Lovatt Drapes & Garments

Professional Alteration Service

Here at Lovatt Drapes & Garments, we have been providing a high quality professional repair and alteration service since 2003 with many loyal satisfied customers enjoying our expertise since the day we opened our doors. We have continued to invest in the very best equipment and materials available which allows us to offer unrivalled results every time.  We have fifteen individual state-of-the-art machines which, coupled with 30 years worth of experience, gives us the capability of reproducing original factory finishes and styles. We offer a high quality tailoring and alteration service which keeps customers coming back. See some of our customer reviews below!

All our alterations are done on site and are all steamed and pressed ready to wear.
We also provide a steam service for wedding dresses at a starting price of £20.00, depending upon how many layers are on the dress.

We work by appointments, as we like to provide our clients with a one to one service, ensuring that there is plenty of time to discuss all the requirements and our clients leave happy.

A week with Peter Andre

When our Lovatt seamstress got the call, she thought it was a practical joke.

The person on the other end of the phone had asked if she could do alterations for Mysterious Girl artist Peter Andre’s clothes, ahead of his 25th anniversary UK tour.

“It took me 12 hours to do. I was working through the night to get it done, but I did it. He was amazed by them, so that really put a sparkle to it – it was brilliant.”

Read the whole story here!

Thank you so much for this! The dress is absolutely perfect now. I am absolutely over the moon with what you have done! Miracles can happen Haha! Thanks so much Leigh.
You really are so talented and I am so happy!!! One extremely happy customer!!!! Thanks again and see you in June with the adult bridesmaids!


Leigh at Lovatt Drapes & Garments is described as a “miracle-worker” who “saved the day” for a bridegroom’s mother whose outfit alteration was ruined by another dressmaking company.

With just a day to go, Leigh “dropped everything to help” and the altered dress was perfect. Another nominator had her entire wardrobe altered by Leigh after losing a lot of weight.

She said: “Alterations were completed wholly to my satisfaction, I recommend her services to everyone.”

Nomination for Customer Service Award 2011, Newark Business Awards

I was looking for a someone to alter my daughters prom dress so I asked many companies if they would do some alterations. When they looked at the dress they apologised and said they couldn’t because of the detail beads etc.

I live in Nottingham but couldn’t find anybody that would touch it so I looked on the internet and found Lovatt Drapes & Garments in Newark. I called them and told them the situation, called over the same day and to my disbelief they could do it and did in the matter of a few days! They were certainly a life saver!

Many thanks again,


Thanks for alterations on my Shirts they are excellent.

When selecting companies from the web you never really know what the service will be like but I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

This is the second time I have used your service which I would like to thank you for your superb service and exemplary quality for all your alterations.

Thank you very much.

Simon Kemp

Last summer, I decided to embark on a health and fitness programme, working with a personal trainer in Newark. In just 12 weeks!

Suddenly I had a wardrobe full of designer clothes that no longer fitted. Just when I thought I’d have to replace the lot, Leigh from Lovatt Drapes & Garments came to my rescue. Armed with plenty of pins, she came to my home and we worked our way through all the suits, trousers, skirts and tops I couldn’t bear to be parted from. One week later, they were all returned! Prompt, personal service and excellent workmanship at a great price – thanks Lovatt Drapes & Garments

June Rowlands, Girls on top, Boundary Sound

Fantastic service from Lovatt Drapes and Garments. My wedding dress was too small for me so they kindly altered the entire back creating a custom corset. So much work and thought was put into this to make my dress look beautiful. The service was very quick too with minimal waiting times between fittings, would 100% recommend! Thank you for making my wedding dress fit me perfectly.


Can’t thank Leigh enough on re altering my wedding dress the straps was a complete mess but now it’s absolutely beautiful and you wouldn’t even notice it now I honestly couldn’t be more happy with it!


Lovatt Chauffeured Car

Prices from £250

Prices are subject to change depending on the day and length the car is required.

The car can be hired for a number of occasions and can be decorated with ribbons of your colour scheme.

Clothing Alterations

Trousers alterations from                             £10.00

Jackets alterations from                               £10.00

Skirts alterations from                                  £10.00

Leather Coat alterations from                     £25.00

Zip Replacing from                                        £20.00

Wedding Dress Press from                          £20.00


Made to Measure from                                  £100.00

Alterations from                                             £25.00


Standard size Made from                             £25.00

Opening Times

Monday – Friday  9am- 5pm
Saturday  10am-12pm

We can offer an after hours appointment for clients who can’t attend during opening times.

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