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Bridgeport Seamstresses

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Rosita Butchey
from 42 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
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I needed my wedding gown altered and was incredibly nervous about handing off the most important and expensive garment I have ever owned and will ever put on my body to a stranger. My gown is incredibly delicate and I needed it taken in at the waist, hemmed, and loosened up in the sleeve. Rosita is an expert seamstress who knows how to take a gown from beautiful to fitting like a second skin (she nailed it in two fittings). I cannot believe how good my dress looks and feels on my body, and I know I will be extra confident on my wedding day because of her. Besides the incredible work she did on my wedding dress (and a few other dresses I threw at her), she also hand made me a stunning veil, and is incredibly easy to work with. Rosita met me at my apartment and hand delivered my garments to me. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. I can honestly say that standing in my living room, getting pins put in my dress, was relaxing. Also, the value cannot be beat. Thank you Rosita!!

Bashert Designs
from 24 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tiesha P.
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From the first email to our meeting and in between texts she was absolutely wonderful!!! She is TRUE PROFESSIONAL!!! She's kind, warm & an OUTSTANDING seamstress!! My dress came out beautifully & I can't wait to wear it!!! Thank you SO very much Letitia!! YOU ROCK!!!

Lace Impressions
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy Q.
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Marisa did a wonderful job planning my wedding. It was a complete stress free planning experience, and our guests and us all loved our wedding! She was organized, responsive, creative and had excellent attention to details. She's full of ideas and also consciously looking for ways to save costs for us. She took charge of our lantern and flower centerpieces and we were thrilled with the results at a very reasonable price. She's the reason we could sit back, relax and enjoy our big day, as she and her assistant took care of everything on the day of. We are grateful to have Marisa with us throughout the process and would highly recommend her!

KMS Fashion Assistance
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
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Karla is amazing! She made the process completely smooth, even came to my house to pick up the material I wanted to use, and the end product was exactly what I was looking for.

from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patrice W.
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She was able to expedite my dress and did it with grace and exceptional quality. You can't go wrong with her!

  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mersene N.
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The absolute best seamstress...very fortunate to have met Kiki from alterations to custom work she's the one!!!

Merch Alterations
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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She’s an excellent seamstress who is reliable and gets things down in a timely matter.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angelisa A.
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Rosario is INCREDIBLE! You will NOT be disappointed. I went to her literally 1.5 weeks before a wedding in which I was a bridesmaid because my dress came out almost 3-4 dress sizes too small. She created an ENTIRE new back for the dress & it look perfect. I actually think it looked better than the original! It was a lace back as well so I was really nervous of how it would turn out. She was warm, helpful & flexible. Worked flawlessly & communicated quickly. I've been singing her praises ever since & feel grateful to have a great seamstress whenever needed. Thank you, Rosario! You are so gifted! :)

Monika Plaza
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
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Monika made alterations to a sequined upper portion of my evening gown. She responded quickly to my request and completed the work in a timely manner. The alterations were perfect. She is both personable and professional. The amount charged was more than fair. I have since returned for an additional alteration and will continue to do business with her as my needs arise.


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    I am a seamstress. I work from home, or I will go where the job is. I also do alterations on most items.


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      I am a semiretired, expert seamstress and patternmaker who does drapes, alterations and fittings. I was previously a quality control manger for Ann Taylor for 6 years. Prior to that, I was a technical designer for 10 years. Prior to my tech design position, I owned my own contracting business, making samples and patterns for designers.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What do seamstresses do?

      Seamstresses provide tailoring, alteration and custom sewing for clothing or costumes. Seamstresses can reshape clothing that is too big or too small so that it fits properly — for example, hemming pants that are too long or bringing in the waistband of pants or a skirt that is too large. Seamstresses can also provide more complex alterations such as adding tucks to shape a dress or bringing in the body of a shirt. More time and expertise will be required for challenging fabric such as silk or clothing with lining, like a blazer or lined slacks. Seamstresses are also skilled in altering wedding dresses and other formal wear. The time and skill required for these types of alterations is greater than for basic tasks like hemming, so be sure to find an experienced seamstress to handle your special items.

      Many seamstresses can also custom-make clothing for you. To come up with the design, you can bring in a pattern you like or an item of clothing you want the seamstress to replicate, or ask the seamstress to create a pattern for you. You can bring your own unique design to life with the help of a seamstress. There is no formal job training required to be a seamstress; many learn to sew and design from practical experience. For larger projects, like tailoring a suit, always be sure to review portfolios of work and read about the seamstress’s experience before committing.

      How much do seamstresses charge?

      The price for seamstress services will vary depending on the type of work you have done. The national average rate for a seamstress or tailor is $150-$280. Simple projects like repairing holes and hemming jeans usually have flat rates; larger projects, such as sewing custom creations, altering suits or altering wedding dresses, are typically priced based on the specifics of the fabric and pattern and the amount of work time needed. Here are a few examples of tailor and seamstress average costs:

      • Shorten sleeves of a dress shirt: $19.
      • Shorten jacket sleeves: $23 (without buttons) to $28 (with buttons).
      • Take in the body of a jacket: $40 (two seams) to $52 (three seams).
      • Take in a dress shirt: $20.
      • Adjust the shoulders of a jacket: $35.
      • Hem a skirt or dress: $10-$14.
      • Take in or let out a skirt or pair of pants: $15 (unlined) to $20 (lined) or $25 (with a zipper).
      • Shorten top-stitched pants: $10.
      • Shorten cuffed pants: $14.
      • Shorten lined pants: $14.
      • Shorten lined and cuffed pants: $18.
      • Take in a sheath dress: $45.
      • Restitch a fraying seam: $5.
      • Replace buttons: 50 cents each.
      • Move a button: $2.
      • Add a hook and eye: 50 cents per set.

      Are you supposed to tip a seamstress?

      Tipping seamstresses is not standard protocol. That said, anytime a talented seamstress goes above and beyond, offering a gratuity is a thoughtful gesture. A gratuity might be appropriate if the seamstress accepted a large project for you at the last minute — for example, hemming new suit pants the night before your work trip or taking in your party dress the day before your birthday. A gratuity may also be appropriate as recognition for the long hours of skilled stitching that your seamstress has put in altering your wedding dress, which often requires multiple fittings and precise fixes to make your dress perfect. If you do decide to offer a gratuity, first ask if the seamstress accepts gratuities; if they do, offer them an additional 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill.  

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