(Closed) Need help finding a seamstress

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

Hi lostintranslation! This is one thing that I’ve had the hardest time finding. Where are you located? Are you interested in Manhattan only? I found a few in the outer boroughs as well. I started my search and finally a relative offered to help.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’m using Madame Paulette on the upper west side (60s and 2nd).  They are a bit expensive but so far so good!  I just had my second fitting and everything looks/fits great.  I paid approx $500, but that includes clean+steam.  The actual seamstress work was around $300ish.  Hope this helps! 

Also, there have been a few threads on this topic.  Do a search and you should find a few more ideas.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

wow, i thought madame paulette was very very expensive.  $300 for the seamstress sounds like the going rate.   Does the $300 include a bustle?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

it all depends on what you’re doing to the dress.  bustle was $75 for me but my dress is pretty straightforward.  the biggest expense was the hem which ran approximately $175. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hello there,

I highly recommend Ann Hamilton, who used to make her own wedding gowns.  She is charging me $700 for 5 fittings, major changes to my dress (inserting several layers of soft tulle, changing the neckline), a shrug, and a veil.  She extremely professional and a real artist, and really listens to what you want.

Good luck!

http://ann.hamilton.home.att.net/

<dl><dt>Telephone 1-212-625-8622</dt><dt>Email [email protected]</dt></dl>

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee

 

Sending you a pm. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My seamstress is on 29th between 2nd and 3rd. She isn’t doing my wedding gown but her store is absolutely filled with them. She’s a very sweet Turkish lady. Store is Senel, Inc., 207 E 29th. Phone is 212-683-5373. Her English isn’t as good as her tailoring so I’d recommend going there over calling her if you have a lot of questions. 

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