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Serving Bradenton for over 25 years!

Welcome to Alterations by Nora

Alterations by Nora prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. Custom Tailoring for Men, Women and Children.  We specialize in wedding gowns and formal wear. Alterations by Nora can handle it all; visit or call us today 9417449336

Bridal fittings by appointment only; call to schedule a free one hour consultation.

Bridal Services- 

  • Custom fit wedding gowns
  • Corsets
  • Bustles
  • Veils

We do work on the following fabrics:

Lace, Beaded, Satin, Chiffon, Organza, Charmeuse, Taffeta, Crepe, Silk, Rayon, Tulle

plus several others


Hem Types-

  • Blind Stitch
  • Cuffed
  • Lined
  • Small Roll Hem
  • Serged Hem
  • Original Hem
  • Straight top stitch
  • Double top stitch
  • Reattachment of pattern/decorative hems altered to look the same as original hem

Formal Wear-(Women)

  • Prom gowns
  • Evening gowns
  • Entire wedding party gowns

Formal Wear-(Men)

  • Tuxedo
  • All suit styles
  • Shirts, pants, cumber buns
  • Vests
  • Men, teens, small children suits

Size Adjustments- 

  • Letting in/out
  • Shortening/lengthening
  • Adding material
  • Removing material

Special Services-

  • Zippers on clothing and small bags (excluding; luggage, large purses, any heavy large items)
  • Patches
  • Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Small specialty projects by request
  • Custom costumes; Halloween, seasonal events
  • Same day service available* additional fees may apply



Marina Avalos Bates"The Hardest Working Woman in Sew Business"

My name is actually Marina, even though most people think I am Nora. Nora is my mother and she founded the business in 1989 in Bradenton. I took ownership of the business in 2001.   I take pride in my work and never say no to a client.  Visit me today for all of your alteration needs.

Reina PugaAssistant


Testimonial from our client

I went to Nora's 4 days before prom and she did an amazing job! The dress was way to big and cut too low in the back, when she got done working her magic the dress fitted perfectly! Thanks again for fitting us in at the last minute my daughter looked amazing in her dress thanks to you!

Shrale Johnson-


Testimonial from our client

Nora is so friendly and nice! She had no issue at all altering my wedding dress. She had it done so quickly! I would highly recommend her to anyone who need alterations.

Kalee Shaberts-


Testimonial from our client

Nora was so friendly and even though I have a very complicated schedule she was willing to work with me. My dress has so much lace and I was worried it would be too difficult but I can't even tell where she altered the lace. She did an amazing job. She also heard me say I wanted to sell my dress afterwards and she made sure to leave plenty of hidden material for the next person. I will go to her from now on with any alterations I need!!  You rock!!

Jennifer Kirby-


Testimonial from our client

I wish there were more stars to give! This was my first time at Alterations by Nora and it was amazing, she worked my daughter's prom dress in one week before the event and not only did she take care of the alteration, she also went above and beyond with reinforcing buttons and snaps without me asking! Thank you so much!

Felicia Leonards-

Anna Maria Island

Testimonial from our client

I have all my pageant gowns altered by Marina and she always does a flawless job. There is no one I would trust more with my clothes and gowns than Alterations by Nora.

Sammy Hyatt-



If you need further directions please call  941 744 9336