I Support My Local Seamstress

Two weeks ago I had my first (and only) dress fitting. Sillyinphilly had recommended me to her seamstress in Lititz, and seriously girls, this woman is a godsend (and only gets work by word of mouth)! I literally was in and out of her hair in 15 minutes. The zipper on my dress kept sticking, to the point where I could not get out of my dress. Not at all. Karen, the seamstress, literally had to cut me out of my dress.

Unfortunately I don’t have any before photos of me and my dress. Imagine this model is me. :)

My dress on an itty bitty model, Jenny Yoo


Within minutes of having my dress on, Karen was sticking my dress with needles. Literally 5 minutes later, she was done. I came back 2 weeks later, tried on my dress and that was it. I was done with alterations. I thought for sure I would have to come back again, but no. She did it all in one shot. Besides putting in a new zipper, I had my dress hemmed, taken in an inch, and I had the top made into a sweetheart top all for… (drum roll, please) $53.

Don’t mind the junk in the background… that’s all wedding poop!

And since you girls asked, here’s how much of my dress exposes my tattoo. My hair will be semi-down on our wedding day.


For you Central PA girls:
Karen Chow
(717) 519-2458
Did you find a local seamstress or have your alterations done at a bridal store?
BLOGGER

Mrs. Sushi

Location:
Hershey/Hawaii
Wedding Date:
March 2009
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    Ai-Lien, Guest @ 8:44 am

    Thanks to your post, I went to see Karen. I also had my gown hemmed, taken in and bustled for $50. She’s awesome!! and t was worth the drive!

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    Cinnamon, Guest @ 9:31 pm

    Is there any chance you would have an email address for Karen?

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    mssushi 1479 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:57 am

    @Cinnamon: Sorry, I don’t have an email addy for her, just a phone number: (717) 519-2458

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    The Sushi Budget & Reviews | Weddingbee, Guest @ 8:09 am

    [...] Alterations: $373. $320 for my dress, which was purchased off of eBay. $53 for alterations, by Karen Chow, a [...]

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    Local seamstress | Harrymountbatt, Guest @ 11:04 am

    [...] I Support My Local Seamstress | WeddingbeeFeb 5, 2009 … Two weeks ago I had my first (and only) dress fitting. Sillyinphilly had recommended me to her seamstress in Lititz, and seriously girls, this … [...]

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