Post # 1
Hi everyone! I purchased my Jim Hjelm gown at Kleinfeld & it was an off the rack dress, so they will not do my alterations. I am new to the Boston area & was hoping that any of you past, present & future brides out there could recommend your trusted alteration / seamstress place for me! I live right outside of Boston, work west of Boston, and getting married in Newport, RI. So I am willing to travel for good service, as I want my dress to be handled with care : ) Thank you so much for your recommendations in advance!!!
Post # 3
@NewportBride052413: I’d try Seams Couture! I have friends who’ve worked with them who liked them http://www.seamstheshop.com/
Post # 4
Hi! This might be a little late… how west of Boston are you? I’m in Cambridge, and there’s a great independent seamstress here – Beatrice at Queen Dressmakers – who charges pretty reasonable prices and does good, quick work. I got my dress altered there and it’s taken only three weeks for her to finish the alterations. I didn’t have too much work done though, and if you have a lot of work that needs to be done, she might not take you, but it’s worth a try. It’s called Queen Dressmakers. She has very high Yelp reviews!
Alternatively there’s a popular place on Newbury street that specializes in bridal alterations, Best Fit. You can see reviews on Yelp, but they’re pretty polarized: people either seem to love them or hate them.
Post # 5
I highly recommend Chris O’Hare in Quincy. She’s great and super affordable. She lives right off the expressway too.
Post # 6
Hi @NewportBride052413: I was interested to find out who you ended up going with for your alterations. I purchased my dress in Los Angeles with my sister and mom, but live in Boston. My dress just came in and I’m looking for a trusty seamstress 🙂 I have a lot of alterations to do since it’s a little too big. Would you mind letting me know where you ended up going and your experience?
(I’m also getting married in Newport this summer!)
Post # 7
@anneNPT: I’ve had Doris Couture Design highly recommended to me. She’s in Needham. One of my friends had her dress altered there, and it came out really well.
Post # 8
Anahit Bridal is who the VOWS “I Found the Gown” store use so I am going to try to bring my Kleinfeld’s dress to her since she is used to the designer gowns. She is in Newton.
Post # 9
Best Fit on Newbury Street in Boston tailored my vintage lace wedding dress. They did an amazing, amazing job.