At Woven Streams we have experience altering many designer wedding gowns. We have worked with gowns by Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Jenny Packham and Monique L’Huillier, among others. We personalize your designer dress creating “The Perfect Fit”. We are happy to custom design accessories such as shawls, veils, boleros and belts to go with your designer dress for your wedding day.
THE PROCESS FOR ALTERATIONS
Ideally we like to meet the bride with her dress and her wedding shoes, 6 weeks before her wedding. At this first consultation/fitting we assess the adjustments required, and provide you with an estimate for the work. Allow up to an hour and a half for our first meeting. The last fitting should be about 10 days before your wedding where if necessary, small adjustments can still be made. On average adjustments to wedding dresses cost between $350 and $550 when the dress is ordered in the correct size. Included is a fitting fee of $75. The rate for alterations is $45 per hour.
For sample dresses or once worn gowns it tends to take more time in the sewing room depending on size adjustments and the amount of refurbishment required. For example, with any wedding gown we often build more structure into the bodice of the gown with cups and extra boning. Yes, it is possible.
We would love to make your gown fit just right for you!
I am wearing my beautiful mauve wool herringbone pants on this cold day in April. I am wearing them with the blue silk camisole and “sweater jacket” (lined in the same blue silk) you made for me years ago. Blue is so nice with these mauve pants! Thank you for these beautiful clothes. I feel like I look good in them, and they bring me joy. It’s a pleasure every day to look in my closet and choose something to wear that you made for me. You take the stress out of dressing!Caroline Weber
"Thea was a pleasure to work with and was one of the easier, more obvious decisions we made for our wedding. She is impeccably trained and knowledgeable with such attention to detail that I immediately felt confident and trusted that I was in good hands. Her warmth and grace only added to the special experience - which is now, a fond memory. I highly recommend her services to any bride or bridesmaid to be."Emily Richardson
"Chaque fois que m'a routine matinale m'amène à enfiler mes pantalons réalisés par Théa, c'est avec un sentiment de bien-être et de confiance que je pars pour le travail. J'ai réalisé grâce à Théa que je pouvais porter des pantalons, et que ces derniers pouvaient même avantager ma silhouette! Le soin apporté au choix du tissu, au choix du style adéquat pour répondre à mes besoins professionnels et à ma silhouette sont autant de facteurs que Théa a pris en considération pour créer mes pantalons que je décrirais comme chics, confortables, et spectaculairement beaux. Je ne compte plus les compliments lorsque je les porte. De plus, trois ans plus tard, ils ont l'air comme neufs!"Geneviève Major
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Like any bride-to-be, I wanted my dress to fit 'perfect'. Having several carefully constructed pieces of work made by Thea, I knew my dress was in excellent hands. The attention to detail, commitment to quality, and respect for personal service speaks volume. It is quite clear that their advice (in my case- the key addition of a elegant crystal belt), fitting sessions, and quick turnaround is built on pride and love for their work. Thank you so much to this amazing duo for tailoring my individual needs, creating memories “one stitch at a time”, and providing me with an invaluable peace of mind ... and beautiful dress that fit me perfectly.Jodi Wilson
I have had two suits made at Woven Streams: both were difficult to make and only someone with knowledge and expertise could succeed in the making of these suits. That is why I approached Thea and Nadia for both projects. Well, they did not disappoint. Fittings and attention to details (even the smallest) were discussed in a relaxed and cordial atmosphere with Thea and I must acknowledge Nadia’s sewing skills which are, in my estimation, sheer perfection. I would highly recommend Thea and Nadia to anyone who desires a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, haute couture garment for a special occasion or for every day.Louise Colligan