Women's formalwear tailoring that comes to you!
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(308)380-1232 | email@example.com | @andra.bose.bridal.tailoring
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As of August 1, 2017, Andra Bose Bridal Tailoring is now serving the Seattle area.
Where do fittings take place?
Right now I am a mobile service -- which means I come to you! Within 10 miles of downtown Seattle, I will travel to your home for the fittings for free. If you live outside of that area, you can come to my apartment in downtown Seattle or pay a travel fee.
How much do alterations cost?
I charged based on the combination of two things: 1.) The complexity of your gown. Unfortunately, not all gowns are put together with the alterations specialist in mind. Some are very easy to take apart while others are not. 2.) Each "task" that needs to be performed. For example, I will charge for taking it in, for the hem, for the bustle, for shortening straps, etc.
You will not be charged based on how many times we meet, but by each task that needs completed.
If you have questions, or would like a general estimate, you can email me a photo of you in your gown and I can give you an approximate price. If you'd like a consultation in person, I ask for a non-refundable $50 deposit that will be used toward your alteration fees.
When and how do I pay?
Payment is due once your gown is sewn and finished. I accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
What do I need for my fittings?
To ensure your gown is sewn properly, you will need to have any undergarments or shoes you plan to wear with your gown. This may include a strapless bra, an adhesive bra (for backless or low back dresses), a crinoline slip, shape-wear, or it may mean nothing at all. If you are unsure, I'm happy to advise you at the first fitting.
I was told I could have bra cups sewn into my gown. How do those work?
I bring bra cups to every fitting for you to try on if you would like. They are wonderful things that help fill out and round the bust seams of a dress and are the best option for most, though not all, women. If you are someone that needs more lift, or would like more cleavage definition, then you will need a separate bra. Since bra cups are sewn into the dress and they aren't attached to your body (like a bra is), they don't support you in the same way. If you are unsure, we can try them at your first fitting to see if you like them. If they don't do what you are hoping, then you can find a bra by the time of your second appointment.
How many fittings will I have?
Usually there are 2-3 fittings, although there could be more. We will discuss a timeline for your fittings during your first appointment.
How soon do I need to start the alterations process?
I will typically suggest doing your first fitting around 3 months before your wedding date, but if you are wanting special arrangements, please ask. If you are losing weight or are pregnant, I understand that you will need your alterations started closer to your wedding date. I just ask that you call ahead and get on my schedule so I don't get overbooked. It is never too early to call to get on my appointment book.
I attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Textiles and Apparel Design in 2011.
During college, I started working in the alterations room at David's Bridal. After four years there, I spent the next three years doing alterations out of my house in Lincoln, Nebraska. In August, 2017, I moved my business to Seattle, WA.
To get to know me better, check out my Instagram page, @andra.bose.bridal.tailoring.
"Andra did an incredible job altering my dress. I had my dress custom made, but due to distance, I was not able to have any fittings with the seamstress. The dress came in almost perfect. I just needed a bit taken in at the hips, a slight hem, and a bustle added. Andra has a great eye for detail and didn’t hesitate to tackle my dress that had a lot of hand embroidery, sequins, and beading. Not only is she extremely talented, but her pricing is very reasonable and she has a beautiful studio! I highly recommend working with her." by Danielle, July 2016
"Andra did an awesome job altering my daughter's wedding dress! She is so professional and helpful and does a great job! Thanks for helping make my daughter's dress perfect for her wedding day!" by Theresa, Jan. 2016
"Andra has now altered both my daughter's wedding dresses and they were perfection. We love her! Her skills are exceptional, her manner is kind and caring. She is so accommodating, everything was easy and smooth. Never failed at any appointment, she also did the bridesmaid dresses and MOB dresses, all were as wonderful as she." by Deborah, Nov. 2015
"Great service by a professional and friendly individual." by Heather, June 2015
"Andra is absolutely amazing. She made my wedding day that much better and made me feel like a million bucks. Throughout the entire alteration process she knew and did the very best for me and my dress. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. Andra truly cares about you as a bride and your dress. I didn't stress about my dress going down at least 10 sizes because Andra knows what she's doing and does it so well!" by Sandy, May 2014
"Andra is seriously so wonderful. She altered the dresses of all of my bridesmaids. One of them didn't need much, but the other 5 all needed major fixes. I cannot get over how amazing all of the girls looked. The dresses fitted like gloves! My ladies felt confident and great, and it helped them have an even better day by my side, which was so very important to me. Besides having done amazing work, she is an amazing person. She was available to meet up with my ladies, and even offered to come on the day of my wedding to make sure it was all perfect. She was so accommodating and obviously cared about my big day and how everyone looked." by Meghan, Sept. 2014
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