The Williamsburg Seamster is available to assist you with general tailoring & fitting, customized alterations and design & styling assistance, custom wedding accessories, and fully custom wedding dresses. 

 

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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, work with a broad range of materials and factors like delicate silks, French lace, heavy satins, beading, boning, horsehair braid, and more. 

FULL SERVICE DESIGN, ALTERATIONS, AND STYLING

For brides looking to redesign and customize an existing dress with alterations, styling and accessorizing assistance, or to update a vintage or heirloom dress, consider a design package with TWS including tailoring and fitting alongside design and styling services to ensure every component of your wedding day look is suited to you and your wedding perfectly. 

accessories

We can help you create a 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. 

We have extensive experience in tailoring dresses from all of the leading bridal salons. For made to measure and off the rack wedding dresses, work with TWS to ensure a perfect fit and perfect length. 

 

Below are a few examples showcasing the kinds of fitting and tailoring work we have done for our brides. To see more before & after photos, see our portfolio here.

We are comfortable working with the finest silks and laces, delicate vintage materials, modern silhouettes, beaded fabrics, voluminous skirts, english netting, and more.

Should your wedding dress require more than the basic fitting and hemming, consider alterations and design and styling services.

 

 

Full Service Design, Alterations, and Styling

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design and alterations 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. Working with TWS for Full Service design, alterations, and styling is the best option 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. 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, and also guide in the selection of accessories, undergarments, and any other design details which need sorting out. 

 
 

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

Custom English tulle cape-veil

Custom lace shawl with scalloped trim

Custom lace shawl with scalloped trim

Custom cotton lace jacket

Custom fabric flower belt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Custom silk crepe wedding dress

 Photo provided by client. 

Custom silk crepe wedding dress

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

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.

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

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 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 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 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!

Find out more about the custom wedding dress process here.