To my valued clients, As I begin to re-open and take appointments, some changes are necessary to put into place. I am only allowing one guest at a time. For brides especially, this means I can't allow family members or bridal parties into my studio to accompany your fittings. I have also limited my appointment times to evening only, to be considerate of others in the building my business occupies. Payment by electronic means is encouraged. Credit card payments can be made at date of service, or ahead of time through Square online. I can send you an invoice if this is your preferred payment method. I also accept Venmo payments! This is a difficult time for everyone, and many businesses have to re-open slowly and with caution, so we thank you for your patience and support.. If you would like to support my business in another way and give someone (or yourself!) a gift of the perfect fit, consider purchasing an eGift card! It's also a good way to pre-pay for your alterations! Thanks, stay safe, and I'll see you soon! ~Tamara

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Initial Fitting - Bridal

I require a minimum of 8-10 weeks for bridal alterations, 12-16 weeks for lace gowns. Please note your wedding date when scheduling your appointment. Complete pinning of your gown for fit and bustling if needed. This service generally takes about an hour. Some gowns may take longer for this initial fitting. Your deposit will be applied to your total charge for alterations.

$100 · 1 hour

Porch pick-up

Pick up at my home at 1062 Main Street, Melrose! This is only during the COVID-19 period as I can't have customers at my place of business. This is pick-up only, try-on at home. I apologize for the inconvenience to all my customers, but it's essential at this time. Stay safe!

Free · 5 minutes

Porch Drop off

During COVID-19 business closure I will accept your items dropped off at my home at 1062 Main St, Melrose. I am not doing any fitting at this time. An appointment is necessary so I know when you will be dropping off. Also please have garment marked (if straps are to be taken up for example) or specific instructions on what needs to be done. This is only during the COVID-19 time. I will be in touch for a date to pick up either from my home, or my studio when it re-opens. Be safe!

Free · 30 minutes

Additional Bridal Fitting

All Bridal fittings following first fitting - allow 1/2 hour

Price Varies · 30 minutes

Bridal Consultation

Please note your wedding date when scheduling your consultation. This is not a fitting. However I will have you try on your gown. I will take up to 30 minutes to address any concerns you may have about the fit, go over my recommendations for making it fit properly, and show you variations of a bustle, if one is needed - Consider a consultation with me if you are shopping around for a seamstress and would like my opinion and suggestions for alterations for your gown. When scheduling your appointment, please clarify that it's for a consultation only. More time is required for a complete bridal fitting and an additional deposit amount. Deposit will be applied to your alterations, if you decide to work with me! If you decide to work with me, I require 8-10 weeks minimum for alterations on bridal gowns.

$50 · 30 minutes

Prom/Semi Dress Alterations

Please note date of your prom when scheduling your appointment. Due to the prom season "rush" I ask that you try to schedule at least 3-4 weeks before your prom. When scheduling your appointment please leave a note as to what you need done, and be sure to bring your shoes, or some of a similar heel, to get the correct length. 30 minutes is usually enough time, however some dresses, such as those with a long train to bustle or a ball gown, will require a little more time. Prom dress alterations average $120-175 - Deposit of $50 required at first fitting.

Price Varies · 30 minutes

Prom - Ball Gown - extra time needed

I allow up to an hour for a full ball gown with multiple layers. Please choose this selection so I have enough time between appointments.

1 hour

Steaming only - Wedding gown

Let me take some of the stress out of your wedding day by making your gown look perfect! This service is provided to those who would like their gown steamed just before the wedding. If I am doing your alterations, there is no additional charge for steaming. I require a minimum of 1 day turnaround time for steaming. Same day service not available. 15 min allowed for drop off and special instructions

$100 · 15 minutes

Bridesmaid or Formal Gown Fitting

Other than Bridal Gowns. This includes all Formal gowns, Bridesmaid, Mother of bride/groom, Flower girl, Ring bearer, etc... When scheduling your appointment, please let me know the date of your event. Formal gown alterations average $90-150 Deposit of $50 required at first fitting

30 minutes

Custom Christening Gown

I would absolutely LOVE to make a special gown for your little one! Using your, or a relative's wedding gown makes it extra special. I use as much of the original gown as I can. Bring your ideas, pictures and suggestions on the design you would like, with you! I generally ask that you allow 2 months prior to your event date for me to make a custom gown, as i pay close attention to all the little details, and will correspond with you along the process to get your input. 50% down-payment required at the beginning, remainder paid upon completion. Please note date of event. I do like to have 6-8 weeks minimum to work on the gown but will work with you if there is less time before the event.

Starting at $400 · 30 minutes

Custom Communion Gown

Similar to my Christening gowns, I use all of your, or a loved one's wedding gown, to make a one-of-a-kind Communion Gown for your daughter. Think of how special she will feel to be wearing something made from her mom's wedding gown! I like to have at least 2 months for the creative process so please make your appointment enough in advance or advise me if it's less than 2 months. I look forward to making a special dress to be cherished by both mom and daughter. Initial appointment to discuss details and take measurements should take about 1/2 hour.

Starting at $400 · 30 minutes

eGift Card

Consider a gift card for a bride you know! Or perhaps a Thank You gift, or as a gift for someone you know who may want to restyle her clothes! Whatever the occasion, eGift cards are now available for purchase, and make the perfect gift! You don't need to schedule an appointment for this service. Just click here to choose your card:

Price Varies · 5 minutes


I have a general set of measurements I normally take. Some people may have a list provided by a manufacturer, or bride, if dresses are being made. Please bring a list of measurements needed if you have one.

$25 · 15 minutes

Basic Alterations

Most alterations other than formal wear

Price Varies · 30 minutes

Tamara Kenney

I have many years of experience, and recent years have focused on bridal and formal wear alterations and redesign, as well as making custom christening gowns. I look forward to working with you!