By alexandra_cahill on 11/23/2013
I asked Ann to add sleeves to a sample dress I had purchased for my wedding. I researched seamstresses in the New York City area, and Ann was the only one who made me feel 100% comfortable based on her Web site and reviews. Ann is extremely meticulous so we had to meet a few times before we established exactly what the sleeves would look like. She also made some other changes before the dress was ready. I got married several weeks ago and I felt wonderful in my dress. The sleeves looked like they were made with the rest of the dress. I highly recommend Ann. She is lovely person to talk to, and she knows what she's doing.
By adriennef on 11/11/2013
I cannot say enough about how amazing Ann is. Not only is she extremely talented, she is a pleasure to work with. I looked forward to my fittings with her as an oasis of calm during hectic wedding planning. Ann worked miracles for me on my dress; she turned my mother's 1968 long sleeve, high neck gown into a completely modern sleeveless version, which fit me perfectly. The original dress was custom made for someone 7 inches shorter and many pounds lighter than me.. somehow Ann made it work on me, and the results were incredible. She is so knowledgeable about vintage dresses, and I felt so comfortable with her every step of the way. I checked out other places before, where I was going to be charged hundreds just for cleaning the dress prior to any alternations, and people who were ready with scissors in hand just to cut off sleeves, etc. after barely having looked at the dress. I am SO glad I found Ann, she is an amazing and talented person who is also extremely reasonably priced. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!
By trishamatthews on 10/26/2010
I met Ann in June 2010 when I brought my Mom's wedding dress to her. I was a bit hesitant to leave the dress with her because I only knew her from what I had read online and didn't personally know anyone who ever worked with her. It is now almost November 2010 and Ann has been working on my dress slowly since June. I go to try on the dress each month and at that time we discuss the next step. She is patient, kind, soft spoken and her attention to detail is impeccable. I could not recommend her more. I am so glad that I found her. She has transformed my Mother's dress into a beautiful wedding gown that I can not wait to wear. I thought I knew exactly what changes I wanted to be made to the dress but with Ann's visions this dress has evolved into something more beautiful than I ever imagined.
By Lapipi on 5/29/2010
Ann is talented, patient, attentive to detail, and will work with you until perfection is achieved. She truly cares about the dresses she works on. It shows in the quality of the end result. I took a sample dress that had seen better days to her for some alterations and when I got it back, it looked better than most of the dresses I had been secretly coveting in magazines. She consulted me on every detail and not only did she deliver the goods, she exceeded my wildest expectations. I could not recommend her more.
By BTompkins on 2/19/2009
Very talented with great ideas. She's a pleasure to work with. I brought a vintage, family heirloom dress to her and she completely reworked and restyled it for me. I was very happy with the lace restorations and after the alterations it fit like a glove! She made a veil that was very in keeping with the style of the gown. I couldn't recommend her more.
By hilary5 on 2/19/2009
I took my grandmother's wedding dress to Ann and, over the course of several months, she updated it into a modern dress that remained true to the vintage quality of the dress and material. The experience is very collaborative. She asked my opinion after each small change and I felt free to change my mind as we went along. At the same time, she has a good eye and I appreciated her vision and suggestions at times I wasn't certain which direction to proceed with the dress. Ann was a pleasure to work with. Over the months we got to know each other quite well, and it was difficult saying goodbye after our last appointment! Ann's rates are extremely fair. She puts a lot of time and detail into her work and her overall charges are based on the exact work she has done, not a random (rounded up) figure!