Introduction to White Orchid

White Orchid is a friendly, family run business owned by Stella and Andrew Whittle.

Stella and Andrew

White Orchid in 2022

Currently there are no Government restrictions for shops so we continue as we left off in 2021. We will update this message if things change.

We request that you follow these rules for the time being because infections are still high; Wear a suitable mask, hand sanitiser will be available, social distance where possible, maximum of 2 customers at a time and all visits must be booked in advance so we can control the number of people in our studio.

Please call us to book in for your wedding dress fittings, quilt consultations (or collections) and any sewing machine enquiries.

If you are not comfortable about visiting us at our studio then we will still be able to accept and return your quilts by post, please call if you would like information on how to use this service.

Stay safe and well. Hope to see you soon.

Andrew and Stella

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday – 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday – by appointment only

Sunday – Closed

Bank Holidays – Closed

Call Us

01202 692006

Call us during our opening times to talk to either Andrew or Stella, leave a message if we are unable to answer, we will call you back.

Or you can message us using the form on our Contact Us page.

About Us

Stella and Andrew are passionate about their work and try to ensure all their customers get the best possible service.

Whether it’s replacing a zip, fitting and altering a wedding dress, servicing a sewing machine or longarm quilting a quilt, each and every task is carried out with enthusiasm, professionalism and attention to details.

White Orchid offers the following comprehensive sewing services:

White Orchid Alterations – carries out high quality clothing alterations and repairs to all types of garments, specialising in bridal wear.

White Orchid Longarm Quilting – provides affordable longarm quilting services using our Gammill Statler Stitcher; the only one in Dorset and it’s right on your doorstep.

White Orchid Workshop – provides sewing machine servicing and repairs for a large range of domestic sewing machines, embroidery machines and overlockers.

White Orchid is located in Dairy Close, Corfe Mullen conveniently close to the A35 and A31 and only 3.3 miles from Wimborne Minster and 6.3 miles from Poole. Our address is listed on the Contact Us page.

Come and visit us at our studio, there are no steep stairs to climb and there is plenty of free parking, we are always pleased to see you…

White Orchid’s Purpose Built Studio

A View of White Orchid Alterations


A View of White Orchid Longarm Quilting and Sewing Machine Workshop