(formerly Evangeline Rose Bridal)

Beverly Lister 

Bespoke Bridal Gowns

Alterations, Renovations, Transformations


High Street dresses are a popular choice for bridesmaids dresses.  

I offer an alteration service for bridesmaids dresses.  Sometimes all that is needed is a hem length adjustment, but often the alterations needed are more complicated.  I will give you an estimate of cost at each bridesmaid's fitting.

As a rule, when choosing dresses for your bridesmaids trust your instincts.  If it looks to you like a lot of work will be needed to achieve a good fit, you are probably right.  

Renovations & Transformations

I adore upcycling.  Over the years I have been lucky enough to  remake and remodel precious family heirlooms, wedding dresses that have been passed down through the generations.  I made a magnificent lace bodice and sleeves for a classic gown from the bride's grandmother's lace veil.   Whether you have purchased your wedding gown from a department store, a bridal boutique, inherited it or have decided to wear a vintage dress and need it re-styled, re-sized or re-modelled, we can help.

Similarly, sample dresses can be reworked into something marvellous. For my bride Sarah (left) I replaced the nylon tulle skirt on her sample dress with a silk dupion and silk organza circle skirt, and replaced the zip closure with handmade satin buttons and rouleaux loops. We were both thrilled with the result.  

If you have any questions about wedding dress or bridesmaids alterations, renovations or transformations, please do get in touch so we can discuss the possibilities.