Gown Alteration Information Form for The Saratoga Seamstress


Schedule your alteration appointment with Zeb Sutherland (518) 210-3576   

Many people travel great distances to find the perfect gown for their special event. The following information may help you to decide if having your alterations done here is right for you. 

Although most alterations take 2 visits, your gown may take as many as 4 visits to your seamstress: 

1) the initial fitting 

2) the fit-check 

3) necessary adjustments 

4) your final fitting and pick-up 

Also, consider your busy schedule to be sure it will be convenient for you to get to the fitting appointments. Appointment and fit-checks are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
To ensure a successful gown alteration, schedule your fitting a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your wear date. Note: appointment dates fill up quickly and are available on a first come first served basis. Alterations may take up to 5 weeks.    

  • Bring the undergarments and shoes that you plan to wear with your gown to your fitting appointment. This is a must for gowns.    

Please feel free to ask about alteration costs. We will give you a cost estimate. We are usually on target, but occasionally when we take apart and look inside the structure of the gown, we find that we have underestimated the cost and will immediately call you for your approval before we do the alteration.

Fit-check and Pick-up:

  • You must schedule a fit-check appointment within 10 days of notification for any no-cost necessary adjustments. Otherwise, additional adjustment fees apply.  Zeb is at Rockabella on Tuesdays from 2:30-6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-6:00 p.m.

  • A $10.00 per week storage fee will be assessed for items not picked up within 10 days of notification of gown alteration completion.

  • Payment for your alterations is by check or cash. A 50% deposit is required at the initial fitting and the balance due at gown pick up.

  • Make checks payable to Zeb Sutherland

Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free experience and ultimately a beautiful fitting gown that you will feel amazing and comfortable in when you wear it for your special event.