(Closed) Need a Seamstress for Wedding Dress Alterations!

posted 10 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve definitely heard of higher alteration costs, but I’m not going with anyone like that! 

I know several brides (including myself) who used or are using Mary Catomy, if you don’t mind a treck out to Schiller Park.   She’s altering a sample size for me that is about two sizes too large and making the shape more mermaid-y and she still comes in under $300 (so far — I’ve only done one fitting).  She’s wonderfully efficient, and you can find a lot of glowing reviews for her on the Knot.  Her email is <span class=”HcCDpe”>[email protected]

Good luck!

Post # 4
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you need a seamstress, Daly Casia is also very good. She is a retired seamstress and works out of her home in Chicago, close to the Niles border. I think she had about 15 years of experience with a bridal salon and now just this stuff for fun. I asked her about my wedding alterations and she is going to only charge me $150 for everything.

 I’ve seen her work with bridesmaid dresses (making and altering them) and it is impeccable.

Post # 5
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I’ve used the tailor at Willow Cleaners (in Lincoln Park) for everything from jeans to bridesmaid dresses.  They are the sweetest ladies & everything has been perfect.

Alterations from my dress place start at $250 – no thank you! 

Post # 6
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

I second Mary Catomy, I used her too and my total bill was $200. This was for taking up the hem of my dress, taking up the shoulders of my v-neck, taking in my 2nd reception dress which had a lot of beading… AND she de-poofed my veil  for free.

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