(Closed) Bees…I need help finding good place for alterations….

posted 6 years ago in Chicago
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m using Mary Catomy in Schiller Park.  

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What is her price range @trambam?

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kathryn83:  I’m not sure what her price range is, but I’ve heard through the boards that she is very affordable.  I have my first fitting with her on this Saturday where she will assess my dress and give me a quote.  

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also used Mary Catomy.  She did a great job and charged $250 for the following: adding bust cups and a 3 point over bustle, shortening dress straps, hemming one layer, taking in the back of the dress slightly, and removing a sequined applique from the shoulder of the dress. She also steamed my dress and veil.

Highly recommend her, though it is a bit of a hike from the city (especially anytime around rush hour).  She also books up a year in advance, so plan ahead.

If she’s booked, I’ve heard good things about Willow Cleaners in Old Town. I took my gown there to be cleaned, and it was quite affordable. I have a bridesmaids dress I’ll be taking there for tailoring, but haven’t done so yet — so I can’t say for sure what their tailoring services are like. 

Good luck!

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