The Williamsburg Seamster is available to assist LOS ANGELES AREA BRIDES with general tailoring & fitting, customized alterations and design CHANGES,   custom wedding accessories, and fully custom-dESIGNED wedding dresses. TWS NOW ALSO OFFERS FULL-Service bridal styling offerings.

 

FULL-SERVICE BRIDAL STYLING

For the bride who wants assistance navigating the whole world of wedding dresses, full-service bridal styling can provide comfort in every step from selecting dresses, coordinating accessories, and getting dressed on the day of, leaving you with more time and energy to focus on getting married.

BRIDAL TAILORING AND FITTING

TWS has extensive experience in the general tailoring of wedding dresses needed by most brides, including the fitting of straps, sleeves, bodices, skirts, hemming, and bustles, working with a broad range of materials and factors like delicate silks, French lace, heavy satins, beading, boning, horsehair braid, and more. 

REDESIGN & ALTERATIONS

For brides looking to redesign and customize an existing dress with alterations or custom accessories and details, or to update a vintage or heirloom dress, consider our Redesign & Alterations Services. 

CUSTOM ACCESSORIES

We can create the perfectly coordinated bridal sash, belt, veil, cape, or bow of your dreams, fitting your theme, dress, venue, and body.

CUSTOM WEDDING DRESSES

If you are unable to find one off the rack, consider working with The Williamsburg Seamster to design and create the wedding dress or outfit of your dreams. 

FULL-SERVICE PERSONAL BRIDAL STYLING

TWS Is THRILLED to NOW offer full-service bridal styling to BRIDES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and Across the United states. 

 

 

Sample Personal Bridal Style Recommendations

Sample Personal Bridal Style Vision Board

The joys of planning a wedding come along with their fair share of challenges. Navigating all of the options, timelines, and details of the wedding outfit selection process can be overwhelming to manage while you continue to juggle your day-to-day life and commitments. 

A relationship with a personal bridal stylist will ease the onus, allowing for more enjoyment in the lead up to the wedding, and comfort on the day of, knowing every detail of your wedding dress look has been thoughtfully considered and perfected. Even better is knowing you are in the hands of a true wedding dress expert-- enter, Nayantara- founder and head seamstress of The Williamsburg Seamster, and her team of expert seamstresses and stylists that make up the TWS Full-Service Bridal Styling offerings. 

With a BA in Fashion Design, and over a decade of experience fitting, altering, and styling the wedding dresses of over 1,000 brides in New York and Los Angeles, Nayantara has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding and designing the best approach for your wedding outfit needs. She will help you articulate what you are dreaming of, develop the language to express it, create an easy to follow vision guide, direct you to the brands and bridal shops that best match your needs, and even attend appointments with you, choosing specific dresses and accessories to try on. On top of guidance and assistance in where to look and what to look for, depending on your budget, venue, and style needs, the TWS team has an intimate comprehension of the construction and fabrication of dresses by many leading and independent bridal brands and boutiques, providing personal bridal styling support like no other. This, along with the deep understanding of the fitting and alterations process, and detailed approach to troubleshooting for a variety of factors (aesthetic cohesion, venue terrain and surfaces, undergarments, mobility, modesty, future garment repurposing, ambitious dance moves), will ensure your comfort and confidence on your wedding day, leaving you free to feel fully present and relaxed throughout this exciting time.

 

Sample Personal Bridal Style Vision Board

FULL-SERVICE PERSONAL BRIDAL STYLING packages start at $250, and CAN include a personalized combination of the following services, tailored to match your needs: 

Essentials Package $250:

In-person or Online Consultation 

Timeline Development

Inspiration Board Development & General Recommendations

 

Refined Package $450, presently available to LA-based brides only: 

Includes all of Essentials Package plus the following

Streamlined Shopping Guidance *additional costs for attending multiple bridal shop appointments

Accessory Sourcing and Guidance

Wedding Weekend Style Coordination

Bridal Party Style Coordination

 

Package Add-On Services, available at an additional cost, priced upon request:

Day-Of Prepping and Dressing* Additional costs for time/mileage and subject to availability

Fitting/Tailoring/Alteration Services at TWS* Offered at a discounted rate for brides who use our styling services, estimates vary depending on extent of work required

 

Head to CONTACT to find out more.  

 

Sample Personal Bridal Style Vision Board

 

 

 

 
 

We have extensive experience in tailoring & altering dresses from all of the leading bridal salons. We are comfortable working with the finest silks and laces, delicate vintage materials, modern silhouettes, beaded fabrics, voluminous skirts, english netting, sequins, and more.

For made to measure and off the rack wedding dresses, use our Fitting & Tailoring Services described below to ensure a perfect fit and perfect length. If your dress needs alterations, like changes to the neckline, addition of sleeves or customized design details or matching custom garments, in addition to general fitting, take advantage of our Redesign & Alterations Services. You can read more about these options below, and if you're looking for further assistance, including guidance in wedding dress selection, undergarment and accessory sourcing, and styling and design advice, check out our Full-Service Bridal Styling offerings here

Fitting & Tailoring

EXPERTISE INFORMED BY EXPERIENCE

To the right are a few examples showcasing the kinds of fitting and tailoring work we have done for our brides. These dresses required standard fitting and hemming, involving common details on wedding dresses like lace, beadwork, sequins, and boning. Fitting the dresses here involved bringing in sides/bust/waist/hips, adjustments to straps/shoulders, addition of cups for support, and hemming. No design details were significantly altered. With extensive experience in garment construction and a decade spent fitting well over 1,000 wedding dresses, TWS is here to make your dream dress have a dream fit! To see more before & after photos, see our portfolio here.

Should your wedding dress require more than the basic fitting and hemming, consider our Redesign & Alterations services.

Redesign & Alterations

ALTERING with intention

Some wedding dresses need basic tailoring and fitting to be perfect for the big day, while others require significant redesign, restructuring, or to put it simply, a lot of love, before being a perfect fit for you and your wedding. Alterations and customized design changes may be the solution for you. TWS Redesign & Alterations Services option is ideal for a bride in search of assistance with undergarments, accessories, ideas for redesigning a dress or solving more challenging problems like building in or covering up support/undergarments, adjusting a dress for a pregnancy, or updating an heirloom dress. TWS will work closely with each bride to ensure that changes made to the dress appear intentional while maintaining the integrity of the design and structure of the dress, sourcing compatible and matching materials, and also guide in the selection of accessories, undergarments, and any other design details which need sorting out. With a BA in Fashion Design, and over a decade spent altering, tailoring, and making wedding dresses, allow TWS to share her expertise to perfectly customize your dream wedding look. 

Custom Bridal Accessories

We can help you create a perfectly coordinated bridal sash, belt, veil, cape, or bow of your dreams, fitting not just your theme, but also your budget.

For more information about custom accessories, inquire here.

 

Custom oversized taffeta sash with pre-made bow worn with Shareen Vintage lace dress

Customized floral fabric shoes

 Custom lace shawl with scalloped trim worn with fitted lace gown from Kleinfeld Bridal

Custom lace shawl with scalloped trim worn with fitted lace gown from Kleinfeld Bridal

Custom cotton lace jacket worn over Reformation dress

TWS Custom lace cape worn with Alexandra Grecco separates

Custom English tulle cape-veil worn on custom/heirloom hybrid dress

Custom detachable organza overskirt to compliment this fitted Steven Khalil lace gown

TWS Custom lace cape worn with Alexandra Grecco separates

 Custom Rhinestone Sash

Custom Rhinestone Sash

If you are a vintage-inspired bride, if your dream dress is understated yet elegant, if you are looking for a very specific modern silhouette or unique fabrication and are unable to find it in the traditional bridal shops, consider a custom wedding dress. 

The custom wedding dress process with The Williamsburg Seamster is a creative, cooperative, and easy-going endeavor that encourages the bride to participate in the process of design selection, fabrication, and personalization, resulting in a wedding dress that is truly unique and representative of the bride wearing it. See below for some of the custom wedding dresses by TWS and read more details about the process here

Custom Silk charmeuse dress with beaded lace cropped top overlay for an amazing bride's dreamy wedding in beautiful Tahoe. Photo by Kim J Martin. 

Custom satin-faced chiffon dress with Silk taffeta understructure and antique lace details worn by the incredible visual artist, Grace Villamil.

 Custom cotton lace high-low dress with plunge neckline. Photo by Aurelia Damore Photography. 

Custom cotton lace high-low dress with plunge neckline. Photo by Aurelia Damore Photography. 

Custom dolman sleeve 4-ply crepe silk gown with bias cut skirt. Photo provided by client. 

 Custom cotton lace high-low dress with plunge neckline. Photo by Aurelia Damore Photography. 

Custom cotton lace high-low dress with plunge neckline. Photo by Aurelia Damore Photography. 

Custom Silk crepe and chiffon dress. Photography by Tara Rice and Ryan Kobane, provided by client. 

 Custom cotton lace high-low dress with plunge neckline. Photo by Aurelia Damore Photography. 

Custom cotton lace high-low dress with plunge neckline. Photo by Aurelia Damore Photography. 

Custom silk crepe de chine dress with lace neckline/sleeve detailing and custom veil. 

Custom silk crepe dress with keyhole back and slightly curved back slit. Photo by Christopher Simons

Custom Silk charmeuse dress with beaded lace cropped top overlay for an amazing bride's dreamy wedding in beautiful Tahoe. Photo by Kim J Martin.

Custom Silk crepe and chiffon dress. Photography by Tara Rice and Ryan Kobane, provided by client. 

Custom cotton sateen wedding dress for a Prospect Park picnic wedding, for the gorgeous and talented graphic designer, Leyla Moore. Photo by JC Event Photography.

Custom Silk crepe and chiffon dress. Photography by Tara Rice and Ryan Kobane, provided by client. 

Custom cotton and lace wedding dress with inseam pockets, deep v back, for the super sweet Erin of Reading My Tea Leaves. Photos from100layercake.com, by Alice Gao.

Custom silk crepe dress with keyhole back and slightly curved back slit. Photo by Christopher Simons

Custom satin-faced chiffon dress with Silk taffeta understructure and antique lace details worn by the incredible visual artist, Grace Villamil.

Custom cotton sateen wedding dress for a Prospect Park picnic wedding, for the gorgeous and talented graphic designer, Leyla Moore. Photo by JC Event Photography.

Custom made dress and jacket for a one of a kind florist bride.

She had a flash mob wedding in the Chelsea flower market, and wore this amazing country side toile surrounded by friends, family, and flowers!

Custom silk crepe wedding dress

Custom silk crepe wedding dress, cut on the bias, with lace back closure. Photo provided by client.

Custom dolman sleeve 4-ply crepe silk gown with bias cut skirt. Photo provided by client. 

Custom cotton and lace wedding dress with inseam pockets, deep v back, for the super sweet Erin of Reading My Tea Leaves. Photos from100layercake.comby Alice Gao.

Custom silk crepe dress with keyhole back and slightly curved back slit. Photo by Christopher Simons

Custom satin-faced chiffon dress with Silk taffeta understructure and antique lace details worn by the incredible visual artist, Grace Villamil. Chiffon detail is removable! 

CUSTOM SILK CREPE DE CHINE DRESS WITH LACE NECKLINE/SLEEVE DETAILING AND CUSTOM VEIL. 

Custom made dress and jacket for a one of a kind florist bride.

She had a flash mob wedding in the Chelsea flower market, and wore this amazing country side toile surrounded by friends, family, and flowers!

Custom outfit (Left): Custom silk  georgette and 6-ply crepe blouse with crepe pants. Dress worn by bride on right by Jenny yoo, fitted by The Williamsburg Seamster.

Find out more about the custom wedding dress process here.