(Closed) Dress Alterations in Chicago (the city, not suburbs)

posted 9 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Totally recommend Marinellas Boutique in Schaumburg.

Very reasonable and SO nice and caring.  Family business too!  

My mom actually got her dress there for my wedding, and I got some very reasonable hair clips and jewelry.    Good luck!

Post # 4
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88 posts
Worker bee

My dress doesn’t arrive until August so I haven’t used the seamstress yet, but I have reason to believe she’ll be amazing.  I purchased my dress through Belle Vie on Oak Street.  They have a seamstress they recommend, located in the Water Tower offices. I don’t know if she’s exclusive to them, but it can’t hurt to call and ask.  I probably should note that I suspect she is on the expensive side. 

Post # 5
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162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

A lot of people reccommend The Dress Doctor –

http://www.dressdoctor.com/

I’m sure they are fabulous, but I don’t doubt expensive. I have the same situation as you – can not/will not do my alterations outside of the city. I looked into White Chicago and Weddings 826 – for both places, you don’t need to have purchased your dress there to do alterations. White Chicago requires I think at least $300 or $350 that you have to put down for alterations…so if you need minimal work done like me, it’s not worth it. For Weddings 826, there are some bad reviews out there for their alterations person!

I have ended up with Ms. Couture around North/Clybourn –

http://mscouture.net/

While they don’t seem as "fancy" as the other places, they have fabulous reviews!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ms-couture-chicago

A lot of the reviews I’ve seen not only celebrate how good the work is, but how reasonable their rates are. Score! I have my first fitting this Saturday the 6th – I’d be happy to let you know how it goes, and I’m sure I’ll be posting about it anyway, so you’ll see it show up on the blog!

This is definitely a tough decision….you spend a lot on a dress you love, so you don’t want to go bargain basement when it comes to alterations, but you don’t want to pay a fortune either ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

DOH! MY BAD 

I totally misread your thread and thought you needed a place IN the suburbs.  ๐Ÿ™‚ SORRY!!!

Good Luck!!!

Post # 8
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162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

Hey MEA –

I have a post on my alterations that I’m sure will be on tomorow, but just wanted to let you know that my fitting was great! The seamstress at Ms. Couture (I’m not sure of her name, but I think she’s the only person there) was so sweet and really helpful…I think costs were about what you’d expect (mine came in at roughly $300 for basic alterations, nothing major being done) and I felt very happy leaving my dress in her hands.

Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 9
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi, I just wanted to add another post in support for Ms. Couture’s work.  I picked up a bridesmaid’s dress that needed a LOT of work yesterday (6/6) (it was originally 2 sizes too small… wooops!).  They did a phenomenal job, it fits perfectly, and was reasonably priced.  She was also very accommodating and did the alterations in about a week with two fittings.  I highly recommend her.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

So glad it worked out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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