Seamsters and Tailors
Campos & Campos
237 W. 14th St., nr. Seventh Ave. 212-989-7620; camposandcampos.com
Apolo Campos covers all manner of alterations, and at this Chelsea-area fixture, the proof is in the details: padded inserts, invisible hems, and tailoring. Prices upon request.
Dynasty Custom Tailor
6 E. 38th St., nr. Fifth Ave. 212-679-1075; dynastycustomtailor.com
Brides who want a one-of-a-kind dress hit up Joseph Ting for his sewing expertise and fashion savvy. Custom gowns start at $850. Alterations start at $39 for hemming and $59 to take in the bust.
Ellen’s Couture by Ellen Canali
445 Columbus Ave., nr. 81st St. 212-496-8800; ellenscouture.com
Canali will design a wedding gown in any color or fabric. She prefers four to five months for bridal but has spun out dresses in just three weeks. Dresses from $1,800.
201 E. 61st St., nr. Third Ave., Ste. 1 212-751-6091
Devecsery can work magic on even the most worn garments. Her sewing virtuosos will do fast turnarounds for hems, adjustments, and quick fixes. Wedding gowns start at $3,000.
153 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. He can also reconstruct heirloom gowns with a modern twist. Dresses from $2,500; alterations from $50.
237 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 903 212-366-6965; guillermocouture.com
Guillermo Molina crafts edgy bridal gowns and tuxes. Gowns (from $3,500) take eight to ten weeks; tuxes (from $2,800) take four to six.
1175 Lexington Ave., nr. 80th St. 212-861-2003; mandanaboutique.com
In a week, Davar Mandana can make a gown or bridesmaid dress ($2,000–$5,000) to rival any bridal house. Tailoring runs $75 an hour.
108 W. 39th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 903 212-764-1701
Vera Wang alum Esin Kirmizidag is known for her exquisite tailoring skills, attention to detail, and ability to re-create carbon-copy designer gowns. Alterations start at $50; custom gowns start at $3,000.
The Wedding Dresser
45 Linden Blvd., nr. Flatbush Ave., Ste. 4E, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens 347-743-8493; theweddingdresser.com
Former Kleinfeld fitters, these pros are full-service wedding stylists who make house calls for fittings and to refurbish vintage dresses. They also do men’s tailoring, as well as custom accessories. Alterations start at $350.
From the Summer 2011 New York Wedding Guide