(Closed) Who do you reccommend for Wedding Dress Alterations- Rochester NY

posted 8 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 3
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m going to Jill Bates in East Rochester this week for my first fitting!. My aunt is a stemstress in the area, and recommended her.


Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I called Jill Bates, and at that time (April 2009) should wouldn’t let me bring a dress in for a free quote/consultation. Instead, she sent me a brochure and in her brochure it indicated that she charges you for a quote if you don’t end up using her services. Plus, her prices were fairly steep, in my budget-minded opinion.  (I bought my $800-retail dress on eBay for $420… I wasn’t about to pay another $350+ in alterations.)

I ended up going to Inna of Alis Designs in Pittsford. She was REALLY good, and affordable. I had my hem shortened (lace overlay over satin), straps shortened, cups added, bustle added, and waist taken in… all for $200.

I got another quote from a seamstress in Greece (I forget her name) also for $200–I went with Inna because she was a lot closer to my house.

I would highly recommend Inna. She came recommended to me from a friend who had her bridesmaid dress done there. One of my bridesmaids also had her dress done by Inna.

Here’s Alis Designs website: http://www.alisfashiondesign.com/

I was nervous looking for a seamstress, so if any Rochester brides want to PM me about this, please feel free! I’m glad to help!

Post # 6
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thanks for replying to this thread, beekeebear!  I also am looking for someone to alter a gown in Rochester and your information was so helpful!

Do you remember where you got the quote in Greece?

Post # 7
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sure thing Jen0! The other seamstress I went to was Nadia. Here is her website: http://www.bridalalterationspecialist.com/index.html 

As I said before, I got exact same quote and the same “good feeling” with Nadia, but with all else being the same, Inna was closer to home for me than Nadia.

If I remember correctly, she was in Greece… she was definitely on the NW side, whereas I live in Fairport, and Inna is in Pittsford.

Good luck–I’m happy to answer any other questions if I can help.

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