Post # 1
I live in Framingham and work in Newton, and I’m looking for good alteration places in those areas. A co-worker recommended Anahit in Newton to me, but I’ve read in several places that she’s expensive. I’d prefer not to venture into Boston since I’m generally really busy!
I got both of my dresses on ebay: one is an ivory J.Crew Sophia dress, and the other is a short, cute strapless white cotton Banana Republic dress with an eyelet pattern all throughout the fabric. I love them both and am thinking of wearing both at our wedding! From what I can tell, they only really need minimal alterations. Together they cost only about $80, so will I get laughed at going to a place to get alterations for such inexpensive dresses? I didn’t know if some alteration places dealt with more formal dresses than others.
Thanks for your help! – jessica
Post # 3
I have a tailor recommendation in Belmont (kind of close to Newton) that altered a wedding dress for my friend’s wedding and all of her bridesmaid dresses, and they did a wonderful job. They are called Hemmingway Tailors:
Their prices are quite reasonable too. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I have had a couple bridesmaid’s dresses altered at Designs by Gino in Medford. I live in Newton and the drive isn’t too bad. The shop is run by a little Italian lady who is very sweet. If you are able to make the drive you should check her out. Good luck!
Post # 5
I would try Rosa’s (She is on the Watertown/Newton Line (at Exit 17 on the Pike) and her work is very good. She did a wonderful job on my wedding dress.
Rosa’s Customized Tailoring
129 Galen St. Watertown, MA (617) 926-2424
Post # 6
Anyone have any experience with anyone at Dependable Cleaners in Watertown? I was thinking of having my dress cleaned there and they also do alterations. I’m not sure if I should go with them (for the alterations) or someone else.