Post # 1
I finally found a dress under budget– for $400. It’s not a “wedding dress” and I think it’s much more my style. I love the bottom half, but am not crazy about the top part. Right now, its strapless and has ruffle pieces that I don’t like. I am looking for someone who can basically redesign the top half.
I am not sure where to turn because custom dress-makers do not seem willing to work with an existing piece and people who simply do alterations may not have the know-how to re-design the top.
If worse comes to worse, I can just add straps…but if anyone can let me know of where to turn, I would greatly appreciate it.
Post # 3
@autumnnyc: I just stumbled upon this amazing women in the East Village. The shop’s name is Selene. It’s a mother daughter team and they have amazing reviews. They do both alterations and dress design. She is on 10th St between Ave A and 1st Ave. I am going on Tuesday if you message me on Wednesday I can tell you how much she quoted me for the alterations (bust taken in and a french bustle). There is also an amazing seamstress who works with the bridal garden, but she is a little expensive.
Post # 4
I went to pinpoint bridal on the upper east side, she is pricey but she did an amazing job altering my size 22 wedding gown into a size 2 wedding gown, she knows her stuff and how to deconstruct and take it apart