sewing room

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are you located?


I am located at The Perfect Gown in St. James Polo Park. We are in the strip mall with front parking.




Do I need to book an appointment?


Yes, you do! To ensure the quality of the formal fitting, I work by appointments only. Call Trinh at: 204-558-2077. Text messages are welcome anytime. For your convenience, you can fill out the online contact form to book a fitting appointment, consultation apppointment, or to request a rough quote.




What should I bring for the first and last fitting appointments?


At first fitting appointment: -Shoes with the height you are planning to wear on your wedding day. -Undergarments and anything you plan on wearing with your gown. -Accessories to be added to your gown (ie. sashes, jewel, or lace applique...). -I carry natural, push up, or custom bra cups to be sewn to your gown (for an extra fee), but keep in mind that customers who need a good supported bra or corset must have it ready to ensure the accuracy of the fitting. -I encourage you to bring your close friends or family members to get valuable advice and input (maximum 2 guests due to our limited space). At last fitting appointment: For gowns with corsets or bustles done, I encourage you to invite your maid of honour to come with you in order to learn how to properly connect the bustle or how to lace corset backs (maximum of 2 guests due to our limited space).




What are turn around appointments?


My turn around is approximately 3-4 weeks. I encourage my clients to book the appointment for the first fitting 8-12 weeks before the wedding for the following reasons: -Allowing enough time for additional adjustments. -Major alterations or transformations that require 2-3 appointments. The earliest you can book is six months prior to the event to save popular time-slots.




Which methods of payment do you accept?


I accept all major credit cards (Visa, Master card, American Express, Apple Pay), Debit, and Cash Payments. All payments are due at the first fitting appointment, but some exceptions may be applied.




Do you have rush options available?


Yes, I always work hard to get the alterations done in a short amount of time to accomodate my clients with last minute plans. An additional fee will be applied on top of the total bill for any work that needs to be done within 2 weeks for wedding dresses and 1week for formal dresses.




How much do alterations cost?


Prices may vary depending on the complexity, amount of beading, intricate lace applique, width of the skirt and number of layers of the dress. If you are looking for common alterations, check out the price list below or fill out the online quote form with attached photos of you in your dress for a rough estimate. Wedding gowns - Take in side seams from $79 - Take up shoulder from $39 - Hem from $109 - Corset back from $149 - Bustle from $50 Bridesmaid and formal dresses: - Shorten straps from $17 - Take in side seams from $39 - Hem from $49 If you wish to have a precise quote, you will need a consultation appointment for pinning to see how your dress looks and we can discuss options. The consultation fee is $50, but it will be waived if you decide to proceed with the alterations. I provide a complementary steaming after the alterations are done.





Store front at The Perfect Gown