California-Bay Area

Re-working my Mom's wedding dress, in SF

My mom is mailing her 1949 wedding dress to me.  The fabric is in great condition.  Even though she was smaller than I am (I'm size 14/16 and she was probably about 10/12, or maybe an 8), and I'm also about 3 inches taller than her, I am hoping to have the dress "re-made" into something for myself (there's a really big train that can be used as "extra material").  My wedding will be in late April or late May.  I live in San Jose CA and work in San Francisco.  We are on a tight budget, so I only want to spend about $300-$400 on my dress.  Does anyone know of a good seamstress / dressmaker / designer in the bay area who won't charge an arm and a leg?  Sure would appreciate any referrals.

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