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

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA... + Scenes from the Albany rally response to Charlottesville. + What was up in... (more)

A few spots around the Capital Region for watching the eclipse

As you've no doubt heard, the moon is going to get between the Earth and the sun Monday, casting its shadow across this part of... (more)

Finding refuge: Zina Prokofyeva, Sameerah Moharb, Sakuntala Chhetri

This week we're sharing the stories of a handful of refugees who have found new homes in the Capital Region. One of the most immediate... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Listen. Do you hear that? It's summer calling. Right there, outside your window. And with a weekend coming and everything. What more do you need?... (more)

Finding refuge: Francis Sengabo

This week we're sharing the stories of a handful of refugees who have found new homes in the Capital Region. For 17 years, Francis Sengabo... (more)

Recent Comments

What a brave young woman. Despite all of the hardships she has endured her main focus is to educate herself in order to spend her life in service to others as a doctor. How inspiring.

What's up in the Neighborhood

...has 2 comments, most recently from Albaniana

Capital Region WingFest 2017

...has 1 comment, most recently from Randal Putnam

Finding refuge: Olivier Mandevu

...has 3 comments, most recently from Randal Putnam

The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

...has 9 comments, most recently from Park West

Imagining possibilities for Sheridan Hollow

...has 6 comments, most recently from Peter Lacovara