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Olga is an unbelievably gifted professional. She was kind enough to move up the time frame of my alterations to accommodate illness within my family & still was able to make my wedding dress perfect with time to spare! She created new kind of bustle that is completely unique to my dress which suits the style perfectly. It creates a back and forth cascading effect when pinned. My mother, the original wearer of my dress, has been delighted throughout the entire process. She was nervous handing over her dress to anyone for alterations but Olga has inspired confidence at every turn. The final product is stunning & I cannot wait to wear it! If you are considering Olga for any type of alteration DO IT! You absolutely will not regret your decision! She is an undeniable expert with an outstanding eye for detail.

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Olga is an unbelievably gifted professional. She was kind enough to move up the time frame of my alterations to accommodate illness within my family & still was able to make my wedding dress perfect with time to spare! She created new kind of bustle that is completely unique to my dress which suits the style perfectly. It creates a back and forth cascading effect when pinned. My mother, the original wearer of my dress, has been delighted throughout the entire process. She was nervous handing over her dress to anyone for alterations but Olga has inspired confidence at every turn. The final product is stunning & I cannot wait to wear it! If you are considering Olga for any type of alteration DO IT! You absolutely will not regret your decision! She is an undeniable expert with an outstanding eye for detail.

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Olga is wonderful. I brought my grandmother's 50 year old lace wedding dress to her, and she helped me get it cleaned and then turned it into a gorgeous new dress for me.

When it came back from being cleaned, the yellow lace (which I assumed was ivory) the lace was white and almost like new. I only had a loose idea of what kind of dress I wanted, but Olga has great taste and fantastic skill, and she helped me to redesign the old dress into a more modern version of itself. It kept the integrity of my grandmother's old design, but it suited my style and it fit me perfectly. Honestly, it was even better than I had imagined.

Olga does very precise work, and she does it very quickly. Best of all, she is a pleasure to visit, and her prices are the best I found.

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Olga is wonderful. I brought my grandmother's 50 year old lace wedding dress to her, and she helped me get it cleaned and then turned it into a gorgeous new dress for me.

When it came back from being cleaned, the yellow lace (which I assumed was ivory) the lace was white and almost like new. I only had a loose idea of what kind of dress I wanted, but Olga has great taste and fantastic skill, and she helped me to redesign the old dress into a more modern version of itself. It kept the integrity of my grandmother's old design, but it suited my style and it fit me perfectly. Honestly, it was even better than I had imagined.

Olga does very precise work, and she does it very quickly. Best of all, she is a pleasure to visit, and her prices are the best I found.

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Olga is the best in the business. I found her through multiple wedding wire, yelp and Knot vendor searches and was so happy with her service. I called her 13 months before my wedding hoping to book an appointment and she was already almost filled for the coming year. Call her as soon as you get engaged as she is booked constantly. There is a reason why. Her prices are reasonable and her work is exceptional. She made many major and detailed alterations to my multi layer lace dress. She also hand made my beautiful gown. I have recommended Olga to all my friends. My best friend just got engaged this Monday and we went to Olga this Saturday to get her on the list.

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Olga is the best in the business. I found her through multiple wedding wire, yelp and Knot vendor searches and was so happy with her service. I called her 13 months before my wedding hoping to book an appointment and she was already almost filled for the coming year. Call her as soon as you get engaged as she is booked constantly. There is a reason why. Her prices are reasonable and her work is exceptional. She made many major and detailed alterations to my multi layer lace dress. She also hand made my beautiful gown. I have recommended Olga to all my friends. My best friend just got engaged this Monday and we went to Olga this Saturday to get her on the list.

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Olga was amazing! she had 30 days to tailor my gown and she did it in 2 weeks! shear perfection!

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Olga was amazing! she had 30 days to tailor my gown and she did it in 2 weeks! shear perfection!

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Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought her a very plain dress was 8 sizes too large and she made it my dream dress. I could not have asked for a more perfect dress. To see photos visit greenweddingshoes.com/land-of-oz-wedding-anna-brandon/ and blog.brettjessica.com/land-of-oz-beech-mountain-wedding/

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Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought her a very plain dress was 8 sizes too large and she made it my dream dress. I could not have asked for a more perfect dress. To see photos visit greenweddingshoes.com/land-of-oz-wedding-anna-brandon/ and blog.brettjessica.com/land-of-oz-beech-mountain-wedding/

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I visited Olga 15 days before my wedding day and 2 days after discovering that my dress from Priscilla of Boston was ruined in alterations at the salon. Although another seamstress had seen the dress, pronounced it ruined, and exclaimed she was unwilling to work to improve the errors, Olga was willing to do the best she could to improve the dress! She had so much compassion for a bride such as myself in a time of crisis. In fact, she arranged her schedule/appointments in order to squeeze me in and tend to my dress crisis!

Instead of trying to fix the unfixable, my mom actually ended up purchasing the entirely same dress, brand new online, and Olga performed "major surgery" on this brand new dress just days before my wedding. She made the size 8 into a size 0. She transformed the neckline of the dress and really the entire upper half, she customized! By the time I picked it up (2 days before my wedding) Olga had created my dream dress!!!

Olga is truly a world class, master seamstress!!! Not only can you trust Olga to alter your dress with precision, but it is also worth noting that she is such a joy to work with! :) I am so grateful for her work! I don't know what I would've done if someone hadn't recommended her to me! She was such a blessing and gift to me and my mom during this stressful time - truly an answered prayer! Thank you soooo much, Olga, for all your hard work!!! God has blessed you with an amazing talent and a compassionate heart!

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I visited Olga 15 days before my wedding day and 2 days after discovering that my dress from Priscilla of Boston was ruined in alterations at the salon. Although another seamstress had seen the dress, pronounced it ruined, and exclaimed she was unwilling to work to improve the errors, Olga was willing to do the best she could to improve the dress! She had so much compassion for a bride such as myself in a time of crisis. In fact, she arranged her schedule/appointments in order to squeeze me in and tend to my dress crisis!

Instead of trying to fix the unfixable, my mom actually ended up purchasing the entirely same dress, brand new online, and Olga performed "major surgery" on this brand new dress just days before my wedding. She made the size 8 into a size 0. She transformed the neckline of the dress and really the entire upper half, she customized! By the time I picked it up (2 days before my wedding) Olga had created my dream dress!!!

Olga is truly a world class, master seamstress!!! Not only can you trust Olga to alter your dress with precision, but it is also worth noting that she is such a joy to work with! :) I am so grateful for her work! I don't know what I would've done if someone hadn't recommended her to me! She was such a blessing and gift to me and my mom during this stressful time - truly an answered prayer! Thank you soooo much, Olga, for all your hard work!!! God has blessed you with an amazing talent and a compassionate heart!

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I have never written an online review for anything, but after my experience with Olga, I have to share how great she is.

I had the misfortune of receiving a wedding dress that, after a four-month wait for the designer to make it, did not match the correct measurements. To add to the difficulty, by the time I received it, I had moved 3,000 miles away from the bridal boutique where I purchased the dress, and there was not enough time to order another one.

Luckily, I had already set up appointments with Olga for alterations. When I received the dress and saw that it didn't fit, I called Olga in a panic. She told me that she could take care of it and to "sleep quiet." One of the nicest things about working with her was that, even though there was a "crisis" with my dress, I never worried about it once she reassured me that it would be okay. I don't think I would have been able to feel that comfortable about the situation with anyone else. She even offered to give her professional opinion to the boutique in Oregon to make sure they compensated me fairly.

Even though it was a lot of work, Olga transformed my dress and made it fit absolutely perfectly. She gave it a really pretty and unique bustle with the points hidden under the ruching of the dress. When I picked the dress up from her, I could not have been happier. I couldn't help myself from giving her a big hug!

Olga also has a great personality, which made working with her really fun. She's the kind of person who takes extreme pride in her work and will do whatever it takes to make sure her customer is happy. Booking her for my alterations was the best decision I made while planning my wedding! Thank you, Olga!!

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I have never written an online review for anything, but after my experience with Olga, I have to share how great she is.

I had the misfortune of receiving a wedding dress that, after a four-month wait for the designer to make it, did not match the correct measurements. To add to the difficulty, by the time I received it, I had moved 3,000 miles away from the bridal boutique where I purchased the dress, and there was not enough time to order another one.

Luckily, I had already set up appointments with Olga for alterations. When I received the dress and saw that it didn't fit, I called Olga in a panic. She told me that she could take care of it and to "sleep quiet." One of the nicest things about working with her was that, even though there was a "crisis" with my dress, I never worried about it once she reassured me that it would be okay. I don't think I would have been able to feel that comfortable about the situation with anyone else. She even offered to give her professional opinion to the boutique in Oregon to make sure they compensated me fairly.

Even though it was a lot of work, Olga transformed my dress and made it fit absolutely perfectly. She gave it a really pretty and unique bustle with the points hidden under the ruching of the dress. When I picked the dress up from her, I could not have been happier. I couldn't help myself from giving her a big hug!

Olga also has a great personality, which made working with her really fun. She's the kind of person who takes extreme pride in her work and will do whatever it takes to make sure her customer is happy. Booking her for my alterations was the best decision I made while planning my wedding! Thank you, Olga!!

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Olga is, quite simply, the best seamstress I have ever met. She just finished my 100% custom made wedding dress and it looks fantastic!

At our initial meeting, I met with Olga and showed her a picture of the design I wanted. She told me exactly what kinds of fabric I would need and how much of each type. She gave me suggestions for where to buy the fabric and said to send her samples before I bought anything, so she could approve.

Once I delivered the fabric to Olga, she took about 20 different measurements of me. We discussed the design in detail. About two weeks later, the dress was ready for my first fitting!

At the fitting Olga took more detailed measurements and pinned the hem. Less than a week later, the dress was ready for my second (and final) fitting. Less than a week after that, I picked up the finished dress!

Olga herself is very nice, but a bit difficult to understand sometimes, especially on the phone. She told me that she grew up in the Ukraine. Her accent is lovely, but a bit thick at times.

Olga's house is located off of a private driveway that is gravel covered, not paved. Drive slowly! Olga has one cat, so if you are considering working with her and are allergic, come prepared.

I really cannot say enough good things about my experience with Olga. She found trim for my dress and then sewed it on by hand! She decided that my dress should have a corset back even though I said a zipper would be fine. (she said the zipper would be too plain). All in all, if you are looking for someone to make you a custom wedding dress or gown in the Raleigh area, call Olga as soon as you can!

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Olga is, quite simply, the best seamstress I have ever met. She just finished my 100% custom made wedding dress and it looks fantastic!

At our initial meeting, I met with Olga and showed her a picture of the design I wanted. She told me exactly what kinds of fabric I would need and how much of each type. She gave me suggestions for where to buy the fabric and said to send her samples before I bought anything, so she could approve.

Once I delivered the fabric to Olga, she took about 20 different measurements of me. We discussed the design in detail. About two weeks later, the dress was ready for my first fitting!

At the fitting Olga took more detailed measurements and pinned the hem. Less than a week later, the dress was ready for my second (and final) fitting. Less than a week after that, I picked up the finished dress!

Olga herself is very nice, but a bit difficult to understand sometimes, especially on the phone. She told me that she grew up in the Ukraine. Her accent is lovely, but a bit thick at times.

Olga's house is located off of a private driveway that is gravel covered, not paved. Drive slowly! Olga has one cat, so if you are considering working with her and are allergic, come prepared.

I really cannot say enough good things about my experience with Olga. She found trim for my dress and then sewed it on by hand! She decided that my dress should have a corset back even though I said a zipper would be fine. (she said the zipper would be too plain). All in all, if you are looking for someone to make you a custom wedding dress or gown in the Raleigh area, call Olga as soon as you can!

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Olga is OUTSTANDING!! If I could give her twenty million stars I would. Lee's Tailor's absolutely ruined my vintage 1950s dress. It was butchered and I thought it couldn't be saved. They told me that what I wanted could not be done which is why it was so messed up. I am a photographer and one of my bride's recommended Olga. I took it to her, and she reassured me that she could not only fix it, but what I wanted COULD be done. And it was!!! When I tried it on, I almost cried! She not only fixed it, but made a million improvements!!! It was the beautiful dress that I had envisioned when I bought it, and I had Olga to thank. She was kind, reassuring, and very confident about her work. She had to take off several scalloped edges of lace and reattach them, and I can't even tell where/how she did it... it looks FANTASTIC. She improved the zipper, added lace to make it poof out, added a belt, and did all sorts of alterations. I wish I could show you the before/after picture. She's an absolute sewing genius! She totally saved the day and made me so happy. I recommend Olga 100%!!!!

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Olga is OUTSTANDING!! If I could give her twenty million stars I would. Lee's Tailor's absolutely ruined my vintage 1950s dress. It was butchered and I thought it couldn't be saved. They told me that what I wanted could not be done which is why it was so messed up. I am a photographer and one of my bride's recommended Olga. I took it to her, and she reassured me that she could not only fix it, but what I wanted COULD be done. And it was!!! When I tried it on, I almost cried! She not only fixed it, but made a million improvements!!! It was the beautiful dress that I had envisioned when I bought it, and I had Olga to thank. She was kind, reassuring, and very confident about her work. She had to take off several scalloped edges of lace and reattach them, and I can't even tell where/how she did it... it looks FANTASTIC. She improved the zipper, added lace to make it poof out, added a belt, and did all sorts of alterations. I wish I could show you the before/after picture. She's an absolute sewing genius! She totally saved the day and made me so happy. I recommend Olga 100%!!!!

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Olga is seriously the best! She made alterting my wedding dress so easy and so affordable. Her prices will beat ANYWHERE, especially for the kind of work she does. She is the sweetest lady who genuinely cares about each persons wedding gown. Hands down I would refer her and see her again and again! Olga is absolutely amazing. She turned my dress that was too big into a beautiful gown that fit like a glove. Going to Olga was one of the best decisions I made.

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Olga is seriously the best! She made alterting my wedding dress so easy and so affordable. Her prices will beat ANYWHERE, especially for the kind of work she does. She is the sweetest lady who genuinely cares about each persons wedding gown. Hands down I would refer her and see her again and again! Olga is absolutely amazing. She turned my dress that was too big into a beautiful gown that fit like a glove. Going to Olga was one of the best decisions I made.

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Olga was so fantastic! She was able to transform my boring straight strapless into a beautiful sweetheart neck. The bustle work that she did was also like none I have seen before! It is so beautiful! She was able to squeeze me in on a Sunday since I live in Charlotte (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) and had it ready for me in a week!!! She also was able to take about 6 inches off in length, since I am so short, and still maintain the long train. She is worth going to see. Absolutely the best ever!!!! Thanks again Olga! You rock!

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Olga was so fantastic! She was able to transform my boring straight strapless into a beautiful sweetheart neck. The bustle work that she did was also like none I have seen before! It is so beautiful! She was able to squeeze me in on a Sunday since I live in Charlotte (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) and had it ready for me in a week!!! She also was able to take about 6 inches off in length, since I am so short, and still maintain the long train. She is worth going to see. Absolutely the best ever!!!! Thanks again Olga! You rock!

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Olga is the savior of my wedding! She single handedly turned me from a stressed mess into a beautiful bride. Let me explain? The dress store where I bought my dress suggested I buy it based on my chest measurement although that would mean it would have to come in inches around my waist. They said that they had a tailor they worked with and she could do anything! Long story short, their tailor said she could/would take it in a max of 2 inches. But the dress needed to come in about 4-5 inches. It looked like I was wearing a potato sack with a poofy skirt. It was terrible. Frantically, I started calling anyone I could find on google. Then, I called Olga. She said to come over with the dress and she would see what she could do. Although it was going to be a tremendous amount of work (the ENTIRE top of the dress was beadwork), Olga agreed to do it.

From the minute I started working with Olga, she helped me calm down. Not only did the dress fit perfectly, but she actually made it better than it was. Originally, the zipper was sewn in like a normal zipper, but she made it so the zipper was invisible and you didn??t even see the seam. She handworked everything so that the beadwork lined up perfectly. You would never know that she had taken inches from the dress. From now on, I will never have a dress altered by anyone but Olga. When I look at my wedding pictures and smile at my dress, I know it is because of Olga!

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Olga is the savior of my wedding! She single handedly turned me from a stressed mess into a beautiful bride. Let me explain? The dress store where I bought my dress suggested I buy it based on my chest measurement although that would mean it would have to come in inches around my waist. They said that they had a tailor they worked with and she could do anything! Long story short, their tailor said she could/would take it in a max of 2 inches. But the dress needed to come in about 4-5 inches. It looked like I was wearing a potato sack with a poofy skirt. It was terrible. Frantically, I started calling anyone I could find on google. Then, I called Olga. She said to come over with the dress and she would see what she could do. Although it was going to be a tremendous amount of work (the ENTIRE top of the dress was beadwork), Olga agreed to do it.

From the minute I started working with Olga, she helped me calm down. Not only did the dress fit perfectly, but she actually made it better than it was. Originally, the zipper was sewn in like a normal zipper, but she made it so the zipper was invisible and you didn??t even see the seam. She handworked everything so that the beadwork lined up perfectly. You would never know that she had taken inches from the dress. From now on, I will never have a dress altered by anyone but Olga. When I look at my wedding pictures and smile at my dress, I know it is because of Olga!

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Olga is fantastic! She was completely booked through July, and my wedding is in May, but she squeezed me in and in just two appointments turned my mother's wedding dress into MY wedding dress! It was a beautiful dress to start but it wasn't Me. Olga took a long sleeve full back lace dress and artfully turned it into a halter style dress, finished the seams with the original belt (to match the lace), completely reworked my veil, added boning, added a French bustle, changed the zipper, and made the skirt about 1.5in longer!

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Olga is fantastic! She was completely booked through July, and my wedding is in May, but she squeezed me in and in just two appointments turned my mother's wedding dress into MY wedding dress! It was a beautiful dress to start but it wasn't Me. Olga took a long sleeve full back lace dress and artfully turned it into a halter style dress, finished the seams with the original belt (to match the lace), completely reworked my veil, added boning, added a French bustle, changed the zipper, and made the skirt about 1.5in longer!

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If I could give Olga more than 5 Stars I would because she is AMAZING!!! With only 2 months to my wedding she put a bustle and a corset (lace up) back into my dress, but not only did she squeezed me in to her already busy schedule during the fitting visit she found out that I lived about 3+ hours away and told me to "Go to the mall and shop and she will finish my dress TODAY in about 2 hours" I was stunted, I couldn't believe she was going to do that for me!! Let me tell you even if you live far away like I do IT IS WORTH THE DRIVE!!!! Also she has very reasonable prices!! She's funny and easy to get along with. Someone you can trust with your wedding dress is VERY hard to fine but Olga made it easy!!!! But don't take it from me go see for yourself!!!!!

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If I could give Olga more than 5 Stars I would because she is AMAZING!!! With only 2 months to my wedding she put a bustle and a corset (lace up) back into my dress, but not only did she squeezed me in to her already busy schedule during the fitting visit she found out that I lived about 3+ hours away and told me to "Go to the mall and shop and she will finish my dress TODAY in about 2 hours" I was stunted, I couldn't believe she was going to do that for me!! Let me tell you even if you live far away like I do IT IS WORTH THE DRIVE!!!! Also she has very reasonable prices!! She's funny and easy to get along with. Someone you can trust with your wedding dress is VERY hard to fine but Olga made it easy!!!! But don't take it from me go see for yourself!!!!!

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Olga really came through for me! I was a very pregnant bridesmaid in a not forgiving dress. She practically remade the dress to accommodate my growing figure! I spent a lot of time worried about this event and Olga made it possible. I cried when I picked the dress up - as I was so pleasantly surprised at how good it looked. She does book VERY fast - so get in ASAP:)

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Olga really came through for me! I was a very pregnant bridesmaid in a not forgiving dress. She practically remade the dress to accommodate my growing figure! I spent a lot of time worried about this event and Olga made it possible. I cried when I picked the dress up - as I was so pleasantly surprised at how good it looked. She does book VERY fast - so get in ASAP:)

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Olga did a wonderful job on my wedding dress. My dress needed a lot of work done and by the time Olga was finished with the dress it looked amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs alterations done to their dress.Make sure you book her early, because she fills up fast.

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Olga did a wonderful job on my wedding dress. My dress needed a lot of work done and by the time Olga was finished with the dress it looked amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs alterations done to their dress.Make sure you book her early, because she fills up fast.

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Olga did a wonderful job altering my daughter's wedding gown, including changing the lace-up back to a beautiful button-back, adding custom off-the-shoulder straps, and sewing on additional crystals and beading. Olga was always prompt and willing to customize the gown to my daughter's exact wishes, all the while smiling and assuring us the dress would be beautiful--and it is! My daughter calls Olga a alterations guru, and I call her a miracle worker!

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Olga did a wonderful job altering my daughter's wedding gown, including changing the lace-up back to a beautiful button-back, adding custom off-the-shoulder straps, and sewing on additional crystals and beading. Olga was always prompt and willing to customize the gown to my daughter's exact wishes, all the while smiling and assuring us the dress would be beautiful--and it is! My daughter calls Olga a alterations guru, and I call her a miracle worker!

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After a disasterous experience at Victorian Rose Bridals in Raleigh, I took my dress to Olga the week before my wedding and she completely saved me!
The alterations person at Victorian Rose completely ruined my dress that I waited 8 months for. It wasn't fixable, so they ordered me a new one and... believe it or not, they ruined it again. To the point where it wasnt even recognizable. After 8 trips back to Victorian Rose (each of which they told me it would be fixed), I finally left in tears with the sample dress and immediately went to Olga. ( I found her online). It was July and she is booked until October, but squeezed me in that week. She made the dress fit me PERFECTLY and made the most GORGEOUS bustle. DONT TRUST ANYONE EXCEPT FOR OLGA. She is a perfectionist and the sweetest most accomodating woman! I don't want this nightmare of a situation to happen to anyone else, and it won't if you go to Olga!

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After a disasterous experience at Victorian Rose Bridals in Raleigh, I took my dress to Olga the week before my wedding and she completely saved me!
The alterations person at Victorian Rose completely ruined my dress that I waited 8 months for. It wasn't fixable, so they ordered me a new one and... believe it or not, they ruined it again. To the point where it wasnt even recognizable. After 8 trips back to Victorian Rose (each of which they told me it would be fixed), I finally left in tears with the sample dress and immediately went to Olga. ( I found her online). It was July and she is booked until October, but squeezed me in that week. She made the dress fit me PERFECTLY and made the most GORGEOUS bustle. DONT TRUST ANYONE EXCEPT FOR OLGA. She is a perfectionist and the sweetest most accomodating woman! I don't want this nightmare of a situation to happen to anyone else, and it won't if you go to Olga!

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Olga saved my wedding dress just 2 weeks before the wedding. The first seamstress I used butchered it- it didn't fit, wasn't flattering, and the work was shoddy. Olga too one look at it and knew exactly how to fix it- she gave it shape and style, she made fit me like a glove, and she completed outstanding lacework on the bodice that gave my handmade dress a real couture feel. It was a completely different dress than when she started- but a MUCH better dress!!! She has a wonderful eye for style, for what will look good on a particular individual. She was also able to do a complete dress overhaul in under 2 weeks- for an unbelievably reasonable price. I am so thankful that I Olga was there- I cried when I picked up my dress because she turned a nightmare into my wedding dream come true!

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Olga saved my wedding dress just 2 weeks before the wedding. The first seamstress I used butchered it- it didn't fit, wasn't flattering, and the work was shoddy. Olga too one look at it and knew exactly how to fix it- she gave it shape and style, she made fit me like a glove, and she completed outstanding lacework on the bodice that gave my handmade dress a real couture feel. It was a completely different dress than when she started- but a MUCH better dress!!! She has a wonderful eye for style, for what will look good on a particular individual. She was also able to do a complete dress overhaul in under 2 weeks- for an unbelievably reasonable price. I am so thankful that I Olga was there- I cried when I picked up my dress because she turned a nightmare into my wedding dream come true!

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I bought a sample dress that was a bit too big and needed significant alterations. I read the reviews of Olga and decided to see what she could do with it. She was wonderful! The dress was very complicated- many layers of net-like fabric. It could not just be hemmed! Olga altered the dress to fit me perfectly and it is beautiful- she did an incredibly artistic and creative job. The bustle is amazing. She doesn't advertise, but take it from me-- she is the only person I would trust with my wedding dress! I would give her more stars if I could!

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I bought a sample dress that was a bit too big and needed significant alterations. I read the reviews of Olga and decided to see what she could do with it. She was wonderful! The dress was very complicated- many layers of net-like fabric. It could not just be hemmed! Olga altered the dress to fit me perfectly and it is beautiful- she did an incredibly artistic and creative job. The bustle is amazing. She doesn't advertise, but take it from me-- she is the only person I would trust with my wedding dress! I would give her more stars if I could!

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When I decided to wear my Mom's dress from her 1979 wedding, I knew that it would need a lot of work as well as some updating. I had heard amazing reviews about Olga and once I took my dress to our consultation, I knew that it was meant to be. My Mom's dress had long lacy sleeves, a zipper up to the neck and lace covering the back. Although she had preserved the dress, all of the lace had turned yellow and was so fragile it ripped every time I put it on. Olga removed the sleeves and modernized the back and neckline, using the lace flowers from the sleeves in order to fill in the front of my dress. She created a peephole in the back which was a beautiful element, and then re-did the zipper so that it only came up to my waist. (I've uploaded before and after pictures of the back of the dress.) She reinforced the lacy areas with some other fabric that made it stronger - it never ripped after that! Olga even saved the extra lace so that I could use it to wrap my bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, and the Groom's boutinerre. I would highly recommend Olga not only for alterations, but if you need to re-work a dress that may have some challenges. Olga even re-did the veil, removing the little hat that was popular in the 70s and making it into a comb style. Olga completely exceeded my expectations and her prices can't be beat! She created a 6 point bustle for my dress and even sewed in cups and steamed it for me. Thank you a million times Olga!

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When I decided to wear my Mom's dress from her 1979 wedding, I knew that it would need a lot of work as well as some updating. I had heard amazing reviews about Olga and once I took my dress to our consultation, I knew that it was meant to be. My Mom's dress had long lacy sleeves, a zipper up to the neck and lace covering the back. Although she had preserved the dress, all of the lace had turned yellow and was so fragile it ripped every time I put it on. Olga removed the sleeves and modernized the back and neckline, using the lace flowers from the sleeves in order to fill in the front of my dress. She created a peephole in the back which was a beautiful element, and then re-did the zipper so that it only came up to my waist. (I've uploaded before and after pictures of the back of the dress.) She reinforced the lacy areas with some other fabric that made it stronger - it never ripped after that! Olga even saved the extra lace so that I could use it to wrap my bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, and the Groom's boutinerre. I would highly recommend Olga not only for alterations, but if you need to re-work a dress that may have some challenges. Olga even re-did the veil, removing the little hat that was popular in the 70s and making it into a comb style. Olga completely exceeded my expectations and her prices can't be beat! She created a 6 point bustle for my dress and even sewed in cups and steamed it for me. Thank you a million times Olga!

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Very talented, very creative and very helpful. The result was wonderful! She also came to the rescue on a last minute damage control AFTER she had already altered the dress, but WE had an accident and small tear. She took us back in, last minute, fixed the problem, and off to the prom, with a perfect dress.

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Very talented, very creative and very helpful. The result was wonderful! She also came to the rescue on a last minute damage control AFTER she had already altered the dress, but WE had an accident and small tear. She took us back in, last minute, fixed the problem, and off to the prom, with a perfect dress.

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Olga did an exceptional job altering my wedding gown. She is extremely thorough and her experience allowed her to make my dress fit perfectly. She is fair and so helpful. I also purchased a beautiful hand made veil from Olga. I found her through the internet an I am so happy I did. She is a Brides best friend!

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Olga did an exceptional job altering my wedding gown. She is extremely thorough and her experience allowed her to make my dress fit perfectly. She is fair and so helpful. I also purchased a beautiful hand made veil from Olga. I found her through the internet an I am so happy I did. She is a Brides best friend!

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Olga made my wedding dress. After finding the perfect dress on the internet, I discovered that the nearest bridal shop that dealt with the designer was 500 miles away. I showed Olga the picture, and she made a beautiful dress that not only looked like the picture, but she also added a couple of little things that truly made it my own custom creation! The dress was perfect and cost much less for her to make than ordering from the designer.

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Olga made my wedding dress. After finding the perfect dress on the internet, I discovered that the nearest bridal shop that dealt with the designer was 500 miles away. I showed Olga the picture, and she made a beautiful dress that not only looked like the picture, but she also added a couple of little things that truly made it my own custom creation! The dress was perfect and cost much less for her to make than ordering from the designer.

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After having bought a gorgeous designer head-to-toe lace wedding dress with a very heavy price tag, the dress shop didn't want to do any tailoring. I thought maybe it was just me, that the dress looked okay, but once my mother saw it (about a month and a half before the wedding, she lives in CA) she laid down the law, told me that the dress was beautiful but horribly ill-fitting and that I had to take the dress somewhere else. I found Olga through her glowing internet reviews and she squeezed me in... the first time I did a fitting with her she took in about an inch on either side of my dress, and inch in the back of the dress... and started pinning and fixing things I didn't even know needed fixing! For the next two fittings, she squeezed me in and ALWAYS accommodated my crazy work hours (I'm a chef).We cut it really close, but she did my final fitting the day before I left for my destination wedding... and I left with a dress that looked like it was custom made for me. I got sooooo many compliments. I would recommend Olga as a first stop for any bride getting her dress altered. I only wish I had known about her sooner!!

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After having bought a gorgeous designer head-to-toe lace wedding dress with a very heavy price tag, the dress shop didn't want to do any tailoring. I thought maybe it was just me, that the dress looked okay, but once my mother saw it (about a month and a half before the wedding, she lives in CA) she laid down the law, told me that the dress was beautiful but horribly ill-fitting and that I had to take the dress somewhere else. I found Olga through her glowing internet reviews and she squeezed me in... the first time I did a fitting with her she took in about an inch on either side of my dress, and inch in the back of the dress... and started pinning and fixing things I didn't even know needed fixing! For the next two fittings, she squeezed me in and ALWAYS accommodated my crazy work hours (I'm a chef).We cut it really close, but she did my final fitting the day before I left for my destination wedding... and I left with a dress that looked like it was custom made for me. I got sooooo many compliments. I would recommend Olga as a first stop for any bride getting her dress altered. I only wish I had known about her sooner!!

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Olga is amazing, she deserves 100 stars! I recently got married in Raleigh but live out of state so I was not able to have the bustle put in until 3 days before the wedding (already cutting it close) and was shocked when we realized that I had lost weight and the dress was to big- 5 inches had to be taken off the waist. If I had gone to anyone else they would have told me it was to late to take a lace wedding gown in 5 inches, 3 days before the wedding (or charge me the cost of the dress). However, Olga rearranged her schedule and was able to take in the dress, put in more support, and put in an 18 point bustle in 24 hours. And after all the work and short amount of time the cost was incredibly reasonable. Olga is amazing and she really wants her brides to look beautiful. Olga is my wedding savior!

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Olga is amazing, she deserves 100 stars! I recently got married in Raleigh but live out of state so I was not able to have the bustle put in until 3 days before the wedding (already cutting it close) and was shocked when we realized that I had lost weight and the dress was to big- 5 inches had to be taken off the waist. If I had gone to anyone else they would have told me it was to late to take a lace wedding gown in 5 inches, 3 days before the wedding (or charge me the cost of the dress). However, Olga rearranged her schedule and was able to take in the dress, put in more support, and put in an 18 point bustle in 24 hours. And after all the work and short amount of time the cost was incredibly reasonable. Olga is amazing and she really wants her brides to look beautiful. Olga is my wedding savior!

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I know this will sound like a broken record, but if you've read all the other reviews they are all absolutely spot on. Olga is the greatest at what she does and her sweet and gentle kindness is icing on the cake. She offers the kind of Customer Service that makes you think of the good ole days! The suit pants that she tailored for me came out better than the maker's stitching. Worth the wait and by far the best alterations in Cary/RTP!!! Thanks so much Olga!

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I know this will sound like a broken record, but if you've read all the other reviews they are all absolutely spot on. Olga is the greatest at what she does and her sweet and gentle kindness is icing on the cake. She offers the kind of Customer Service that makes you think of the good ole days! The suit pants that she tailored for me came out better than the maker's stitching. Worth the wait and by far the best alterations in Cary/RTP!!! Thanks so much Olga!

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Olga is amazing. I went to her as soon as I got my dress and she was able to squeeze me in. Note to brides - book her as soon as you order to dress - you don't even need to have it yet. She was able to do all the alterations needed and made a wonderful bustle. She was so good I am going to back to see if she can repair the damage to my dress that happened at the reception. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend.

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Olga is amazing. I went to her as soon as I got my dress and she was able to squeeze me in. Note to brides - book her as soon as you order to dress - you don't even need to have it yet. She was able to do all the alterations needed and made a wonderful bustle. She was so good I am going to back to see if she can repair the damage to my dress that happened at the reception. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend.

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There is only one word for Olga and that is AMAZING!!!!!! I found Olga through a google search for alterations in North Carolina after I found out that the woman who was supposed to do my alterations had an unexpected heath issue and was unable to complete my dress. I was in full panic mode by the time I found Olga, with only 4 weeks to go til my wedding I contacted Olga and met with her on a Sunday morning, after a 3 hour trip from Ocean Isle Beach. She was the sweetest woman and put all my fears to rest, although she was booked solid she found a way to squeeze me in. I left my dress with her for 2 weeks and when I came back to pick it up I couldnt believe it - It was gorgeous. It fit perfect and looked awesome. My dress had an extremely long & heavy train and the bustle she created (35 point bustle!!!) was unbelievable. Olga is honest and hard working and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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There is only one word for Olga and that is AMAZING!!!!!! I found Olga through a google search for alterations in North Carolina after I found out that the woman who was supposed to do my alterations had an unexpected heath issue and was unable to complete my dress. I was in full panic mode by the time I found Olga, with only 4 weeks to go til my wedding I contacted Olga and met with her on a Sunday morning, after a 3 hour trip from Ocean Isle Beach. She was the sweetest woman and put all my fears to rest, although she was booked solid she found a way to squeeze me in. I left my dress with her for 2 weeks and when I came back to pick it up I couldnt believe it - It was gorgeous. It fit perfect and looked awesome. My dress had an extremely long & heavy train and the bustle she created (35 point bustle!!!) was unbelievable. Olga is honest and hard working and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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Olga is wonderful! She altered my wedding dress and created a beautiful bustle. It was unique and it showed all of the detail of my dress. Olga can figure out a way to make anything work and I'll keep going back in the future. I've already been back to have a bridesmaid's dress done for a friend's wedding. Olga is fantastic and very talented!

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Olga is wonderful! She altered my wedding dress and created a beautiful bustle. It was unique and it showed all of the detail of my dress. Olga can figure out a way to make anything work and I'll keep going back in the future. I've already been back to have a bridesmaid's dress done for a friend's wedding. Olga is fantastic and very talented!

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Amazing talented woman!! My rather inexpensive wedding dress was TRANSFORMED into a beautiful, graceful dream dress by Olga!! She replaced the plain gross grain ribbon at the waist with a gorgeous twisted chiffon one that draped beautifully!! She altered the bodice to fit my shape, and did an exquisite job with the hem. And sewed in a "something blue" bow, what a wonderful and unexpected touch!! She is honest, fair and reasonably priced.. do NOT hesitate, she is a treasure!!!

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Amazing talented woman!! My rather inexpensive wedding dress was TRANSFORMED into a beautiful, graceful dream dress by Olga!! She replaced the plain gross grain ribbon at the waist with a gorgeous twisted chiffon one that draped beautifully!! She altered the bodice to fit my shape, and did an exquisite job with the hem. And sewed in a "something blue" bow, what a wonderful and unexpected touch!! She is honest, fair and reasonably priced.. do NOT hesitate, she is a treasure!!!

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So, I wanted to go to Olga first for alterations b/c of all the rave reviews I had heard, but my mom was most hesitant. She wanted to use the woman our bridal shop where we bought the dress recommended in case something terrible happened, they would fix it. Luckily, nothing terrible happened, but we weren't satisfied with her work. There was a pucker underneath my bust that she claimed couldn't be fixed b/c "that's just how the dress is." She also said I wouldn't be able to see it b/c of my bouquet...So...after portraits, seeing the pictures, and not being happy I called Olga in a frenzy, and she worked me in. God bless her. She not only fixed the pucker, but also took in the sides so it fits even more closely to my body (not too tight, but absolutely PERFECT), and redid the bustle. The 1st seamstress just did a 3 point bustle. Olga separated the lace, tulle, and silk layers and changed it to a whopping 19 points! My dress looks like a CLOUD when it's bustled now. It's so much lighter and very easy to dance in.Go to Olga...don't go to anyone else. She's absolutely wonderful. and her prices are great. You will not be disappointed!!!

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So, I wanted to go to Olga first for alterations b/c of all the rave reviews I had heard, but my mom was most hesitant. She wanted to use the woman our bridal shop where we bought the dress recommended in case something terrible happened, they would fix it. Luckily, nothing terrible happened, but we weren't satisfied with her work. There was a pucker underneath my bust that she claimed couldn't be fixed b/c "that's just how the dress is." She also said I wouldn't be able to see it b/c of my bouquet...So...after portraits, seeing the pictures, and not being happy I called Olga in a frenzy, and she worked me in. God bless her. She not only fixed the pucker, but also took in the sides so it fits even more closely to my body (not too tight, but absolutely PERFECT), and redid the bustle. The 1st seamstress just did a 3 point bustle. Olga separated the lace, tulle, and silk layers and changed it to a whopping 19 points! My dress looks like a CLOUD when it's bustled now. It's so much lighter and very easy to dance in.Go to Olga...don't go to anyone else. She's absolutely wonderful. and her prices are great. You will not be disappointed!!!

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For a recent wedding, the dress I ordered did not match the measurements taken and a new dress could not be ordered in time. I went to Olga and she exceeded all my expectations. She altered the dress to fit absolutely perfectly. The bride also took her dress to Olga and she restructured the bustle to look like a beautiful waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous! Olga's work is impeccable and she has innovative designs to meet your dreams. Did I mention that she also has fantastic prices?? If you want the absolute best, go to Olga!!!! She is a life saver.

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For a recent wedding, the dress I ordered did not match the measurements taken and a new dress could not be ordered in time. I went to Olga and she exceeded all my expectations. She altered the dress to fit absolutely perfectly. The bride also took her dress to Olga and she restructured the bustle to look like a beautiful waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous! Olga's work is impeccable and she has innovative designs to meet your dreams. Did I mention that she also has fantastic prices?? If you want the absolute best, go to Olga!!!! She is a life saver.

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Olga has experience with brides from all over the US. When I found her on theknot.com I knew I wouldn't trust my dress in the hands of anyones else. My dress has very intricate beading at the top. Olga took of the beads on the sides to alter my dress then she sewed them back on by hand. It was perfect! My dress was so comfortable. Her prices are more than reasonable!

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Olga has experience with brides from all over the US. When I found her on theknot.com I knew I wouldn't trust my dress in the hands of anyones else. My dress has very intricate beading at the top. Olga took of the beads on the sides to alter my dress then she sewed them back on by hand. It was perfect! My dress was so comfortable. Her prices are more than reasonable!

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Olga is amazing! I had a nightmare experience from another tailor and thought my dress was ruined. The first tailor put an sloppy bustle on the back (just one pin-up on a long train that caused the dress to pucker), sowed in cheap, uneven bra cups, did a sorry job of adjusting the dress around the chest, and (to top it all offI) bleed on the lining of the dress. Olga fixed every last problem and then some ...she even got the blood out! The dress looked so amazing, even better than I thought it could ...and you never would have know that the first tailor even touched the dress!
She was able to do this all quickly too ...I called her at 8:30 am on a Sunday to ask for help, but II needed a quick turn around time because my portraits were in 7 days. Olga told me to come in that day and she had the dress fixed and looking perfect in just 3 days.
Olga is reliable, timely, professional and TALENTED!
Thank you so much Olga for taking such good care of me!

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Olga is amazing! I had a nightmare experience from another tailor and thought my dress was ruined. The first tailor put an sloppy bustle on the back (just one pin-up on a long train that caused the dress to pucker), sowed in cheap, uneven bra cups, did a sorry job of adjusting the dress around the chest, and (to top it all offI) bleed on the lining of the dress. Olga fixed every last problem and then some ...she even got the blood out! The dress looked so amazing, even better than I thought it could ...and you never would have know that the first tailor even touched the dress!
She was able to do this all quickly too ...I called her at 8:30 am on a Sunday to ask for help, but II needed a quick turn around time because my portraits were in 7 days. Olga told me to come in that day and she had the dress fixed and looking perfect in just 3 days.
Olga is reliable, timely, professional and TALENTED!
Thank you so much Olga for taking such good care of me!

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Olga was wonderful to work with! She altered my wedding dress, and it came out fabulous! She was very flexible and a delight to work with. I would definitely recommend her, and will continue to use her services in the future!

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Olga was wonderful to work with! She altered my wedding dress, and it came out fabulous! She was very flexible and a delight to work with. I would definitely recommend her, and will continue to use her services in the future!

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I needed a seamstress to take up the sleeves on my gown that I was wearing for my grandsons wedding. Since I'm fairly new to the area, I deceided to go to Google and see what I could find. Olga's name came up and her reviews were awesome so I made an appointment to go in. Her prices are very fair, her work is impecable and she is a very sweet lady. She goes that extra mile to make sure you're going to be happy. I would absolutely recommend her, and already have.

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I needed a seamstress to take up the sleeves on my gown that I was wearing for my grandsons wedding. Since I'm fairly new to the area, I deceided to go to Google and see what I could find. Olga's name came up and her reviews were awesome so I made an appointment to go in. Her prices are very fair, her work is impecable and she is a very sweet lady. She goes that extra mile to make sure you're going to be happy. I would absolutely recommend her, and already have.

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I had heard great reviews about Olga, and decided it was worth the drive from Wilmington, NC to Cary to have her alter my wedding dress. I was not disappointed. She hand-stitched my difficult lace hem with precision and care and created a beautiful bustle for me. Olga has a great personality and was a pleasure to work with! She is also very reasonably priced. Her quality of work was excellent, and I would recommend her to anyone.

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I had heard great reviews about Olga, and decided it was worth the drive from Wilmington, NC to Cary to have her alter my wedding dress. I was not disappointed. She hand-stitched my difficult lace hem with precision and care and created a beautiful bustle for me. Olga has a great personality and was a pleasure to work with! She is also very reasonably priced. Her quality of work was excellent, and I would recommend her to anyone.

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Until recently, I lived just a few blocks from Olga. My entire family has been using her for several years for repairs, alterations, or whatever. In 2005 she made my daughter's wedding gown and my dress for her wedding--no pattern just made a wonderful gown and dress exactly what we wanted. They both turned out soooooooo much better than anything we could have ever bought in any store or wedding boutique! And to top all that - she is a wonderful person and friend.

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Until recently, I lived just a few blocks from Olga. My entire family has been using her for several years for repairs, alterations, or whatever. In 2005 she made my daughter's wedding gown and my dress for her wedding--no pattern just made a wonderful gown and dress exactly what we wanted. They both turned out soooooooo much better than anything we could have ever bought in any store or wedding boutique! And to top all that - she is a wonderful person and friend.

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Olga Samarskaya is a detailed and excellent seamstress, who specializes in wedding dresses and formal gowns. She also can custom make dresses. She does a great job in making sure whatever you are altering looks great. Her prices are reasonable and she is a pleasure to work with.

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Olga Samarskaya is a detailed and excellent seamstress, who specializes in wedding dresses and formal gowns. She also can custom make dresses. She does a great job in making sure whatever you are altering looks great. Her prices are reasonable and she is a pleasure to work with.

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