Post # 1
I’m the matron of honor for my good friend who lives in Seattle. She actually doesn’t go on Wedding Bee (*gasp* the horror), so I’m posting for her.
She got her dress out in Olympia, but she lives in Kirkland. The dress shop doesn’t do alterations and the woman only gave alterations recommendations for people in Olympia and Tacoma. My friend is looking for a place closer to the city or near Kirkland that has a good reputation for doing alterations on bridal gowns.
Any help would be great!
Post # 3
There is a shop in Kirkland that does tailoring and custom dresses. It’s called Lake Street Tailor. I haven’t been there, but I heard very good things about it while I was dress hunting. Good luck!
Post # 4
I’ve heard great things about Darcy Martin. She’s in the Lynnwood/ Mill Creek area. I also hear she’s not the cheapest, but does amazing work. Here’s her Project Wedding Info:
Post # 5
I went to Darcy Martin. I didn’t have anything major done, but I thought her rate was about the same as what I would have paid at a bridal salon. The reason I went to her was because the bridal salon I purchased my dress from could only do alterations one day out of the week and most of the appointments open were in the middle of the day and I didn’t want to take 2 hours off work to go up there and get fitted, etc.
I had a bustle created, a hem all around and the halter strap shortened for $250. She’s really nice, super quick and accommodates different schedules.
Hope that helps!
Post # 6
This is really helpful… does anyone have additional suggestions for alterations in Seattle? My bridal boutique quoted me $375 minimum (and so far as I can tell, only minimal work would need to be done–possibly just the hem and a bustle). They said I am absolutely free to shop around, but I am nervous. Should I go with the $375, knowing that it’ll be perfect and reliable, or should I try to save some money and find someone with lower rates?
Post # 7
I’m also using Darcy — I’m paying $200 for her to take my dress down about 3 sizes and add a bustle (no hemming needed). She’s got tons and tons of experience, she’s efficient, nice and also not too far from Kirkland. I’m someone who tends to pay more for peace of mind, but the store i bought my dress from doesn’t do alterations so i had no choice. Now that I’ve done it, i realize, it’s really no big deal! In fact, Darcy is the seamstress that one of seattle’s bridal stores uses! I’d save yourself the the money …
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
If she ever goes down to Portland, I’ve got a recommendation!
There’s this cute little russian lady in southeast portland named Tatyana
She is AWESOME, and SUPER FAST!! (like 3 day turn-around!!!)
This is her phone number: 503 258 0170
Post # 9
Debra Hedeen in Ballard is also fabulous.
Post # 10
My experience with Debra Hadeen did not meet my expectations. I ended up paying over $200 (probably around $270) for my alterations. Seemed a lot higher than what I got quoted on the phone but it was too late when I picked up my dress. Her prcing seemed to be a bit random.
I was also very dissapointed that she couldn’t take in the cup area of the dress (maybe I had the wrong expectations).
My bustle also fell in the middle of the reception. Granted, it was a dress hard to bustle.
Post # 11
i haven’t gotten a bridal gown altered here, but i got several bridesmaid dresses altered, and it was perfect and beautifully done.
clothes encounters in greenwood on greenwood ave
Post # 12
I can’t say enough good things about Darcy Martin at A Fragile Fit. Please let her know that I sent you if you go. Besides being an expert seamstress, she is just a fabulously nice person!
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Post # 13
I’m also going to Darcy Martin, she came highly recommended.