I used a tailor at the adelphi for my tea dress (a cheongsam) and my bridesmaids'dresses - I loved them all! She's also done some dresses for me, usually for evening. Her name is Kim at Adelphi (the one near St. Andrew's Cathedral).
Sorry, I seem to be so scatter-brained - keep leaving out crucial information. You can try 337-5182.
And mine was a long one, with the option to cut it short later so that it's less formal. Kim's quite good, you can tell her what kind of style you want and everrything.
Btw, if you happen to be travelling to Thailand any time soon, going there to get Thai silk for either tea dress or evening gown is a really good idea. They have such lovely colours!
don't think me weird but anyone knows if these or any seamstress sew lingerie slips? not really the skimpy ones lah.. just one with lace patches and satin.. me ve this night-dress in mind for my wedding night and need some one to sew and help me get the materials.. any recommendation?
I find this discussion interesting and informative.Don't laugh---but I am searching for a good tailor for my daughter ( when she gets married ...she is in her late 20's ) and for me, should I need to sew something for her wedding in the future!
This is the tailor I used for my brides maid & ROM gown
De Art Hi-Fashion Specialist
Address: 2 Leng Kee Road
#05-10A Thye Hong Centre
Felicia charges only $185 + for material + workmanship. I've used both duchess satin for my bridesmaid & my ROM gown. I think the price is quite reasonable.
My auntie used to be a freelance seamstress, also work in a bridal shop before. She would like to take up sewing as a part time again. I am just helping her to check if anyone is interested to sew dresses or gowns for dinners / ROM / wedding / funstions...etc..( She will also be able to design for you if you do not have any design in mind yet)
sorry for the late reply. Not sure about the variety of material she have but I specifically requested for duchess satin. Didn't check on others. Felicia is patient and workmanship is satisfactory.
I've been reading the reviews on Kim from the House of Obsession, she seems quite good and price quite reasonable. I'm also looking for someone to sew an evening gown with the Thai Silk tat I have as well. Used to get Patrick from The Wedding Present to tailor for me, but his price is at least above $200. I'm trying to cut cost becoz I've got lots of gowns to make.
Anywaz, was wondering whether Kim does embroidery or crystal beading on the gowns. Does she charge extra for that?
FYI, just bought material from Arab St Royal Brothers and was chatting about workmanship costs. The sales said the seamstress they link with is expensive, cos that seamstress has to give 30% commission to Royal Brothers. So if anyone is watching their budget...
I have used Kim for my bridemaids' dresses.
Workmanship is okay and price is very reasonable.
Heard from one of my bridemaids she saw 3 very beautiful dresses (one lace, one sequins, one plain) Kim made for a client. Anyway, had wanted to tailor a dress and also bring a friend who wants to make a ROM dress there. Visited the shop 2 wks ago but the whole shop is empty! Checked with the security but he does not know where they have moved! Anyone knows Kim's new contact and address?
i just to want say that while i really like kim, and trust her workmanship, she's taking very long with my gowns & in all honesty, im worried. she says to give her 2 weeks, but its 4 weeks now, and she didnt call me back as promised. think shes a bit busy now coz she just moved her shop over to home 1 month ago.
if anyone shld speak to her, pls do not mention this, coz she'd then know who i am, and i cant risk my gowns - i need them in 1.5 months'time! just a note of caution that she may be busy this period.
i did call her last week, but she sounded quite hassled, so i didnt want to rush her too much. she said she'd try for last weekend, but she didnt call back. in any case, i just called her, and she say to go fitting this friday (only gown is ready). yippee! im worried, nervous & excited at the same time. im glad to hear u girls were very pleased with her.
gingerale, she's doing my wedding gown for me. its a skinny column drape, but she did tell me she can do the "big skirt" can-can type too. if u like, i can send u pixs of my gown when i go fitting this friday. or, just call & meet with her. she's very nice. bring along pixs of dresses u like.
yes, postpet2, u're right! very pleased with the dress. for a 1st fitting, i must say it fitted pretty well, just minor alterations needed. design aside (this is subjective), she followed my magazine perfectly, and workmanship is good. but she's really busy this period, and turned down my mother & bridemaid's job. my 2 other dresses can only be ready for 1st fitting in 2 weeks - a bit close to wedding liao. but i got confidence in kim.
gingerale, sent already. winnie & musicgal, will send now. no worries, kim is good! so relieved...