Post # 1
I bought a dress* at the Running of the Brides sale last week and now I’m looking for someone to do alterations! I need pretty minimal stuff–on the longer one, I just need a new zipper and to get it hemmed, and on the shorter one, I need it taken in (side seam). The wedding is in late June so I’m guessing I need to try to find someone soon (any advice on how long before the wedding to do this would be great too as I’m trying to lose some weight!)… any recommendations?? I live on the edge of Somerville & Cambridge and would love someone I could drive to either around there or within 30 minutes or so (will take actual Boston recs too but hate driving in the city and would rather not have to take my dresses on the train again!). Thank you!!
*Actually two! a shorter one for later in the day.. 🙂 couldn’t resist when both combined were $500!
Post # 3
I totally recommend Jack’s Tailoring near Porter Square. He’s an amazing tailor! I don’t know about wedding dresses, but you should definitely ask.
Post # 4
Hi emrw I bought my dress at the running of the brides last week as well! I lookde around for reviews and Jacks seems to have very good reviews, but were not really wedding gown related. I might try them as well. Are you getting it dry cleaned?? The ladies (seamstress/drycleaners) at the show mentioned that since so many brides were trying out the clothes there might be some perfume and deo stains that will show up later as it ages, she also mentioned sugar stains..so I’m looking for a dry cleaner…looks like Jacks has that as well..but hopefully there are more recomendations from the bees.
Post # 5
If you’re willing to go south of the city to Quincy, Chris O’Hare does great work and is unbelievably priced. She works out of her home and I was quoted $120 for hem, cups, a ridiculously complicated bustle and adding tulle under the skirt among other minor things. I believe you can get there by bus + red line. I actually live in Somerville and drove straight down on 93. It’s not too bad at all.
If you want her contact info, give me a PM.
Post # 6
Come see me at SEAMS on Route 1A, I can do re-cutting re-beading and all that scary stuff that you shouldn’t trust to a Dry Cleaner’s Alterations person. 978 473-3398.
Post # 7
Congrats on finding two dresses!
I would recommend Hemmingway Tailors in Belmont, MA. They did an amazing job on my friend’s really detailed wedding dress, and I’ve had some other dresses/pants altered there before. They have reasonable prices, and great reviews on yelp as well.
Post # 8
I used Sabella Couture in Boston, and they did a really good job. I was really happy with everything.
Post # 9
I like Tony Tong the Tailor in downtown Boston.
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I used Best Fit on Newbury street when I lived in Boston, and seriously, everything I had done there was PERFECTLY altered. I would highly recommend going there, and a ton of my friends have also used Best Fit. Good luck:)
Post # 11
I’m picking up my dress from Best Fit on Newbury this weekend. The alterations are awesome. I bought a floor sample size 6 and they had to bring it down to a 2. Very impressive re-beading work.
Post # 12
I agree that Best Fit is awesome! It is run by these two no-nonsense Russian ladies who are really good. I didn’t need alterations but I took my gown there for a bustle and incredibly, it only cost me $25. Other places, like Anahit in Newton, said they would charge me between $100-$150 just for the bustle. Ridiculous! Best Fit did a great job and I highly recommend them.
Post # 13
Best Fit all the way! They took my size 8 dress in to fit my size 2 body and you can’t tell at all. It is a v-neck, so they had to fix the chest area and armpits along with the waise and torso and it looks FANTASTIC. Not it looks fantastic on me; the work they did is amazing. They listened to my concerns and adjusted things I wanted adjusted. I can’t reccomend them highly enough, and their prices are reaosnable. My mom is even getting her dress fixed there too!
Post # 14
I actually love the work of Judy from The Bridal Secret in Quincy,MA. She’s amazing and a nice person to work with as well.