Post # 1
Hi Ladies –
Does anyone have recommendations to share for a good seamstress or tailor in the NYC area?
I’m getting my dress at David’s Bridal – but I’m not sure if i should use their alterations department? I heard they charge an arm and a leg in-store?
Thought I’d seek out other options – hopefully affordable options that are also good ones! I’m a little wary of just handing my dress over to any stranger!!
I will probably need to get my dress shortened a few inches, and then have a simple bustle added, my train isn’t long, so I don’t think it’ll be complicated. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
i don’t know if he works on dresses that are mega poofy but i had a bm dress taken in 3 sizes by maurice custom tailors (UES). he’s great! it went from a potato sack to a jetsons’ uniform – still not fantastic but at least he made it fit!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens
I really liked my seamstress, Ann Hamilton. You should check her out.
Post # 5
I definitely second Ann Hamilton! She was great, and not that expensive. She even suggested I add some small beaded cap sleeves to my dress to enhance it, and she did a great job!
Post # 6
I highly recommend my seamstress <span style=”color: #6666cc;”>www.laistailoring.com in Chinatown. I shopped around for prices and she offered the best price and did a superb job on my all-lace dress in just 2 weeks.
Post # 7
Joseph Ting at Dyanasty on 38th street (off 5th ave, near Lord & Taylor). He was recommended to me by a friend who works at GQ and they use him exclsuively. He was also recommended on NY Magazine’s wedding index, which might also be good for you to check out.
Post # 8
mine is pinpoint bridal on 84th between 1st and 2nd she is very good
she did my beautiful gown from kleinfled from size 22 to a size 2, man it wasnt cheap but tehre was a lot of intricate bodice beading she had to deconstruct it
had I known alteration would entail so much I would gotten a gown not on sale closer to my size
but shes the best!