Cheryl Lofton & Associates is a premier full-service wedding tailoring company in Washington, DC. The company has been part of wedding industry since 1939, specializing in alterations and tailoring services for the entire wedding party. It provides unlimited fitting for the couples and 100% guaranteed satisfaction for every dress and attire that it touches.
Cheryl Lofton is a third generation tailor from a family of tailors. She began sewing at age 12 under her grandfather's supervision, the late J.C. Lofton. He is a self-taught master tailor and the first African American to run a tailoring school in downtown Washington. His reputation of providing excellent tailoring and alteration services is kept alive by Cheryl today.
Cheryl Lofton & Associates offers dress and attire services including alterations and customization. They can work on bridal gowns, including plus-size dresses, as well as gowns for other formal events, and tuxedos.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Shelagh · Married on 12/15/2018
Best tailor in DC
Cheryl Lofton and her team are seamstress queens. I created a custom dress that I THOUGHT fit, and realized through my fittings at Cherly Lofton, that we could make the dress look 3 times as good. My dress had lace, sparkles, sleeves - all the difficult stuff, and the team handled all alterations with ease. Cheryl also helped me FINALLY find a jumpsuit that was not see-through -and my seamstress had to basically remake it because I have a very long torso. It fit like a dream after my fitting. Their prices are maybe 10% more than average in DC, but when you are getting something tailored, don’t you want it to be perfection? It’s worth the $5-10 extra dollars.
Caitlin · Married on 11/10/2018
Tailoring for wedding dress
I had my wedding dress tailored at Cheryl Lofton & Associates for my Fall DC wedding. It was very easy to set up my appointment, and the turn-around on my alterations was very fast (I had a simple crepe gown from BHLDN). I ended up returning 10 days before my wedding to have a small bustle added, and they were able to accommodate. A great value and professional service.
Yumiko · Married on 07/14/2018
Cheryl Lofton is amazing! I had gone for previous alterations and knew that I could trust them with my wedding dress, and it turned out perfectly. Ali worked on my dress, which initially was a two piece (corset and skirt). Cheryl and Ali recommended that I either put pressure buttons in so that the top didn't come out all night or that we sew the top and skirt together. I opted for the latter, and I was so glad that I did - it looked like it had been a dress all along. Without their expert advice, I think i would have regret my choice of a two-piece.
Everyone in the shop is super friendly and helpful, and the prices are very reasonable given the quality of the work. You won't regret it!