Repairs To A Torn Blazer

I have been using Gill’s sewing services for many years now and would not hesitate to recommend her with the design and creation of an enchanted sleeping beauty bed for my young daughters to the drop-in with a coffee for emergency repairs to a torn blazer!! Gill can turn her hand to anything and always with a cheerful smile.

Jo, Little Gaddesden

Very Skillful

An efficient service delivered in the required time frame and very reasonably priced, Gill is very skillful with a friendly manner. Just wanted to say what a great job you have done for us yet again, making clothes more wearable for all the family as well as sorting out our pelmet when we were let down by our interior designer. You are pragmatic, honest about what you can and cannot do, reasonably priced and do a professional job. Thank you as ever!

Pam, Harpenden

Good Value For Money

I have been extremely satisfied with the service I have received. The finishing quality was brilliant and is all done very efficiently’ I found Gill to be very helpful and approachable and good value for money.

Milun Kumar

Highest Standard

A great friendly service. Very professional Make & Mend are great value and the work is of the highest standard.

Nejla, St Albans

Needed A Dress Altered Quickly

Gill was recommended when I needed a dress altered quickly. It was no problem for Gill. I had a fitting and collected the dress in a few days, I would definitely recommend Gill and use her again.

Karen Wheathamstead

Suit Jacket Alteration

Gill did a great job with a jacket of mine that needed taking in and the sleeves shortening. I was very pleased with the result.

Paul, St Albans

Ready-Made Curtains / Blind Alteration

I bought 2 pairs of ready made curtains from Laura Ashley, my husband found Gill’s website I gave the curtains to Gill to make into one pair and to the size I wanted, as this turned out to be the cheaper option. She did a fabulous job and I would not hesitate to use her again and recommend her to my friends.

Heulwen, Radlett

Roman Blinds

The work completed by Make & Mend on my roman blinds was brilliant, the communication was great from start to finish and the quality was second to none. Will definitely be returning.

Jackson, St.Albans

A Few Days Before Christmas

Gill was brilliant, she turned up 3 sets of curtains for me only a few days before Christmas!! She did a wonderful job and I will be using her again for other tasks. We were extremely pleased with the curtain you took up for us for our bay window. You did an excellent job Thank You!

Mr K, London

Custom Made Covers

The covers we had made for our testing equipment are excellent quality. The service was very quick and great value for money. We would definitely use her again.

Paul, Paul Adler Optician

Ski Jacket – New Zip

Gill has put a new zip in my sons ski jacket, saving me from having to buy a new one!

Anita, Bovingdon

West End Production Costumes

Gill has made a number of costumes and backdrops for our West End production and all the workmanship has been excellent. What more she was able to do alterations at short notice!

Tony Middleton, Director On behalf of Chris Dugdale International Entertainment

Repairing Holes

Thank you so much for the trousers you repaired for my daughter instead of just a boring patch for my 16 year old you made a fantastic suggestion to make a feature patch which my daughter loves, and now has a pair of trousers that are completely unique fantastic, fast, efficient service.

Claire St Albans

It’s Totally Gone, Gills Amazing!

I have used Gill Hudnott’s service for innumerable sewing difficulties, especially with a teenager who appears to have holes in all her best clothes! Her service is fast, efficient and inexpensive. The highest recommendation for repairs comes from my teenager who gasped, ‘Where was the rip? it’s totally gone, Gills amazing!’ A big thank you for an excellent service. We’ll be back!

Mrs C, London Colney

Fast Repairs

Sewing goddess! Really reliable, swift work at really good rates, really recommend.

Judith Ward, St Albans

Trouser Repairs and Alterations

Gill altered some of my favourite trousers after I slimmed out of them, she turned the job around really quickly and the quality of the alteration was excellent, they look better now than they ever did like a new pair for a fraction of the cost

Leida, St Albans

Fast, Efficient

Suit trousers altered at short notice, fast, efficient, quality service.


Altered All My Wardrobe

Gill altered all my wardrobe recently, suits, trousers and dresses, and did an excellent job for a reasonable price, Gill’s work is excellent and I would highly recommend her for all sewing chores!!!!

Katie St Albans

Trousers Now Fit Me Better

After losing quite alot of weight (took up running!) I found none of my work clothes fitted me anymore. Was a bit daunted by the effort and cost of replacing the whole lot! Gill was great – sorted out my trousers and shirts so saved me a fortune. The trousers now fit me better now than when I bought them!

Stu, St Albans

Last Minute Repair

Needed work suit for a court hearing but I found a tear in trousers. Not only did Gill do an incredibly speedy repair a professional repair that could not be seen even though it was in an area that would have been visible, thank you Gill – Money well spent and amazingly reasonable.

Becky, Park Street

Wedding Dress Alterations

Gill, you did a really great job altering my wedding dress at short notice. I’m so happy you made it fit perfectly for me. Will thoroughly recommend you to anyone who needs any kind of alterations done, Thank you!

Mrs Young, London Colney

Sewing Services

I came upon Gills sewing service purely by chance at the local butchers!! What good luck she has proved to be sorting many items for me over the last few years in a quality effective way, I would not hestitate to recommend her sewing services.

Ruth, St Albans

Efficient Service

Gill was recommended to me and she is absolutely fantastic at her job and I have recommended her to my family and friends. Prompt, efficient service which I will use again.


Quality Service

Very efficient, friendly and excellent quality service.


Always Been Excellent

I found it very convenient being able to try my garments on in Gills home and get her opinion on the type and amount oy alteration needed. The alterations have always been excellent. I am very happy to recommend Make & Mend.

Rebecca, St Albans

Dress Shortening

Gill took two dresses up for my little girl and they were fantastic. They were really well done and a very reasonable price.

Michelle Marsh, Bricket Wood

Trouser Alterations & Repairs

Gill came to my home to fit & alter one pair of trousers and ended up taking away three pairs. One in desperate need of a repair & alteration, one (long forgotten, yet loved) pair of trousers with a missing hem & the “new” pair. When she returned with all 3 looking spectacular, each in it’s own right (even the old loved ones!), I could not have been happier! Gill is clearly a seamstress with a keen knowledge, fine attention to detail and professionalism to do a job right. Not only will I use her in the future, I will highly recommend her to anyone who needs alterations! Thanks, Gill!

Karie Bala, St. Albans

Bridesmaid Dress

I thoroughly recommend Make & Mend which I found doing a google search of the area when I desperately needed a badly altered bridesmaids dress corrected (a few days before the wedding!) I frantically called Gill who despite being busy fitted me in and altered the dress beautifully. She turned the dress from a badly fitting sack into a gorgeous fitted gown in 2 days. The wedding was wonderful and even the other bridesmaids commented on how much better my dress fitted! And even more amazing was that Gill charged me half the price the bridal store charged. Since this I have taken another dress to Gill which I was very pleased with. I would not think twice about taking any garments to Make & Mend and would recommend to anyone….quick, professional, value for money and all with a homely feel.

Tami, St. Albans

Beautiful Bridesmaid Dress

Having found some beautiful material in Hong Kong, Gill made an equally beautiful bridesmaid dress for me to wear at my best friends wedding. I didn’t give Gill alot of time or ideas of what it was I wanted, but the end result was perfect and has since been worn several times as an evening dress. I would reccommend using Gill Hudnott for all dress making needs from basic alterations to complex adapations and producing a throughly well made garment.

Sue, St.Albans

Needlecraft Skills

I have often used Gill’s needlecraft skills for a variety of needs, dress making, curtians, table clothes and excellent fancy outfits. Very talented, patient and good value for money.

Marcia, St.Albans

Matching Table Runner

Having used Make & Mend services in the past and been very pleased with the results I had no hesitation in contacting Gill when I needed to update my dining room, she advised me on material and style and made some lovely curtains with a matching table runner.

Josie Poutahmasbi

Reliable & Knowledgeable

Fantastic prompt service. I found Gill reliable and knowledgeable through the whole process, from measuring up and advising advising on the best technical to my roman blinds. The finished product and fitting was of the highest quality and I would be happy to recommend Make & Mend to others.

Trish, Luton

Four Sets of Curtains

Gill made us four sets of curtains for our new home…they are all fabulous!
Gill came and measured up and advised me on the best type of fabric and lining, she supplied all the fixing bits and came and hung them when finished.
Gill made it a really enjoyable process and we are delighted with our curtains and have had many compliments.

Nicky,St. Albans

Torn Seam & Zip Replacement

Gill replaced the ‘concealed’ zip on a skirt and repaired a torn seam in my daughter’s dress. Both repairs were of excellent quality – you could not see the repairs. Both items are now as good as new! Quick, first class work – would recommend to anyone.

Louise, St. Albans