Alterations & Fittings

Virtually all wedding gowns will require alterations to fit perfectly. For gorgeous results, please keep this in mind…

A bridal gown is likely to be far more complicated than any other garment you’ve altered in the past. For example, downsizing a princess bodice might require taking in several seams, essentially disassembling and rebuilding the bodice. Gowns with trim or design along the lower skirt cannot be hemmed, and instead have to be shortened at the waist. Sometimes lace, beading, draping and embroidery will have to be removed and reapplied. Fees reflect the time and skill required for such work.

Taking a dress in is always more feasible than letting it out. If you buy a custom gown from a bridal salon, it will be ordered in a size that accommodates your largest measurement (hips, waist or bust), then taken in by a tailor over THREE fitting sessions, typically. Please be aware that first and second fittings are typically scheduled 2-3 weeks apart. Any fittings needed after that can be scheduled a week apart. We also do RUSH alterations for an additional fee.

Please Come Prepared

If you’re altering the hem of your dress, it can be basted (held with loose stitches) temporarily, but the sooner you decide on your shoes and bring them to a fitting, the better—especially if your dress has a train and therefore requires a bustle to raise it off the floor after the ceremony. Anywhere from one to nine bustle points must be artfully placed by a tailor according to your height, dress style and preference. You might also need to bring the undergarments you plan to wear, because they will affect your measurements and you want to make sure the finished gown conceals everything properly.

To be able to give you the time and commitment needed to tailor your dress we do work by appointment only. Give us a call or email us today to schedule your next fitting.

We do specialize in gowns, however, Ana does all kinds of alterations.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us!

Recut/ Redesign

Whether it’s due to significant weight loss or you just want your dress to be one of a kind, Ana specializes in total recuts and redesigns! She works miracles! Contact us today to schedule your customized fitting!

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