Bespoke, alterations and keepsakes

Handmade by Hannah Josie

Hannah Josie
Based in East Yorkshire

With over a decade of experience, my work involves anything from altering a jean hem to a bridal gown. Any bride or client is welcome and I’ll work with you to create exactly what you have in mind.

I cannot recommend Hannah enough. I live in Australia and had my wedding dress custom made in Melbourne to ensure I could attend the dress fittings etc. I arrived back in the UK 2 weeks prior to my wedding, with a dress that I was quite underwhelmed with. There were quite a few issues with the making of my dress (in Australia) but Hannah immediately made me feel at ease and fixed everything she could to make me feel amazing on my wedding day. She’s such a delight to be around and if I could do it all again, I would get my dress made by her in a heartbeat!

She also altered all of my bridesmaids dresses, steamed them and delivered to the venue the evening prior. Thanks so much for saving my wedding dress and veil. Thanks to you, my vision came back to life!

Carla, image courtesy of Emma Pilkington

From the very first wedding dress fitting with Hannah she was so lovely and welcoming, I instantly felt relaxed with the lovely homely feel. It made it even better knowing my daughter was welcome too. Hannah made my wedding dress fittings such a wonderful experience, I feel like I didn’t just find a wedding dress seamstress, I found a friend.

My wedding dress fitted perfectly and with all the detail with a delicate dress, she did the most fantastic job. Hannah also helped to alter my mother’s dress last minute and handmade a bear from my daughters baby grows so we give this as a gift to our daughter on our wedding day. I could not recommend this very talented lady enough.


I cannot say enough how amazing Han is. From the moment my mum and I arrived at her house we were made to feel so comfortable and relaxed.

She took her time with my wedding dress and gave her honest opinion with what should be altered. After the first fitting, I left my dress with her and every time I returned she worked her magic more and more. She truly is a perfectionist and will make sure you feel 100% in your dress. You wouldn’t believe what my dress looked like before and then after Han finished with it. She even saved come of the leftover material so that I have a little keepsake.

Thank you so much Han, I was so lucky to have been given your number. Not only did I have you in the run up to the wedding, I now have you for life as one of my friends.


To the best person I could ask for to be my dress maker, you did a beautiful job of my dresses and created a beautiful personal garter for me! Not only that, but I’d like to thank you for being my friend and confidant in the process.

You helped me through the trials and tribulations leading up to the wedding and you could always be trusted. You created a nice and calming environment, thank you so much Hannah.

Millie, image courtesy of Carl Cordonnier

Getting my dress alterations with Hannah was one of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding!

Not only did she do a beautiful job in making sure my dress fit perfectly, but the whole experience was wonderful. One of my favourite parts of wedding planning were my fitting appointments as I felt really at ease and knew my dress was in good hands.

I absolutely loved my custom made veil that Hannah created, it’s so delicate, exactly as I’d envisioned and will hopefully be a family heirloom for years to come.

Thank you Hannah!

Cat, image courtesy of Laura Calderwood