(Closed) Suggestions for a great seamstress in the Washington, DC Area?

posted 10 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve heard great things about the in-house seamstress at Le Star in Alexandria- I can’t remember her name right now! Anyway, if you take metro from Silver Spring to King Street- it’s walking/cab/bus distance from King Street Metro.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Def check out the DC knot board. Everyone raves about two seamstresses, Angie in Fairfax and Estee in Montogomery County. Both do great work and they cap their alterations at less than $200. Post your email here or message me and I can pass on both of their contact info. HTH!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Yeah evvvveryone uses Angie or Estee (both have raves) but Estee is closer to you. I’m using Angie and so far, so good. You’d be in good hands with either.  THey book up REALLY fast though, so I’d contact her as soon as possible.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

There are plenty of great seamstresses in Maryland!  I would definitely recommend using someone local… or better yet, find someone who works independently.  I think bridal shops typically charge a premium for alterations done by an in-house seamstress.  (A bridal shop quoted my alterations at $350 but my independent seamstress sets a cap at $150!).  Considering the price of gas these days, minimizing travel will save money for a budget-conscious bride. 

The Knotties swear by two seamstresses:  Angie and Estee.  Check out the local DC chat board for more info…. neither of these seamstresses advertise and most of their business seems to be from word of mouth. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m working with Estee for my wedding dress alterations and I love her.   I also know another seamstress – Kwai — and she is really good too.  Kwai did my SIL’s very complicated alterations, and she’s excellent.  Her setup at her home is very, very professional as well.  PM me if you need either of their contact info.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just emailed you Estee’s phone number.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I’d also be interested in Angie’s and Estee’s contact info, could someone please PM it to me?  Thank you! 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I had an amazing tailor for years when I lived in DC – London Tailors in Bethesda. They handled a lot of tailoring for the Bush and Clinton families! They are located right on Wisconsin Ave (7700-A). Perfection with everything, and I heard raves about their work on wedding dresses.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Hello can somebody please email Angie and Estees phone numbers and contact info.

[email protected]

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used Angie to alter my wedding dress, and it was GORGEOUS.  I adore her, and in fact am going back to her to have her alter a bridesmaid’s dress.  She caps her alterations at $175, which is spectacular.

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Can someone send me Angie’s information? I’m interested in using her for my gown alterations for my wedding next April. Since she books up fast, I want to start the process early. Please send her info to me at [email protected]. Thanks!

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