Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I start alterations?
    Brides should start no later than 3 months before the wedding. Mothers and Bridesmaids should start around 6 to 8 weeks before. Camrin is already filling up for 2023 clients!

    *PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, Camrin’s schedule can fill up months in advance, contact her at least 5 months prior to your desired appointment (that means at least 8 months prior to the event) to ensure a spot! It is NEVER too early!

    *Contact Camrin well in advance even if the dress has not arrived yet or you plan on losing weight. Once spots fill up Camrin is no longer able to accept any new clients. 


     

  • How much do alterations cost?
    Due to the fact that every gown is very different and every body type is different it is near impossible to quote prices until Camrin sees you in the dress! She does her very best to keep prices low and she has been told by countless customers that her prices are lower than other shops they have been to. Prices would be quoted at the first fitting. Camrin is happy to discuss budget with you at your first fitting should you have any concerns at all!

    If you would like a price estimate prior to your first fitting, a $60 consultation is available! Should you choose to use Camrin as your seamstress, $30 of that consultation fee will go towards your alterations bill!


     

  • What do I need to bring to the fitting?
    You will need to bring your shoes and whatever undergarments you plan to wear (bra, spanx, crinoline etc). You will need these exact items at every fitting to ensure accuracy! Please also see the next question about undergarments!


     

  • Can I go without a bra?
    Camrin always says, of all days for your bust line to look its best, the wedding day is it! If wearing a bra is a possibility with your gown, a majority of the time a bra will not only make the dress look better, but also fit better, AND save you in alteration costs!

    Some gowns do not offer much coverage in the back for wearing bras. Camrin does have bra cups that can be sewn into the dress if you can get away without a bra. It is ALWAYS recommended to bring a bra even if you are unsure if you will wear one. Sometimes cups work, but sometimes a bra works best overall

    There are also many new options out there for stick on bras, and body tape meant for helping with support for your bust! We carry many of these products right in our store! 


     

  • Can you alter my regular clothing?
    Yes! Camrin can alter all women's regular clothing. She is currently not accepting men's tailoring. Please keep in mind that Winter is the BEST time to go through your closet and bring Camrin the items you need tailored! Camrin's schedule is full of bridal and formal gowns during wedding season. She only accepts regular clothing in the months of November through March!

Camrin Edwards Seamstress and Wedding Coordinator, Reading Pa