I had a gown hemmed last year (2007) and Kahty did a great job for a reasonable price. I recently (Oct 2008) brought in another (more expensive) gown for her to hem. When I got home with the gown I was appalled at what I saw. She tried to turn the material twice and stitch the hem by machine. There are many spots where it didn't catch and there is raw raveling material exposed. The top stitching is sloppy. It's uneven in some areas because the stitching is crooked. On the halter around the neck, instead of taking it up about an inch, she just moved the hooks so that there is an area that sticks up (but my hair does hide it). I don't know how anyone in good conscience could do such a poor quality job and look me in the eye and charge me $57 for the alteration. Because the gown if floor length, it probably won't get noticed and I have hand sewn some of the areas, but I will most likely have to see if someone else will be able to fix the mess she made of it. I might even have to wear flats in order for there to be enough material to work with. I did not have enough time to bring the gown back to her before I needed it and what would be the point anyway? I don't know why there was such a huge difference in quality of her alterations between last year and the current year, but I would not want to take a chance at her ruining another clothing garment of mine.
Posted: 10/24/2008 • Last edited: 10/25/2008 • Link to this review
Kathy is great. She did the alterations on my wedding gown and my mom's gown. We loved her. She makes you feel so at home. I will definitely send everyone I know to her. Do yourself a favor and look no further. You won't find anyone better.
Posted: 3/16/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review