Coastal NC brides: Where did you get your alterations?

posted 3 years ago in North Carolina – Research Triangle
Post # 2
1170 posts
Bumble bee

WilmyGirl:  hey I’m in Wilmington too. I don’t have my dress yet but anticipate I’ll need a seamstress. I have good contact in the fashion industry who has talked about a seamstress that can convert any dress. I’ll Facebook her and get the contact info.

Post # 3
4719 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

WilmyGirl:  I’m a coastal NC girl, I made the 3.5 hr drive (twice!) to Raleigh for alterations with Olga. She’s apparently THE alterations lady in NC and she’s AMAZING. It’s hard to get an appointment with her, people basically book her as soon as they buy the dress before it even comes in. She really is fantastic at what she does. She’s this little old Russian lady who works from her home but the reviews online are endless!!!

I had a lace dress, and she alterted my straps, brought in the sides to give it more shape, added cups to even out my (large!!!) chest, and the changed my visible zipper to an invisible zipper and then moved the buttons around so they looked better.

 ETA: She was amazing working with me being so far away. I basically got to her place first thing in the morning, put the dress on, and then I spent the day shopping and waiting for her to call. She did alterations THAT DAY and I came back that afternoon for round two. I then left my dress with her, and came back two weeks later after she did the final fixes.

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Post # 6
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

had mine done at the wedding dress shoppe in wilmington. Nothing other than hem and bustle but I was pleased

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