Seamsters and Tailors
Dynasty Custom Tailors6 E. 38th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-679-1075; dynastycustomtailor.com
Brides who want a one-of-a-kind wedding dress hit up Joseph Ting for his sewing expertise and fashion savvy. Custom bridal gowns start at $850. Bridal alterations start at $65. (good value)
Ellen’s Couture by Ellen Canali445 Columbus Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-496-8800; ellenscouture.com
A true sewing virtuoso, Canali will design a wedding gown in any color or fabric. She prefers four to five months to sketch and design bridalwear but has spun out dresses in as little as five weeks. Gowns start at $2,200.
Ghost Tailors153 W. 27th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 1100; 212-253-9727; ghosttailor.com
Jean Kormos makes about 20 one-of-a-kind wedding dresses a year. She also reconstructs heirloom gowns. Dresses start at $3,000; alterations at $50.
Guillermo Couture237 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 903; 212-366-6965; guillermocouture.com
Guillermo Molina crafts both traditional and edgy bridal gowns and tuxes. Gowns (from $3,500) take eight to ten weeks; tuxes (from $2,800) take four to six.
Mandana Boutique1175 Lexington Ave., nr. 80th St.; 212-861-2003; mandanaboutique.com
In just one week, Davar Mandana can make a gown ($2,000 to $5,000) to rival the options at any bridal house. Tailoring runs $75 an hour.
Object Custom Tailor68 Bond St., nr. State St., Boerum Hill; 718-596-2086
Clients come to owner Aaron Lett for bespoke suits (from $750). Tailoring, alterations, and repair services are also available and can be completed within 24 hours.
Sew Elegant108 W. 39th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 903; 212-764-1701
Vera Wang alum Esin Kirmizidag is known for her exquisite tailoring skills and ability to re-create designer dresses. Custom gowns start at $3,000; alterations are priced upon request.
The Wedding Dresser45 Linden Blvd., Ste. 4E, Flatbush; 347-743-8493; theweddingdresser.com
Former Kleinfeld fitter Susan Ruddie is a full-service wedding stylist who makes house calls (from $600) for fittings and to refurbish vintage dresses. Alterations from $350; gown restyling from $700.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide