Seamsters and Tailors
Ann Hamilton Bridal212-625-8622; annhamiltonbridal.com
For brides who love mom’s sixties silhouette but hate the frumpy sleeves, this designer restores, resizes, and restyles vintage gowns ($600 to $2,000). Alterations from $350. By appointment only.
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. Alterations go from $65. (good value)
Ellen’s Couture by Ellen Canali445 Columbus Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-496-8800; ellenscouture.com
A true sewing virtuoso, Canali prefers to take four to five months to sketch and create bridalwear but has spun out dresses in as little as five weeks. Gowns start at $2,200.
Ghost Tailor153 W. 27th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 1100; 212-253-9727; ghosttailor.com
Jean Kormos makes about twenty 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.
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.
Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors22 W. 32nd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fifth fl.; 212-643-1916; saintlaurie.com
It usually takes four to six weeks for this old-school tailor to make a custom suit (from $1,595 to $2,095), but the shop can accommodate rush orders.
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., nr. Bedford Ave., Ste. 4E, Flatbush; 347-743-8493; theweddingdresser.com
Former Kleinfeld fitter Susan Ruddie is a full-service wedding stylist who makes house calls for fittings and to refurbish vintage dresses. Her team also does custom accessories.
From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide