Emma

Emma

5.0 (1)
3 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

Boutique couture design house offering custom designs and alterations

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Credentials

Washington, DC 20002
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1 Review

5.0

  • Vera Hope

    Attention to detail. Immaculent construction...Quality fabrics.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

The first and critical step when working with the designer or seamstress from EmmaEffa is the consultation. We listen, take notes and ask questions to ensure an experience and product worthy of you trust , your time and your money. Depending on the products and services agreed upon, we get to work and you return for fittings and/or pick up at a specified date. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I trained with a master seamstress.  I was raised in a family that has produced seamstresses and tailors for five generations. I am a self-taught embroiderer, knitter and crochet artisan. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

ALTERATIONS:

Shorten sleeves on a jacket: $36 (without buttons) to $40 (with buttons). 

Shorten shirt sleeves $15

Take in the body of a jacket: $46 (two seams) to $59 (three seams). 

Hemming Pants, Skirts, or Dresses: $10 to $25  

Wedding dress alterations: 

Varied alterations on fabric repair and lace repair and beadwork $200-700

Taking in the sides: $50-$200. 

Adding a bustle: $55-$95

Bridesmaid and prom dress alterations $75 to $150. 

All garments alterations with linings cost extra. 

CUSTOM CLOTHING:

Suits:

2 pc Option (jacket, pants, or skirt) $900-$2,500

3 pc Option (jacket, waistcoat, pants, skirt) $1,200-3,000

Blazers: $650-$1,750

Wedding dresses: $500-$5,000

Formal dresses (bridesmaids, prom, evening attire): $200-$2,500


How did you get started in this business?

It was a family business. 


What types of customers have you worked with?

Celebrities, brides, professionals, teenagers for proms, producers and stylists. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just had a solo exhibition of my artwork including my wearable art pieces. 


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Custom garments and alterations require attention to detail and precision. Select a professional who know textile and proper fit but who also takes the time to know you. Quality over quantity. 


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What is your goal?

What are your concerns?

What are your constraints? Timeline? Budget? Color? Design? 

What is most important to you?


Services offered

Alterations Services Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Tailors Dress Alterations Embroidery Services Bridal Stylists Seamstresses Wardrobe Consultants Wedding Dress Alterations