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Peacocks & Penguins

If you have the idea we can do it

22a Barrow Rd, Burton-on-the-Wolds, Loughborough, LE12 5TB Directions

   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 21:00

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Business overview

Welcome to Peacocks & Penguins

Established in 1999. We are based in Burton on the Wolds, near Loughborough, Peacocks & Penguins is an independent and highly skilled dressmaker and clothing alteration specialist.

Are you looking for a reliable dressmaker? Or perhaps you need some alterations making to your garments or your favourite item of clothing? Look no further than Peacocks & Penguins.

You can trust me to put some life back into that old dress, or perhaps you'd like to commission a unique design? I can create a dress especially for you.

Getting married? A wedding dress is one of the most important things you will ever buy, so make sure it is perfect. I specialise in creating beautiful and unique wedding dresses for brides-to-be. Wear a wedding dress like nobody else's and feel amazing on your special day.

Products & Services

Wedding Dresses

bridesmaid dresses


prom dresses

mother of the bride outfits

occasion wear

evening wear

clothing alterations

christening gowns

designer clothing


fashion designers

sewing alterations

party dresses

tailor alterations


cocktail dresses


curtain alterations



Womens Suits


Beautiful, handcrafted wedding dress

Amanda created the most beautiful wedding dress for me from scratch. It was like she plucked my dream dress out of my head and made it before my eyes! She was so knowledgeable, incredibly skilled and anyone who wants a handcrafted dress - or even just alterations! - should look no further than Peacocks and Penguins. All anyone could say to me on my wedding day was how stunning my dress was - all thanks to Manda!
29 Jul 2023
It was my pleasure thank you
29 Jul 2023
It was my pleasure thank you
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Outstanding talent.

Amanda is a very talented dressmaker with a great eye for detail. I collected my dress today and it is beautifully made.
The dress in question is a designer vintage dress which I took to Amanda in the hope that she might possibly remodel it. Mission accomplished as I collected an exquisite custom made cocktail dress which fits me perfectly with every detail looking perfect. This was a complete remake of a size 20 dress styled perfectly to my figure and design even hand sewn in parts to cater for the age and texture of this delicate brocade.
I will be wearing this to several dos over the next few months and am delighted to have a piece of fashion history with me thanks to Amanda.
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Fab fab fab

Amanda is lovely and very welcoming. She took on our job of shortening two sets of curtains and produced an excellent job. They look fab. Thanks Amanda. We’ll be sure to sing your praises and make sure everyone knows how good you are and where you are x
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What a find!

As mother of the bride and exceptionally tall, I was doubtful of finding a suitable “off the peg” dress that fitted me properly. I decided to have something made and feel so fortunate to have found Amanda at Peacocks and Penguins! The gown I’ve collected today is even better than I hoped. Amanda is not only an accomplished seamstress, but a perfectionist with vision, tweaking things as we went along, and even making me a lovely matching hair accessory when she knew I was struggling to find one! The service has also been very affordable, and the dress completed in the timeframe quoted at the start. I’m totally thrilled and am sure my daughter will be too, on the day. Thank you Manda, you made the process very easy - I’m one very happy customer, and I’ll be back.
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Wedding dress

Manda made my wedding dress , and what an amazing job she did!! I sent her a picture of what I wanted and she did a better than I ever expected, she has such an eye for detail and was able to make the dress perfect for my body shape, from the moment I spoke with her I had full faith she was going to do an amazing job. Can’t recommend her enough! Thank you again! Xx
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