Post # 1
I need to begin looking for a seamstress in NYC for my wedding dress and since I am new to the city, need some reccommendations. Wedding is in November and not even sure how long alterations take, nothing special, just a hem and maybe changing the bustle. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 4
A while back I’ve heard people rave about G & G Chinese Laundry in Soho affordable and good work.
Esin at Sew Elegant -Bryant Park 212.764.1701 (not cheap but good work and if you’re beg nicely to her she’ll do rush jobs for no extra charge)
Remziye Perkin at Pinpoint Bridal -UES 212.535.7185 (the ladies at Kleinfeld recommended me to check this place out instead of the 650 flat rate at Kleinfeld)
The last 3 I heard from people at Saks sample sale.
Post # 5
What’s your budget? There are good seamstresses that cost a lot and are well worth it, some have lucked out in finding one both good and economical.
Mine is on the higher end, though I also had a lot of lace and my dress (which is no longer available) is one size bigger than it should be. But the work so far has been amazing.
The Wedding Dresser – Susan (if you can’t find her on google, pm and I’ll give you her info; you should be able to find her on weddingwire as a vendor).
Post # 6
I was really lucky and got my dream dress for $1200 so I would hate to spend more then $500. Kind of feels like it ruins my great deal to spend more.
Post # 7
Depending on how much work, $500 may do. She offers free consults and depending on your location, will travel to you so you can give her a try.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
you could also try ellen’s couture: 445 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024-5129(212) 496-8800. i used her for the alterations on my dress. good luck!
Post # 9
I was just going to make this same post. After a lot of brainstorming, I’ve decided that I want a shrug for my dress of the sort that I can’t find anywhere. I’m not really worried about being economical on this particular item, because my dress unfortunately costs a fortune and I don’t want to put something that is obviously of a much lower quality over it and ruin the look.
Post # 10
I used Joseph Ting at Dynasty Tailors on 6 E. 38th St. (212-679-1075). He was recommended to me by a friend who has fashion connections. Her editor friend says they use him exclusively at GQ. But beyond that, he was also recommended in New York Magazine’s super-duper list of wedding vendors. I thought that was a pretty good cross-reference.
I had to get the dress shortened and taken in and he did a fantastic job. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Post # 11
Veganclam – Susan can definitely do it. I always put out the price question because I know I hate when I mention a budget and someone recommends a person out of my range. She’s somewhat flexible, but she can be pricey – but she’s very, very good!
Post # 12
I’m also using Susan Ruddie. She is wonderful!!