my dress back sooner than expected.
18:27 11 Jul 21
Marvelous work on my vintage gown and done in perfect time for my event. Felt very well taken care of and that Iryna works to give exactly what the client has in mind for the design. Thank you for making this my favourite dress! Will definitely be going back to Oxford Bespoke Gowns for future alterations needs.
14:30 01 Jul 21
Iryna altered my wedding dress and now it fits perfect on me, it's looking exceptional for me to wear on my special day! Iryna has an eye for detail and she exceeded my expectations. She is really professional, trusting, fun and easy to work with and I'm definitely going to miss our fittings! She also made a beautiful wedding veil that goes with my dress. My wedding dress looks amazing and I'm sure I couldn't have made a better decision choosing her to take on this task!
15:53 28 Jun 21
To say that Iryna goes above and beyond in her work would be an understatement. I contacted her last minute to get a wedding dress fitted, that had 8 layers and a flower pattern that, albeit beautiful, made it more challenging to shorten the dress without making the flower pattern look cropped. Iryna however, fitted me into her busy schedule and worked miracles with the dress, and quickly too. The level of flexibility and care that she showed me (as well as the dress), made it a fantastic experience. She also made me a lovely facemask using some of the now spare material from my dress (#covidwedding). I chose her because of her great reviews, and I can wholeheartedly recommend her.
10:21 27 Jun 21
Iryna was very easy and efficient to work with. I really enjoyed her work and would recommend it to anyone in need of alternation and tailoring!
02:18 18 Jun 21
Iryna has been fantastic! I had a specific kind of summer dress in mind that I couldn't find anywhere, but she brought it to life. Despite this being wedding season and her busiest time of year, she was able to fit me in her schedule and complete the dress in just a few weeks. I love the dress and cannot recommend Iryna enough!
08:14 11 Jun 21
Having done some research into local options to have a wedding dress fitted and altered, I chose to reach out to Iryna. Great decision. Iryna was fantastic. Friendly, professional, and very talented. She was willing to work with me on what I wanted, and honest in providing her professional opinion and suggesting creative solutions, which I appreciated. I enjoyed the process and each fitting, and am so pleased with the final result. I would 100% recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns and Iryna!
06:53 08 Jun 21
Iryna is incredible! The service I received far exceeded my expectations. Iryna has an eye for detail and the changes she has made to my wedding dress are stunning! I would 100% recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns to anyone looking for a bespoke dress or alterations to their bridal dress / bridesmaid dresses.
19:49 07 Jun 21
Iryna did the most amazing alteration job on my wedding dress - it looks perfect! Iryna was very friendly and professional throughout and worked around my timings. She listened to exactly what I wanted and her skills are absolutely top rate. I also had a bridesmaid dress and cocktail dress altered which also look fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend this business to anyone looking for dress alterations.
08:20 30 May 21
We needed to alter a bridesmaid dress and Iryna was so friendly and accommodating, from booking the appointment to the alterations and collection of the dress. The dress is now the perfect fit and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Iryna!
08:09 26 May 21
After finding the wedding dress shopping experience far less magical than expected, it was such amazing luck to find locally-based Iryna, a pattern-cutter, dressmaker, and all-round incredible person.Together we designed my wedding dress, choosing fabrics and styles. After a few iterations, we landed on a look I not only feel myself in, but which I am excited to wear. This is in large part thanks to Iryna's patience, expertise, and outstanding attention to detail. The whole process has carried huge meaning, thought, and joy, and I'm so glad that I ended up taking this approach for my bridal wear.I've already had another garment modified by Iryna (which she did with a remarkably swift turnaround and characteristically impeccable finish) and so look forward to more in future.Overall, a truly bespoke experience (admittedly, not one for everyone but, for me, an incredible opportunity to design and have my wedding dress made a reality by such a skilled maker).THANK YOU
19:02 21 May 21
brilliant service. Very professional. Really happy with the level of service.
Iryna was very helpful and knowledgeable. 10 out of 10.
Iryna was very helpful and knowledgeable. 10 out of 10.
17:12 20 May 21
Brilliant. I Was really really happy with the level of service and professional approach.The end product was brilliant. Iryna was totally amazing and very helpful.I would always recommend Iryna ( Oxford Bespoke Gowns)
16:56 20 May 21
Iryna made some alterations to my wedding gown, which involved re-hemming lace, embroidered and beaded areas. Her work is beautifully neat, and she has a great eye for detail. Within a few minutes of me wearing the dress at my first appointment she had noticed a few small damaged areas, and was able to come up with a solution. My dress looks incredible, and to top it all off, Iryna charged me less than the original quote, as the work took her 3 hours, rather than 4. Amazingly honest, and I would highly recommend!
18:32 11 May 21
Iryna is amazing! She was very accommodating to my schedule and got the alterations on my wedding dress done very quickly but beautifully done. It was good value and accurate to the quote she gave me. I am so please with my dress and can't wait for my big day now. I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you Iryna.
20:27 07 May 21
Iryna is amazing!! She took my wedding dress; which was a sample dress so had lots of issues and made it into my dream dress. Even though Iryna was already very busy, she kindly squeezed me in, made me feel relaxed and confident that all the necessary work would be completed on time. I absolutely adore the work she’s done - the dress looks amazing. Iryna also showed me some of her bespoke clothes which are sustainable and gorgeous. I will definitely be back to use her again in the future and would recommend her for any type of seamstress work.
13:43 30 Apr 21
I came to Iryna with a wedding dress needing quite a few alterations to fit me perfectly. From the outset, Iryna was polite, professional and friendly. She provided a very reasonable quote upfront before any work commenced and was clear this would be adjusted, if necessary. Communication from Iryna was fantastic, and she always made sure I was happy with any alterations she wanted to do before she did them. I had complete trust in her, and knew everything she would be doing would be to a high standard. I've just had my final fitting, and I am so happy with everything that has been done. From tightening the bodice, adding cups, adjusting the shoulders, shortening the hem, adding an applique, taking in the hips, and small things like taking off any 'fluffy bits' and adding a silk wrist hoop under the layers to make it easier to walk in! I would have no hesitation in recommending Iryna and her 5* service.
10:18 29 Dec 20
My Mum and I came to Iryna with a 37 year old Wedding Dress (my Mum's) that we were hoping to alter to fit me and make alterations; turning the A-line skirt into ballgown, adding buttons, lengthening the sleeves etc. We had visited a seamstress elsewhere who led us to believe this was impossible and extremely expensive. But Iryna, was incredible - so positive and upbeat and skilled - she knew exactly how to do everything and kept us updated every step of the way - even with photos of the dress as it went through the process which was so so exciting to receive. She made fantastic suggestions all the way through - adding to the neckline and changing the shape of it, and adding different layers to the skirt. All her changes made the dress even more beautiful and I got my dream of wearing my Mum's wedding dress as my own (It was also super comfortable ALL day!). It was my perfect princess dress and Iryna made the process an absolute joy and left us with time to spare!Sorry, don't have a good photo of the buttons on the back. But it brushed the floor perfectly - exactly what I had in my head when I went to Iryna.
07:50 22 Dec 20
Iryna altered my dress literally the night before my wedding at such unbelievable short notice. She worked so quickly to make it happen for me and nothing was too much trouble and she is truly a very talented and beautiful designer. She is a joy to have met and so very talented at what she does. My dress looked just beautiful on the day, thanks to her. Thank you Iryna for being a life saver.
Suzi Q Miles
15:23 21 Nov 20
I had two dresses which needed altering and was delighted to find Iryna who provided a friendly and responsive service. She went beyond my expectations and did a great job at very good value. I highly recommend her skills.
16:44 06 Nov 20
Iryna was recommended to me to alter my wedding dress and I'm so grateful for this! I had absolute confidence in her expertise from the first meeting; she was very realistic about what was going to be achievable when working with such delicate lace and intricate sequins and delivered exactly what I was hoping for. She was also unflappable when I managed to tear some of the lace during my fitting and repaired it seamlessly! I only had 4 weeks to my wedding day when I was introduced to Iryna and she worked quickly, but to an incredibly high standard, to get my dress ready for my wedding date. A true professional.
18:29 28 Sep 20
I took my wedding dress and additional lace top to Iryna for alterations to the length and to have it fitted around the chest and waist and she was excellent - everything now fits perfectly and she is a true expert. I came away with lots of tips and advice, from how to steam and how best to ensure the dress looks good on the day! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Oxford Bespoke Gowns and Iryna, her work is top quality, she is super friendly and works with total integrity. Very reasonably priced and honest about the scale of the work needed. I'm so happy I found her!
09:41 19 Sep 20
Iryna altered a bridesmaid's dress for me. She did a beautiful job of shortening the top and length of the dress, in no time at all. It fits like a glove! I will be coming back to her again with other dresses!
12:50 26 Aug 20
This was my first time going to Iryna and it won't be my last. I got my dress shortened and now it's my absolutely favourite dress. Plus Iryna is absolutely lovely! I highly recommend her !!!
18:26 25 Aug 20
I absolutely struck gold when I found Iryna. She is exceptional at what she does and created exactly the stylish, simple and classic dress I was dreaming of. She is highly skilled, professional, straightforward to deal with, creative, reasonably- priced and kind. Like so many brides -to -be at the moment, I unfortunately won't now get to wear my dress until 2021 but with everything going on at the moment I'm very happy to know that my wedding dress isn't something I need to worry about!
11:24 18 Aug 20
I just can’t thank Iryna enough for all her hard work and skilfulness, dedication and professionalism. I asked Iryna could she design and make me a long dress to wear at my son’s wedding in Sevilla. My silk dress is absolutely wonderful and I am looking forward to wearing it in October. I will be posting another review after the wedding with photographs. Iryna really cares about her clients. I definitely will be recommending Iryna (Oxford Bespoke Gowns) without any hesitation. Thank you so much. From Carole 🙂
07:30 09 Aug 20
Iryna's work upcycling my grandmother's wedding dress was beautifully executed. She understood my vision perfectly! Her knowledge, respect and appreciation of old beautiful fabrics and patterns meant that my grandmother's dress was not only embellished but "restored" so to be worn by future generations. I would highly recommend Iryna for any upcycling services of vintage wedding dresses, a wonderful sustainable option with a wonderful dressmaker who knows her trade!!
22:22 08 Aug 20
Thanks to Iryna my dress is ready and fits perfectly for my upcoming wedding. Since the moment I contacted her, her communication has been quick & professional. My dress needed lots of extra care and work by hand but Iryna worked "magic" as she said & it turned out beautiful. She even managed to finish the dress ahead of schedule but without any compromise to the final result! I highly recommend Iryna to all those who need to find someone to trust with their precious wedding dresses. Thank you again Iryna 🙂
17:31 27 Jul 20
Iryna did a fantastic and speedy alteration for me. I was delighted with her incredible quality of work and I would recommend her services
Julia Happy Cakes
18:14 26 Jul 20
Iryna went beyond my expectations to alter my wedding gown. She truly cares to ensure that each bride is not just satisfied but absolutely confident and in love with her gown. Having bought a sample size gown, she improved it to make it "mine". She has an eye for detail and strives for perfection while also managing to work very fast! I recommend her wholly (and not just for bridal gowns).
08:29 22 Jul 20
After years of looking for a good dressmaker, I'd almost given up. I met Iryna as I needed alterations to my wedding dress and to alter a very complexly designed skirt. She did both in record time and magnificently. She is amazing. I couldn't recommend this business more highly.
22:02 19 Jul 20
Iryna is highly skilled and great at what she does. She’s also professional and responsive. She worked on my graduation dress and I’m in love with the results!
20:51 15 Jul 20
Iryna is exceptionally talented and an absolute pleasure to work with. She understood my vision for my wedding dress from the start and worked meticulously and tirelessly to make it perfect. She is efficient and her attention to detail is second to none. She is also extremely generous, altering my fiance's waist coat free of charge, making me a veil from scratch for a significantly reduced price as well as including a lot of little extras/alterations for free. I trusted her entirely and highly recommend her for any bespoke and dress alteration services, especially wedding dresses. Thank you Iryna!
15:31 22 Mar 20
I contacted Iryna in January to make me a dress for my 40th birthday party, which was taking place in March. I needed something bespoke as I’d recently had a back operation, and would have to wear flats and so I was very self-conscious!From the very first message Iryna was amazing, helpful, kind, professional, not to mention EXTREMELY talented. I saw a pic online of something I liked, she worked from this and created the most stunning 2 piece (so I could wear both items again separately!)I can’t get over how nothing was too much trouble, and I truly felt like a princess at my party!I can’t recommend enough, and looking forward to her making some more pieces for me!
09:32 21 Mar 20
Iryna is efficient, friendly and highly-skilled and I would highly recommend her to other people. She kept me informed every step of the way and managed to turn around my wedding dress alterations ahead of time. I was nervous about sorting the wedding dress out, but she resolved my nerves and made it an enjoyable experience. Thank you 🙂
12:16 22 Feb 20
Iryna has done a beautiful job altering a dress I bought for my wedding. She worked quickly and carefully, and I am very happy with the results. It was a fairly sizable job- bodice taken in, bra pads added, shortened to tea length, and petticoat added. All the work has been completed to a high standard- not an easy job with all the embroidery on the dress. She has completely changed the shape and look of the dress, and I can't wait to wear it on the big day. Thanks Iryna!
21:27 06 Feb 20
Iryna was absolutely a delight to work with. Very professional, reasonably priced for exceptional work and attention to detail, and quick turnaround. She is an expert - I had a few things I needed to get altered on a dress and I was not sure what direction to go in with one aspect. Iryna knew exactly what I meant when I described what I wanted and was able to decisively lead me in the perfect direction. Dress turned out perfect and I feel beautiful in it, which is really the point! Thank you, Iryna! Will be taking any/all alterations to her in the future.
15:14 14 Jan 20
Iryna designed and managed the making of my stepdaughter's beautiful wedding dress, images of which are on her website. Managed to do this even though the bride lived in another country and got married in yet another! I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Her skill and attention to detail are outstanding and she is totally unflappable!
17:36 10 Jan 20
Highly Professional and delightful personAs a mature woman I know what suits me and I know what I want, so after trawling the bridal and mother of the bride boutiques from Oxford to Bournemouth via Tunbridge Wells I decide that I would have my outfit made.I wanted simple and elegant, which leaves a dressmaker “nowhere to hide” – my outfit was perfect in fit style and quality of workmanship. From the start I felt confident that not only had Iryna listen and understood what I wanted but was able to deliver what I wanted. I will never have another bridal outfit made but I would certainly return to Iryna for other special occasion outfits
12:18 14 Nov 19
Iryna did a number of alterations on my sequined bridesmaid dress within a short timeframe. She was exceptionally helpful and professional and the work was of high quality. I would really recommend her services.
14:52 26 Oct 19
Iryna did an amazing job on my dress. I lost too much weight and had to buy a replacement dress 2 weeks before my wedding which needed taking up. It was a big job as it was heavily beaded and I was starting to panic but Iryna paid so much attention to detail and was so friendly and reassuring that she could do it. When my dress was finished it was perfect and everyone said it was beautiful on the day.
13:48 11 Oct 19
Excellent bespoke and friendly service! Highly recommended for anyone who needs dress alterations. Delivered in a short time scale to a very high standard. Thank you!
10:40 21 Sep 19
I bought my wedding dress from Oxfam and it needed to be taken up as well as some TLC on the details. Iryna did an amazing job, it now fits me perfectly. Iryna also made me a bolero (at very short notice) which is just stunning. She has a fantastic eye for detail and is super caring. Definitely recommend.
08:06 05 Sep 19
Iryna did a wonderful job of altering my wedding dress. With a short turn around, Iryna shortened my dress, shortened sleeves, inserted lining in the top half of the dress and added a beautifully intricate modesty fill in the front of the dress, amongst other things. It was great working with Iryna – Iryna made the time to listen and her wealth of experience showed with her many creative ideas to alter the dress. I would definitely recommend Iryna for wedding dress alterations. I'm so happy with the dress! Thank you Iryna!
14:11 31 Aug 19
Yes excellent work and service at a very reasonable price,would recommned her to anyone especially if it was something special
11:22 30 Aug 19
Iryna altered a jacket for me,it was done very proffesionally and the servivce she provided was excellent,plus factor was that she was a lovely lady as well. I would recommend her to any one
11:12 30 Aug 19
I bought a wedding dress from a 'typical wedding dress shop' and loved the front but wanted the back of it to be reconstructed as I had a very clear vision in my mind. Iryna took the time to listen to my ideas and created the most beautiful lacy back design for my original dress. She also reshaped and resized it (by about 2/3 sizes). I can honestly say it fitted like a glove. She gave suggestions and the detail and expertise that she provided was exquisite. I would definitely recommend her. She was so friendly and welcoming too.
12:47 02 Aug 19
I couldn’t have been happier with the service I received from Iryna at Oxford Bespoke Gowns. Getting married is a wonderfully exciting time but it is also stressful, when it came to my wedding dress and veil Iryna took all that stress away. My dress needed a number of alterations and I wanted to make a number of additions to it, I also wanted a long bespoke veil made. Iryna couldn’t have been more accommodating and her work is simply superb, she is extremely accomplished at what she does. I couldn’t recommend Iryna more highly.
05:49 29 Jul 19
Iryna was very nice, and the work was done neatly and super-fast! Highly recommend!
22:02 26 Jun 19
17:24 18 Jun 19
The back of my bridesmaid dress needed shortening and Iryna did a wonderful job! Quick turnaround time, attention to detail and very good price - I have already recommended Iryna to my friends and will be contacting her first for any future alterations!
11:13 03 Jun 19
Iryna is absolutely AMAZING. In addition to being incredibly professional and highly skilled, she is also one of the nicest people I've met in Oxford. My friend and I came to Iryna for alterations on our ballgowns after I stumbled across her page on Facebook. We made an appointment, boarded a bus from city centre (which was a quick ride!) and showed up to her in-house studio with no trouble. Iryna was done with the job within a day. Truly incredible speed! I am absolutely in love with my dress, and it now fits me like a glove. The price was well worth it, too. If you're wondering where to go for alterations, LOOK NO FURTHER. I promise you won't be disappointed.
20:20 21 May 19
Iryna was very friendly from the beginning, made every effort to accommodate my timings. I was amazed by how quickly the dress was altered, and the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend for any dress alterations. She was very honest- my partner was thinking of having his suit trousers taken up but she advised against- saving us some money!
16:59 16 May 19
Irena is without doubt one of the most talented dressmaker/designer in the country.
14:44 13 May 19
Iryna was able to shorten a ball dress and get it back to me within the same day! I would definitely recommend her for quick, high quality dress alterations.
22:44 06 May 19
Iryna altered a bridesmaids dress for me in a very short timeframe, and I could not have been happier with the results! She worked quickly and professionally and her years of experience really shone through. She turned the dress from something I was not excited to wear (it was chosen for me) into a dress I loved. I cannot recommend Iryna highly enough.
09:55 03 Mar 19
I have worked with Iryna on a number of professional projects including fitting, alterations and pattern cutting. She's full of enthusiasm for everything she undertakes and her skills and advice are second to none. I have also studied in one of Iryna's PPS masterclasses, furthering my professional skills in pattern cutting in a supportive and creative environment. Iryna has gone above and beyond every time we have worked together and her talent, work ethics and creative enthusiasm is truly an inspiration to me.
14:35 28 Jan 19
I have no hesitation in recommending Iryna - her work is of the highest quality. She also completes her work in a timely, very friendly and professional manner at all times.
19:20 26 Jan 19
Iryna is charming, efficient and above all, skilled. She expertly altered a number of my clothes, giving them a new lease of life. I’m looking forward to revamping more of my wardrobe and creating some new additions.
22:44 11 Dec 18
Iryna designed and made my wedding dress, which was stunning. It was an absolute pleasure and joy working with Iryna throughout the whole process. Her ideas and designs are breath-taking and her skill and enthusiasm in bringing them to life and in my case to the finished article are simply indescribable. The end result was amazing! I couldn’t have been happier with my wedding dress.Huge thank to Iryna for putting all the hard work, love and care in my fabulous dress. It made my day a very special one. I have no reservations in recommending Iryna’s services. - Yuliya Andriyash.
13:09 03 Aug 18
Iryna has completed many alterations and few bespoke dresses over the years. Her work is always to the highest standard and delivered always on time or before. I will be continuing to use her services and can only recommend her very highly.
19:27 18 Jul 18