Evening, Prom & Wedding Dress Alterations


Do you need to Alter your Dress?

We are experienced working with all the kind of dresses and provide alterations on Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother-of-the-Bride Gowns, Homecoming Party Prom Dresses, Formal & Evening Gowns. 

You’ve spent hours, days and perhaps even weeks to find the perfect dress. It is the colour and the style you were looking for, and the price you can afford.

The only problem is that it is not fit perfectly so you will have 2 choices, to order a custom-made dress or you’ll have to make some formal & evening dress alterations.

So where do you start? Book an appointment and start today!

To make sure the experience is clear and simple, please book an appointment with our dress alterations expert. This way, you will learn everything you need to know about your gown alteration.



Dress Alterations Specialist in Toronto

If you have a gown that you want to restyle, remodel or alter, you can contact us. We will recommend to you how we can transform your piece.

Whether your gown needs just simple hemming, shortening and lengthening, letting in and taking out, converting an older style into something more contemporary, a bustle & sleeves added, or a whole remodelling.


We are here and we will make sure it’s super comfortable and fit perfectly.


Our store located at 5146 Dundas Street West Etobicoke, ON and we provide the customers from Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Mississauga and Vaughan with high-end evening dress alterations services. Do not hesitate to contact us whether you’ve any questions.



Kim- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nadia was so great fixing my daughter’s prom dress with such short notice. A true professional



What are some common dress alterations?

The most common dress alteration is hemming, take in the bust or waist and shorten shoulder straps. 

    • Hemming the Skirt. We provide this service to almost every customer that comes to visit us. Dresses come in different lengths and styles, so we need to hem them to achieve an ideal length. Especially the bridal gown hem is usually extra-long so it will also fit the taller customers.
    • Taking in/out on the hips and waist. Sides are taken in when the gown needs to be adjusted to fit your body shape. In this case, we suggest you pick a dress that is a little bit bigger, as it is much easier and less expensive to take it in, rather than let it out. As everybody is unique so it is almost impossible to find a gown that would fit everyone. Take the gown in or out on the side seams is another common bridal alteration in order to achieve the perfect silhouette.
    • Shortening the Straps. Usually, the straps are slightly longer, so they can fit more figures. In order to make it comfortable, we recommend adjusting the straps to ensure a perfect fit.

Other Gown Alterations we can provide

    • Taking in around the chest, so that the neckline won’t make a gutter when you look down.
    • Adding a waist to stay inside your gown and fits snug on your waist.
    • Altering the neckline is a common dress alteration that can make a big impact, as you can request to have your neckline opened or closed.
    • Altering the back is the dress alteration that our Tailor can make the difference. It requires a fashion designing experience and eye to make a remodel the back. This is a bit more expensive service.
    • Altering the closure is another alteration service that we can provide you. Just ask our Tailor what is possible!
    • Adding sleeves or doing other special dress alterations. Our gown alteration specialist will transform your gown to achieve the perfect fit and suit your individual preferences!



Michelle C.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐…Not only is she a joy to be around, but she is super fast/efficient and made my bridesmaid dress fit like a glove. She also custom placed lace on it seamlessly using her creativity and expert skill. I cannot recommend Nadia enough.



When should you have your first fitting?

When it comes to a wedding or bridesmaid dress alterations, a lot will depend on the time of year. During the Wedding Season (May-August) it may take 3-6 weeks. On the other hand, during fall or winter, it can take anywhere from 3-5 days to a week.

For prom dress alterations, during the prom Season (May-June) it may take 1-3 weeks. If you start earlier, it will take anywhere from 2 to 7 days.

It is always good to have some extra time, so we can have a least 1 fitting in case something needs to be fixed.

The ideal drop-off time is at least one month before the special occasion, so you don’t have to wait until the last minute to take it to the tailor. This will help our alterations specialist to offer you the best fit, result and of course, experience.



C W- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I had to have a dress altered for a wedding I’m attending, it turned out beautiful and exactly how I wanted it to be. I will definitely be coming back for anything I need to be made or altered!♡



The golden rule of Dress Alteration

When you come into your initial fitting appointment, there are several things you should bring with you. First of all, the shoes are essential in properly marking the hem.

Hair accessories, jewelry and undergarments you plan to wear (bra, slip, shapewear) on your special day, can also greatly impact the fit of your gown and will help you have a better idea of how everything looks together.

Our Tailor will do everything to make sure your gown fits perfectly. You should also take a close look at the fit and how the fabric falls and if something doesn’t feel right, speak up.

Be direct about how you envision your gown looking and feeling. If there are any significant changes you want to make, such as adding illusion lace sleeves or altering the neckline, don’t be afraid to ask questions.



Prom Dress Alterations Toronto

Whether your prom needs just simple hemming, a bustle added, or a whole remodelling. We are here and we will make sure it’s perfectly fitted, super comfortable, and homecoming party-ready. Do not hesitate to contact us whether you’ve questions about our prom dress alteration services in Etobicoke.

The ready-made prom dresses come in standard sizes and you will need straps or hem adjustment. These 2 parts have extra length to accommodate a variety of height and shapes.

Even when the gown seems to fit close, there’s always a few things that you might need to fix in order to have a prom dress with a perfect fit.

Your hem should grazing the floor and give you the freedom to walk, dance, and mingle with other students without worrying.



Sandra M.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ …Professional, highly skilled, pleasant, warm and friendly, responsive, upbeat and just an all-around pleasure to deal with. Don’t waste your time elsewhere.



Wedding Dress Alterations Toronto

Congratulations! You’ve found your dream bridal gown, but buying a wedding gown is just the beginning. As usual, the gown of your dreams needs a few wedding dress alterations to perfectly suit your body and style.

That’s where Nadia Lef- Bridal Alteration Shop and Wedding Dress Alterations come in!



Melysa C.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am so happy I found her! I had my wedding dress (10 layers) altered and bustled, and a Chinese traditional wedding dress altered (2 sizes too big). The work was flawless! She appreciated the authenticity of the fabric she worked with and wanted to ensure the alterations did not affect or impact the original style. Highly recommended!




Bridal Gown Fittings

The first fitting usually takes place a few weeks before the wedding day. It should take about an hour and is the perfect opportunity to add special details, personalize your wedding gowns or remodel it.

Our bridal alteration specialist will check the bridal gown from all angles. Look for places where we need to take in, let our, shorten, lengthen or alter the bridal gown, to fit in the bride’s unique figure. Finally, she will pin it in order to give you a sense of how your gown will fit and how the alterations will look. For more information about Wedding Dress Alterations and Fittings check here.

The second fitting. It will take place about 3-4 weeks before your wedding. You should bring again all undergarments, shoes, jewelry and any accessories you plan to wear for your wedding.

On the second fitting appointment, we will make sure that we addressed all the concerns from the first fitting. We will check that you can move around comfortably and that there’s no obvious wrinkling, bunching or pulling of material and we will pin any final adjustments to the bodice area. Finally, we will find the proper hem length where your hem skims the tops of the shoes you plan to wear with your gown.

On the last fitting, you will try your bridal gown on to make sure you’re 100% happy. If there aren’t any wrinkled or adjustments needed, you will take your wedding gown home!



Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Toronto

Being a Bridesmaid is something that makes you honoured, excited and grateful. However, if the gown is not custom made, the bridesmaid dress alterations are necessary to achieve a perfect fit.

Almost all bridesmaids dresses need alterations. Usually, the dresses have the same bust, waist, and hip measurement. It is really rare for someone to find the gown that matches one size exactly, which means alterations are necessary.

Take a gown that fits most parts of your body and our bridesmaid dress alterations in Toronto will make it fit perfectly. In order to provide you with high-quality bridesmaid dress alterations result in Toronto, we need to see the dress. There are many details that we can see only when the gown in on you. 



Bridesmaid dresses are usually made of satin or an equally fragile fabric. Therefore, it’s best to have them altered by a professional tailor who specializes in dresses, such as Nadia Lef in Etobicoke and next to Mississauga.

You can also check this article and learn Everything Your Bridal Party Needs to Know About Bridesmaid Dress Alterations



Danielle G.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐…so wonderful to work with! She helped me with a Bridesmaid dress I needed altered and was an absolute pleasure! Very talented with a lot of experience, and it’s apparent. Her prices were very reasonable and fair. 100% recommend for anyone needing custom or altered services.



Wedding, Prom & Evening dress alterations cost

Our Tailor will help you decide which alterations will work best without compromising the style of your dress.

Pricing varies based on how much work needs to be done and the complexity of the Prom, Evening, Formal or Wedding dress alterations. 

All the Gowns are constructed differently, and some styles and materials are just naturally easier to alter than others.

In general, a bridesmaid dress alterations cost depends on the amount of work, the design and the fabric. 

A gown with many layers or made of silk may also be more difficult for the Tailor to alter. Some fabrics are harder to work with and the dress alteration may cost you more.

Dress Alterations prices can vary, but generally, it will cost around $70-200. The price to take side won’t change whether we take 1 or 4 inches, so taking in a little or a lot will usually cost the same.

For gowns, such as wedding dresses, that have special fabrics or adornments such as beads, lace, tulle or crystals there may be an additional charge as the gown may require more extensive tailoring and it will cost around $400-700.



Jillian Elizabeth C.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very professional and quick. She altered a bridesmaids dress for me and it fits perfectly. Reasonable prices, very friendly and personable.



Free consultation before your Dress Alteration 

In order to provide you with an accurate price, we offer you a free consultation, as you have to try the bridesmaid dress so we can see exactly the alterations that should be done.

It is hard to give you an estimate price, only by looking at the photos. There are many parts on the dress, so altering one may affect another part.

Our goal is to achieve the perfect result for your special day, so everything has to be perfect.

You can check our review and see what our customers saying about our quality and the final result.



Are you ready to alter your Dress?

Do not hesitate to contact us whether you have any questions about our dress alteration services, whether you want to alter your Wedding, Bridesmaid, Prom, Formal or Evening Gown. 

You can book a FREE in-person consultation. This way, we can better advise you on the dress alterations to make sure the final result fits you perfectly. 

Book an appointment easily with our 24/7 Scheduler. Alternatively, you can use the following contact form. Our store located in Etobicoke and we serve our customers in Toronto, Mississauga, Woodbridge and North York.





Frequently Asked Questions Prom & Evening Dress Alterations

I have several dresses that need to be altered. I am hoping to get your professional opinion on if it’s actually possible/will look good.

Dress alteration is our specialty and all the dresses will look great, so you don’t have to worry about that.


I am looking for a tailor to make a few adjustments on a dress that I am wearing to a formal event that I will be attending. Can you help me?

Of course, you can book a free consultation online and choose the day and time that works best for you. Our store is located in Etobicoke and the consultation session is free of charge.


I have a gala next Thursday evening but my dress won’t arrive until Monday evening. Is there any way to do a 24-hour dress alteration?

We will do our best in order to finish it on time. Of course, it depends on the design and the alterations we need to do.


I’m looking to have my prom dress hemmed to a shorter length and taken in on the bottom for a better fitting silhouette shape. It’s a simple tight-fitting dress with one layer of fabric. How long would you need to complete the alterations?

In order to provide you with an accurate timeline, we need to see the prom dress on you. On average, it gonna take 1-2 weeks to complete it.


What is the price to alter a formal dress?

I am attending a gala and have to alter my dress. I need to take it in so it is fitted more. Could you let me know the price range based on the photos I sent you?

In order to provide you with a price, we have to see the dress on you and see exactly the alterations that should be done. There are many details, such as body shape and fabric, that unfortunately, we can’t see by the photos. As for prices and quality in general, you can check our previous reviews.

Frequently Asked Questions for Bridesmaid Dress Alterations


I just picked up my bridesmaid dress and it is too tight around the waist and the cups that they put in look a bit funny. I know it is extremely last minute but I am wondering if you would be able to help me with these issues.

We will do our best to help you, but first, we need to see the dress.


I have a bridesmaid’s dress that needs slight alterations. It fits well but the halter needs to be fitted properly and it needs to be hemmed. Please let me know when you have time for me to come by.

You are more than welcome and you can book an appointment online. Just choose the day and time that works best for you.


I got a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding. The store sold me a 2 instead of a 4. Could I please come in to see if you can alter it?

Of course. Visit our store, so we can see the design and how the dress is stitched. 


Hello, I am looking into shortening my bridesmaid’s dress a couple of centimetres and would need it done by next week. Would this be possible?

During the wedding season, it usually takes more than 2 weeks. On the other hand, if you require an alteration between October to March, usually it can take less than one week, depending on the dress.



Quote for a bridesmaid’s dress alteration

I have a bridesmaid dress that requires alterations. My dress is a size 4, and I will likely need some minor alterations to the straps, bust, and bodice. Can you provide me with an approximate quote?

In order to provide you with a price, we have to see the dress on you. There are many details, such as body shape and fabric that unfortunately, we can’t see by the photos.


I was wondering if I could get a starting quote for a bridesmaid’s dress. I would like to shorten the length, shorten the shoulders and sew the leg slit up a little. 

The approximate prices to shorten shoulders will be $25-35, to shorten the hem $50-75 and to open the slit $10-15.


I am a bridesmaid next month and have to alter a crepe Dessy dress. I need to take it in so it is fitted more.  Could you let me know the price range I may expect if I were to bring it to you for alterations?

As for prices in general, you can also check our reviews and see what our customers saying about their experience.



Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Dress Alterations


I would like to order a Dress for a wedding (not a wedding dress) alterations. Can you give me some more information?

Depending on the kind of dress you can visit our alteration page for evening gowns or the one for bridesmaid’ gown alterations and learn more.


I am looking to have made 2 wedding dresses into a one-piece. Is this something you can do?

It is better if you bring the 2 dresses. This way you can show us exactly the new design you have in mind. It is not something common and we need to create a custom wedding design by using the fabric of 2 other dresses, so in order to achieve a desirable result, we need to start with a free in-person meeting.


I wanted to get my wedding dress altered to you. I am looking to shorten and bustle my wedding dress. The straps will also need to be shortened as well. I was wondering what the timeline for booking this sort of thing is and how can we start?  

You can book an appointment online and visit our store when it works best for you. In order to achieve a perfect result without any stress, we going to need 5 to 8 weeks. During our first meeting, we can discuss all the details. 



How much it will cost?

I am shopping around for alterations prices for my wedding gown as I was quoted (what I believe) to be a ridiculously high amount for alterations from the bridal salon.

 From our experience, our prices are on average 20-40% lower.


I am looking to do a few alterations to my wedding dress, such as a hem, add a bustle, shorten straps and remove a layer of the tool underneath the skirt. Is there are a way you could tell me how much this would cost if I send you a photo?

The wedding dress has to fit perfectly on your body, silhouette and style. We can achieve it only if you try it on. There are many details I need to see before we can tell you the final price and unfortunately we can’t see them from a photo.


I was hoping you could give me a quote for shortening the hem of my dress and taking it in at the waist.

The most exciting thing about wedding dresses is that they are unique, so, unfortunately, there is no fixed price. In order to take a good idea about our prices, you can check our reviews and see what our customers saying about us


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