Cheryl A. Lofton & Associates is a premier, 3rd Generation, full-service tailoring shop in Washington, DC. The Lofton's have been a part of the wedding industry since 1939, specializing in alterations and custom made pieces for the entire wedding party. Check out our social media! @LoftonSalonDC
As a third generation tailor, Cheryl began sewing at the young age of 12 under the tutelage of her grandfather, the late J.C. Lofton. Mr. J.C. Lofton was the first African American to have a tailoring school in conjunction with a thriving business in downtown Washington DC. His reputation endures as the standard by which Cheryl A. Lofton & Associates service their clients to this day: Quality, Integerity, and Community.
We offer full-service tailoring as well as customization, repairs, and even custom suiting. Our specialists have decades of experience with both traditional gowns, couture pieces, suiting, bridemaids dresses, vintage pieces, and custom designs. We have hundreds of fabrics to choose from for custom suiting and shirting as well. There is little that we cannot do.
52 Reviews for Cheryl Lofton & Associates
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Dani Dredger · Getting married on 10/08/2021
Having my wedding dress tailored by Cheryl Lofton & Associates was perfect from start to finish. I reached out about tailoring services in late June for my August 22 wedding. I wasn't sure if I would be able to find a tailor given the pandemic, but CL&A had protocols in place to make sure I had a safe experience. I emailed a picture of my dress before I came in and Amber recommended I work with Gale, who does beautiful French bustles. I was always the only customer in the store during my appointments, and we always wore masks. Gale worked magic on my dress, which was two sizes too large in the bust, needed four layers hemmed, cups sewn in, and a French bustle. All was completed in time for my wedding, and the price quoted during my first appointment was what I paid upon pickup. I was so grateful to be able to wear my dress, I cannot say enough good things about CL&A!Sent on 09/01/2020
Cheryl Lofton & Associates's reply:Dani!!! You're going to make us cry! LOL We appreciate this review. You're so kind. Covid stinks, but we made it through! We wish you and yours a lifetime of love and look forward to working with you in the future!
Jessica Strong-Du Bois · Married on 11/21/2020
I came to Cheryl and Gale (not sure if I’m spelling her name right) after a HORRIBLE wedding dress alteration experience elsewhere (review to come). They were able to squeeze me in less than a month from my November wedding date. My wedding dress was mangled and Gale worked her MAGIC in a series of nearly 4 appointments to essentially reconstruct the dress to make it the beautiful masterpiece it was meant to be. It fit me like a glove and complemented me in all the right places. After every appointment, I left feeling assured that my dress would be taken care of and that they both truly cared about my satisfaction. I felt so confident and beautiful on our special and it’s all thanks to them. The professionalism, flexibility, meticulous attention to detail, levity (they were both really good at making me smile and laugh during a very stressful time), and superior knowledge of tailoring—you really can’t go wrong here. I will certainly be back for other pieces. Highly, highly recommend!Sent on 01/14/2021
Cheryl Lofton & Associates's reply:You look amazing!! Thank you so much for the kind review. We wish you and yours a lifetime of love. We look forward to seeing you again!
Grace McNamee · Married on 08/14/2020
Beautiful alterations and excellent service
Cheryl Lofton & Associates did a beautiful job with the alterations for my wedding dress. The fit wound up being just perfect--comfortable to wear all day and incredibly flattering--as you can see in the pictures! The experience of getting the alterations was also lovely. I fainted in the store during the session (fainting is just a thing I do), and they were so patient, generous, and warm with me as I recovered and then through the rest of the alterations. I'd highly recommend both the gorgeous final product and the experience!Sent on 08/24/2020
Cheryl Lofton & Associates's reply:Thank you, Grace! You look amazing! *heart-eyed emojis* You were such a please and we hope to see you again for your everyday alterations as well!