(Closed) Alterations Help! Seamstress near Chicago, Madison or Milwaukee area

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Bridals by Joyce in Maidson is who altered my neckline. She did a great job and her prices are good.

Post # 6
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I live in Chicago but purchased my dress and got alterations done in Lisle (one of the western suburbs). I will PM you with the name of the alterations seamstress. The woman who did my alterations was amazing – she owns the bridal shop where I got my dress and did an awesome job at the fixes I needed done. I bought a sample dress off the rack which was about 3-4 sizes too big for me. I had it taken in all over, had cups sewn in, added a 3-point French bustle, and I had her take in part of the sides to make it more of a mermaid shape from a fit and flare. My dress had heavy beading and 5 layers. In the end, you would have thought that dress came like that! Here are some photos:


Right after I bought it (with my mom holding it cinched in back). You can see how big it is on me and how it’s kind of shapeless at the bottom.


Here I am on my wedding day with a perfect-fitting dress!

Post # 8
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ourwedding_july2013:  Did you ever decide on a place for alterations?  I’m in the same boat, bought my dress far away and need someone to do the alterations in Milwaukee.  Does anyone else have any experiences they could share?

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