Find a bridesmaid dress alterations in Paterson, NJ

Find bridesmaid dress alterations in Paterson, NJ

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Sheena Burton

Sheena Burton

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Paterson, 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
Crafts ZR

Crafts ZR

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Gerald A. says, "first class!!" Read more
Tania Alterecions

Tania Alterecions

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Serving customers, and providing timely datelines
Ki'mauri,s Kollections

Ki'mauri,s Kollections

New on Fash
111+ years in business
Serves Paterson, 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.
Alterations, Swimwear

Alterations, Swimwear

New on Fash
28+ years in business
Serves Paterson, 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 Paterson, 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 Paterson, 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 Paterson, 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.
Brielles Bridal Boutique

Brielles Bridal Boutique

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
32+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
We specialized in custom design bridal, mother of and evening gowns. Over 25 years of experience, one on one attention. Love making my customers look beautiful in their custom made or alterations done by me. The right fit is the most important part of wearing any piece of garment. Having the perfect fitting garment will empower your self confidence.
SergStudios Alterations & Design

SergStudios Alterations & Design

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Paterson, 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.

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