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!


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.


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.

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