Where to get a dress altered?

generic dress midsectionJulie emails:

I was wondering if you know where to get a dress altered for a good price in the area. Thanks.

It's been a long time since we've had a question about a seamstress or tailor. We're curious if there's someone who's especially good for dress alterations.

Got a suggestion for Julie? Please share!

Comments

Crown Cleaners (e. greenbush) has a good tailor. I've taken a few dresses and suits to him and have been pleased with the results and turn around time (4 days). I'd just recommend calling ahead to check what days he is in.

crowncleaners627.com

I took a dress to Theresa's in Scotia. She has weird hours and will try to marry you off to her son but her prices were great and she did flawless work.

+1 Teresa's

I would highly recommend Ernesto's Custom Tailor on 1018 Central Ave. He's a very friendly Italian gentleman who did work back in Italy and is reasonable with his prices. His shop is no frills but his work is outstanding. Can't say enough about him and his quality of his work.

Stena Dry Cleaners in Loudonville, on Albany Shaker near Osborne. They do wonderful alteration work. Everything I've ever taken there has come back perfect.

Lynne Kopka in Troy. She did my wedding dress and I've gone to her ever since!

I've had good luck with Jacques the tailor behind Stuyvesant Plaza, but mostly with simple alterations/hems. He's not crazy expensive and is very friendly.

Kathleen - Do you have information for Lynne Kopka in the Troy area? Something as close as Troy would be great. Thanks!

I 2nd Jacques. He does very good work.

I've never used Lynn Kopka, but if you google her you should be able to find plenty of contact information.

Stena Dry Cleaners are the best around. I've gone to quite a few tailors and these folks to the best job. Their customer service is excellent, as are their prices. I trusted them enough to do all my bridesmaid's dresses, preserve my wedding gown, you name it.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

About buying a fresh-cut Christmas tree...

We got a question from Nate about locally-owned tree farms in the Capital Region. It's getting a little late in the season, but we figured... (more)

Where to take a couples massage class?

Jessica asks: My husband has requested a couples massage class for Christmas, but I'm having trouble finding one through the internet. Most searches only point... (more)

Holiday gifts: Jammella Anderson

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities... (more)

Moe. at The Palace

The band Moe. is set to return to The Palace February 23 and 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 15 -- they're $35... (more)

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Is this winter ready to be a proper winter? Because it's not yet mid December and already the Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch is making an... (more)

Recent Comments

[T]he outdoor speakers are even more obnoxious than the video boards, if that's possible. An insult to the taxpayers of Albany County, and to people who live or work in the neighborhood.

Where to take a couples massage class?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Balance Massage

Where to cut your own Christmas tree 2012

...has 9 comments, most recently from MB

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

...has 2 comments, most recently from Daleyplanit

Ideas for interesting indoor spots for family photos?

...has 5 comments, most recently from Jessica R W

A good snow removal service in Albany?

...has 1 comment, most recently from Carolyn