(Closed) Alterations and seamstress referrals

posted 9 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I haven’t used anyone yet, but many bridal salons have an in-store seamstress and several recommendations apart from their in-store person. Who is the retailer for your gown? If there’s a store for them in Atlanta (or a salon that carries them, or even a salon that carries similar gowns), I’m sure we could help you find the right seamstress for your gown! 🙂

Post # 4
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7054 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Welcome to Weddingbee and congrats!  Glad we can meet another neighbor!  If I hear of somebody I’ll pop back to this thread.  AGain Driftslikesmoke is right..many   wonderful boutiques here and if they don’t oblige they can usually refer you to somebody outstanding!

Post # 5
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124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Irena who works with Wedding Angels in Roswell did the alterations on both my mother and FMIL’s dresses and they were both very pleased with her work. She apparently has her own workshop in the Roswell area. If it’s not too far out of the way for you, I’d be happy to try and track down her number.

I’m having my dress altered at Bride Beautiful (the shop I bought it at) in Sandy Springs. I have my second fitting this weekend and am happy to ask if they do outside alterations. Just let me know if that is something you would need!

Post # 6
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My dress was also purchased out of state but I’m using another lady who works with Wedding Angels since she was so highly recommended by my MOH.  She also made our bridesmaid’s dresses for my MOH’s wedding and did a wonderful job.  She is in Alpharetta, so not sure if that’s too far north.  If you’d like her contact information just PM me.

Post # 8
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Caeebe, you are right around the corner from me! Have you contacted Kelly’s Closet to see if they recommend anyone?

Post # 10
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19 posts
Newbee

I’m not sure if anyone else is still interested in finding someon in Atlanta to do alterations, but for those of you who may be reading this post, I have a recommendation!

Her name is Janna, and here’s her website: http://www.jannadudley.com/

I bought my dress off the rack elsewhere, and needed major alterations done. Here were her estimations (as of 4/2010):

(1) Taking in side seams all the way down dress $160
(2) Adjust length toule and make detachable with Velcro $80
(3) Adjust hem of top layer (lace) and make detachable with Velcro $120-160
(4) Add a haler strap with some beading $40-80

Of course, each dress is different, and if you’ve got a tight budget, she can tell you what is possible.

She has been working almost exclusively on bridal dresses for quite a few years. She is very reasonable, flexible, fast, friendly, and creative. She was willing to do some major changes to my dress, and it has come out looking great. (I just had my second fitting last week.)

Best of luck!

 

Post # 11
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1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ruby V of Bridal coutoure comes highly recommended by the designers of my modern trousseau gown in NYC. She is located in the heart of Buckhead and also owns her own shop “Bridal Coutore”. I have not used her personally yet, but I’ll report back on my experience!

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