As some of you already know, last summer I lost three stone whilst doing Cambridge Weight Plan. I got back my confidence and style after years of putting on weight due to my mental health problems. I finally felt like me again and loved having the mentality to wear whatever I wanted again and feel amazing in it.
However, after years of being size 16-18 I had accrued many lovely dresses, which I had spent a lot of money on too! Once I had lost weight I found it hard to sell or throw away many of these dresses and decided instead to recycle them by getting them altered. I was not ready to throw them away just yet!
I then stumbled across Bubbles Laundromat; a Milton Keynes based laundry shop, with three locations across the city offering washing, drying, ironing and alterations. Established in 2012, Bubbles Laundromat is a cheery premises, continuing to change the perception that laundrettes do not need to be dull and dreary and instead that washing can be fun! The fabulously retro laundrette is one of its kind, taking you back to the 70’s with bright coloured walls, retro washing machines and lots of red, blue and green.
I booked my time slot and headed over to their Wolverton shop on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. I met the wonderful Denise from Alterations & Repairs, who showed me her previous work, and took me through to their dressing area in the back. She asked me to put on all four of the items I had bought with me, and she then pinned me in to my dresses making sure the dress sat in all the right places. I was amazed at how much fabric she pinned, proving to me even more how much weight I had lost. Once Denise has pinned me in to each of the dresses, I took some photos for reference and then Denise drew out my dresses with the relevant alterations to each one.
And that was it… It was as simple as that – I left the dresses with Denise and then went back to collect them two weeks later. They were all a wonderful fit and I loved how precise Denise had them for me. I was so happy with all the alterations and wore one of the dresses that weekend for a family birthday!
I had such a great experience of using Alterations & Repairs in Bubbles Laundromat and could not recommend this service more. Denise is the kindest woman ever and she makes you feel so comfortable. I now feel ready to approach the summer in style with my newly altered dresses!
Alterations & Repairs offer a professional, speedy and quality alteration and repair service to both private and commercial customers from our neat, tidy and clean premises. Their seamstresses are all cherry-picked to offer the very best skilled people who have had plenty of experience in making, repairing and remodelling regular garments and bridal wear. Prices are competitive and turnaround time is first class – they even offer an express service because they know how frustrating it is when you need something but can’t wait.
*I was invited to try out Alterations MK part of the Bubbles brand.