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The Perfect Stitch

Indianapolis , IN

LOCATION

8615 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46239 US

PHONE

317-862-8200

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Melissa's love of creating beautiful wedding gowns is only surpassed by her dedication and commitment to being involved in every step involved in each project in her shop. If she's... Read more
Melissa's love of creating beautiful wedding gowns is only surpassed by her dedication and commitment to being involved in every step involved in each project in her shop. If she's creating a one-of-a-kind gown, everything is done in-house, from hand-beading to steam pressing the items for pick-up. Nothing leaves her shop. This ensures that she can give that extra level of customer service that is hard to find in today's commercial industry. The pride and commitment shows in every facet of the shop. When you come in for a fitting, you will be treated to a relaxing, delicious cup of tea.

Have you tried other bridal shops to alter your gown just to be turned down because it was too difficult? Bring your gown to Melissa. She has the skill and experience to fix virtually any problem. Have you been told that your grandmother's antique wedding gown is unable to be altered? Bring it to Melissa. If it can be done, Melissa can do it.

Melissa has an extensive background in the sewing industry. She has been sewing professionally for nearly 25 years. In addition to owning her own business, she has had the opportunity to sew for some high profile performers, such as Elton John, Diana Ross and Frank Sinatra.

Alterations, custom creations, accessories, and expert construction are just the beginning of the services provided by Melissa at The Perfect Stitch.



Contact us today! 317-862-8200

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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
On a frigid Saturday in early 2014, my friend (bridesmaid) and I visited The Perfect Stitch on a whim after a friend of ours had Melissa make her a wedding dress last summer. That day, I found the most beautiful dress and bought it - but the catch was that it wasn't what I wanted for my wedding. Over the course of the next few months, the gals at The Perfect Stitch transformed my dress into an absolute dream. They built out the top so it would fit me but still look like it was made that way, took the hem up to a tea length, and helped me find the perfect vintage (both actual vintage and newly made) accessories. They also helped me make some decisions and come back to see it again when I wasn't sure if I'd made the right ones. Whether you're looking for a wedding dress or need alterations on what you already have, I highly recommend The Perfect Stitch! They also have a stock of consignment dresses that is always changing, so it wouldn't hurt to visit a few times and keep looking. The affordability of getting a dress on consignment cannot be beat, and I couldn't have been happier with the final product.
On a frigid Saturday in early 2014, my friend (bridesmaid) and I visited The Perfect Stitch on a whim after a friend of Read more...
On a frigid Saturday in early 2014, my friend (bridesmaid) and I visited The Perfect Stitch on a whim after a friend of ours had Melissa make her a wedding dress last summer. That day, I found the most beautiful dress and bought it - but the catch was that it wasn't what I wanted for my wedding. Over the course of the next few months, the gals at The Perfect Stitch transformed my dress into an absolute dream. They built out the top so it would fit me but still look like it was made that way, took the hem up to a tea length, and helped me find the perfect vintage (both actual vintage and newly made) accessories. They also helped me make some decisions and come back to see it again when I wasn't sure if I'd made the right ones. Whether you're looking for a wedding dress or need alterations on what you already have, I highly recommend The Perfect Stitch! They also have a stock of consignment dresses that is always changing, so it wouldn't hurt to visit a few times and keep looking. The affordability of getting a dress on consignment cannot be beat, and I couldn't have been happier with the final product. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/25/2014
2.2/5.0
My daughter had them alter her wedding dress. They did the alterations perfect and dress fit great, but I was not impressed on how they treated us as paying customers. At the second fitting, the seamstress was rude and frankly acted like we were putting her out--as I (Mother of the Bride) wanted to take a few quick photos since this was the first time I saw my daughter in her dress. After a little while, she must have realized how she was presenting herself and she seemed to mellow. If you want alterations done--they did it (since we are from out of town-not sure how good of value it is) but if you want personality--I would go somewhere else. So hopefully the personable service will return-because it needs to feel more welcoming during these once in a lifetime moments.
My daughter had them alter her wedding dress. They did the alterations perfect and dress fit great, but I was not Read more...
My daughter had them alter her wedding dress. They did the alterations perfect and dress fit great, but I was not impressed on how they treated us as paying customers. At the second fitting, the seamstress was rude and frankly acted like we were putting her out--as I (Mother of the Bride) wanted to take a few quick photos since this was the first time I saw my daughter in her dress. After a little while, she must have realized how she was presenting herself and she seemed to mellow. If you want alterations done--they did it (since we are from out of town-not sure how good of value it is) but if you want personality--I would go somewhere else. So hopefully the personable service will return-because it needs to feel more welcoming during these once in a lifetime moments. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with Melissa and Tonya was fabulous. I found a dress in the shop that I fell in love with and after trying it on, knew it was "the one". After changing our wedding plans several times and losing a large amount of weight requiring more alterations than originally thought, they gave me my dream dress. My dress fit perfectly after being taken in, my bustle looked beautiful and preserved the features of the dress, and it was done on time. I couldn't have asked for a better vendor to work with!
My experience with Melissa and Tonya was fabulous. I found a dress in the shop that I fell in love with and after trying Read more...
My experience with Melissa and Tonya was fabulous. I found a dress in the shop that I fell in love with and after trying it on, knew it was "the one". After changing our wedding plans several times and losing a large amount of weight requiring more alterations than originally thought, they gave me my dream dress. My dress fit perfectly after being taken in, my bustle looked beautiful and preserved the features of the dress, and it was done on time. I couldn't have asked for a better vendor to work with! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
My dress has been altered exactly the way I wanted - it looks and fits perfectly!
My dress has been altered exactly the way I wanted - it looks and fits perfectly!
My dress has been altered exactly the way I wanted - it looks and fits perfectly! Read less
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tranaye
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is incredible everything with my wedding gown is fabulous sheis so focused on my needs and i feel beautiful everytime i leave inside and out the staff is wonderful and my wedding i know in my heart will be PERFECT i will be so ever greatful in years to come.
Melissa is incredible everything with my wedding gown is fabulous sheis so focused on my needs and i feel beautiful Read more...
Melissa is incredible everything with my wedding gown is fabulous sheis so focused on my needs and i feel beautiful everytime i leave inside and out the staff is wonderful and my wedding i know in my heart will be PERFECT i will be so ever greatful in years to come. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about The Perfect Stitch! Melissa and Tonya were absolute joys to work with. I would recommend them to anyone searching for alterations. Melissa and Tonya met with me on 6 separate occassions before my wedding day. I couldn't have been happier with the way the gown turned out. They were extremely experienced, knowledgeable, professional and kind. There were no hidden fees and they were willing to go above and beyond to make sure I was going to look and feel my best on the big day. You won't be disappointed at The Perfect Stitch!
I can't say enough great things about The Perfect Stitch! Melissa and Tonya were absolute joys to work with. I would Read more...
I can't say enough great things about The Perfect Stitch! Melissa and Tonya were absolute joys to work with. I would recommend them to anyone searching for alterations. Melissa and Tonya met with me on 6 separate occassions before my wedding day. I couldn't have been happier with the way the gown turned out. They were extremely experienced, knowledgeable, professional and kind. There were no hidden fees and they were willing to go above and beyond to make sure I was going to look and feel my best on the big day. You won't be disappointed at The Perfect Stitch! Read less
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Jeanine
Wedding:
6/1/2013
1.0/5.0
I have never interacted with someone as rude, snide, condescending, and overtly unprofessional in her approach with clients as Melissa from the Perfect Stitch. I live out of town, so I had asked my wedding planner and my mom to meet with Melissa on two different occasions. In both instances they were treated beyond poorly. As soon as my mother stepped into the store she was approached with the rudeness, snideness, and the same overall poor treatment that my wedding planner received.

Melissa treated us like we are idiots who should be grateful to even have her working on our dress, and even made comments like "you can go somewhere else, but you'll have to bring it back here for me to fix it once they mess it up," and "anyone else will ruin this dress," and "you'll get what you pay for." My mom was so upset she passed the phone over to me at some point, and I have to say I have never been spoken to by someone as coldly as I was by this woman. As a small business owner myself - I can't imagine ever speaking to clients in this way and still remaining in business. Since I've interacted with her, I've not heard one positive comment or congratulations or indication that she actually cares about the people whose lives she is impacting on such an important day. She only talks about protocol and being paid - even asking $145 just to store the dress until I get into town and hold my precious spot in her waiting line.

Ultimately - we decide to take our business elsewhere... and it wasn't about the money. I didn't want to have to spend one more minute, or make any of my loved ones spend one more minute, with someone so lacking in tact, manners, and respect for others. She might be a good tailor, but she is not professional, and is actually even hurtful.

If "we get what we pay for," I'd like to pay for someone who can share the joy and levity of this special moment in my life. I do NOT recommend anyone take their services here.
I have never interacted with someone as rude, snide, condescending, and overtly unprofessional in her approach with Read more...
I have never interacted with someone as rude, snide, condescending, and overtly unprofessional in her approach with clients as Melissa from the Perfect Stitch. I live out of town, so I had asked my wedding planner and my mom to meet with Melissa on two different occasions. In both instances they were treated beyond poorly. As soon as my mother stepped into the store she was approached with the rudeness, snideness, and the same overall poor treatment that my wedding planner received.

Melissa treated us like we are idiots who should be grateful to even have her working on our dress, and even made comments like "you can go somewhere else, but you'll have to bring it back here for me to fix it once they mess it up," and "anyone else will ruin this dress," and "you'll get what you pay for." My mom was so upset she passed the phone over to me at some point, and I have to say I have never been spoken to by someone as coldly as I was by this woman. As a small business owner myself - I can't imagine ever speaking to clients in this way and still remaining in business. Since I've interacted with her, I've not heard one positive comment or congratulations or indication that she actually cares about the people whose lives she is impacting on such an important day. She only talks about protocol and being paid - even asking $145 just to store the dress until I get into town and hold my precious spot in her waiting line.

Ultimately - we decide to take our business elsewhere... and it wasn't about the money. I didn't want to have to spend one more minute, or make any of my loved ones spend one more minute, with someone so lacking in tact, manners, and respect for others. She might be a good tailor, but she is not professional, and is actually even hurtful.

If "we get what we pay for," I'd like to pay for someone who can share the joy and levity of this special moment in my life. I do NOT recommend anyone take their services here. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
The Perfect Stitch altered my wedding dress in 2012. They were easy to make appointments with and prompt, but I did feel that additional alterations when I only wanted one simple alteration were pushed on me. It seemed to me that the owner didn't mind taking advantage of pre-wedding insecurities that my dress was tight when it was not, telling me that I needed cup implants that did nothing to improve the look of the dress, etc. I let myself be pushed into alterations that I think in the end hurt the look of the dress. The simple alteration that I wanted came out well, but there seemed to be some communication issues, possibly, about extraneous changes.
The Perfect Stitch altered my wedding dress in 2012. They were easy to make appointments with and prompt, but I did feel Read more...
The Perfect Stitch altered my wedding dress in 2012. They were easy to make appointments with and prompt, but I did feel that additional alterations when I only wanted one simple alteration were pushed on me. It seemed to me that the owner didn't mind taking advantage of pre-wedding insecurities that my dress was tight when it was not, telling me that I needed cup implants that did nothing to improve the look of the dress, etc. I let myself be pushed into alterations that I think in the end hurt the look of the dress. The simple alteration that I wanted came out well, but there seemed to be some communication issues, possibly, about extraneous changes. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Unique Services
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing someone to alter your wedding dress can be so nerve racking. The fear that someone could ruin the most important piece of clothing you will ever wear weighed heavily on my mind. As soon as I met Melissa, all my fear subsided. She made me feel so relaxed and confident in her ability to make my dress fit me perfectly. And she delivered. In addition to doing a fabulous job on my dress, she sent personalized cards that made me feel very special. Not many businesses have a personal touch like that and it meant a lot. I highly recommend The Perfect Stitch!
Choosing someone to alter your wedding dress can be so nerve racking. The fear that someone could ruin the most important Read more...
Choosing someone to alter your wedding dress can be so nerve racking. The fear that someone could ruin the most important piece of clothing you will ever wear weighed heavily on my mind. As soon as I met Melissa, all my fear subsided. She made me feel so relaxed and confident in her ability to make my dress fit me perfectly. And she delivered. In addition to doing a fabulous job on my dress, she sent personalized cards that made me feel very special. Not many businesses have a personal touch like that and it meant a lot. I highly recommend The Perfect Stitch! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/8/2012
2.9/5.0
Overall I would not recommend the Perfect Stitch. Their prices were high and the quality of work done was poor. The heem was not even and the reshaping of the breast area was poorly done. There was a metal piece that stuck into my side that they said they could not fix. I would not go back here.
Overall I would not recommend the Perfect Stitch. Their prices were high and the quality of work done was poor. The heem Read more...
Overall I would not recommend the Perfect Stitch. Their prices were high and the quality of work done was poor. The heem was not even and the reshaping of the breast area was poorly done. There was a metal piece that stuck into my side that they said they could not fix. I would not go back here. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Unique Services
The Perfect Stitch responded with the following comments:

Amanda,
With only one Amanda for your wedding date and looking at the file I was surprized to see this review. The only "metal" in your gown is a hook and eye. If you had something hurting you in your gown I would have done my best to fix it before you approved it with your signature on the day you took your gown.
Looking at your file as far as pricing goes... you failed to mention the 5 inches taken in due to weight loss that you were not charged for. Other than that gift to you; your pricing is quite competetive and on average less that other salons in the Indianapolis area.
Your bust line...The dress was taken in 5 inches from bust to hip. I am am confident that no other seamstress would have less a challenge in making perfect. Again, I see no comment about this on your file nor do I remember any mention of you being un-happy.
Please feel free to bring the dress to me to show me these things as I am concerned that I did not do the best work I can offer my customers.
Best regards,
Melissa
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