Find a bridesmaid dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

Find bridesmaid dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

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Top 10 bridesmaid dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

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Joan's Tailoring &Designs

Joan's Tailoring &Designs

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Jennifer A. says, "Had such a great experience! The fitting was fast and easy. Loved the attention to detail and how beautiful the dresses turned out!" Read more
Sheena Burton

Sheena Burton

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
In many professions, beautifully tailored clothes are essential. In Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fashion – all of these professions demand the very best. And one of the most effective ways to show that you are the best is to look your best. After all, when it is obvious from the way you take care of yourself that you care and that you have the means, knowledge and desire to look your best – that says something to people. And it’s something that can’t be said in words. DESIGNER GARMENTS Whether it’s creating a new piece from the drawing board up or repairing, restoring or altering something you already own, I do the highest quality work. A
Ki'mauri,s Kollections

Ki'mauri,s Kollections

New on Fash
111+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
We provide custom gowns, ready to wear pieces, that are only done in limited amount so even if you choose a ready to wear piece it will be unique. We do alterations on bridal gowns, bridal dresses and gents clothing, So we create the look and do alterations.
Tania Alterecions

Tania Alterecions

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Serving customers, and providing timely datelines
Venchy Couture

Venchy Couture

5.0(4)
10+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Jillian says, "Good suggestions, work well executed, flexible schedule, nice and professional" Read more
Alterations, Swimwear

Alterations, Swimwear

New on Fash
28+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
I love my work. I have more than 30 yrs of experience. I studied Fashion Design, pattern maker and Swimwear specialty.
Perfect Day Tailoring

Perfect Day Tailoring

New on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
New York Style quality, with 20 years of experience, and excellent customer service
Fashion Solutions NYC INC

Fashion Solutions NYC INC

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
In this diagnostic call we evaluate different aspects of your project such as the status of your idea, projections, availability, and what is stopping you from getting your design idea started and we give you suggestions on how to continue developing your product. We help you create a good fashion product, following the steps we implement for a satisfactory result! How did you do it so fast? How did I not know about this before? These are some of the questions I hear from my clients. I have spent 8 years in the Garment District understanding how the fashion idea creation processes work and how to turn clients' ideas into products with great p
The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

New on Fash
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Our mission is to provide our customers with options when it comes to alterations, custom fittings, reinforcing, and sewing. Going the extra mile is what we are all about. Our dressmaker and expert seamstress has an eye not only for fashion, but has keen instincts on pleasing The Perfect Fit client. Services, such as custom designing pieces and alterations, such as dresses, gowns, vests, suits, and jackets are done exclusively at our location in the Galaxy Mall in Guttenberg, New Jersey.
SergStudios Alterations & Design

SergStudios Alterations & Design

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
www.Sergstudiosad.com My tailor shop, SergStudios Alterations & Design, is based in Midtown - Manhattan, New York, which is an independent business. A Prestige Tailoring in the center of the Garment District, in Manhattan New York. We are a workshop specialized in Alterations, in Men's Suits -Wedding Dresses, with Impeccable Adjustments in all the details, preserving the original design of the dress and applying the perfect adjustment in each stitch. We write to you in a cordial way, and by this means we offer you a prestigious tailor shop with an excellent team ready to give you Wedding Dresses Tailoring & Men Suits Services with deliver...

Your bridesmaid dress alterations questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do alterations cost for a bridesmaid dress?

Bridesmaid dress alterations cost $60 to $200 on average, depending on the alterations needed. The most common alteration is hemming the length, which costs $40 to $100 depending on the fabric and fullness of the skirt. When the hem of the dress is heavily embellished, the length is shortened from the waist, which can cost up to $200. Other common alterations include taking in the side seams, adding bra cups, and shortening the straps.

Seamstresses charge $30 to $40 per hour and set their alteration prices based on how long the alterations take them. For delicate or heavily embellished fabrics that require hand-stitching, the work takes longer and costs more. Dresses with more layers are also more time-consuming since each layer needs to be sewn separately. More difficult alterations like reshaping a neckline or adding a corset back have the highest alteration costs.

Do you tip for bridesmaid dress alterations?

Tipping for bridesmaid dress alterations is not expected but is always appreciated. If the seamstress goes out of her way to provide good customer service and timely alterations a 10% to 15% tip is customary.

If you plan to tip, do so in cash at the final fitting. Placing the tip in an envelope with a thank you card is the most professional way to extend the gratuity and show your appreciation.

How long does it take to alter a bridesmaid dress?

Altering a bridesmaid dress takes around 2 to 3 weeks or longer if several fittings are required to get the right fit. Expect alterations to take even longer in busy shops during peak wedding season. Plan ahead to avoid rush charges for dresses altered less than 3 weeks before the event.

When should I get my bridesmaid dress altered?

Bridesmaids should schedule their fitting at least 2 to 3 months before the wedding to ensure the dress is ready on time. For large wedding parties using the same seamstress, more time may be needed, especially during peak wedding season when shops are busiest.

What should I wear to a bridesmaid dress fitting?

Coming prepared for a bridesmaid dress fitting is important to ensure the dress fits properly. Wearing the exact shoes you plan on wearing to the wedding is critical since even a slight change in heel height can result in a dress that is the wrong length. Wearing the same undergarments or shapewear to the fitting is also helpful, especially when you are having the side seams or bust altered.

If you plan on wearing your hair up for the ceremony, it is a good idea to do a similar style for your dress fitting. This allows you to see if straps or necklines require any alterations to achieve the look and fit you want.

How many sizes can a bridesmaid dress be taken in?

Most bridesmaids can order their dress in the right size, so it needs fewer alterations, but when the dress is discontinued or on clearance, the correct size may not be available. In that case, it is usually better to buy a dress that is too big, rather than one that is too small.

A bridesmaid dress can easily be taken in 2 sizes but taking in more than 3 sizes may require costly recutting and redesign to make it work. Reducing a dress by several sizes makes it difficult to keep specific details of the gown.

A dress that is too small can be altered to be bigger, but it is a bit more challenging to have the alterations blend in. To let out a dress by one or two sizes involves releasing the side seams or adding a gusset for more room. Adding a corset back can increase the bodice width by up to 5 inches if needed.

What questions should I ask a seamstress for my bridesmaid dress alterations?

When choosing the seamstress with the skills and experience to alter your dress, be sure to ask these important questions:

  • What experience do you have altering formal dresses?
  • What alterations are required and how much will they cost?
  • How many fitting appointments do I need?
  • How long will it take to finish the dress alterations?
  • What should I bring to my first fitting?
  • Will you press or steam the gown before I pick it up?

How do I choose a seamstress for bridesmaid dress alterations?

A bridesmaid dress that fits properly allows you to enjoy the day without the hassles of a dress strap that keeps slipping or a hem that gets caught on your heels. Here are some guidelines to help you choose the right seamstress to ensure the perfect fit for your dress:

  • Search for a local seamstress with years of bridesmaid dress alteration experience.
  • Read reviews from past customers on Fash and Google.
  • Schedule a dress consultation with 2 or more seamstresses that fit your budget and timeline.
  • Confirm the alterations, costs, number of fittings, and time needed before leaving the dress to be altered.
  • Try on the altered dress before taking it home with you or making the final payment.

Reviews for Jersey City bridesmaid dress alterations

Recent success stories from people in the Jersey City area.
Debbie R.
Joan, of Joan’s Tailoring & Design, was very knowledgeable regarding sewing and embroidery. She was polite and professional. Her communications were always prompt as was her finishing the project. She was very helpful and patient especially when helping me choose the best font for my embroidery project especially considering my needs and lack of technical skills. She did a great job, and I am very happy!!! I would definitely use her and her company again with future projects!
Joan's Tailoring &Designs
Momoe S.
Venus was very accommodating with what I wanted from my custom-made dress. The dress was made for me in a timely manner which I appreciated too.
Venchy Couture
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