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Oakland Dress Alteration Services

Browse these dress alterations with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 28 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Allison N.
Verified review

Jayne was great! She took my size 10 dress to a 4, shortened the hem, and took the sleeves up. She quoted me up front, so there were no surprises later. She had to make a few unexpected changes so the dress would work. It looked fine but it would have been nice to be consulted first.

Laura Aronson
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki R.
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Laura has done several sewing sessions for me. First I took my favorite old shirt to her and she made 4 shirts from it in different fabrics, so now I have 4 favorite new shirts. The best thing Laura ever made for me was a Game of Thrones type dress for a masquerade party. She took pains to make the details to my specification and make sure that it fit perfectly. Thanks Laura!

  • 19 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

The dress came out perfect. This is my first time using thumbtack, as I was very weary to take my bridesmaids dress to the dry cleaner for alterations. I went with Arisha because of her tremendous experience. The dress needed to be shortened, the waist heightened, and straps altered to fit my petite stature and Arisha executed. I definitely Urey recommend her work.

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Hemster
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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They expertly altered my bridesmaid dresses with quick turnaround. It was a pretty complicated order - sides taken in and length hemmed for a delicate chiffon fabric - and I was really happy with the result. Nobody could even tell it was altered! I also enjoyed working with their team - really friendly and responsive to my texts and emails. Would recommend to everyone who's looking for dress alterations.

Timelesstailor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan F.
Verified review

A friend needed an unusual custom wedding dress made. Matthew was recommended to me so we got in touch with him. He was very responsive and quickly came up with a good plan for realizing our vision. He helped us select appropriate fabrics, created a pattern, and after multiple fittings, delivered exactly what we'd envisioned. He was a pleasure to work with and his price was less than other dressmakers we'd consulted. Highly recommended!

Amy Make Up
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jieli Z.
Verified review

Amy is very friendly and experienced makeup and hair style professional. I have talked with her on the phone, she is trying to take care of me each every way during the consultant, I saw a lot of photos from her, including dresses. She has dedicated and helping personality, absolutely provide me a very good service before my wedding date.

Yabette Swank Designer
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiger V.
Verified review

Best of the best. She is very friendly and skillful. Yabette custom made a long train for my wife's wedding dress. I am so in love with it

  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Hugo A.
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I am SO glad I found Perfect Fit Design & Alterations. To be a cliche, I've had terrible past experiences with tailors who gave me below-the-value-work w/ suits, suit blazers, dress pants and trench coats (wedding-wear, work-wear or gala-wear). Terri of PFD&A provides quality work. If I may need intricate tailoring, she is my first choice to hire. Also, I wanna note that on Thumbtack, this platform elicits businesses to provide an instant quotation. With tailoring, it's not that simple: One can't just get an instant quotation about an article of clothing with a specific tailoring job based on just describing it. A tailor needs to physically see the actual article of clothing, to make an assessment. If you need to know more, just ask questions; get to the point. Terri is great answering back. I took in a coat to have it less looking boxy; she did a fantastic job. I am contemplating now on hiring her again to see if she can fix previous tailor's shortcomings. Thank you, Terri. I recommended you to my friends. Hope you hear from them.

Drea Faye
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachael C.
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I have worked with Drea Faye in many capacities all of which have been incredible experiences. From working on style concept videos to modeling her original designs on the runway, working with Andrea is always a pleasure. Not only does she have an incredible eye, but she is constantly pushing boundaries in the fashion/design world and reimagining what it possible. Her technique and skill are impeccable when it comes to designing anything from belly dancing costumes to menswear to couture and everything in between. In addition to the amazing work she has done in her career as a designer, she has worked with me on commission-based projects such as designing one of a kind costumes/pieces for events and is currently working to restore a vintage kimono that was my moms. In addition, she is a valuable contributor to the art scene in the Bay Area, constantly bringing artists of various mediums together for events and think tank-style workshops to find new and innovative ways of collaborating and elevating art and fashion to new levels. I highly recommend working with Andrea if you have the opportunity to, you will not be disappointed!

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5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura J.
Verified review

There is no substitute for a hand-made dress that is exactly what you want and is crafted to fit you perfectly. Michele AKA ifanhour did a really great job on my dress, for a very affordable price (necessary for me, as a grad student). She is in San Anselmo, and will do plenty of fittings. She worked with me to form my ideas into a design, created a pattern on me, fit it perfectly in muslin, got me gorgeous silk charmeuse at wholesale prices, and found me vintage lace. It's spectacular. She went to Parson's (yes, the same place now famous for all of that Project Runway mayhem). She's super easy to work with and very detail-oriented, if sometimes a little over-extended. Oh, and brilliant and talented with tons of experience. I should stop since it sounds like I want to marry her, but she's that good. Everyone adored my dress and I looked better than I ever have.

Liz's House of Fashion
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen T.
Verified review

I bought a wedding dress which was a couple sizes too large for me. I met with a few folks who did bridal alterations, and none of them made me feel as comfortable as Liz. From our first meeting, I could tell that she is extremely skilled in her craft. She took a look at the dress and immediately had some great ideas. She did more than just make the dress fit, she gave suggestions that alter the style slightly to make the dress look better and flatter my figure. She was also very reasonable in explaining what would or wouldn't work, while bringing up new ideas. She's patient and has such a friendly personality that I looked forward to each fitting. She's meticulous in her craft and takes pride in every little seam. She'll do things by hand instead of by sewing machine to make the dress look better. Her workmanship is impeccable, I had a two piece dress, one of which involved a very delicate alcenon lace jacket. You couldn't tell it was altered, everything fit perfectly and looked like it was made for me. I highly recommend Liz, I don't know what I would have done without out her!

Sandra Rincon
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lyndia W.
Verified review

Sandra is awesome! The alterations are perfectly done. I'm a lot happier with my dress now. I'll definitely consider contacting Sandra again for any future projects!

KA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jordan B.
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Working with Carmela was fantastic. She communicated well and finished tailoring my dress and jacket early.

  • New on Thumbtack
Keana L.
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She does amazing work. Very clean and detail orientated. I watched her put together a wedding dress to perfection!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ivana I.
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Having a professional & passionate fashion designer, stylist & seamstress can save you a lot of time and effort when you are struggling to find that perfect outfit for that special occasion. Sometimes you just want to look different and stand out from a cookie cutter crowd by wearing that special outfit designed just for you! All the pants in the store are always too short or too long for you, familiar with that problem? Aleksandra is your solution for all these problems, and her services are only one click away! I used Aleksandra‘s services on numerous occasions. Every time she was with me every step of the way from designing my outfit, to shopping for the material, to adjusting it to fit perfectly. Finally, every time I walked out of her studio feeling special in her unique creations and you will as well…it’s guaranteed. I always receive numerous compliments whenever I wear her creations and my favorite one is “it fits you like a glove.” I usually just smile and think… well yes, of course, it is made just for me. :) Aleksandra regularly hems all of my pants and jeans as well. Aleksandra is not only completely awesome, but she is also very patient with her clients (as a picky one, that was very important to me). As picture is worth a thousand words, please look at the attached photos of me wearing Aleksandra’s creations in various occasions from costume party to the bachelorette party, from my favorite jeans dress to the long black dress for every occasion. Aleksandra always makes me look good and manages to hide all my figure imperfections. Thank you Aleksandra! PS. Aleksandra’s wedding dresses are breathtaking! I hope that one day I will have a chance to walk down the aisle in her creation.

Mary's Pins and Needles
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna N.
Verified review

I needed my dress fixed by saturday, I met her and she took the dress tuesday and it was delivered friday! She works fast and my dress looks and fits amazing for how much of a time limit I had. I strongly recommend her if you need a dress or alterations. There isnt another person id rather go to.

Dainty Rascal
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Kimiko N.
Verified review

Dainty Rascal is in the middle of making my dress! She is so easy to work with and really has my creative vision in mind!!!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Our strong quality control process is an integral part of our successful operation. Love Wedding Dress have own professional designers and tailors team to provide our bride customers with unique design and measurement fit. Our brides will not doubt any design and how many precent looks like on their orders. This is why Love Wedding Dress customers have built up 100% buying confident with us.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am specialized doing major alteration for women and men, renewing or remodeling your designer clothes. I make couture clothes from scratch. I organize wardrobe and closet. I can help you to find your style and what looks good on you, for different occasion.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Persepolis Design has been in the business since 1977, and have been providing custom couture designs that are unique and classically modern with luxurious fabrics.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a dressmaker. I do major alteration for men, women and kids. I do couture tailoring for women and duplicate designer couture styles. I am a wardrobe organizer.

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