(Closed) Seattle Alterations

posted 7 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
Member
8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am getting my gown altered by Elizabeth Parks Bridal Alterations. She is awesome and has won awards for her work. I also do alterations, but I didn’t want to do my own gown and I don’t have a website, but she does. I highly recommend her. You can set up a consult with her for free and then she will give you a price.

Post # 5
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Talishazwi: I got my gown at Lady Margarets in Puyallup. When I got my gown there, they did offer alterations, but now they are no longer offering them, so I had to find someone new. Also, I had heard throught the grapevine that the alterations department there was not good at all. Beth, the seamstress that I am now going to, has had to repair many gowns from Lady Margarets because of the shoddy work they did.

Post # 6
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1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I cannot say enough nice things about Darcy from A Fragile Fit in Lynnwood. She’s fantastic, super reasonably priced, and very meticulous- she will keep doing as many fittings as you need to get your dress perfect.

Post # 7
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Talishazwi: I second @ Miss Root…Actually Miss Root is the one who directed me to Darcy. I bought my dress from Divine Designs in Portland. Darcy is FANTASTIC, quick, and her work is to perfection. 

Post # 8
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1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have had an absolutely phenomenal experience with Fashion Fittings in Fircrest (suburb of Tacoma).

They altered my wedding gown (and it was reasonably priced, they did it quickly, and did an amazing job). I also have had 2 formal gowns and a pair of linen pants altered there. they are so helpful and are really sweet ladies. it’s a super small business, but they do quality work. they are recommended by all the bridal boutiques in tacoma.

@noritake22: i looked at dress at lady’s margarets, but didn’t buy mine there. I got it from the wedding bell in tacoma.

Post # 9
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Miss Root & Jackie-O: Do you know if Darcy is still in business? I’ve heard a number of people recommend her, but I can’t find any contact information. I bought a sample dress that is lovely, but needs some help and I really want to go to someone who will do a good job. Anyone know how to contact Darcy? THANKS!

 

Post # 11
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My dress has been altered by Debra Hedeen in Ballard. She’s been a pleasure to work with and had very reasonable prices. She’s also had a very flexible schedule which I’ve really needed to take advantage of!

Her contact info as well as some reviews can be found here.

 

 

Post # 12
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I second Debra. I tried to get a hold of Darcy (per everyone’s suggestion), but she never answered her phone and took forever to return phone calls. Deb was very responsive and great to work with! She did a great job on my dress and my mom’s dress.

Post # 14
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I couldn’t have had mine done by the store I bought it in because the store was across the country. Because I had no other choice I had no feelings of nervousness. I think there is risk of error no matter where you go, the dress store may know your dress a little better, but they also may be busier than another seamstress. 

Post # 15
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Talishazwi: I am not nervous at all. When you get your alterations done from the same place you purchased your gown, the salon typically contracts with outside seamstresses to do the work. The seamstresses are, for the most part, individuals contractors and will also do outside alterations; not just for the salon. Most salons send the gowns out to these seamstresses; however, there are a few bigger salons that do have seamstresses on staff.

Post # 16
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Talishazwi: I bought my dress from a store in Portland. I had the seamstress with the store do all the alterations. I picked up my dress, wasn’t 100% crazy about the alterations and wanted a second opinion. I took my dress to Darcy, the second I put the dress on she knew exactly what I didn’t like.  She fixed my dress in a week plus presed it and on my wedding day it was perfect! 

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