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Sew Elegant

New York

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New York, US
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Dress & Attire

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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/8/2017
5.0/5.0
All the feels. Sew Elegant was recommended to me by 2 separate bridal stores along with my sister-in-law as well as my best friend whom both used Sew Elegant over the last 2 yrs for their wedding gowns. I disagree with some of the comments below regarding cost.. I found the cost to be fair and comparable to the other quotes I received (and lower than the rate I would have paid at RK bridal). She was sweet as pie and the environment is 0 stress and all the support. The staff is SO nice, accommodating and they treat you like a princess (which I imagine is hard considering EVERYone walking through the door is in full on bride mode).

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
All the feels. Sew Elegant was recommended to me by 2 separate bridal stores along with my sister-in-law as well as my Read more...
All the feels. Sew Elegant was recommended to me by 2 separate bridal stores along with my sister-in-law as well as my best friend whom both used Sew Elegant over the last 2 yrs for their wedding gowns. I disagree with some of the comments below regarding cost.. I found the cost to be fair and comparable to the other quotes I received (and lower than the rate I would have paid at RK bridal). She was sweet as pie and the environment is 0 stress and all the support. The staff is SO nice, accommodating and they treat you like a princess (which I imagine is hard considering EVERYone walking through the door is in full on bride mode).

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Meagan
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Charming and knowledgeable tailor. A must do in NYC
Charming and knowledgeable tailor. A must do in NYC
Charming and knowledgeable tailor. A must do in NYC Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Although the cost for the alterations was very high, the overall experience was wonderful. I never felt rushed, the owner offered great advice, and the quality of the work exceeded my expectations. To top it off Esin makes you feel like a million bucks. I can't wait to wear my wedding gown in a few weeks.
Although the cost for the alterations was very high, the overall experience was wonderful. I never felt rushed, the owner Read more...
Although the cost for the alterations was very high, the overall experience was wonderful. I never felt rushed, the owner offered great advice, and the quality of the work exceeded my expectations. To top it off Esin makes you feel like a million bucks. I can't wait to wear my wedding gown in a few weeks. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
I can't say I had the best experience at Sew Elegant. I bought my dress online so it was exactly my size and needed very little work done besides that it was way too long and I wanted a bustle. Still, Esin found a way to charge me nearly $800 and would not negotiate at all. I had to argue with her a lot to get her to add the bustle. She insisted the tulle fabric of my dress wasn't right for it and that it wouldn't hold and kept trying to convince me to cut off the train of my dress. I got her to add the bustle after a lot of back-and-forth and it held fine throughout the night with no issue. Also, at her suggestion, we took in the dress at the waist but that totally changed the line of the skirt and made it puff out in a way I hadn't expected. I wish she would have showed me what it was going to look like or explained that it could change the straight-like of the skirt if we did that. I ended up wearing a belt to cover a line that was created as a result of taking it in too much.
I can't say I had the best experience at Sew Elegant. I bought my dress online so it was exactly my size and needed very Read more...
I can't say I had the best experience at Sew Elegant. I bought my dress online so it was exactly my size and needed very little work done besides that it was way too long and I wanted a bustle. Still, Esin found a way to charge me nearly $800 and would not negotiate at all. I had to argue with her a lot to get her to add the bustle. She insisted the tulle fabric of my dress wasn't right for it and that it wouldn't hold and kept trying to convince me to cut off the train of my dress. I got her to add the bustle after a lot of back-and-forth and it held fine throughout the night with no issue. Also, at her suggestion, we took in the dress at the waist but that totally changed the line of the skirt and made it puff out in a way I hadn't expected. I wish she would have showed me what it was going to look like or explained that it could change the straight-like of the skirt if we did that. I ended up wearing a belt to cover a line that was created as a result of taking it in too much. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Esin and her staff altered my sample dress for my wedding. Esin was a pleasure to work with and opened up her shop early on a Saturday for my first fitting. (I didn't realize how early I needed to get started with fittings, so she was already booked for weekends, but was more than willing to accommodate me.) She is so sweet and patient during appointments. Other reviews have stated that her prices are high. I don't know anything about alterations, but I was expecting sticker shock, but I found her prices very reasonable and well worth it. She took the extra fabric from my dress and made a beautiful train. I was very pleased with Esin and I miss her. :-)
Esin and her staff altered my sample dress for my wedding. Esin was a pleasure to work with and opened up her shop early Read more...
Esin and her staff altered my sample dress for my wedding. Esin was a pleasure to work with and opened up her shop early on a Saturday for my first fitting. (I didn't realize how early I needed to get started with fittings, so she was already booked for weekends, but was more than willing to accommodate me.) She is so sweet and patient during appointments. Other reviews have stated that her prices are high. I don't know anything about alterations, but I was expecting sticker shock, but I found her prices very reasonable and well worth it. She took the extra fabric from my dress and made a beautiful train. I was very pleased with Esin and I miss her. :-) Read less
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Alessandra
Wedding:
7/9/2016
4.7/5.0
I loved working with Esin at Sew Elegant. At my second fitting, my dress was too tight, but I trusted Esin's recommendation to wait until the last two weeks to take it out if needed, and ultimately, the dress fit perfectly when I went for the final fitting. She is a seasoned professional who has a lot of experience. While it feels hard to put your trust in someone else's hands on something as important as the dress, my trust in Esin ultimately paid off. My dress was Wtoo, and I purchased it from Lovely.
I loved working with Esin at Sew Elegant. At my second fitting, my dress was too tight, but I trusted Esin's Read more...
I loved working with Esin at Sew Elegant. At my second fitting, my dress was too tight, but I trusted Esin's recommendation to wait until the last two weeks to take it out if needed, and ultimately, the dress fit perfectly when I went for the final fitting. She is a seasoned professional who has a lot of experience. While it feels hard to put your trust in someone else's hands on something as important as the dress, my trust in Esin ultimately paid off. My dress was Wtoo, and I purchased it from Lovely. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Sew Elegant for wedding gown alterations. Esin and her team were a pleasure to work and extremely friendly. Esin and her team are extremely talented and did an absolutely incredible job on my gown alterations. I purchased my wedding gown from Matthew Christopher and Sew Elegant came highly recommended by the designer. I was nervous about my gown alterations since my gown was strapless and I wanted to make sure that the dress fit perfectly so I wouldn’t have to pull it up all night while dancing. Thanks to all of the work by Sew Elegant, the dress fit absolutely perfectly and I didn’t have to pull it up a single time during the entire affair! Additionally, their early morning hours were extremely convenient for fittings before work.
I would highly recommend Sew Elegant for wedding gown alterations. Esin and her team were a pleasure to work and extremely Read more...
I would highly recommend Sew Elegant for wedding gown alterations. Esin and her team were a pleasure to work and extremely friendly. Esin and her team are extremely talented and did an absolutely incredible job on my gown alterations. I purchased my wedding gown from Matthew Christopher and Sew Elegant came highly recommended by the designer. I was nervous about my gown alterations since my gown was strapless and I wanted to make sure that the dress fit perfectly so I wouldn’t have to pull it up all night while dancing. Thanks to all of the work by Sew Elegant, the dress fit absolutely perfectly and I didn’t have to pull it up a single time during the entire affair! Additionally, their early morning hours were extremely convenient for fittings before work. Read less
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Pimpila
Wedding:
4/9/2016
2.2/5.0
I bought my dress from J. Crew and they recommended I take it to Sew Elegant for tailoring. I ended up spending just as much on tailoring as I did on the dress itself, but it seemed worth it because the dress was beaded and hard to work with. They did a beautiful job taking the dress in and bringing up the hem. I'm only rating them 2 stars though because I kept telling them that I felt like the bust wasn't fitting right. It would gap when I sat down, and with the beading it seemed lumpy. They INSISTED, despite my objections, that it was just how the dress was and there was nothing to be done. Two days before my wedding I took it to the dry cleaners in desperate search for a tailor. They took more than an inch out of the bust, hand sewing it. Thankfully, the dress was perfect after. I'm sure the ladies at Sew Elegant knew the bust didn't fit. They are high-end professionals. If a tailor at a dry cleaning shop could fix the problem, why couldn't they? It was as if they couldn't care enough to finish the job properly. Running around trying to fix my dress last minute was the last thing I needed, especially after spending a fortune at Sew Elegant.
I bought my dress from J. Crew and they recommended I take it to Sew Elegant for tailoring. I ended up spending just as Read more...
I bought my dress from J. Crew and they recommended I take it to Sew Elegant for tailoring. I ended up spending just as much on tailoring as I did on the dress itself, but it seemed worth it because the dress was beaded and hard to work with. They did a beautiful job taking the dress in and bringing up the hem. I'm only rating them 2 stars though because I kept telling them that I felt like the bust wasn't fitting right. It would gap when I sat down, and with the beading it seemed lumpy. They INSISTED, despite my objections, that it was just how the dress was and there was nothing to be done. Two days before my wedding I took it to the dry cleaners in desperate search for a tailor. They took more than an inch out of the bust, hand sewing it. Thankfully, the dress was perfect after. I'm sure the ladies at Sew Elegant knew the bust didn't fit. They are high-end professionals. If a tailor at a dry cleaning shop could fix the problem, why couldn't they? It was as if they couldn't care enough to finish the job properly. Running around trying to fix my dress last minute was the last thing I needed, especially after spending a fortune at Sew Elegant. Read less
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KimT
Wedding:
4/3/2016
3.4/5.0
They did a pretty good job with my wedding dress alterations, but it was rather expensive.
Esin is very sweet and flattering and seems to care about her clients. She is punctual and very easy to work with schedule-wise. I would recommend if you have the budget and can go to your fittings with some trusted friends.
They did a pretty good job with my wedding dress alterations, but it was rather expensive.
Esin is very sweet and Read more...
They did a pretty good job with my wedding dress alterations, but it was rather expensive.
Esin is very sweet and flattering and seems to care about her clients. She is punctual and very easy to work with schedule-wise. I would recommend if you have the budget and can go to your fittings with some trusted friends. Read less
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Phyllis
Wedding:
10/17/2015
2.4/5.0
This was probably the worst part of the bridal experience for me. My dress needed minor alterations (which is why I have no complaints about value). I had to go back twice for fittings, because she couldn't get it right. Each time I went, I had to make an appointment, which is fine, but then three other women shouldn't have an appointment at the same time. You always had to wait and always felt rush. I got to hear a number of other brides complaints. Would not recommend.
This was probably the worst part of the bridal experience for me. My dress needed minor alterations (which is why I have Read more...
This was probably the worst part of the bridal experience for me. My dress needed minor alterations (which is why I have no complaints about value). I had to go back twice for fittings, because she couldn't get it right. Each time I went, I had to make an appointment, which is fine, but then three other women shouldn't have an appointment at the same time. You always had to wait and always felt rush. I got to hear a number of other brides complaints. Would not recommend. Read less
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