(Closed) Alteration Advice Please

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was in a similar situation and called around to a few of the bridal salons around me.  They all had the same response.  They only altered dresses purchased from their store.  They did refer me to a few local seamstresses.  You could always just call and ask if they do and if they could refer you to someone.  Also try posting on your local boards on the knot forums.

Post # 4
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I bought my dress in a different state than where I am living now (bought in Michigan, living now in Chicago), but I found a fabulous seamstress through the Knot who does primarily wedding gowns to take my dress to.  She’s also done dresses for my wedding planner and my friend and did a fabulous job — even though my friend’s dress was about 3 sizes too big for her since it was a sample.  If you’re in Chicago, I can pass on her name 🙂 

Post # 5
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009


I’m in Chicago and will need my dress altered. Do you think you can give me the name of your seamstress? Please email me at lisa.oct2009(at)gmail.com. 

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Generally the person who does alterations for the bridal salon is not their employee – she also does other work.  So if you look around for a seamstress with bridal gown experience, it’s entirely possible that she is also doing work for a salon.  However, since the salon’s business is primarily selling dresses rather than getting work for their contract seamstress, of course they aren’t going to let you use their shop space to have your alterations done.  Just look for a seamstress who has bridal gown experience.  You may have to make a few phone calls.  Many seamstresses leave their cards at dry cleaners – if you can find a few dry cleaners who do archival work with wedding gowns they can probably refer you to a seamstress who does wedding gown alterations.

Post # 7
26 posts

Mochiko, I’m in Chicagoland, so please pass on the info! I’m at [email protected]. Thanks!

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Mochiko, I am in chicago.  Please pass along the info.  [email protected]

thank you

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