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. Xx
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 🙂
Jenny & Miguel
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!
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
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
Iryna is a very talented and professional pattern cutter. The work she has created for me has been exceptional and I would highly recommend her services.
09:40 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
Had my daughters silk prom dress altered by this lovely lady, very helpful, friendly service, excellent job done and a very happy princess for the prom my daughter was, thank you
18:37 18 Jul 18
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