(Closed) Need last-minute seamstress for alterations–please help…

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you’re willing to go to midtown Manhattan, I really like my seamstresses, a pair of sisters with a business called Sorelle, on 36th and 8th.  I haven’t ever asked them to do a wedding dress or anything quite that complex, but they have altered cocktail dresses, pants, and suit jackets for me and always do a great job, and are reasonably priced.  I also recall that last year they actually made a wedding dress for another woman, but I can’t speak to how it worked out, they just told me about it.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I had a strapless ballgown-style bridesmaid dress altered over night (don’t ask) at Mandana on the Upper East Side (80th and Lex). They did the hem and essentially took apart and remade the bodice for ~$100. I’m not sure what the situation would be for a wedding dress, but they were very fast and did a really good job. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m taking my dress here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/sew-elegant-manhattan-2
My first fitting isn’t for a few months (only scheduled so far out because I’m crazy, that wasn’t her requirement) so I can’t speak from personal experience, but I’ve heard raves about the seamstress’ work and about her personality – she seems very, very understanding and willing to work with brides. I don’t know her pricing structure but the other Yelp reviews may her seem fairly higher-end; still, I think it’s always worth a phone call and a description of what you need.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s after May 5 so I know this won’t help the OP, but may help someone else in the future.  I just had my fitting appointment with Maria at Bridge Cleaners and Tailors in Brooklyn (they also have a location in Manhattan).  I asked around before going there (and wasn’t even considering a place that also does dry cleaning, until I got a glowing recommendation), and was given estimates up to $600 (more than I paid for my dress!).  I will pay $225 (more than I originally thought because I needed more work done). That covers hem, bustle, taking in the straps, taking in the sides under my arms, adding lingerie straps, and pressing.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t go to Bridge.  I’ll post a seperate review, but for anyone who finds this, don’t go there.

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