Do I need to wear a bra?
No! Some of our clients prefer to wear a bandeau bra or long line bra with their garments. For other clothing that has a low back or no back design, we have sew-in cups for purchase at the time of your fitting.
What if I don't have the exact shoes?
The exact shoe helps us to properly determine the correct length of dress or pants we hem. We do, however, understand it can be difficult not finding the right shoes at the time of your fitting. If you have a shoe that is similar in heel height, please bring those! We can double check the length closer to the time of pick-up.
What is it that you do?
We focus heavily on bridal gown alterations during the summer months, but that is not the only thing we do. We also alter special occasion & bridesmaid's dresses, men's suit tailoring, custom ties, bow ties, pocket squares, and ascots. The Iron Horse Atelier also does alterations on jeans and regular clothing.
What if I want something custom made?
The Iron Horse Atelier Design Studio and Tailor House is all about customizing your special day! Custom work includes: Wedding gowns, Baptism & First Holy Communion dresses (either made from scratch or taken from your own or a family wedding gown!), and Custom Men's suiting accessories (ties, bow ties, accosts, pocket squares).
What is the process and turnaround time for alterations?
Wedding gown alterations and men's suit tailoring take about 3 months prior to the wedding date.
Bridesmaid's dresses & special occasion we fit about 1 month prior to the wedding/event date.
Clients who are pregnant or have given birth close to the wedding date, we prefer to fit 3 weeks prior to event date.
Custom design orders can take anywhere between 3-8 months due to consultations, fabric ordering, and finishing.
What are your hours?
Currently, the studio is by appointment only. Please feel free to send us a message at TheIronHorsePgh@gmail.com or call us at 412-956-0957 to set up your next fitting or design consultation.
*Please consider, we are very busy with our wedding clients and custom order clients. Any garment that is in need of a turnaround time of less than 2 weeks, we charge a priority fee of $25 per garment.
Where do I park?
There is street parking around our studio, as well as a free parking lot on the 51st block of Butler Street between That's Amore Pizza and Standard Bank.
What should I wear and/or bring?
To any fitting, you will need to bring with you the garment we will be working on, in addition to the following if they apply: the shoes you will be wearing with your outfit to get a proper hem length, as it allows us to create the desired length you want for your special day (this also applies to clients who are having suit pants hemmed), any undergarments (i.e. bra, waist shaper, spanx, etc.) you will be wearing that day that will affect the fit of your garment.