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Reviewed On 12/20/2012 by Krista M
I can’t say enough great things about Anna and her work. I was very nervous about finding a good seamstress because I have heard horror stories about alterations gone wrong. I scoured the internet and found Anna. Bringing my dress to her was...
Reviewed On 12/08/2012 by Mayra G
Anna was absolutely amazing!!! She worked wonders on my wedding dress! My dress had tons of layers to it that needed to be hemmed individually. The 3 point bustle she created was amazing! It looked like a whole new dress once it was bustled. Al...
Reviewed On 8/28/2012 by Stephanie H
I did a lot of research before getting my dress altered, and I am very glad I went with Anna. She is reasonably priced and has a great eye. You can trust your dress with her.
Reviewed On 4/13/2018 by Briana S
I am brand new to Chicago and finding Anna to tailor my wedding dress was such a blessing. Anna is a true professional and went out of her way to make sure that my dress fit me like a glove. Her space is convenient, and comfortable, and the con...
Reviewed On 11/12/2017 by Jamie B
I am so lucky to have found Bustle and Bodice. Anna's talent and addition to detail show in her work. I went in for my initial fitting, left the dress with Anna, went back for the 2nd fitting and the dress fit like a glove. No additional fittin...
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Kimm T
Anna is AMAZING.
The lace work/details on my dress were very detailed and unique and I worried that alterations would throw off the balance of the gown.
Anna made my dress fit like a glove, and you would never know that alterations were don...
Reviewed On 1/16/2017 by Jesse B
Anna is incredibly talented, efficient, and helpful. I bought a second-hand dress which fit me perfectly through the hips and bust, but didn't close in the back. I thought I would have to add a corset back or panel, but Anna checked the seams a...
Reviewed On 12/28/2016 by Molly M
Anna did a stellar job tailoring my sample bridal gown. I purchased a sample gown without considering how much work (and money) it would really take to take something down 6 sizes! On top of the sizing, my dress was incredibly ornate and to alt...
Reviewed On 9/25/2016 by Laura B
Anna is a true professional seamstress. She needs less time than most shops or seamstresses to alter a dress and knows what she is doing. She is on the pricier side of alterations, but for peace of mind, I was willing to pay a little extra. ...
Reviewed On 3/18/2016 by Kassandra P
I have been in contact with Anna for the last few weeks... here is what I learned:
1. She decides to work with you over email. Evaluates your dress via email. provides quotes via email.
2. She had me send over 8+ pictures of details of the d...