Alison PS Designs - โ€‹Wedding & Ball Gowns

Bridal Gown Alteration Testimonials

I am always delighted to get feedback from my clients. I genuinely love to hear how their day has gone, and see them in their dress with their hair and accessories. I think it is also good for you as a new client to see real comments from previous clients.

There are more testimonials, images and reviews on my Facebook page so please take a look.


A zip to lace up conversion is so effective in making any gown feel and fit perfectly. The end result looks it was always meant to be. Louisa was delighted with her new look gown. She said:

"Hi Alison, I hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that we got married last Saturday ๐Ÿ˜ With the help of my cousins great lacing up skills, my dress looked amazing but it wouldn't have if not for you. I cant thank you enough for helping me to wear my gorgeous dress. I will add a couple of pics for you to see how great I looked. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you again. Louisa"


I love it when a client's wedding is full of fun, and Veronica's are definitely that. She sent me so many amazing photos, here are just a few of them.

Veronica said:

"Alison altered my wedding dress for my wedding back in February. I had left it to the last minute with only 4 weeks out and she came to the rescue.

She squeezed me in on a weekend despite being busy with ball gown season, and did not disappoint.

She altered my dress to perfection with plenty of time to spare, and well within the budget. I would highly recommend Alison again and again.


The wonderful thing about Sue's event was that she was renewing her vows.....wearing her original gown. So it was a true pleasure to make sure she felt stunning in it again.

Sue said "Alison was amazing, she is such a lovely lady. It was our 5 year anniversary and I wanted to fit into my dress again, so she did some alterations and replaced the zip at the back with a lace up corset. 

It looked amazing!

I would definitely recommend Alison PS Designs xx"

I love that her dog got comfy on the back of her cute.


Kristy's gown was soft and romantic, with layers of tulle and lace....perfect.

Kristy said "Photos from my day. Thank you for your help with the dress. It really was amazing."


Rachel sent me so many wonderful photos from her wedding, that I struggled to narrow them down for you. Here are just a few that capture the joy and relaxed fun of their ceremony.

Rachel wrote "my dress was amazing, and I received so many compliments ๐Ÿ˜€ everything went so smoothly on the day and we had so much fun."


Dwellingup is such a lovely location for a wedding. Kirstie and her partner look magical in their photos by Cronje photography.

Kirstie said "thank you for making my gown as beautiful as possible for me."

How cute does their dog look with his little tux.


Angela had two for the ceremony and one for the evening celebrations. The main gown featured in the photos needed the most alterations. But like all alterations, its the little things that make all the difference. The end result was a perfectly fitted gown and a very happy client.

Angela wrote:

I just wanted to send you photos of your dress magic. Thanks for all your hard work, I appreciated it.


How magical is a beach wedding. Danica's gown had such delicate beaded drapes down her back, with a soft flowing just seemed perfect for the location.

Danica wrote "Just wanted to say thank you very much for the alterations on removing the train on my second wedding dress!

The length was just perfect for walking through the sand!"

Melissa wrote

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for your help with the alterations of my wedding dress.

I'll definitely recommend you to others."


Melissa's bodice was completely encrusted with beautiful bead work. It made the alterations slightly more challenging, but the end result was totally worth it.

I think the black and white photo is my absolute favourite!


Some alterations are more than just getting the correct fit. Julie's gown was a classic example.

Julie told me the wedding was on a beach, and wanted the gown to have a softer, less formal look. So as well as making it fit perfectly, I also changed the neckline into a sweetheart. I also suggested removing the bulky satin train to allow the chiffon layer to really flow. The chiffon train had the most delicate embroidery and bead work, that stood out much better once the satin was removed.

Julie wrote "Thank you again Alison - Our wedding was beyond perfect and the dress was a hit xx.

Thank you again for your amazing talent and vision."


Sarah's gown was already beautiful, and only needed a few alterations. To make it extra special and unique, Sarah wanted me to make her some draped lace straps to complete the look....the result was perfect.

Sarah sent me these wonderful photos along with the following message:

"Hi Alison. Thank you so much!! LOVED MY DRESS!"


Emma is one of the most down to earth clients I have ever worked with. She was so relaxed and was enjoying the entire process of planning her home wedding.

Every detail was well thought out, even down to her great cowboy boots!!

Emma said "The perfect dress on a perfect wedding, thanks to Alison for the changes you made, it was amazing and I'm so thankful for the work you did #married life xx.

I must make a special mention about her cater Carnival Creations. When I saw Emma's photo of the food I felt I had to share this amazing company with my followers.


Nicola was another fantastic bride to work with. Her gown was stunning, and after a few key alterations, it fit like a glove. How smart does her son look in the blue suit !!

Nicola sent the following message:

"Hi Alison

I just wanted to thank you for your amazing professional alteration service. You made my dress fit me perfectly and I felt fantastic in it. I received so many lovely compliments. Most importantly my husband thought I looked stunning๐Ÿ˜Š

Sarah thanks you for the lace up lesson!

Thanks again

Nicola and Steven"


Hayla and her partner wanted a relaxed and easy going wedding. It was all about sharing the day with everyone, and not about the formality of a traditional wedding.

This photo sums up the perfect day they had.

Hayla said " I thought I would send you a picture of my dress, it was perfect. We had a wonderful time!!! "


Renae's gown had such delicate detail, that it was important to make every part of it fit perfectly. I was delighted to get the following message with this beautiful photo.  

Hi Alison,

I hope you are well and keeping busy!

Just wanted to thank you for doing an amazing job on my wedding dress a few months ago.

Our wedding was held in Vanuatu on Sept 3rd and went off without any problems. (score!)

The dress fit perfectly in all the right places and it was so comfortable I left it on all night, you truly are a master of your craft.

I have attached a couple of pictures for you, which I am happy for you to use in promoting your fantastic work if you like.

Kind regards



I love getting photos from my clients. And I never mind when I get them. So it was lovely to get this message and photos from Kylie a year after their wedding. 

"Hi Alison, Iโ€™m not sure you remember me but I bought a wedding dress off you a year ago and had you alter it. I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful dress and the amazingly incredible expertise with fitting me. I have highly recommended you to many friends."


Jocelyn came with her mum a few times, and was lovely to work with. We made a few changes to her gown to make it perfect. She gave me 5 stars on her review which I have added below. 

"So I needed to start the scary but exciting task of finding a wedding dress and the very first place i started was at Alison's. With the collection she had I was able to try on a few styles and to my shock what I thought I never wanted to have was what

I chose in the end. 

From the first meeting, Alison was so welcoming; I was a bit nervous but she made me feel so relaxed and comfortable that all nerves went away. Although I didn't purchase a gown or have one made by Alison I did return to her for my alterations and for her helpful advice! Alison did an absolutely amazing job at redesigning how my straps sat, adding a bustle and taking in my gown a few inches!

I am so glad you were able to do my alterations! Thank you so much for your amazing work and for so much advice!!

Good Luck with everything in the future and again, Thank You!! xo "

It was a a perfect day and I felt so beautiful in the dress you altered for me.

Thank you so much for creating the wedding dress of my dreams.

Thanks for everything Alison. 


Jill had a beautiful gown already, but it just needed a little bit of her personality to be added. 

The inspiration came from her floral shoes. Subtle bead work was added to the flowers in matching colours. And a front split was created in the skirt to really show them off.


Hi hi Alison ๐Ÿค— Well, I am now officially married!!!! We had an excellent and brilliant day and our family and friends had a great time and i can quite believe that it all happened!! And I just wanted to again say thank you so so much for all that you did for me in altering and perfecting my dress xx I absolutely totally loved it and adored wearing it and I shall most certainly be keeping it for the rest of my days xx here are a few phone pics - thank you so much again xx


Sometimes even the smallest alteration can make the biggest difference.

Vanessa wrote "Thank you so much for being so AMAZING. You saved my day and I'm ever so grateful. It was a lovely day, thank u."


Well we finally had our wedding on the 10th dec 2016 :) after falling in love with a dress in store that i couldn't afford, i took to ebay and bought the look alike. When it arrived it didn't fit me one bit, despite me ordering a custom size.

I turned to Alison in a bit of a panic thinking there was no way she could make this dress fit my body shape and worried id have to buy a new dress. It wasn't an easy task, this dress was a nightmare, but after my 6th dress alteration i was left with the dress of my dreams and still less than a quarter of the price with alterations than the dress in store.

Alison you are amazing, a magician with a sewing machine!!! I cannot thank you enough for making my dress fit me so perfectly and for all your hard work to get it there! I felt absolutely stunning in my dress.


Hi Alison, thank you for the wonderful job you did altering my dress. The wedding was amazing. Had such a great time - and the bustle lasted the night (well until the party bus haha). Anyway here are some photos for you.


What Fantastic service, I got my WOW dress, all at very short notice including alterations.

I could not thank you enough and the price for all budgets.


Hi Alison! I just wanted to message you to thankyou again for your marvelous assistance with my dress and altering it to perfection! The day was beautiful and went perfectly in every way! Gav was hugely surprised at how stunning the dress was! Here's a few pics, happy for you to use them for your business if you can!


Jodi sent these beautiful photos and wrote

"I thought you might like a piccy of the dress. Thank you so much it was beautiful to wear. The alterations were perfect you did an amazing job."

The ivory lace is highlighted so well with the champagne satin underneath. It gave the gown a romantic vintage look. A truly stunning gown that I enjoyed working on.

Sacha also sent me this message, with a link to her wedding album. "Thanks again for the alterations you did on my wedding dress. I absolutely loved wearing it!"

So I did, and all I can say is wow! So many amazing pictures that totally captured their wonderful day. And despite the rain, Sacha had a huge smile on her face in every shot. 


"I cannot recommend Alison enough! She is friendly and efficient and went the extra mile when completing the alterations on my wedding dress. I loved her suggestions and enjoyed working with her to make sure it was everything I wanted. Thanks a million Alison!"


I bought my wedding dress on sale and it was miles too big for me, but I loved it!! I found Alison online and could tell straight away how much passion she has and knew she would be amazing...and she was!!! Alison did an incredible job of the alterations and my dress fits me perfectly-was the most comfortable dress ever!! Every meeting with her was great and I'm so happy that I got to meet such an incredibly talented lady...will definitely recommend to everyone I know!! Cannot speak highly enough of you Alison! Thank you xxx

With such a long train, it was important to have it bustled up for the dancing.


"I just want to thank Alison from the bottom of my heart for being so patient with me and all my body image issues in creating such a magical dress. You were so understanding and wonderful to work with. I loved my dress more then anything in the end and it was designed to such a high standard. I just want to wear it again! I can't thank you enough. Xxx"


"Thank you so much for making my wedding dress in to my dream dress! Changing the straps and adding the black belt made it just perfect!"

Right - "Before Alison transformed my wedding dress (March 2013)"

Above - "After my wedding dress transformation by Alison, QM2 formal night (Feb 2015)"


"Just collected my ball gowns for my upcoming cruise (mid Feb) and Alison has done an amazing job. Pictures in Feb ! Thank you "


Jonna sent her beach wedding photo's with the following message.

"Thank you so much for re-sizing my dress in so short timing! Thank you, dress is perfect!"


"Hi Alison,

Just some photos from the wedding for you.

Thank you so much for your work on my dress. I felt wonderful in it and everyone said that it looked beautiful."

Catherine also put a 5 star review on my facebook page

"Alison altered my wedding dress and did a fantastic job! She was so easy to work with and made me feel relaxed about the whole process. My dress was fantastic and fit perfectly! Thank you!


"Hi Alison here are some photos! thank you for the work you did and such friendly easy service."


"8 weeks after having my son, I had to fit myself into this size 12 bridesmaid dress. The dress was sent from NZ, no other bigger sizes in the country (NZ & AUS), and no extra material!

Thanks to the magic work of Alison she was able to use some pocket material to sew in extra fabric panels under the arms so I could get my "newly expanded frontage" comfortably in the dress!"


Ashley wrote this lovely review, giving me 5 stars too.

"Can't thank Alison enough! She altered my already bought wedding dress to fit my 8 month pregnant belly! We had an amazing journey from start to finish and the final result was superb! Thank you again for your many hours & patience : )"

I am delighted to show you all her beautiful photos of her special day. 


Alison altered my wedding dress for my big day as well as two of my bridesmaids gowns.

Alison was so delightful to work with and did an absolutely amazing job! Even though I lost a fair amount of weight between our first consultation and my first fitting she took it in her stride and did a brilliant job. thank you Alison!


Kristy wrote:

"We just got our wedding photos back and wanted to send you this one of me in my dress.

Thank you for your help with my wedding."


Hi everyone. I ordered my wedding dress online as I had heard they are pretty good! I was very careful about sending my measurement correctly and had 5 different people help with that to make sure. The dress arrived and was beautiful but just too big.

I took it to the first alterations lady who simply sewed two darts into the back of the bodice ...clearly not working. The second quoted me a ridiculous amount and then.....After so much stress and starting to not even want to wear the dress anymore, I found Alison.

Alison is AMAZING! She fitted me in despite being so busy and despite there only being 10 days until the wedding.

From the first phone call I made to her, Alison was kind and so considerate towards my situation. She made me feel that it could be fixed. Alison altered the entire dress to fit like a glove in only a few hours. She even pressed the entire dress for me.

I have just had a second fitting in which the dress was PERFECT.

I cannot wait to wear it on Saturday Alison. You have made me excited about my wedding again and have Blessed me so! I cannot thank you enough and would recommend you to everyone.....THANK YOU