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Lucy's Alteration & Dressmaking

San Bruno , CA

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San Bruno, CA US
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betty
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Lucy is WONDERFUL!!! After searching high and low for someone to alter my wedding dress, I'm so glad I found Lucy. I love my dress, but bought it as a sample, and needed it hemed and slightly altered. She's managed to alter and hem it so that it fits beautifully, and not change the long train, which is the best part of the dress. She also created a gorgeous bustle for the dress.

She's completely professional, highly skilled, very friendly, and SO much fun to work with! I feel really lucky to have found her.
Lucy is WONDERFUL!!! After searching high and low for someone to alter my wedding dress, I'm so glad I found Lucy. I love Read more...
Lucy is WONDERFUL!!! After searching high and low for someone to alter my wedding dress, I'm so glad I found Lucy. I love my dress, but bought it as a sample, and needed it hemed and slightly altered. She's managed to alter and hem it so that it fits beautifully, and not change the long train, which is the best part of the dress. She also created a gorgeous bustle for the dress.

She's completely professional, highly skilled, very friendly, and SO much fun to work with! I feel really lucky to have found her. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to Lucy with a picture and she produced exactly what I wanted and made me look beautiful. She is so attentive and can turn a piece of fabric into a beautiful wedding gown.
I went to Lucy with a picture and she produced exactly what I wanted and made me look beautiful. She is so attentive and Read more...
I went to Lucy with a picture and she produced exactly what I wanted and made me look beautiful. She is so attentive and can turn a piece of fabric into a beautiful wedding gown. Read less
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yingkuo2152000
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Lucy did the alterations for my wedding gown and evening dress. She did a fantastic job and was super friendly.
Lucy did the alterations for my wedding gown and evening dress. She did a fantastic job and was super friendly.
Lucy did the alterations for my wedding gown and evening dress. She did a fantastic job and was super friendly. Read less
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FortheLoveofLyn
Wedding:
9/6/2008
3.0/5.0
Lucy is a sweet woman. She loves to talk and is very personable. My number one complaint is she does not deliver what she says. I had to call her several times b/c she did not follow through with her promise when completing a task with my dress. I told her specifically that I wanted a mantilla veil and although my veil was beautiful, Lucy did not follow what I had asked. And when I asked her to correct it, she never followed through with it. My gown was pretty but a slight imperfection was that the sweetheart line was not precise - if you pay close attention, you will notice it's slightly crooked. Lucy overall is great at duplicating designer dresses for reasonable prices and this includes unlimited alterations in the total of the making of your gown and veil. But she does tend to not follow in completing what she says she'll do. It can cause a lot of worry for a bride.
Lucy is a sweet woman. She loves to talk and is very personable. My number one complaint is she does not deliver what she Read more...
Lucy is a sweet woman. She loves to talk and is very personable. My number one complaint is she does not deliver what she says. I had to call her several times b/c she did not follow through with her promise when completing a task with my dress. I told her specifically that I wanted a mantilla veil and although my veil was beautiful, Lucy did not follow what I had asked. And when I asked her to correct it, she never followed through with it. My gown was pretty but a slight imperfection was that the sweetheart line was not precise - if you pay close attention, you will notice it's slightly crooked. Lucy overall is great at duplicating designer dresses for reasonable prices and this includes unlimited alterations in the total of the making of your gown and veil. But she does tend to not follow in completing what she says she'll do. It can cause a lot of worry for a bride. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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cpsalday
Wedding:
4/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Ok, what you guys been waiting for! The BM dresses were chosen by the bridesmaids! They loved Salma Hayek's Oscar dress 2 years ago! They picked a beautiful dress! Lucy made their dresses, sooo beautiful! It truly was a hit. Guys were asking me which one was single! ALL ARE TAKEN! Lucy really captured the elegance of that dress and made it her very own! Those girls worked it! She made matching bags for them also! ( will post pics of that soon) One word : SEXY! They were, and how they felt! My dress, I LOVED IT! She made my dress and veil, I did not want to take it off! My inspiration was the Halle Long, Melissa Sweet Dress! Lucy made that dress just for me! Her work is amazing!!!!! I think I stressed her out! But Lucy I LOVE YOU! You should be a designer! BEAUTIFUL!
Ok, what you guys been waiting for! The BM dresses were chosen by the bridesmaids! They loved Salma Hayek's Oscar dress 2 Read more...
Ok, what you guys been waiting for! The BM dresses were chosen by the bridesmaids! They loved Salma Hayek's Oscar dress 2 years ago! They picked a beautiful dress! Lucy made their dresses, sooo beautiful! It truly was a hit. Guys were asking me which one was single! ALL ARE TAKEN! Lucy really captured the elegance of that dress and made it her very own! Those girls worked it! She made matching bags for them also! ( will post pics of that soon) One word : SEXY! They were, and how they felt! My dress, I LOVED IT! She made my dress and veil, I did not want to take it off! My inspiration was the Halle Long, Melissa Sweet Dress! Lucy made that dress just for me! Her work is amazing!!!!! I think I stressed her out! But Lucy I LOVE YOU! You should be a designer! BEAUTIFUL! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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rosannaf
Wedding:
3/21/2007
3.0/5.0
$226 for Jessica McClintock dress Lucy is a very sweet woman that I found through reviews. Her store is located very close to my dad's store so she had the added convenience of being close to me. It was easy to make an appointment with her, and parking near her store if very easy (I usually park right in front). Her dressing room is a nice size, and she will often help you into your dress (as she says, "don't worry, I've seen it all!"). The alterations cost broke down to: Hem - $120 Side seams - No charge Zipper - $35 Victoria bustle $35 Cups - $20 Tax - $16 I had my first fitting on March 17 and my second (final fitting) on March 31 so it's a quick service. So there are two reasons why I didn't give her an A. I read one review that said she left some marks on the bottom of a dress and failed to notify the bride. I meticulously looked at my dress when I picked it up and didn't notice any marks. However, I did find one long needle that was left near the bottom. No real harm was done but I could have scraped my ankle with it if I didn't find it on time. Secondly, my dress has a lace bodice that was quite comfortable when I purchased it however there was some extra fabric sticking out. Lucy said she will fix it but it will cause the bodice to be tighter. When I picked up the dress (1.5 months before our Chinese reception), the bodice just seemed a bit too tight. I could breathe, but I couldn't take deep breaths. Being asthmatic, I often get a nervous breakdown if I feel suffocated at all. I mentioned it to Lucy and she told me that the bodice was perfectly altered and if she loosened it, the extra fabric would stick out again. I took it home and didn't think much about it until a few weeks before the reception. Again, I tried on my dress and yes, I could breathe, but I still felt very constrained about taking deep breaths. I called Lucy and she told me to come in that afternoon to take a look. She reassured me again the dress was shaped perfectly, and that she didn't want to loosen the dress or else I wouldn't like how that fabric would stick out. I gave in to her advice, and brought the dress home. For the Chinese reception, I only wore the dress for half of the time as I wore my Chinese dress for the rest of the time. I have to agree with Lucy that the bodice was so perfectly matched with my body shape that the pictures I took in the dress were absolutely beautiful. For my American reception 2 months afterwards, I was going to wear the dress for the entire night. The problems started halfway into the dinner when I started feeling a bit suffocated. I pushed it aside and tried to concentrate on entertaining our guests. To make a long story short, by the end of the night, I had to have my sister unzip the dress and let me take a few deep breaths before going back into the reception. Anyone with asthma will tell you that there are a few moments of genuine panic when you realize you can't get enough air into you and that's how I felt. Looking back, I should have been more forthright in telling Lucy that I needed the dress loosened. I didn't stand up for what I really believed was the best option and I was misguided when she told me how great I looked. And really, it looked so great that I can't be mad at Lucy since she wanted me to look my best. If I had told her how serious I would react if I started to notice I couldn't breathe deeply, I'm sure she would have loosened the dress. This really taught me a lesson to stand up for myself in future situations. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
$226 for Jessica McClintock dress Lucy is a very sweet woman that I found through reviews. Her store is located very close Read more...
$226 for Jessica McClintock dress Lucy is a very sweet woman that I found through reviews. Her store is located very close to my dad's store so she had the added convenience of being close to me. It was easy to make an appointment with her, and parking near her store if very easy (I usually park right in front). Her dressing room is a nice size, and she will often help you into your dress (as she says, "don't worry, I've seen it all!"). The alterations cost broke down to: Hem - $120 Side seams - No charge Zipper - $35 Victoria bustle $35 Cups - $20 Tax - $16 I had my first fitting on March 17 and my second (final fitting) on March 31 so it's a quick service. So there are two reasons why I didn't give her an A. I read one review that said she left some marks on the bottom of a dress and failed to notify the bride. I meticulously looked at my dress when I picked it up and didn't notice any marks. However, I did find one long needle that was left near the bottom. No real harm was done but I could have scraped my ankle with it if I didn't find it on time. Secondly, my dress has a lace bodice that was quite comfortable when I purchased it however there was some extra fabric sticking out. Lucy said she will fix it but it will cause the bodice to be tighter. When I picked up the dress (1.5 months before our Chinese reception), the bodice just seemed a bit too tight. I could breathe, but I couldn't take deep breaths. Being asthmatic, I often get a nervous breakdown if I feel suffocated at all. I mentioned it to Lucy and she told me that the bodice was perfectly altered and if she loosened it, the extra fabric would stick out again. I took it home and didn't think much about it until a few weeks before the reception. Again, I tried on my dress and yes, I could breathe, but I still felt very constrained about taking deep breaths. I called Lucy and she told me to come in that afternoon to take a look. She reassured me again the dress was shaped perfectly, and that she didn't want to loosen the dress or else I wouldn't like how that fabric would stick out. I gave in to her advice, and brought the dress home. For the Chinese reception, I only wore the dress for half of the time as I wore my Chinese dress for the rest of the time. I have to agree with Lucy that the bodice was so perfectly matched with my body shape that the pictures I took in the dress were absolutely beautiful. For my American reception 2 months afterwards, I was going to wear the dress for the entire night. The problems started halfway into the dinner when I started feeling a bit suffocated. I pushed it aside and tried to concentrate on entertaining our guests. To make a long story short, by the end of the night, I had to have my sister unzip the dress and let me take a few deep breaths before going back into the reception. Anyone with asthma will tell you that there are a few moments of genuine panic when you realize you can't get enough air into you and that's how I felt. Looking back, I should have been more forthright in telling Lucy that I needed the dress loosened. I didn't stand up for what I really believed was the best option and I was misguided when she told me how great I looked. And really, it looked so great that I can't be mad at Lucy since she wanted me to look my best. If I had told her how serious I would react if I started to notice I couldn't breathe deeply, I'm sure she would have loosened the dress. This really taught me a lesson to stand up for myself in future situations. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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rosyw
Wedding:
6/3/2006
2.0/5.0
I was a BM in an Oct '05 wedding and she had Lucy make our dresses, her wedding gown and her evening dress. She also had Lucy alter her red Chinese dress (cheongsam). The quality of the dresses were good and Lucy was able to duplicate designer dresses to fit our bodies at a reasonable price that included alterations. The evening dress wasn't really what the bride had pictured. Now the downside. . . The bride picked up the dresses the day before her wedding and didn't check them before she left the store. When she got home and took her dresses out of the garment bag, she was horrified when she saw that all these black marks on her red Chinese dress (this was the dress that Lucy didn't make but she did alterations and pressing). The MOH checked her pink dress and saw that there were the same black marks all along the front center of the dress. (We think it was from the pressing machine). My dress had a couple pen marks but it was minor to the other 2 dresses. The bride tried calling Lucy all afternoon but Lucy was out buying fabrics. The MOB ended up spot cleaning the dresses, taking the chance that they might have water stains. Maybe had she picked the dresses up earlier and saw what had happened, there might have been more time to fix it.
I was a BM in an Oct '05 wedding and she had Lucy make our dresses, her wedding gown and her evening dress. She also had Read more...
I was a BM in an Oct '05 wedding and she had Lucy make our dresses, her wedding gown and her evening dress. She also had Lucy alter her red Chinese dress (cheongsam). The quality of the dresses were good and Lucy was able to duplicate designer dresses to fit our bodies at a reasonable price that included alterations. The evening dress wasn't really what the bride had pictured. Now the downside. . . The bride picked up the dresses the day before her wedding and didn't check them before she left the store. When she got home and took her dresses out of the garment bag, she was horrified when she saw that all these black marks on her red Chinese dress (this was the dress that Lucy didn't make but she did alterations and pressing). The MOH checked her pink dress and saw that there were the same black marks all along the front center of the dress. (We think it was from the pressing machine). My dress had a couple pen marks but it was minor to the other 2 dresses. The bride tried calling Lucy all afternoon but Lucy was out buying fabrics. The MOB ended up spot cleaning the dresses, taking the chance that they might have water stains. Maybe had she picked the dresses up earlier and saw what had happened, there might have been more time to fix it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lucy did an amazing job at making sure my Maggie Sottero Adorae wedding gown looked perfect for my wedding day. In addition to being an expert and perfectionist, she is the most lovable and sweet person. She even walked my maid of honor through the steps of tying my corset gown and bustling the dress - a couple times! On top of that - her prices were incredibly below what I had expected and budgeted for (to be honest, seeing her work and experiencing her service, I think she should charge twice as much as she does!!!)
Lucy did an amazing job at making sure my Maggie Sottero Adorae wedding gown looked perfect for my wedding day. In Read more...
Lucy did an amazing job at making sure my Maggie Sottero Adorae wedding gown looked perfect for my wedding day. In addition to being an expert and perfectionist, she is the most lovable and sweet person. She even walked my maid of honor through the steps of tying my corset gown and bustling the dress - a couple times! On top of that - her prices were incredibly below what I had expected and budgeted for (to be honest, seeing her work and experiencing her service, I think she should charge twice as much as she does!!!) Read less
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