(Closed) NYC Seamstress Help

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
Member
212 posts
Helper bee

bump!

I’m in the same position as Alice.  It would be great if someone can help with suggestions.  Thanks!

Post # 4
Member
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks

My best friend is having her Monique Lhuillier altered by Angela at G&G Laundry – http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/7114476.  It is admittedly a very dumpy looking dry cleaner, but Angela is doing an absolutely incredible job for CHEAP!  I forget where my friend found out about them, but she read a ton of reviews recommending her specifically for wedding dresses, so she definitely has experience with them, even though you certainly wouldn’t guess it from the look of the store.  And my friend is having the Scarlet (unusual shaped shoulders/neck etc) altered down several sizes, so we’re really getting to see firsthand how much Angela is able to do since she’s practically rebuilding the dress!

Post # 5
Member
212 posts
Helper bee

Thanks bluebell!  Have you seen the outcome of the alterations?

Post # 6
Member
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks

Amy – she had her second fitting yesterday so it’s like 90% done.  Fits like a glove!!!

Post # 7
Member
212 posts
Helper bee

oooo – thanks for the info.  i LOVE fits like a glove!

Post # 8
Member
12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008

If you can get to Staten Island I have someone to recommend.  They are doing my Eve of Milady dress for $250.  So any alterations that need to be done, including the beadwork will only cost me that much.

Post # 9
Member
1 posts
Wannabee

Can you please give me the info for the SI seamstress?

Post # 10
Member
103 posts
Blushing bee

I started my search with a compilation of recommended alterations people in manhattan and queens and called/met with all of them.  And after that, I decided on Ann.  The prices were similiar and I found Ann to be the most attentive listener, I had no problems communicating with her, she works on all the details, has a private studio and never schedules to meet with more than one client. I value the privacy of not having to parade in front of other strangers esp when the dress is not so well fitting =)And also a plus (for me at least) is that she can communicate via email. 

My first dress required:

-converting a dress with straps to strapless, putting in boning and such

– taking in 1 size

– removing an incorrect bow in the back

– correcting the ruching and alignment of the sides

ladies, it was basically a reconstruction of the dress!  And she put together for me an amazing bustle that can be worn 2 ways!  So I have 3 looks – one with a long train, one with a a line bustle and one with a couture mermaid style bustle.  I LOVE it.  She also covered some of the bustle hooks with sheer organza leaves… so pretty…

For my second dress, she took it in and made a french bustle. 

Both fit amazing and I highly recommend this amazing woman!  I had 5 fitting appointments with Ann, she really took the time to make sure everything was done right. 

ann.hamilton.home.att.net

Post # 10
Member
103 posts
Blushing bee

duplicate post, please delete.

Post # 11
Member
19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi Could you let me know Ann’s contact info? I need help with my gown which i got from a sample sale.  I can’t open the link you posted…

Thanks a lot!!!

Zoe

Post # 12
Member
103 posts
Blushing bee

Hi I just saw your post.  try the copy and pasting the link into your browser instead. 

Post # 14
Member
4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

hello ladies

 i’m new to the wedding bee. I am getting married this summer (July 11)and JUST bought my wedding dress and absolutely LOVE it!! Never thought I would feel that way after trying on so many dresses. I do however need to alter it/add sleeves to it and do some minor changes. I saw this post and was wondering if you could give me the info of the people you recommend (for example, ann) the link doesn’t work. I’m a student so everything for this wedding is under a budget and for that, my mom and MIL think I’m going to ruin this dress by getting altered by someone not associated with the store we bought it at. I want to prove them wrong. 

 Any help would be MOST appreciated. I’m sure you guys know exactly what I’m going through right now 🙂 thanks a lot!!

Post # 15
Member
103 posts
Blushing bee

Try this http://ann.hamilton.home.att.net/   I suggest picking a seamstress that you feel comfortable with and feel that they would be able to transform the dress into your vision.  That doesn’t necessarily need to be the ladies that work at the salon you purchased the dress.  Good luck!

The topic ‘NYC Seamstress Help’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors