Recommendations for a tailor/seamstress/alterations expert in Denver for a formal gown?
A few years ago, I bought this dress
off a clearance rack in Macy's -- it was too long, but I wore heels and it helped that most of the evening was seated (dinner).
I recently tried it on again because I have a formal event coming up in May, and discovered that I've ripped out the (small) hem on the front of the dress -- so even if I decided to wear outrageously high heels to compensate for the length (which I am choosing not to), it looks tacky with the ripped hem.
I've asked around, but my friends don't really have experience with having something tailored, especially not a formal dress. A workmate recommended this place
, but she said it's also pretty pricey.
My main concerns are that the fabric is pretty thin and there's a layering skirt beneath that would also need to be taken up (not to mention the train) -- so lots of fabric to hem. (Note: I'm not sure if this is something to be concerned about, as my formal gown alterations are limited to a half-size-too-big bridesmaid dress three years ago where I used the in-house seamstress and it was not a good experience.)
While cost is a factor, I'd be willing to pay a little more knowing it would be done well and in a timely manner (mostly so I don't have to go through the nightmare search of finding a new dress).
Ideally looking for something in or around Capitol Hill, but anywhere in the Metro area would be ok, too.