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East Orange Seamstresses

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  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
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I came to Adrienn looking to add long sleeves added to my strapless wedding dress. Initially I had gone to another seamstress who was unable to do it due to the low back of the dress. When I brought the gown to Adrienn, she was able to make me a bodysuit with sleeves using matching lace from my gown to wear underneath. It looked absolutely amazing!! You would never be able to tell that the sleeves were added on after the fact, and as a bonus I got to take the sleeves off for the reception for a different look. Not only is Adrienn extremely talented, but she is also a sweetheart to work with! So thankful for her for helping my wedding dress dream come true!!

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Rosita Butchey
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eileen C.
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Rosita's attention to detail and patience to fine-tune the dress to become something I loved made all my anxiety about my dress go away. I was a on a budget with my dress and ended up choosing a tulle ballgown with lace/embroidered top at RK Bridal. It was nice and simple but I didn't love my dress. RK Bridal also charges $700+ for alterations so I knew I had to look elsewhere. I reached out to Rosita and she was very communicative and professional. At our appointments, Rosita saw my vision of a more A-line dress and carefully worked with the many layers of tulle and lace embroidered top to make it perfect. Additionally, she hemmed it to my height to a T (she's OCD like me), added a belt, cups, and a bustle. I'm sure she did more magic to it than I even knew. I ended up loving my dress. I would highly recommend Rosita.

Bashert Designs
4.6
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!!!

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J.Merchandise Spot
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridgette B.
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Dress is absolutely beautiful. Very skilled seamstress. I sent her a picture and she was able to make her own pattern. The quality of the work was exquisite. My daughter was ecstatic and loves her dress. It truly is a quality item that she will enjoy for many years to come.

Sewing with Denise
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa S.
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AMAZING - from our initial visit - to the walk down the aisle - Denise was amazing to work with. The quality of her work - excellent - she takes pride in her work and it was perfect! Very flexible to work with a true professional in her craft. I will go out of my way to recommend her to anyone needing the needs of a seamstress. She altered nine bridesmaids dresses, the brides gown and the mother of the bride's dress. When were told by others that what we wanted to achieve could not be done, Denise without hesitation said it was certainly possible and her work was flawless! Thank you Denise for adding to this day making this wedding the best day ever!

Nedybelcouture
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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Nedy was awesome. She did a great job with my alterations on my gown. And her price was very reasonable for the amount of work she did for me.

KMS Fashion Assistance
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Anna Y.
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Karla did a great job tailoring a dress for me, which was made of a stretchy fabric. She hemmed the bottom and took the dress in on the sides. She even suggested shortening the sleeves, which I had not thought of but which turned out perfect. I could not distinguish the original seams from the ones she did. She also did a great job hemming my jeans. I will definitely go back to Karla for my tailoring.

  • 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
5.0
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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dong L.
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An experienced seamstress/designer from Italy, Sara is an expert in her field and a trustworthy person. It was only two days away from my wedding day and I was desperate to find a tailor who knows the trade and offers reasonable quote. I was very luck to have found Sara. She was very responsive and customer-oriented. Knowing that I had very little time for coming back and forth for fitting, she generously offered to come to my place to do the work, with her magic baggie filled with her sewing necessity, even an iron. I had her hemmed my bridal's gown and added a bustle--it has three layers with the top layer being beading lace. She finished the work in a couple of hours BY HAND! Impressed by her craft, I asked her to help me with other projects--adding a decor piece to my wedding tango dress and elongating wedding pants for my husband. She did them with ease on the spot. She apparently loved what she was doing! I am sure she can take on more complicated project! Just make sure you bring your things to her place where she has access to her sewing machine and everything else. Highly recommended! Get her to be your personal tailor before she gets too booked up ;D

  • 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! :)

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Everything I've ever learned about sewing, I've learned from Kaer's founder, Marianne. She is an incredible seamstress and teacher. She has altered dresses and made new dresses from scratch that I still get compilments on.

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    About

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

    Seamstress

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      About

      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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