Do you do all types of alterations, or just bridal?
Yes we do! We also do custom design and sewing!
Do I need to make an appointment?
If you are bringing in a bridal gown or any gown for a formal event, we do require an appointment. For other alterations, we only recommend an appointment if it is a large job that will require extra attention. We are currently accepting walk-ins during all business hours. Please note, that if appointments are scheduled at the time you walk in, you may have a brief wait to be seen. If your garment is needed by a certain deadline, be sure to let us know that as early as possible.
What do I need to bring?
If you are having a long gown (bridal, bridesmaid, evening) hemmed, you will need to have the shoes you plan to wear with the gown with you when we mark the hem. We ask that you have the actual shoes you are going to wear and not ones with a similar heel height. Also, if you are bringing in pants or a casual dress or skirt that is full length, bring the type of shoe that you are most likely to wear with it. For most wedding and formal gowns, we can and do build a bra in so you often will not need to have a special one for the first fitting. We recommend waiting until you have met with us before deciding if you want to purchase a special undergarment.
Can I bring my dress/garment/design idea in and get your opinion?
Yes, we do offer consultation appointments. The consultation fee is $35 for consults for bridal alterations and $50 for custom gown consults. If you choose to use our services after the consultation, that fee will be deducted from your total cost. In an alterations consultation we will look over your garment and discuss what alterations we would recommend as well as answering all of your questions and offering creative suggestions. For a custom gown consult, we will look over your inspiration photos and/or sketches, discuss fabric options, and answer all of your questions about the process. In both types of consults, we give you a price quote for your gown.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards! There is a $45 fee for all returned checks and a $20 minimum on credit card purchases.