Based in Oakland, as well as in Sanford, Florida, Sewing by Marilyn is a wedding dress and formalwear alteration business. Marilyn has more than 25 years experience and has a degree in dressmaking and design. Together with her team of talented seamstresses, she is committed to helping every customer have the dress of their dreams.
Sewing by Marilyn offers to-be-weds the chance to make their wedding day attire truly their own. Marilyn is also happy to design custom wedding gowns for a one-of-a-kind look. She works closely with her clients to bring their visions to life, whether it's slightly altering an existing gown or creating one from scratch. This seamstress operates by appointment only, ensuring that every customer gets her undivided attention.
10 Reviews for Sewing by Marilyn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lindsay H. · Getting married on 11/21/2021
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Marilyn is the best around! She has great attention to detail and made my wedding dress alterations a breeze. I wanted some major changes and she was able to do them in no time. I have and will continue to go to her for my alteration needs.Sent on 01/16/2021
Melissa D. · Getting married on 05/05/2021
Marilyn was recommended to me by another family member, and I am SO glad I chose her to work on my dress!
Our wedding was in May, and everything was changing last minute due to Covid-19. As hectic as it was, Marilyn was extremely kind, patient, and flexible. She made me feel so special as she really took the time to find out exactly what I wanted and make sure every last detail was perfect. She even offered to steam my dress the day of the wedding!
I did not like any of the traditional bustles, so she got creative and made my dress into a "ballroom" bustle. My very long train completely disappeared, exactly how I wanted!
We ended up having her alter my grandma's outfit and have since recommended her to many other friends and family.
Her pricing was great and she was able to work within my tight budget!Sent on 02/08/2021
Sonia G. · Getting married on 04/03/2021
Marilyn was amazing! She altered my wedding dress, maid of honor dress, bridesmaid dress and my mom’s dress. I would trust her with any alteration, she is amazing, punctual and very personable.Sent on 01/18/2021
Team of Sewing by Marilyn
Head Seamstress and designer
Marilyn has over 25 years experience and takes pride in her ability to make each and every client look and feel their best! She is understanding and eager to make your big day the most beautiful one of your life!