Here are some testimonials from our clients:
Selene is the best spot in the East Village for alterations and home to my go-to seamstress for over two years! Her customer service is impeccable, she is super focused on making sure I feel confident and comfortable. From bridesmaid dresses to cocktail dresses, I always leave the shop knowing I will look my best at my next event. Thank you!!! See you soon. :)
Posted By: Rachel P.
I purchased my dress off the rack from the Bridal Garden. I loved the 1920's style and it was in keeping with my garden wedding theme. I knew that the dress needed to be altered Bc there was a lot of bunching in the hip area. I found Selene through Yelp and scheduled an consultation. Selene had me try on the dress and explained to me what it was going to take to make the dress fit. I won't bore you with the details but I felt confident in her abilities to make the dress look like I imagined. On my wedding day I looked amazing and everyone loved my dress. Selene made the dress fit my body and added some elements to make me comfortable for that day. I wouldn't have looked as nice as I did if I'd went somewhere else. Thank you for everything!!!
Posted By: Melinda M.
Selene did a great job in my bridal alteration. I am a quite short bride with a high-low gown. So, in my case, a low-lower gown. Selene made my gown a high-low gown again! I am very appreciative of her hard work and fair price.
Posted By: Phoebe M.
Where to begin...
My daughter found her beautiful lace gown at RK Bridal. After reading bad reviews about their alterations ( and also getting a bad vibe when we went for a fitting after the gown came in); we decided that we needed to go elsewhere.Easier said than done! We took the gown home ( Staten Island) to a local tailor who supposedly could do "anything" and was told - No- I won't touch this gown! Panic set in- the wedding was now about 6 weeks away! went to yelp! and started reading reviews. Selena's reviews were all so wonderful so I gave her a call. From that first call when she reassured me that she could work with the lace hem to the day we picked up the finished gown Selena was a pleasure to work with!
We felt that she really cared about us, she wanted my daughter to be the most beautiful bride and to feel happy and comfortable on her wedding day. Selena was friendly, kind and most important fantastic at her craft! The major alteration was shortening a lace scalloped hem; but there was also major re-work to be done on the bodice. I think we had 4 ( or 5) fittings- Selena wanted to make sure the fit was perfect!
If you are looking for a seamstress who can do anything with material, give Selena a call. You will not regret it! The only thing I felt bad about was saying good -bye when we left the last fitting; but I will be back if I ever need alterations!
Thank you Selena!
Posted By: Mary K.
I came to Selene with my wedding dress and was looking to have it altered into a gown. Selene totally understand what my vision was and had great suggestions to make the dress look less bridal. I couldn't be happier with the end result. She is very talented and I knew the dress was in excellent hands. If you're looking for dress alterations she is excellent!
Posted By: Allison I.
I can't say enough good things about working with Selene.
I first discovered her about 7 years ago when I bought a few dresses on sale that were gorgeous, but they didn't fit properly. I knew I wanted to invest in some decent tailoring since the dresses were still expensive so came to Selene based off of some good yelp reviews- and I wasn't disappointed. She made alterations to these dresses and made them fit PERFECTLY and they're still the best fitting dresses in my closet to this day.
Many years down the line, when I finally found my wedding dress, I turned down the option of getting it tailored by the shop I purchased it at and came right to Selene. Despite the fact that I've been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years, I didn't recognize that the dress I had picked out for myself was far too long for my 5'2 silhouette, and no tailoring could fix this- or so I thought.
Selene worked tirelessly and must have fitted me 4 times, completely taking apart my dress and reconstructing it until it fit like a glove. I can't even tell you how ill-fitting it was and only wish I had a before picture to prove the amount of love and labor that went into this tailoring. The fabric was so sensitive and even the train made it pull in awkward areas and sag in others. But she figured out how to make it work!
Thank you so much, Selene!!! No work compares to you and I look forward to working with you for many years to come!
Posted By: Jack G.
Thank you so much to Selene for the professional gown alteration that she did. I had a party one week from the time that I contacted her. I needed to have a voluminous gown altered to fit my petite 4'10" frame. My previous alterations place closed down so I wanted to find someone in Manhattan that was not my usual tailor from the dry cleaning business. Selene was just wonderful. She took the time to ask me what I wanted/envisioned. One week later, the dress was the perfect length, the straps that I had asked to be added was added and overall, I felt like a princess. Thank you so much! I shall be back!
Posted By: Jocelyn B.
Selene was a total lifesaver!!
A few weeks before my wedding, I realized that my first wedding dress was incredibly hot, and bought a second reception dress that was a bit lighter and easier to dance in.
Unfortunately, when I received the dress, it was too small (!!) -- and with only 3 weeks to go, a number of my normal tailors basically laughed me off the phone when I called to ask about having it done in time. I was more or less in tears thinking that I would be stuck in my big, hot dress all night!
Luckily, Selene was able to completely rebuild the lining of the dress and use the hemmed fabric to let it out a few inches, all in time for my wedding. The women were extremely fast (even my first fitting only took about 20 min), and the dress was beautiful when finished. All for a very reasonable cost!!
I would give a million stars if I could.
Posted By: L K.
Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful dress. The vision that I had in my head was exactly what you made. Not only was it stunning, I was comfortable the entire night.
You really made my day.
Posted By: Monica E.
Thank you so much. You made my dreams come true. Thanks for everything you did for me!
Posted By: Maria