logoAna has been doing all my alterations for years now, and I’ve become accustomed to her fine work—in fact, I don’t know how I could live without her! So, when two of our sons were planning weddings last year, the very first thing I did was to call her. Ana said she would drive with me up to a fabric store in Brattleboro and we would take it from there. She seemed to know what would work best for me (I can’t sew a button on a shirt) and off we went. We walked around the store, Ana holding up fabrics under my chin to get a sense of color, Ana eye-balling the vintage necklaces in the window, Ana scanning the dress patterns. And voila, within an hour, she’d chosen gorgeous, dark emerald green silk, a pearl and jade necklace, and a simple, sleeveless sheath pattern, all enthusiastically approved of by me. A few weeks later, when I went to her studio to try on the muslin “mock-up” she’d made of the dress, she suggested that I buy sling-back shoes to wear with it. I’d never worn sling-backs in my life and can hardly walk in high heels. But Ana is a natural stylist—I decided to at least try to find something along those lines. I brought them back to the studio for my last fitting and Ana handed me the finished dress to try on. I pinned the necklace behind my neck and slipped into the shoes. This was the first time either of us had seen the whole outfit. We both just about fainted! It was perfect – comfortable, sexy, and classic in every way. This simple, elegant dress made such an impression at the weddings, I am still hearing about it. Thank you, Ana! ~Anne, Whately, MA

Just wanted you to know that the alterations were perfect and we even got the bow right! We had a spectacular wedding day despite the rain. It was wonderful working with you!
~Nancy M., Northampton, MA

Thank you so much for all of your help with my wedding dress. You did a stunning job... and the dress was so fun to show off once you improved on it!! You definitely helped decrease some of my wedding day anxiety because I knew I would look great! ~ Kristen M., Sunderland

Thank you so much for your help with my beautiful dress. The bustle is gorgeous and the covered buttons finish it. Thanks for making me feel like a princess! ~ Siri. O., Leverett, MA

My dress for my senior dinner was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for your patience and attention to the detail in altering my dress for such a special occasion. I wish you continued happiness and success. ~ Natashia H., Amherst College

I just wanted to say you created an AMAZING gown for my bride! She was so happy and looked so beautiful on our wedding day. Thank you very, very much for bringing so much happiness and delight into our lives. ~ Alex J., Brattleboro, VT

You did a wonderful job on the black dress–I couldn't be happier knowing that it will look great in the wedding. You are truly the expert! ~ Lauren B., Amherst, MA

Last spring you did a gorgeous fitting and alteration job on my daughter's wedding gown, a Carolina Herrera sample that she'd bought on sale. She was Thrilled with your exquisite work and very much enjoyed meeting and working with you. ~Kristin O., NY, NY

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