Wedding Alterations. I work on all aspects of sewing for weddings. Updating vintage wedding gowns for today's bride is one of my favorite task.
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Reviewed On 11/12/2021 by Pam R
Seven days before my daughters wedding, my daughter and I both went back to pick up our dresses that Margarete altered for the 4th time. She first told me I didn’t even need to try it on before I took it home but I’m SO happy I followed my own ...
intuition and insisted on trying it on. I was not able to zip it as I found out she cut all the fabric away and could not let out the dress as she was suppose to. I am 5’7” and 115 pounds and wear a size 0 dress. Mrs Olsen got nasty with me as she left the room to come back with a check for half of the pre-paid alteration amount thrown back at me. I was told “there’s nothing more I can do for you, now leave!” I left crying as I now had no dress to wear for my daughters wedding. I do not want this experience to happen to anyone else. It should be the happiest day of your life.
Reviewed On 7/05/2021 by Brooke R
Margaret did an amazing job altering my wedding dress! She was recommended to me by The White Dress by The Shore. My dress has a lot of very delicate details that needed to be taken off and moved further up the dress. The first time the lace pi...
ece was not centered but Margaret fixed it and made sure it was perfect! She always made sure I was comfortable in the dress and comfortable with the alterations!
Reviewed On 4/30/2019 by Brittany M
After having my wedding dress perfected by Margerete I can say I fully understand why brides travel to her no matter where they live. She treated me like I was her daughter every step of the way and has an attention to detail like no other. I’m...
so grateful for her! Sew Olsen is the place to go if you want to look absolutely perfect on your wedding day!
Reviewed On 4/27/2019 by Alex L
My strapless dress required a nip and tuck in the bodice, bustle and to be shortened. Not very much work overall, but by dress with a full lace overlay with a line of buttons extending past the zipper all the way down the train. She works out o...
f her house, and only takes one appointment at a time. Her house is easy to get to, and I chose her because I could easily stop there on my way home from work - great for my appointments closer to my final fitting as I could stop by quickly. My first appointment was 7 months in advance, where we discussed the overall timeline and strategy for the alterations. Work really didn't start until 3 months out. Margaret was flexible with timing of appointments, and left enough room in between other appointments to account for lateness or extra time in the visit. I never felt rushed, and she always took the time to explain what needed to happen and how long it would take in regards to dress fixes. She noticed things I did not (such as missing buttons on the train). She let me reschedule a visit that took place after Superbowl weekend. She has recommended that I let the dress out, but I wanted to wait until the superbowl snack aftermath had time to dissipate, and it did by the end of the week! For the shortening of the dress, she altered her approach as I thought there was 4" pattern in the lace that I wanted moved up and she had suggested only 1" be moved up. It was great being listened too and she made the adjustment to her approach with time to spare in our timeline. She recommended a french bustle, and gave amazing detailed instructions to my bridesmaid in how to execute the bustle on my wedding day. She is a character and will keep you laughing during your visits. If you have the time, I highly recommend her - as she does her best work when not rushed.
Reviewed On 6/02/2018 by Andrea P
Mrs. Olsen was amazing to work with! I had a very specific look I wanted for my wedding gown and she made it happen. She was persistent with the dress maker to get material to match my dress so that she could make the alterations. She makes you...
feel so comfortable. She also took care of ordering the under the dress essentials for me, which was one less thing for the bride to be to stress over! If you have any formal gown you need altered, you can trust her with it.
Reviewed On 3/06/2017 by Caitlin C
Margrete is amazing! I was so pleased with her attention to detail on my wedding dress and also my mom's dress. When I told her I was having trouble finding the perfect birdcage veil, she said "well I'll make one for you!" And she really did ma...
ke exactly what I was hoping for! I highly recommend working with her.
Reviewed On 3/03/2017 by Katie G
Margrete is a joy to work with - she is professional and meticulous about her work. She will not settle for anything less than perfection when it comes to wedding gowns! I got so many compliments on her wonderful work. I would highly recommend ...
Margrete for any new bride-to-be!
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Holly J
Let's face it, bridesmaids dresses are not always flattering but not to worry, Margrete to the rescue! I've been in five weddings over the past few years and each time Margrete was able to make my dress fit like a dream. She's been at this for...
a while and it really shows in the quality of her work.
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Brittany N
Margarete did the alterations for my wedding dress and my mother's dress. She is meticulous in her detail and thought of everything when it came to the alterations - including labeling the bustle with numbers so that bustling my large dress was...
foolproof! Thanks again for being part of my special day!
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Celia B
I have worked with Margrete for two events, as a bridesmaid and a bride. She was absolutely perfect for both. Oddly enough, my bridesmaid's dress needed WAY more work than my wedding dress, as it was ordered three sizes too big. She was able to...
make it fit like a glove. For my wedding dress she was awesome. She allowed my photographer and crew to come to her home and shoot video for our wedding doc. She also pressed my husband's shirt for the wedding. She is extremely accommodating, flexible and pays very close attention to detail. Everything was amazing and i would highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Tori E
Everything came out absolutely perfectly. I would highly recommend Margrete for bridal, bridesmaid and mother of the bride. She has wonderful attention to detail and is always available.
Reviewed On 2/28/2017 by Marg O
My dress fit perfectly and my bustle looked great.