Cynthia's Sewing is locally known and trusted for beautifully modern, one of a kind seamstress work, specializing in:
Custom Bridal Accessories...Veils and sashes
Alterations, Custom Designs
Cynthia's Sewing Reviews
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Reviewed On 10/05/2021 by Erica M
Cindy was very friendly and helpful! She did a fabulous job with the alterations for my gown. She even bustled my miniature bride’s dress and altered my mom’s dress! Would recommend her for sure!
Reviewed On 5/26/2021 by Krista C
Cindy made my dress alteration experience so seamless (no pun intended!) and stress-free! She is the sweetest, kindest, and most professional person you will ever meet. My dress had a lot of intricate beading and design on the bodice and had a...
n 8 layer train. It had to be brought in a few times due to me losing weight leading up to the wedding. Cindy was so accommodating and on my last fitting even fixed one area on the spot that we noticed needed to be altered. My dress fit to PERFECTION! She was so wonderful that my mom even had her outfit altered by Cindy for the wedding as well. If I have any alteration needs in the future I will definitely contact Cindy again! <3
Reviewed On 4/14/2021 by Jaimie H
Cynthia was a pleasure to work with. I was very nervous to get my dress altered as it was covered in intricate beading and very heavy. The results were AMAZING. She took extra great care of me and took her time to make sure it was exactly what ...
I wanted. She added extra fabric underneath the dress to give it more volume (as I said it was very heavy and laid flat), and made me a custom vail. For all her work, I could not have asked for a better price. Will be using her fur future alterations.
If you need alternations done, look no further than Cynthia.
Reviewed On 4/16/2020 by Katie B
Cindy was exactly what I was hoping for in a seamstress! She was very responsive and flexible when booking my initial fitting and pick-up appointments. She has a professional fitting room right when you walk into her home, and she is very warm ...
and welcoming. Her work is flawless and she's very efficient! Fantastic value.
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Mariah S
cynthia did an absolutely amazing job with my wedding dress! she was very kind and worked fast! highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 8/12/2019 by Linda S
Cindy did the alterations for my daughter's dress. It was a TERRIBLE experience. We had problems with the zipper and the front inset ripped while she had the dress. She told us she couldn't fix it and we were forced to leave and find someon...
e else with less than 2 weeks before the wedding. We did reach out to express our dissatisfaction and ask for an explanation. We were told it was "unfortunate." Plus , she only accepts cash and wanted payment before the alterations were complete.
Reviewed On 7/02/2019 by Rachel M
I am so thankful that I went to Cindy to have my wedding dress altered! She was calm, kind, confident, and obviously very experienced. I instantly trusted her after hearing her describe in detail about how she would make the alterations needed....
She worked quickly and was affordable, I highly recommend her! She'll make your dress one less thing you have to worry about for the wedding!!
Reviewed On 6/23/2019 by Rebecca K
She works quickly and did an excellent job!
Reviewed On 2/10/2019 by Angelle D
Cindy is an amazing seamstress. She did a beautiful French bustle on my wedding dress and altered my rehearsal dinner dress to fit me to a tee. My mom had her mother-of-the-bride dress altered by Cindy and absolutely loved the fit. She does ama...
zing work! Highly recommend. She’s located very close to Amara Bridal Salon.
Reviewed On 11/20/2018 by Liz G
Cindy did such a wonderful job on my dress and was so kind! Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Kayla R
Cynthia did an absolutely beautiful job altering my wedding dress. She provided such high quality work, and the dress fits me perfectly. She was so sweet and great to work with. I highly recommend her for any brides in the Cincinnati area!
Reviewed On 7/02/2018 by Katelyn K
Cynthia did great work on my wedding dress. (it had A LOT of layers too). She worked on it till I was 100% happy with everything. Her room was super cute that you tried the dresses on in. Ended up having her do my bachelorette and rehearsal dre...
ss too. And now I am in my friend's wedding she's going to do the dress for that wedding as well. She's definitely my go to alterations person now. You gotta book like a month in advance because she is booked by a lot of loyal customers so just a heads up.
Reviewed On 6/10/2018 by Kirsten C
Cindy was so wonderful and easy to work with! We did two fittings with my dress, and it fit like a dream. She also fit me in last minute the week of my wedding to add a bustle to my dress, which was just amazing. I could not have been happier w...
ith my alterations and experience!
Reviewed On 5/16/2018 by Hollie L
I had a wonderful experience with Cindy. I wasn’t expecting the price to be as high as it was, due to the wedding dress shop owner telling me it would be a MUCH lower price for alterations, and my fiancé wasn’t all that thrilled with the price ...
or the fact that she wanted “cash only” but overall it was a great experience! Cindy was incredibly sweet and easy to talk to and my dress looks and fits beautifully!
Reviewed On 4/09/2018 by Stephany G
Cynthia made me feel at ease with getting alterations done in the final 3 weeks before my wedding. I am am also expecting, and she did wonderful with my measurements.
Reviewed On 3/19/2018 by Emma C
I had a great experience with Cindy!! She took in the bust, added cups and a bustle and also created a beautiful belt and added it to my dress. It was done very fast and for a very reasonable price. She makes you feel very comfortable and is ve...
ry knowledgeable about her work. I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Kaycie K
Cindy did a great job and was really easy to work with. She made the alterations process more bearable than I expected it to be and the hem on my dress was perfect! I honestly don't have much to say about the price as I don't know what is consi...
dered "reasonable" but she a did a great job so was worth the price I paid. Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Jenna R
Cynthia was great!! She made me feel so comfortable and helped make my wedding dress perfect! She was willing to go above and beyond for me- adding cups into my gown the day of pick up because I had forgotten to ask for them on the initial visi...
t. Definitely recommend.
Reviewed On 6/22/2017 by Amanda F
Cynthia is so easy to work with--she is honest, affordable, and really sweet. She altered the length of my gown, custom made the veil of my dreams, and altered the size of my headpiece all for a very fair price. I would highly recommend her to ...
any bride in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. You will be thrilled with your gown and accessories when she gets finished working her magic!
Reviewed On 6/19/2017 by Chelsea L
I was a little underwhelmed with this vendor. She's extremely nice, and I will say that she hemmed my dress beautifully. However, she communicated that I needed to get in for alterations ASAP, which was fine, but my final fitting was like 3 mon...
ths before the wedding. It made me a little anxious, but I assumed it was normal. I later found it was not normal. My bigger issue is that the bustle ripped almost immediately. Initially I was thrilled with it because it looked very delicate, but delicacy ended up being a big negative. I had to hold my dress up a lot of the night.
Dealing with her wasn't a negative experience, but I might chose differently if I did it again.
Reviewed On 5/05/2017 by Erin M
I chose Cynthia based on her good reviews and people describing her work as very reasonable priced. I could not find an actual price on any reviews, so I had no idea what “reasonable” meant. I do have to say I was pretty shocked by my $550 bill...
. Going into the first fitting, I had buyer’s remorse. All I wanted was to have a comfortable dress and mine was certainly not. My second and final fitting was a month before my wedding. I now wish I would have asked for it to be closer to my wedding day. I was satisfied at final fitting though. I felt so much more comfortable in my dress and the hem was perfect. I was worried about my strapless dress falling down, but she assured me it was fine. The day of, I was very comfortable (my number one priority). However, I must have lost weight or something because I definitely flashed my new husband and photographer by accident. I suppose this is my fault for going to the gym a month before the wedding, but it would have been noticed if my final fitting was closer to my wedding day. Now what did really bother me is that my bustle broke half way through the reception. My dress drug behind me the rest of the night and got so incredibly dirty from dragging on the floor and people accidentally stepping on it.
Reviewed On 5/02/2017 by Mary B
Cynthia is actually my Mother. She flawlessly altered my wedding dress and thousands of others in years past. She worked on the bodice of my gown and bustled the bottom as well as custom made my veil. I could've lived in it! I may be biased, b...
ut it doesn't make it any less true that she is great at what she does.
Her prices are reasonable if not too low for the fabulous work she does. It is incredible how much time goes into altering a dress.
I will continue to praise the work of Cynthia's Sewing and stand behind her every step of the way. Thank you Mom, for your talent, strength and love. You deserve all the stars in the sky when it comes to an honest review.
Reviewed On 5/02/2017 by Hope N
I went to Cynthia based on recommendations from my bridal salon and my matron of honor. Everything seemed fine while I was at Cynthia's home for my initial fitting. It was a huge sticker shock when she charged me $475 for alterations on a $75...
0 dress. I felt this was a high price. She then strongly encouraged me to pay cash only. At my second (and final fitting), I asked if she could alter the bodice to fit my body better. She told me she could not do this or it would not fit around. I had my doubts, but she should know better. I left feeling like I had chosen the wrong dress. I found an alterations lady near me who quickly said "that's easy!" and altered the bodice to fit my body correctly. When I spoke with Cynthia about this, she refused to take responsibility, telling me I was happy at my final fitting. I also put the dress on and walked in it at home (with my wedding shoes on) to find it is too long and I am stepping on it. The only reason I checked this was because my friend said her alterations person asked her to walk, raise her arms, sit, etc. to ensure the dress fit. She charged me over $200 just for the hem and it isn't even correct. Overall, I am dissatisfied with the alterations done on my dress. I am extremely surprised at the lack of professionalism that Cynthia has displayed since I made her aware of the areas she did not alter appropriately. I gave her a chance to right the wrong before writing this review; however, she will not take any responsibility, only saying "The priority with every bride is to ensure that The Bride is completely satisfied with the fit of her gown at the final fitting. This held true during your final fitting." If asking for additional alterations and being denied is completely satisfied, then I was completely satisfied. I was far from satisfied and at one month from my wedding, my dress is still not complete due to her shortcomings. I will gladly provide a photo of how my dress looked when I left her home, if anyone would like it. My recommendation is to find someone else to alter your dress.
Update: I feel the need to clear up some things. I did not refuse her phone calls. My client answered (as I was using my phone as a timer for his work) and I had to hang up, due to being at work. She called right back and I allowed it to go to voicemail. I then sent her a text saying I was at work and due to my work schedule and appointments, I asked her to respond to me via email. I even said thank you! I did not demand a refund, I simply said it would go a long way to right the issue. I also did not threaten a bad review. She may have taken what I said incorrectly, but when I said I was giving her the chance to right the wrong without a negative review, I meant that I would prefer to settle this outside of the public arena. I simply wanted an apology or a solution to the issue. I do not wish to engage in further conversation here. I simply felt the need to clear my name.
Reviewed On 4/06/2017 by Kelly M
Cynthia did a great job with my dress! She is reasonably priced and quick! I got my dress back in 2 weeks and everything looked and felt good. She added lace from my mother's wedding dress and it turned out perfect! I was so excited to surprise...
I would recommend her to every bride.
Reviewed On 12/21/2016 by Audrey L
I had a great experience with Cindy! She hemmed my dress, added cups, added a belt, added a bustle, and took it in just a little on the hips. It fits perfect! Cindy is very easy to work with and genuinely a really good person. Definitely recomm...
end her for wedding gown alterations.
Reviewed On 12/07/2016 by Jade W
I cannot begin to express how phenomenal it was to work with Cynthia! She was sweet, prompt, and reasonably priced for the fantastic job she did. I took my dress for my first fitting and went back just TWO weeks later for my final fitting and m...
y dress fit PERFECTLY! She was just a joy to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone needing alterations. From just hemming or adding bra cups, to needing it taken in almost 4 sizes (like mine!) Cynthia is great!
Reviewed On 12/06/2016 by jillian T
I recommend Cindy to anyone who wants their dress to fit perfectly on their wedding day! She did the alterations for my November wedding and everything turned out perfectly. I even had a last minute change of heart that required Cindy to make a...
n additional alteration and she was very patient and kind about it telling me that she wanted everything to be perfect. My dress fit like a glove thanks to Cindy's high-quality work!
Reviewed On 11/26/2016 by Jessica S
Cindy was a pleasure to work with! I was nervous about getting my dress altered. It has a very stiff bodice, many flowing layers, a back that needed to lay just right, and it was about 3 sizes to big. She made it fit like a glove after one f...
itting. She made me feel comfortable the entire time and really focused on what would make me feel comfortable in the dress. I loved working with her, and would absolutely recommend using Cindy!
Reviewed On 11/17/2016 by Jade W
Being a very reluctant, socially awkward bride, Cynthia was absolutely phenomenal. She made me feel right at home and did a spectacular job making my dress (6 sizes too big) fit me like a glove. Very reasonably priced and super quick and effici...
ent. If I ever need an alteration in the future she would be my girl.
Reviewed On 11/13/2016 by Rebecca N
Cindy is a phenomenal seamstress! She was my favorite person that I met while planning my wedding. I purchased my lace dress "off the rack", so I needed it hemmed (like 8 inches taken off the bottom), straps shortened, bustles added, and I need...
ed some small rips/tears in the lace repaired. Since the dress had been on the rack in the store, it had a little wear and tear that needed to be sewn up. Cindy got my dress looking brand new and beautiful in no time! She is clearly a very experienced seamstress. I never once worried about how my dress would turn out. She is just lovely to work with and a very nice person. Her home is clean, and she has a room set up in the front for all of her fittings. I also purchased a veil and beaded sash that she had handmade herself. They were gorgeous! I would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/13/2016 by Amanda S
Cynthia was fantastic! I had a mermaid gown with a lace and beading overlay and a LONG train. She had to take the gown up at the shoulders, take in the entire bodice around the bust, let some room out around the thighs and create a 6 tie fren...
ch bustle in the back on a difficult fabric.
It turned out amazing! She even thought to put elastic around the shoulders so the lace would lay flat and not stick out over my shoulders. And the french bustle she created was absolutely stunning. When my maid of honor finished bustling it she was starting - then she turned to me we both said "it almost looks better bustled." Which is saying something because it was a beautiful dress to begin with! But she created a masterpiece with the bustle.
Cynthia was so friendly and the price was amazing. My jaw dropped at the bill - I thought it would be way more! I cannot say enough about her work.
Reviewed On 9/02/2016 by Heather L
Cindy was absolutely amazing. Very reasonable pricing and the alterations were wonderful, she will make sure it looks great and not finalize anything until it's perfect. My dress looked like it was made exactly just for me by the time she was d...
one and she also took out the boning to make it look more natural in the upper bodice. She also took off an embellishment and replaced it with navy blue ribbon per my request and added in a french bustle which looked very nice on the day of! I can't wait to send her photos of how it all turned out once my photography edits are completed!
Reviewed On 7/28/2016 by Faith P
Cynthia did such an amazing job at altering my wedding gown. She was very quick at taking it in and hemming it and making it absolutely perfect. It was strapless, so it needed to be secure, and she did just that! I never felt like I had to fix ...
it and I was so comfortable in the way that it fit! I am so glad that we found Cynthia! I would definitely recommend Cynthia to anyone in the Cincinnati area looking for an amazing seamstress.
Reviewed On 7/07/2016 by Sonora K
Cindy was a pleasure to work with! She was so kind and sweet and wanted to know everything about the wedding. She got my dress done in 1 months time and it fits absolutely perfect! I would 100% recommend going to her.
Reviewed On 6/17/2016 by Erin A
I was so glad that I chose Cynthia's Sewing for my alterations! She did a great job with my dress, and was so kind and patient, truly wonderful to work with. Once she was done with it, my dress fit perfectly, was much more comfortable, and ha...
d a beautiful bustle. Her work was very affordably priced, and I would highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 5/17/2016 by Kayla G
Cindy is an absolute outstanding seamstress. It took her less than two weeks to make several alterations to my wedding dress. She was extremely kind and welcomed me in her home . She made me feel very comfortable and explained everything she wa...
s planning to do with the dress. When I went to try on the dress for the final time, I was a little uncomfortable about the fitting of the top of the dress. She immediately fixed it on the spot to make an absolute perfect fit. Thank you so much Cindy.
Reviewed On 4/21/2016 by Samantha L
Cindy is Amazing!!! Hands down a wonderful experience getting my dress altered:-) She made a one of a kind custom sash belt that made my dress absolutely stunning:-) I cannot say enough about how amazing her quality of work is. If you need alte...
rations or custom accessories definitely go to Cindy!
Reviewed On 8/09/2014 by Laura H
Cynthia created my veil by hand, as well as altering a very complicated dress, which I give her much credit for. She was able to make a veil that matched my dress beautifully and was exactly what I wanted, without having to spend a fortune. She...
is a wonderful person and is super accommodating to her brides. I would recommend her over and over again!
Reviewed On 3/13/2014 by Kat G
Cindy did wonderful work on my wedding dress. She really helped to make sure everything was right. She also did some custom design work on my shawl that couldn't have been more lovely. Highly recommend!!