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 upJoseph Ting for his sewing expertise andfashion savvy. Custom gowns start at $850.Bridal alterations start at $65. (good value)
Ellen’s Couture by Ellen Canali
445 Columbus Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-496-8800; ellenscouture.com
A true sewing virtuoso, Canali will design awedding 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.
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. She also reconstructs heirloom gowns. Dresses start at $3,000, alterations at $50.
237 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 903; 212-366-6965; guillermocouture.com
Guillermo Molina crafts edgy bridal gowns andtuxes. Gowns (from $3,500) take eight to tenweeks; tuxes (from $2,800) take four to six.
1175 Lexington Ave., nr. 80th St.; 212-861-2003; mandanaboutique.com
In just one week, Davar Mandana can make agown ($2,000–$5,000) to rival the options atany 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 and ability tore-create designer dresses. Custom gowns startat $3,000; alterations are priced upon request.
The Wedding Dresser
Former Kleinfeld fitter Susan Ruddie is a full-service wedding stylist who makes house callsfor fittings and to refurbish vintage dresses.Her team also does men’s tailoring, as well ascustom accessories like ostrich-feathercapelets. Alterations from $350;gown restyling from $700.