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Reviewed On 6/20/2017 by Liz G
I bought a wedding dress online and it had already had previous alterations done to it that we thought would be no problem at all to let out. Unfortunately when it arrived we learned that was not the case so I took it to Dottie and that was the...
best decision I could have made! She basically had to take apart my whole dress and add in some fabric to the sides to allow room for my hips and when the dress was done you would think that was how it was supposed to look the whole time! She worked so hard on my dress and made sure that it was everything I had imagined and I couldn't have been more pleased! Her work is fantastic and you can really tell she loves what she does. I would recommend Dottie in a heart beat to anyone needing alterations!
Reviewed On 5/25/2017 by Meghan M
Dottie took a nice dress that I liked and made it perfect for my wedding. Without her help, I would not have felt like a bride. Within five minutes of the first appointment with Dottie, she stuck a few pins into the dress so that it sat on my f...
igure like it was designed for me-- she knows what she's doing. And she does it right: I needed the dress shortened and she took the time to preserve the lace details at the bottom.
Reviewed On 2/01/2017 by Julie C
I hired Dottie to do the alterations on my wedding dress and she did a wonderful job!
While her space is a bit disorganized and could be overwhelming, Dottie’s sweet personality won me over.
Dottie did the alterations on my dress step by step...
which I really appreciated. She had me come in for multiple fittings and it was well worth it. By the time she finished my dress, it fit perfectly in every area.
The price estimate she gave me during our initial visit was a bit lower than what I actually paid, but because the dress was so well done, I didn’t mind paying more.
I visited a few other alteration shops before I decided to go with Dottie, and in the end, I’m glad that I used her. Even though her prices fluctuated slightly and her shop is a little chaotic, it’s obvious she really cares about her clients and she’s willing to go above and beyond to make sure they leave happy. I highly recommend visiting this shop if you’re in need of alterations.
Reviewed On 10/01/2015 by Amber H
Dottie is amazing! She made my custom wedding dress for my wedding this past weekend. I came to her with an unconventional idea, and not only did she draw up the design exactly how I wanted it, but her job on the creation of the dress was impec...
cable. Each fitting was a fantastic experience- she became almost like a part of my family. The experience itself was one of the highlights of the entire wedding planning process. The dress was absolutely beautiful, completed on time, and I couldn't be happier. If you need any sort of alterations done, or a completely custom creation do not hesitate to meet with Dottie- it will be an unforgettable experience with an absolutely fabulous result. She even ended up doing alterations on my Mom's dress for the wedding as well- also done on time and was beautiful.
Reviewed On 11/11/2014 by Jonathan S
I chose Peggendott after receiving three recommendations- one from a bride on their website. They were wonderful! I needed alterations to a purchased dress. Before going, they recommended the appropriate undergarments- Harp's in Birmingham, ...
another wonderful vendor.
On my first visit, I put on the dress with my shoes and they provided a slip- we went over what needed to be done. My dress was a little complicated due to beading, but they sorted it out. I was also feeling a little self conscious as I hadn't managed to hit my weight loss goals for the dress. They calmed my nerves about that and assured me that I would have a beautifully fitting gown.
Another concern I had was the back of the gown which included netting and some lovely but rather precarious crystal buttons. After a discussion about my concerns, they modified the back of the gown to take care of that issue.
The dress fit like a dream, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. When I went to make my final payment, they were very fair and generous with their pricing for the huge amount of work that was done in a pretty short time frame.
On top of that, I was able to rent a slip from them for a nominal fee.
I could not recommend Peggendott enough. My experience with them was very positive, and I would use them again for other alteration needs.
Reviewed On 8/24/2013 by Amy A
She told me I needed a petticoat, I said "a what?", she told me that although the top of my dress was tight now, it would be perfect in 15 minutes- I crossed my fingers, but shouldn't have worried because everything was perfect and she was righ...
t about everything that she told me to do. Dottie and her girls aren't just the kinds of tailors who shorten pants and do minor alterations, they're true craftsmen and experts with construction, fabric and fit. One of my bridesmaids was 6 months pregnant on wedding day, and Dottie worked with her throughout her pregnancy to cut down and basically take apart and reconstruct what started as a size 18 dress to fit her bump. I couldn't believe the results- it fit her perfectly and from the front, she barely looked pregnant. Plus, they're sweet and fun and it's a joy to visit their shop!
Do yourself a favor and just listen to Dottie!
Reviewed On 10/27/2012 by Katy S
Listen to Dottie! She will make you look fantastic! I brought in a picture of a dress that I had my heart set on, but coulnd't get because it was no longer made. I'm not going to lie--the dress had unique gathering on it, which I didn't full...
y think even the best seamstress was going to be able to recreate. I was WRONG! It turned out just like I wanted. No, even better. Dottie added a few of her own twists to make the dress fit me better--a different neckline and flair at the bottom. Many many many of my guests commented on how much they loved my dress, how unique it was, and how it "looked like me".
The only criticism I can give, and I'm digging to even find anything, is that my dress wasn't in a very final form until I went to pick it up before the wedding. But it was perfect when I got it, and if you're a worrier like me, just know that it will be amazing!
Reviewed On 11/24/2010 by Melissa G
I heard of Dottie, the dressmaker and proprietress through a friend. I had bought an A-line J. Crew wedding dress and wanted it altered into a trumpet, fitted through the hip to the knee. Dottie essentially re-made the dress perfectly and creat...
ed a stunning one-of-a-kind birdcage veil for me that could not be found anywhere else. I did this all while living across the country, with a few visits leading up to the wedding. She is a darling, wonderful person who completely listens and hears what you're saying, and made my dream dress come true. She also has been making original dresses for 20+ years and her prices are absolutely unbeatable.