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.


Hannah is quite literally superwoman, she took on what most would say was an impossible task and created a dream.

From the moment I got in contact with Hannah I knew I was in safe hands. She took my dresses off me (yes two!) and kept them safe until the day of our wedding. I had one scheduled fitting then winter lockdown was announced, our wedding date changed, and fittings became almost daily.

When lockdown hit Hannah was our biggest cheerleader, her excitement and mindset surrounding marriage is infectious. I can say without doubt that if it wasn’t for her we would have never even considered bringing our wedding forward to squeeze in before lockdown, which would have been the biggest mistake, an intimate wedding was perfect for us and I think Hannah knew that before we did…Read more on my testimonial page


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