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Sew Elegant

New York

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Emily
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Esin and Sew Elegant are wonderful! We had the most amazing time getting my dress alterations done there. My dress was covered in hand beading which posed quite the task for whoever was doing the alterations, but Sew Elegant did an absolutely perfect job. Esin even gave me an evil eye as my something blue (so sweet!) that I had her sew into my dress for the big day. The service and product were perfect.
Esin and Sew Elegant are wonderful! We had the most amazing time getting my dress alterations done there. My dress was Read more...
Esin and Sew Elegant are wonderful! We had the most amazing time getting my dress alterations done there. My dress was covered in hand beading which posed quite the task for whoever was doing the alterations, but Sew Elegant did an absolutely perfect job. Esin even gave me an evil eye as my something blue (so sweet!) that I had her sew into my dress for the big day. The service and product were perfect. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Esin is a miracle worker! I had purchased my dress in a sample size which was several sizes too large for me. It was several intricate layers of chantilly lace and after purchasing, I immediately began to panic that no tailor would be able to make it fit without disrupting the lace pattern. I met with Esin and was immediately put at ease, she assured me it could be taken care of and was "no problem my dear, don't worry". She is the sweetest lady who greets you with a hug every time you see her. My dress was transformed and ended up fitting me like a glove and looks incredibly gorgeous! She also custom made me a veil which matched perfectly with my dress, as well as a crystal belt. Both at very competitive prices. I would recommend Esin to any bride who needs intricate tailoring or someone who just wants to be put at ease and not worry that the tailoring won't turn out perfectly. Esin is truly the best and I am so thankful for finding her!
Esin is a miracle worker! I had purchased my dress in a sample size which was several sizes too large for me. It was Read more...
Esin is a miracle worker! I had purchased my dress in a sample size which was several sizes too large for me. It was several intricate layers of chantilly lace and after purchasing, I immediately began to panic that no tailor would be able to make it fit without disrupting the lace pattern. I met with Esin and was immediately put at ease, she assured me it could be taken care of and was "no problem my dear, don't worry". She is the sweetest lady who greets you with a hug every time you see her. My dress was transformed and ended up fitting me like a glove and looks incredibly gorgeous! She also custom made me a veil which matched perfectly with my dress, as well as a crystal belt. Both at very competitive prices. I would recommend Esin to any bride who needs intricate tailoring or someone who just wants to be put at ease and not worry that the tailoring won't turn out perfectly. Esin is truly the best and I am so thankful for finding her! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Esin is one of God’s good people. Every time we went to her for a fitting, she was filled with hugs and warm wishes. Plus, she and her team do amazing work. We had a very delicate dress and she just made it fit to perfection. Can’t say enough good things about her!
Esin is one of God’s good people. Every time we went to her for a fitting, she was filled with hugs and warm wishes. Plus, Read more...
Esin is one of God’s good people. Every time we went to her for a fitting, she was filled with hugs and warm wishes. Plus, she and her team do amazing work. We had a very delicate dress and she just made it fit to perfection. Can’t say enough good things about her! Read less
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October Bride To Be!
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
f I could give a million stars, I would. Sew Elegant SAVED MY WEDDING! I purchased my Claire Pettibone gown from a bridal shop in PA and made the mistake of having them do the alterations. What a mess. Less than a week before my wedding, I was franticly trying to find someone to fix the sloppy disaster they left me with. Enter ESIN - what a wonderful, confident, capable, experienced, pleasant and kind woman. I explained the situation to her and she had me come in first thing the next morning. I know some people on Yelp have complained about the cost and I totally get that but look - you get what you pay for. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!! The alterations at the bridal shop were pretty inexpensive and look what I ended up with - stress, aggravation and tears. I ended up sick on my wedding day because I was so run down from the drama with trying to fix this dress. Esin and team totally SAVED THE DAY!! I only wish I had simply purchased the dress from the PA shop and then brought it to Esin right away - what a breeze it would have been. This place is AMAZING AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL for the GREAT work they did on my very delicate gown. THANK YOU ESIN AND TEAM : ) XOXOXOX
f I could give a million stars, I would. Sew Elegant SAVED MY WEDDING! I purchased my Claire Pettibone gown from a bridal Read more...
f I could give a million stars, I would. Sew Elegant SAVED MY WEDDING! I purchased my Claire Pettibone gown from a bridal shop in PA and made the mistake of having them do the alterations. What a mess. Less than a week before my wedding, I was franticly trying to find someone to fix the sloppy disaster they left me with. Enter ESIN - what a wonderful, confident, capable, experienced, pleasant and kind woman. I explained the situation to her and she had me come in first thing the next morning. I know some people on Yelp have complained about the cost and I totally get that but look - you get what you pay for. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!! The alterations at the bridal shop were pretty inexpensive and look what I ended up with - stress, aggravation and tears. I ended up sick on my wedding day because I was so run down from the drama with trying to fix this dress. Esin and team totally SAVED THE DAY!! I only wish I had simply purchased the dress from the PA shop and then brought it to Esin right away - what a breeze it would have been. This place is AMAZING AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL for the GREAT work they did on my very delicate gown. THANK YOU ESIN AND TEAM : ) XOXOXOX Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Esin rocks! She worked wonders on my J Crew dress - and was a delight each and every fitting!
Esin rocks! She worked wonders on my J Crew dress - and was a delight each and every fitting!
Esin rocks! She worked wonders on my J Crew dress - and was a delight each and every fitting! Read less
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AG
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.0/5.0
Esin and her team did a fantastic job altering my sample Monique L'Huillier gown down ten sizes. In the end, my gown looked like it was made for me. I do think that the service was far too expensive for the work that they did, but I knew it would be going in, and I didn't want to take any chances with my gown. It also seems like Esin used to do a lot of the work herself, but now she relies on her team. I had to go back four times total, but only because for one of the visits I went back only find that they hadn't made any alterations since the last visit. Overall, I would recommend their services if you can afford them.
Esin and her team did a fantastic job altering my sample Monique L'Huillier gown down ten sizes. In the end, my gown Read more...
Esin and her team did a fantastic job altering my sample Monique L'Huillier gown down ten sizes. In the end, my gown looked like it was made for me. I do think that the service was far too expensive for the work that they did, but I knew it would be going in, and I didn't want to take any chances with my gown. It also seems like Esin used to do a lot of the work herself, but now she relies on her team. I had to go back four times total, but only because for one of the visits I went back only find that they hadn't made any alterations since the last visit. Overall, I would recommend their services if you can afford them. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Esin and the team at Sew Elegant! I was looking for a talented, dependable professional who knows how to work with vintage clothing. Esin went above and beyond my wildest expectations.

Esin was a joy to work with. She was quick to respond to my phone calls, and did a great job of scheduling out the alteration process. I enjoyed my visits to her location-- Esin’s caring personality made the wedding planning so much more pleasurable.

Esin did an amazing job of listening to me while also giving me the feedback I needed. I wore my mother’s vintage lace dress for the ceremony. It’s a beautiful dress, but it is very old and needed some substantial work! Esin helped me figure out exactly what needed to be done.

The prices weren’t cheap, but the magic she worked was priceless. When I tried on the dress at the final fitting, I was floored. It fit like a glove! It made a big difference to wear a wedding gown that felt like it was created for me.

I couldn’t have been happier with Esin’s work on my dress. She is an amazing artist and a trustworthy, caring professional. I highly recommend Esin and Sew Elegant!
I highly recommend Esin and the team at Sew Elegant! I was looking for a talented, dependable professional who knows how Read more...
I highly recommend Esin and the team at Sew Elegant! I was looking for a talented, dependable professional who knows how to work with vintage clothing. Esin went above and beyond my wildest expectations.

Esin was a joy to work with. She was quick to respond to my phone calls, and did a great job of scheduling out the alteration process. I enjoyed my visits to her location-- Esin’s caring personality made the wedding planning so much more pleasurable.

Esin did an amazing job of listening to me while also giving me the feedback I needed. I wore my mother’s vintage lace dress for the ceremony. It’s a beautiful dress, but it is very old and needed some substantial work! Esin helped me figure out exactly what needed to be done.

The prices weren’t cheap, but the magic she worked was priceless. When I tried on the dress at the final fitting, I was floored. It fit like a glove! It made a big difference to wear a wedding gown that felt like it was created for me.

I couldn’t have been happier with Esin’s work on my dress. She is an amazing artist and a trustworthy, caring professional. I highly recommend Esin and Sew Elegant! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Esin was amazing. My dress (from the sadly departed Priscilla's of Boston) needed to be taken in quite a bit, despite a complicated corset with lots of lace, beading, a jeweled belt and tulle wrapping. She made it fit like a glove and was completely flexible with appointment scheduling. Note: I am giving her 5 starts for value because it was a complicated job and she did it effortlesslessly, it was worth every penny. But, it was an expensive alteration.
Esin was amazing. My dress (from the sadly departed Priscilla's of Boston) needed to be taken in quite a bit, despite a Read more...
Esin was amazing. My dress (from the sadly departed Priscilla's of Boston) needed to be taken in quite a bit, despite a complicated corset with lots of lace, beading, a jeweled belt and tulle wrapping. She made it fit like a glove and was completely flexible with appointment scheduling. Note: I am giving her 5 starts for value because it was a complicated job and she did it effortlesslessly, it was worth every penny. But, it was an expensive alteration. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
I got my wedding dress altered at Sew Elegant, and it was quite expensive, but my dress came out beautifully. If it weren't for the price, I would give this place 5 stars. I got my dress from Bridal Garden which is a non-profit boutique that sells new and used designer wedding dresses that were donated by brides and/or bridal stores. Of course, the dress was one size too large. So, I needed to make sure I found a good alterations shop to make the dress perfect.
The owner, Esin, is wonderful. I went in for 3 fittings, and after the first fitting, the dress already fit well. My dress may have cost more than other dresses because Esin's team had to remove the beading along the waist and re-sew it after taking in the dress. The worksmanship is top notch -- every bead in its place, every fold where it should be, and the bustle was lovely. Her team even spot cleans and presses your dress. It is wrapped in a plastic bag then placed in a sturdy garment bag with stuffing to keep the dress perfect. I dragged my dress on a plane across the country and the dress was truly protected. It fit like a glove and there's nothing I would change about it.
Esin is warm and friendly. She has dozens of years of experience and you should feel comfortable. She did not need much direction at all. She hugs you and tells you how beautiful you are. What more can a stressed out bride want?! Highly recommend this place so long as you are comfortable spending several hundred dollars on alterating your dress.
I got my wedding dress altered at Sew Elegant, and it was quite expensive, but my dress came out beautifully. If it Read more...
I got my wedding dress altered at Sew Elegant, and it was quite expensive, but my dress came out beautifully. If it weren't for the price, I would give this place 5 stars. I got my dress from Bridal Garden which is a non-profit boutique that sells new and used designer wedding dresses that were donated by brides and/or bridal stores. Of course, the dress was one size too large. So, I needed to make sure I found a good alterations shop to make the dress perfect.
The owner, Esin, is wonderful. I went in for 3 fittings, and after the first fitting, the dress already fit well. My dress may have cost more than other dresses because Esin's team had to remove the beading along the waist and re-sew it after taking in the dress. The worksmanship is top notch -- every bead in its place, every fold where it should be, and the bustle was lovely. Her team even spot cleans and presses your dress. It is wrapped in a plastic bag then placed in a sturdy garment bag with stuffing to keep the dress perfect. I dragged my dress on a plane across the country and the dress was truly protected. It fit like a glove and there's nothing I would change about it.
Esin is warm and friendly. She has dozens of years of experience and you should feel comfortable. She did not need much direction at all. She hugs you and tells you how beautiful you are. What more can a stressed out bride want?! Highly recommend this place so long as you are comfortable spending several hundred dollars on alterating your dress. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect! Great experience. My dress was perfect.
Perfect! Great experience. My dress was perfect.
Perfect! Great experience. My dress was perfect. Read less
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