(Closed) altering a qipao in los angeles

posted 11 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 3
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I haven’t ordered a qipao yet but I’ve gotten a lot of recs for Helen Bi. She’s located on the wedding street in Temple City at 9417 Las Tunas Drive. Her phone number is 626-287-6239. If you just want alterations there are a lot of reviews for Janet Brunton and Mahtab on http://www.projectwedding.com and the knot. They are both in OC. Hope This Helps

Post # 4
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I’m not sure what a qipao is, but when I was looking for a seamstress, I found two places that only work on (I believe Korean?) dresses:

Kim Mihee Dress Shop

(213) 388-3377

Shin Dressmakers

(323) 737-6116


Hope this helps….

Post # 5
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007


I can’t help you in the LA area but I would say a SKILLED tailor can do it. I had mine altered by someone who was very skilled but not one who had any experience with a qipao. Basically, what happens is, my waist and hips definitely needed to be taken in. But after that is done, so does the back and neck need to be taken in. And after that the shoulders need to be raised and the sleeves (although were cap sleeves) had to be picked up as well. It’s one of those dresses that can’t be altered in just one area since it’s a whole piece. Just so you know. This is what to look out for when you’re being pinned.  

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