5.0 (1)
1 hire on Fash
3 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

Boutique couture design house offering custom designs and alterations. 

I come from a line of master seamstresses and tailors going back several generations. A disciplined commitment to the craft of tailoring, design and service is coded in my DNA. 

I developed a service called ReUpStyle. It is a sustainable approach to fashion offing styling consultation, alterations, redesigning and repurposing the customer's garment or acquiring high-end worn pieces. 

Empowering people to frame the story they tell of themselves. From custom designs for a couple getting married to bringing new life to a favorite coat with new lining and accessories, the thrill of helping people show up in the world in a way that makes them feel good is my biggest incentive. 

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Washington, DC 20002
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1 Review


  • Vera Hope

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


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.


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. 



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?