Maria Cabrera Alterations & Tailoring
Maria Cabrera Alterations & Tailoring offers a full range of seamstress services, including alterations of bridal gowns, formal-wear, and everyday clothing. Recently, we've branched out into the sale of Bridal Gowns and formal wear, as well! We would love to help you on your journey to find the perfect dress, and then to make it fit you perfectly, too!
Many brides do not realize that buying their dream wedding dress is only the starting point. Wedding dress alterations are not an optional part of the wedding dress process; they are necessary for a dress to fit and look as good as possible. Brides should be sure to familiarize themselves with the alterations process and be prepared to spend some time and money with their seamstress to get everything just right. Even if a bride is measured for a wedding dress, the dress is still only available in the usual range of pre-set sizes.
If a bride does not perfectly fit into a size six or ten wedding dress, or if her bust falls into the range for one size and her hips fall into the range for another, then she will end up with an ill-fitting wedding dress. Since most bridal salons do not stock every dress in every possible size, and since wedding dress designers can use different sizing systems, a bride should always assume that a dress will need a few adjustments for the best fit. Brides that are opting for strapless or form-fitting dresses will be especially concerned with a dress that fits well enough to stay in place. Jump over to our alterations page for more detail on the importance of bridal gown alterations, and to see how we can help!
Growing up in a small dress factory, Maria watched as her mother developed her own patterns; as a child, Maria thought that sewing machines, fabrics, lace, sequins, and crystal beads were part of everyone's life! It was only natural that Maria ultimately fell in love with this craft. Maria started working for Robert Tonner at Tonner Doll Co. in 1998. Shortly after, Mr. Tonner sent Maria to Parsons School of Design in New York City, N.Y. where she completed a Certificate Program in Fashion Design. Maria worked as a head pattern maker for 18 years. In 2016, she joined the Men's Wearhouse tailoring team before finally deciding to open up her own sewing studio. As a seamstress with decades of experience under her belt, Maria has what it takes to make you look and feel phenomenal, in whatever you choose to wear!