(Closed) Good place for alterations?

posted 10 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

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 # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 # 9
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Newbee

Debra Hedeen in Ballard is also fabulous.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i haven’t gotten a bridal gown altered here, but i got several bridesmaid dresses altered, and it was perfect and beautifully done.  

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Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m also going to Darcy Martin, she came highly recommended.

 

 

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