Find a dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

Find dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

Find dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

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Top 10 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
Jimmy Sam Custom Tailor;, Inc

Jimmy Sam Custom Tailor;, Inc

5.0(1)
22+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Lisa V. says, ""Jimmy's vast experience with top fashion houses is evident in the quality of his work. Not only is he an expert tailor, but his evening home visits could not be more convenient for the busy New Yorker!"" Read more
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
Daysi Collection Inc

Daysi Collection Inc

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Belinda M. says, "She is an excellent designer and is very responsible and dedicated woman. Her passion shows in her work " Read more

Your dress alterations questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do dress alterations cost?

Formal dress alterations cost $60 to $200, depending on the fabric and what changes need to be made. The most common dress alterations are hemming the length, taking in the side seams, adding bra cups, and shortening the straps. More complex alterations like adding a corset back or increasing the entire dress size cost more.

Delicate fabrics must be hand-stitched, and each dress layer hemmed separately, increasing costs. Chiffon, taffeta, and satin skirts require a labor-intensive rolled hem which takes more time and costs more.

Heavily embellished gowns also require special care and stitching. In fact, many embellished skirts are shortened from the waist to maintain the hemline design which requires a more experienced seamstress to work with the delicate beading.

Do you tip for dress alterations?

Tipping for dress alterations is not expected, but always appreciated. A general recommendation is 10% to 20% for exceptional service. Another option is to present your seamstress with a gift card to a local shop or restaurant as a gesture of thanks.

Where can I get my dress altered?

Many dress shops and bridal salons offer standard dress alteration services. Other options include a local tailor, seamstress, or even a dressmaker if lots of changes need to be made.

Finding an alteration service specializing in formal gowns is advised since the flowing fabrics and beading require more skill and precision than regular clothing.

How much can you take in a formal gown?

A formal gown can be taken in 2 sizes pretty easily but taking in more than 3 sizes requires costly recutting and potential redesign to make it work. Making a drastic size reduction makes it difficult, if not impossible, to keep specific details of the gown.

If your dress needs to be taken in several sizes, be sure to ask about the sewer's experience with such alterations. You want to be sure an inexperienced sewer doesn't ruin the dress.

Can alterations make a dress bigger?

A dress that is too small can be altered to be bigger. Costs will vary depending on the fabric, dress style, and the time required to make the alterations blend in.

To let out the dress by a size or two, a seamstress releases the side seams or adds a gusset for more room. Adding a zipper extender or corset back adds up to 5 inches to the bodice if needed

How long do dress alterations take?

Dress alterations usually take 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the number of fittings required to get the perfect fit. Alteration times may increase during the peak wedding season when shops are busier.

The number of alterations also affects the total time. A simple hem can often be done in a few days while taking in the bust and hips of a dress takes much longer.

What questions do I ask when hiring a dress alteration service?

There are numerous vendors available near you on Fash.com with the knowledge and experience to alter your dress to perfection. To narrow down the best alteration service for your needs, be sure to ask these important questions:

  • How many years of experience do you have altering formal dresses?
  • How much will the alterations cost?
  • Do you charge a flat fee for alterations or charge individually for each service?
  • How many fitting appointments will I need?
  • How long will it take to finish the dress?
  • What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
  • Will you steam the gown after alterations?

How do I choose an alterations service?

Finding that perfect dress is hard enough but finding it in the right size may seem impossible. Luckily, an experienced dress alteration service can refit almost any dress. Consider these guidelines when choosing a dress alteration service:

  • Search for a local seamstress with years of dress alteration experience.
  • Read their customer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Make appointments with the most professional seamstress that fits your budget and timeline.
  • Confirm the changes, alteration costs, number of fittings, and time required before leaving the dress to be altered.
  • Try on the altered dress before making the final payment and taking it home with you.

Reviews for Jersey City 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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