Post # 1
Does anyone have a recommendation to alterating a lace dress? I got my dress at a sample sale and was referred to get it altered at Kiki Hronis. I’ve never heard of Kiki and feel a little iffy about sending the dress to someone with few reviews.
Where did you get your lace dress altered (especially those with a Monique Lhuillier)? Preferrably someone who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg.
Post # 4
I DON’T recommend Kiki Hronis. I had an appointment with her and she cancelled last minute a day before the fitting because she preferred receiving somebody else instead of me!
She told me… Listen Elaine, you are not my only client and I have to take care of other people!!! I had made my appointment a month before.
She never answers her phone either. I recommend you go to Esin — 212-764-1701 she is super friendly and easy to work with
Post # 5
I’ve posted on this before, but I used Lais’ Royal Tailoring in Chinatown to alter my all-over lace dress. She only charged me 1/3 of what some other places had quoted me (yes, I dragged my heavy dress around town and went through the hassle of trying it on with the seamstresses to get the best quote). She was very professional, quick, sweet, and affordable. Her work is top quality and I recommend her. <font color=”#008000″>laistailoring.com </font>
Post # 6
I actually highly recommend Kiki. I was referred to her by Mark Ingram following a sample sale there. As you can imagine, Mark Ingram isnt going to refer their brides to people who dont do outstanding work. I know Kiki is also the preferred seamstress for Saks Bridal as well. Thus far I’ve had a great experience with her — she’s very easy to work with and has made the stressful experience of messing with my dress so much more bareable. i find myself smiling and relaxed the entire time i’m in her hands. She also shares a work space with J Scheer (top notch cleaner) so if you use J Scheer to clean your dress, you dont have to drag your dress to yet another spot for alternations as its one and the same!