(Closed) Dress Alterations Dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I dont live in your area, so I cant be helpful there.

But when I was looking into having a friends gown altered to fit me (it was a gorgeous gorgeous gown, but it was too elaborate for what I wanted my wedding to be)

I googled “seamstresses near.. and bridal seamstress, and professional seamstress near, wedding alterations” basically I googled it to death and I also looked on Wedding Wire and yahoo yellow pages. I found a couple seamstressed with reviews from brides, some even posted before and after photos of the work they’de done.

If you are not comfortable with your Fiance’s friend..dont risk it.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Need help with alterations in NYC!

Here’s a fairly recent thread about alterations in NYC. I second penny’s suggestion to look through google searches, and through local bridal magazines (like New York Magazine’s Bridal Edition).

Post # 5
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

You could try looking on Yelp.com for a seamstress in your area? That’s how I found one (in Boston) to do my alterations, which were also minor.

Post # 6
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Not sure where in PA your family is, but if it’s near Philly– my tailor works out of her home and is great.  She used to work out of the store where I bought by dress, but when the store closed she continued to work from home.  She is located in Atco, NJ which is close to exit 4 off the NJ Turnpike.  If you’re interested, PM me and I can send your information.


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