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Lien's Dressmaking & Alterations

Herndon , VA
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203 Elden St. Suite 302
Herndon, VA 20170 US (map)

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703-904-9733
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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers

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Lindsay
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Lien was amazing!! My dress fit perfectly and her prices were very reasonable. I had no issues at all, she even steamed my dress and veil the day before the wedding so it looked perfect on my wedding day.
Lien was amazing!! My dress fit perfectly and her prices were very reasonable. I had no issues at all, she even steamed my Read more...
Lien was amazing!! My dress fit perfectly and her prices were very reasonable. I had no issues at all, she even steamed my dress and veil the day before the wedding so it looked perfect on my wedding day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.1/5.0
While Lein was lovely in the store, her work was very disappointing. She only put one button for my bustle, assuring me it would be fine. The loop was so tight, we had to get a crochet needle to attached the button. It didnt last- my dress was too long- I stepped on it down the aisle, and the rest of the night. The bustle didnt hold, so when someone stepped on my too long dress, it broke, leaving me with a long heavy train to hold all night.
While Lein was lovely in the store, her work was very disappointing. She only put one button for my bustle, assuring me it Read more...
While Lein was lovely in the store, her work was very disappointing. She only put one button for my bustle, assuring me it would be fine. The loop was so tight, we had to get a crochet needle to attached the button. It didnt last- my dress was too long- I stepped on it down the aisle, and the rest of the night. The bustle didnt hold, so when someone stepped on my too long dress, it broke, leaving me with a long heavy train to hold all night. Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
3.6/5.0
Ultimately, Lien altered my dress so that it flattered my figure and wasn't too long. Appointments with her were quick and on time and she didn't get angry when I accidentally dropped her hand mirror and it broke. My only issue was that I asked her to make it a bit tighter at my final fitting and she argued that she could not do so. I am a very busty girl and I was concerned that the dress kept slipping down to reveal too much cleavage. Lien told me that she could not make the dress any tighter because it would squash my breasts if she did. She recommended that I use fashion tape instead. I should have pushed for what I thought was best, because I spent all day on my wedding day tugging up my dress in order to avoid flashing everyone!
Ultimately, Lien altered my dress so that it flattered my figure and wasn't too long. Appointments with her were quick and Read more...
Ultimately, Lien altered my dress so that it flattered my figure and wasn't too long. Appointments with her were quick and on time and she didn't get angry when I accidentally dropped her hand mirror and it broke. My only issue was that I asked her to make it a bit tighter at my final fitting and she argued that she could not do so. I am a very busty girl and I was concerned that the dress kept slipping down to reveal too much cleavage. Lien told me that she could not make the dress any tighter because it would squash my breasts if she did. She recommended that I use fashion tape instead. I should have pushed for what I thought was best, because I spent all day on my wedding day tugging up my dress in order to avoid flashing everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Lien did an overall great job on my dress, which required complicated work on the hem and a few other little things. She was pleasant to work with, very sweet, and accommodating. I got sick in the middle of one appointment, and she squeezed me in a few days later to finish what we were supposed to do that day. My mom twice forgot her checkbook (Lien does not take credit cards) and Lien told us to just mail the check when we got home.

I was a little worried during my second fitting, after she had done the bulk of the alterations, when I pointed out a few things that didn’t look quite perfect--things that were NOT her fault, they were just little issues that weren’t noticeable until the dress fit me better--she got defensive. At first it seemed like she was saying that there was nothing she could do about these few little issues. Eventually we talked through it, she examined the dress more closely, and agreed that she could fix some poor tacking on the original designer’s part to fix some unattractive bunching at the waist. So, my advice is to really talk through your concerns with her, keep asking questions, etc. Her work was beautiful. My bustle did break towards the end of the reception, but I think that’s the case for 90% of American-style (over) bustles, and by that point it had been treated pretty roughly on the crowded dance floor! Pricing-wise, it seemed a bit expensive but she never added on additional fees after the second fitting to address the extra little details I was concerned about, so I’d say she was pretty fair. I would recommend her for sure.
Lien did an overall great job on my dress, which required complicated work on the hem and a few other little things. She Read more...
Lien did an overall great job on my dress, which required complicated work on the hem and a few other little things. She was pleasant to work with, very sweet, and accommodating. I got sick in the middle of one appointment, and she squeezed me in a few days later to finish what we were supposed to do that day. My mom twice forgot her checkbook (Lien does not take credit cards) and Lien told us to just mail the check when we got home.

I was a little worried during my second fitting, after she had done the bulk of the alterations, when I pointed out a few things that didn’t look quite perfect--things that were NOT her fault, they were just little issues that weren’t noticeable until the dress fit me better--she got defensive. At first it seemed like she was saying that there was nothing she could do about these few little issues. Eventually we talked through it, she examined the dress more closely, and agreed that she could fix some poor tacking on the original designer’s part to fix some unattractive bunching at the waist. So, my advice is to really talk through your concerns with her, keep asking questions, etc. Her work was beautiful. My bustle did break towards the end of the reception, but I think that’s the case for 90% of American-style (over) bustles, and by that point it had been treated pretty roughly on the crowded dance floor! Pricing-wise, it seemed a bit expensive but she never added on additional fees after the second fitting to address the extra little details I was concerned about, so I’d say she was pretty fair. I would recommend her for sure. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Lien altered my dress which I got from RK Bridal in NYC. She was great to work with, and I would recommend her to any bride without hesitation. I got her name from a friend who also used her to alter a wedding dress. I was really worried that my dress would be too small even after alterations, but she was able to make it fit like a glove after only the first fitting. And then she added a bustle and had it pressed for me. I thought her prices were reasonable for Northern Virginia. She was able to accommodate my schedule when making appointments, and she was already really cheerful and pleasant. I recommend her 100%.
Lien altered my dress which I got from RK Bridal in NYC. She was great to work with, and I would recommend her to any Read more...
Lien altered my dress which I got from RK Bridal in NYC. She was great to work with, and I would recommend her to any bride without hesitation. I got her name from a friend who also used her to alter a wedding dress. I was really worried that my dress would be too small even after alterations, but she was able to make it fit like a glove after only the first fitting. And then she added a bustle and had it pressed for me. I thought her prices were reasonable for Northern Virginia. She was able to accommodate my schedule when making appointments, and she was already really cheerful and pleasant. I recommend her 100%. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Lien is wonderful! She altered several of the dresses for my bridesmaids and I have used her in the past to alter my dresses for other weddings. She did an AMAZING job on my wedding dress, which was a sample. She sewed on beads, added the bustle and made additional adjustments so it fit perfectly.
Lien is wonderful! She altered several of the dresses for my bridesmaids and I have used her in the past to alter my Read more...
Lien is wonderful! She altered several of the dresses for my bridesmaids and I have used her in the past to alter my dresses for other weddings. She did an AMAZING job on my wedding dress, which was a sample. She sewed on beads, added the bustle and made additional adjustments so it fit perfectly. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
After a not-so-nice experience with alterations at Alfred Angelo (where I purchased my dress), I took it to Lien. She was amazing!!! My dress was too big in the bust and waist, but she was able to take it in and make it look like it fit from the start. I didn't have to worry about the dress falling down all night. Her prices were very reasonable as well.
After a not-so-nice experience with alterations at Alfred Angelo (where I purchased my dress), I took it to Lien. She was Read more...
After a not-so-nice experience with alterations at Alfred Angelo (where I purchased my dress), I took it to Lien. She was amazing!!! My dress was too big in the bust and waist, but she was able to take it in and make it look like it fit from the start. I didn't have to worry about the dress falling down all night. Her prices were very reasonable as well. Read less
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Andrewalison
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Lien replaced the corset on my pre-owned wedding dress with a zipper, repaired the bustle, added a built-in bra, made my veil, and pressed my dress. She's exceedingly sweet and incredibly flexible. Wedding dresses are sort of mysterious, and Lien taught me and my matron of honor about everything we needed to know - from the care of the dress before the wedding, to how best to put it on, to how to work the bustle. I felt lovely on my wedding day, and a large part of that was due to Lien.
Lien replaced the corset on my pre-owned wedding dress with a zipper, repaired the bustle, added a built-in bra, made my Read more...
Lien replaced the corset on my pre-owned wedding dress with a zipper, repaired the bustle, added a built-in bra, made my veil, and pressed my dress. She's exceedingly sweet and incredibly flexible. Wedding dresses are sort of mysterious, and Lien taught me and my matron of honor about everything we needed to know - from the care of the dress before the wedding, to how best to put it on, to how to work the bustle. I felt lovely on my wedding day, and a large part of that was due to Lien. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.0/5.0
I first contacted Lien because I didn't think I was going to find a wedding dress I liked and she was highly recommended for custom dresses. I eventually did find a dress and worked with Lien to have it fit correctly.

She does excellent work and makes time for you. Very professional and even steamed my veil for pick-up the day before the wedding!
I first contacted Lien because I didn't think I was going to find a wedding dress I liked and she was highly recommended Read more...
I first contacted Lien because I didn't think I was going to find a wedding dress I liked and she was highly recommended for custom dresses. I eventually did find a dress and worked with Lien to have it fit correctly.

She does excellent work and makes time for you. Very professional and even steamed my veil for pick-up the day before the wedding! Read less
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Shereen
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Lien through another review. She's really amazing, and sweet!!! She too, took the time
and altered my dress the way I needed it!! She did an amazing and timely job!!
I found Lien through another review. She's really amazing, and sweet!!! She too, took the time
and altered my dress Read more...
I found Lien through another review. She's really amazing, and sweet!!! She too, took the time
and altered my dress the way I needed it!! She did an amazing and timely job!! Read less
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