Ensuring the perfect fit for your perfect day
K’s Stitches in Stornoway is ready to help not only make alterations to bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, but can also make your own wedding dress, as well as cravats for groom and groomsmen, and take on any tailoring needs that should arise before the big day.
Opened in April 2017 at Clintons Yard (Office 4), on Rigs Road, K’s Stitches is run by talented seamstress Kay Macleod.
“I spent years taking in alterations at home as the family were growing up, but it was always just by word of mouth,” she said.
“As the kids grew up though I decided to open the workshop and it’s all gone really well since – my customers keep coming back, so that’s pleasing.”
Indeed, one island wedding was saved last year when Kay made urgent alterations to a bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses which, although had been for alterations on the mainland, were still not right.
With only days to go until the wedding, Kay was able to complete the job much to everyone’s delight.
“I do enjoy working on the bridal dresses, but at the same time it is someone’s wedding so you’re very conscious of getting everything just right,” said Kay.
“There maybe a few last minute panics, but we’ve always been able to get things sorted before the big day.”
And it is not only wedding wear in which Kay can be of assistance to islanders – K’s Stitches offers alterations on any clothing, including children’s clothes, from hems to zip replacements and more, as well as tailoring and dressmaking, and can stitch and make home-furnishings such as cushions and curtains.
“Whatever anyone needs stitching, I can certainly give it a try,” she said.