Post # 1
I need some help! If you bought a dress from someplace other than a dress shop (ie- another Bee, consignment store, preowned dress site, etc) how did you find a qualified seamstress to trust with your alterations? We took my daughter’s prom dress to someone recommended by the boutique we got her dress from and I was less than impressed. The basics were good- hemming, taking in, but there was no creative problem solving from the lady doing the work, and when we suggested semi-creative changes/additions, she seemed to just not want to go there- if you know what I mean. I have googled seamstreeses, alterations, etc, but most tailors seem geared to suits and hems and jackets. What did you do?
Post # 3
I would suggest asking a reputable bridal boutique. They usually have their own seamstresses on hand, who they trust, and will sometimes work on dresses not bought at their store. If your daughter’s dress was from a boutique not specializing in wedding dresses, that could have been the problem. They are simply going on word of mouth from their customers and not actual experience. Bridal salons have to rely on their seamstresses to be good or they are going to hear it from the bride.
Post # 4
@Debbie1031: My daughter got her dress from a very reputable bridal store, but they do not offer alterations. They do have a whole sheet of great alteration places by location. We picked one and it was great!
Post # 5
Thanks, ladies! I appreciate it!
Post # 6
I would say a bridal shop. I know the place where I got my dress does alterations for anyone who come in and I would not trust someone with a bridal gown who does not routinely work with gowns and know the intricacies of bridal.
Post # 7
The boutique where I purchased my dress recommended the seamstress I am using. I would also advise looking on Yelp and on this website, weddingwire, theknot and just using some Google searches for bridal altertions in your area. Once you find someone keep cross-referencing them to be sure there are consistently good reviews.