Alterations & Veils-Beatrice

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  • 9409 Shady Oaks Dr

    Austin, TX 78729

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I had a great experience with Beatrice. I live in Wimberley and I really didnt want to drive all over the place looking for a good seamstress so I looked for the place that had the highest recommendations... and the rumors were true.

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I had a great experience with Beatrice. I live in Wimberley and I really didnt want to drive all over the place looking for a good seamstress so I looked for the place that had the highest recommendations... and the rumors were true.

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Beatrice is the most amazingly talented seamstress that I have ever met. My sister had a formal gown fitted by Beatrice and could not stop raving about how wonderful she was and perfect her dress turned out. I purchased a couture wedding

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Beatrice is the most amazingly talented seamstress that I have ever met. My sister had a formal gown fitted by Beatrice and could not stop raving about how wonderful she was and perfect her dress turned out. I purchased a couture wedding

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I LOVE Beatrice! I had decided to wear my deceased Mother's wedding dress as a tribute, and so I was very very wary of who I was going to let touch it. The dress was handmade in 1980 for my Mom, who was 5'11" and weighed about 15 lbs more

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I LOVE Beatrice! I had decided to wear my deceased Mother's wedding dress as a tribute, and so I was very very wary of who I was going to let touch it. The dress was handmade in 1980 for my Mom, who was 5'11" and weighed about 15 lbs more

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Beatrice's work was amazing! You can tell she is so passionate about her work. I was a little nervous taking my expensive bridesmaid dress to someone I found on the internet without knowing more about her, but she did a fantastic job. It

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Beatrice's work was amazing! You can tell she is so passionate about her work. I was a little nervous taking my expensive bridesmaid dress to someone I found on the internet without knowing more about her, but she did a fantastic job. It

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Beatrice did an amazing job. I brought in a floor length Nicole Miller dress that was really too big all over. Nicole Miller dresses are complicated, especially due to the ruched fabric, and I was obviously very nervous to get it

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Beatrice did an amazing job. I brought in a floor length Nicole Miller dress that was really too big all over. Nicole Miller dresses are complicated, especially due to the ruched fabric, and I was obviously very nervous to get it

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Beatrice did a great job on my wedding dress, which had a great deal of beadwork and needed to be taken in from the waist up. When she was finished, you could not see where the dress had been taken in at all -- it looked great!

I was

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Beatrice did a great job on my wedding dress, which had a great deal of beadwork and needed to be taken in from the waist up. When she was finished, you could not see where the dress had been taken in at all -- it looked great!

I was

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Wonderful work , Special person!!!
So happy I found Beatrice- she literally redid my dress. I was in real time crunch, ordered my dress online and was sad to receive a dress that just did not fit properly and I absolutely did not like. With no time to return / reorder- I searched online for an alteration business. Ms. Beatrice fitted me in ( last min. )- and did wonders to the dress I ordered online.
The ??new? dress turned out exceptional- it ended up a totally different dress. I know her work would be hard to beat!!! She??s a master seamstress with a down to earth personality that made me feel very comfortable from go. As everyone knows, this time is a very stressful time and having someone you can trust is gold!!!! I highly recommend Ms. Beatrice ?? ALTERATIONS & VEILS. Super Job!
Thankful - Sylvia Pena Smith

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Wonderful work , Special person!!!
So happy I found Beatrice- she literally redid my dress. I was in real time crunch, ordered my dress online and was sad to receive a dress that just did not fit properly and I absolutely did not like. With no time to return / reorder- I searched online for an alteration business. Ms. Beatrice fitted me in ( last min. )- and did wonders to the dress I ordered online.
The ??new? dress turned out exceptional- it ended up a totally different dress. I know her work would be hard to beat!!! She??s a master seamstress with a down to earth personality that made me feel very comfortable from go. As everyone knows, this time is a very stressful time and having someone you can trust is gold!!!! I highly recommend Ms. Beatrice ?? ALTERATIONS & VEILS. Super Job!
Thankful - Sylvia Pena Smith

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Beatrice saved the day! Went to a bridal shop to have a bridesmaid dress altered and they made a total mess of the dress. Found Beatrice online, called her, and she was so accomodating of my schedule and fit me in and made my dress look absolutely stunning for the wedding! I cannot recommend her enough!

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Beatrice saved the day! Went to a bridal shop to have a bridesmaid dress altered and they made a total mess of the dress. Found Beatrice online, called her, and she was so accomodating of my schedule and fit me in and made my dress look absolutely stunning for the wedding! I cannot recommend her enough!

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I found Beatrice after I went to another seamstress that literally left me in tears. I have a beautiful bridesmaid dress that was too tight in the bust, couldn't zip it up. The other seamstress looked at it for 32 seconds and said, "I can't do anything with this, you need a bigger dress or lose weight" I couldn't believe it, and felt completely hopeless. I found Beatrice online, set an appointment, and saw her the next day. Her business is out of her home, and is very clean and organized. She met me with a lovely smile, and immediately said, "lets see what we can do to make this dress work for you" after 20 minutes, she came up with a way to redesign the dress and have it ready for me in time for the wedding. The work she did was amazing, she is truly an artist and designer. I can tell she loves her work, and takes immense pride in the talent she has. Thank you so much Beatrice, you have given me back the opportunity to feel lovely at the wedding! You are my miracle worker!

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I found Beatrice after I went to another seamstress that literally left me in tears. I have a beautiful bridesmaid dress that was too tight in the bust, couldn't zip it up. The other seamstress looked at it for 32 seconds and said, "I can't do anything with this, you need a bigger dress or lose weight" I couldn't believe it, and felt completely hopeless. I found Beatrice online, set an appointment, and saw her the next day. Her business is out of her home, and is very clean and organized. She met me with a lovely smile, and immediately said, "lets see what we can do to make this dress work for you" after 20 minutes, she came up with a way to redesign the dress and have it ready for me in time for the wedding. The work she did was amazing, she is truly an artist and designer. I can tell she loves her work, and takes immense pride in the talent she has. Thank you so much Beatrice, you have given me back the opportunity to feel lovely at the wedding! You are my miracle worker!

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Beatrice was absolutely wonderful!! I went to her in the past with a bridesmaids dress that needed small alterations and she was upfront and honest about her quality of work (high) which leads to higher prices than you will see at places who do less quality work. I decided to go somewhere cheaper at the time since I didn't need much alteration done to the dress. Almost a year went by and here I was getting married myself! I had my mother's wedding gown (32 years old at the time), and I needed someone to alter it and take good care of it (very fragile fabric!). I knew exactly who to go to.

Beatrice gave me a free consultation where she discussed options for the dress and cost. She gave me one flat fee for all of the work and promised to do whatever it took to make my dress look the way I want it for that flat fee. She also threw in the updating of my mom's veil and did a LOVELY job on it! She worked with me allowing me to make small payments throughout the process and stuck to her flat fee that she intially quoted.

I had no idea how I wanted to alter the dress, but I knew I wanted it more modern but to still look like my mom's dress. She gave me a lot of great ideas that she came up with on her own. Then she would make a small change, have me come see what I think, decide the next change, make the change, have me come see what I think, etc.... So I was an integral part of the process and got to see it along the way to be sure I liked where she was going with it. Of course I did!!

Her attention to detail was amazing too! She took care of every little tear or snag on the dress and it looked brand new when she was done!

I showed the dress to my mom and she immediately wanted to call or write Beatrice to let her know what a GREAT job she did on her dress! I can now say I was happily married on June 12 in the dress and I got rave reviews on the dress all day long.

Thank you, Beatrice!

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Beatrice was absolutely wonderful!! I went to her in the past with a bridesmaids dress that needed small alterations and she was upfront and honest about her quality of work (high) which leads to higher prices than you will see at places who do less quality work. I decided to go somewhere cheaper at the time since I didn't need much alteration done to the dress. Almost a year went by and here I was getting married myself! I had my mother's wedding gown (32 years old at the time), and I needed someone to alter it and take good care of it (very fragile fabric!). I knew exactly who to go to.

Beatrice gave me a free consultation where she discussed options for the dress and cost. She gave me one flat fee for all of the work and promised to do whatever it took to make my dress look the way I want it for that flat fee. She also threw in the updating of my mom's veil and did a LOVELY job on it! She worked with me allowing me to make small payments throughout the process and stuck to her flat fee that she intially quoted.

I had no idea how I wanted to alter the dress, but I knew I wanted it more modern but to still look like my mom's dress. She gave me a lot of great ideas that she came up with on her own. Then she would make a small change, have me come see what I think, decide the next change, make the change, have me come see what I think, etc.... So I was an integral part of the process and got to see it along the way to be sure I liked where she was going with it. Of course I did!!

Her attention to detail was amazing too! She took care of every little tear or snag on the dress and it looked brand new when she was done!

I showed the dress to my mom and she immediately wanted to call or write Beatrice to let her know what a GREAT job she did on her dress! I can now say I was happily married on June 12 in the dress and I got rave reviews on the dress all day long.

Thank you, Beatrice!

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I had taken my lace wedding dress to two other seamstresses. I was skeptical when I spoke with Beatrice because of the damage that had been done prior. When I first met Beatrice, I explained everything that was bothering me on my dress. I had a HUGE pucker across my pubic bone and my beading looked trashy and cheap. Beatrice was open and honest with me and explained how much everything would cost on the front end. She was very informative and honest with me about everything, including pricing. She did an amazing job.

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I had taken my lace wedding dress to two other seamstresses. I was skeptical when I spoke with Beatrice because of the damage that had been done prior. When I first met Beatrice, I explained everything that was bothering me on my dress. I had a HUGE pucker across my pubic bone and my beading looked trashy and cheap. Beatrice was open and honest with me and explained how much everything would cost on the front end. She was very informative and honest with me about everything, including pricing. She did an amazing job.

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Beatrice did such a great job with my wedding dress. It was a lace on satin dress and was not an easy alterations job. Given the amount of work that was done, I feel her price was very reasonable and she was able to fit me in during a busy wedding season. She is quite talented and I feel she could handle just about anything. She worked magic on my dress and it fit me beautifully for the big day.

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Beatrice did such a great job with my wedding dress. It was a lace on satin dress and was not an easy alterations job. Given the amount of work that was done, I feel her price was very reasonable and she was able to fit me in during a busy wedding season. She is quite talented and I feel she could handle just about anything. She worked magic on my dress and it fit me beautifully for the big day.

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We are soooo Happy we found Beatrice! My two daughters were sized and placed orders for Bridesmaid dresses--and when the strapless, form-fitting dresses arrived, they were way too big! Both girls were students at out-of-state colleges, so their only opportunity to have the dresses altered was during Spring break 2010--and the alterations had to be completed with just one visit/fitting for one daughter because she would not be back before the wedding. Beatrice to the rescue! Beatrice worked us in to her schedule, and did wonders. The dresses turned out beautifully (with added French bustles) and the alterations were completed in plenty of time. THANK YOU BEATRICE!

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We are soooo Happy we found Beatrice! My two daughters were sized and placed orders for Bridesmaid dresses--and when the strapless, form-fitting dresses arrived, they were way too big! Both girls were students at out-of-state colleges, so their only opportunity to have the dresses altered was during Spring break 2010--and the alterations had to be completed with just one visit/fitting for one daughter because she would not be back before the wedding. Beatrice to the rescue! Beatrice worked us in to her schedule, and did wonders. The dresses turned out beautifully (with added French bustles) and the alterations were completed in plenty of time. THANK YOU BEATRICE!

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I ended up coming to Beatrice (From Ft. Hood, TX) due to a mishap with a local alteration shop in Killeen, TX. My dress was halfway altered and what was altered was misaligned and not fitting nor of the best workmanship. I ended up looking online for alteration shops and took a chance with Beatrice seeing she had so many great reviews. From the first to the last fitting, Beatrice was exceptional in how she showed me the VERY BAD alteration job performed by the local shop in Killeen, her creative touches to make the dress "mine," and other areas which needed to be altered that was never brought to my attention previously. She then went above what I wanted and not only bustled the dress (adding extra bustles) but hemmed it to my actual height! I'm 5'2 so that was VERY IMPORTANT. I was shocked at how she managed to get all of my alterations done in such a short amount of time. It took the local Killeen shop a month and two weeks to do what Beatrice did in two weeks. Overall, I will definitely return to Beatrice for all of my major alterations now. I know for a fact that I could not have gotten the length, bust, realignment of a botched first alteration (stomach/hip area) altered, and a steaming (dress/veil) for the price I was quoted anywhere else. Thank You Beatrice for making my once terrible looking wedding dress receive the biggest ohhhs and ahhhs on my wedding day!

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I ended up coming to Beatrice (From Ft. Hood, TX) due to a mishap with a local alteration shop in Killeen, TX. My dress was halfway altered and what was altered was misaligned and not fitting nor of the best workmanship. I ended up looking online for alteration shops and took a chance with Beatrice seeing she had so many great reviews. From the first to the last fitting, Beatrice was exceptional in how she showed me the VERY BAD alteration job performed by the local shop in Killeen, her creative touches to make the dress "mine," and other areas which needed to be altered that was never brought to my attention previously. She then went above what I wanted and not only bustled the dress (adding extra bustles) but hemmed it to my actual height! I'm 5'2 so that was VERY IMPORTANT. I was shocked at how she managed to get all of my alterations done in such a short amount of time. It took the local Killeen shop a month and two weeks to do what Beatrice did in two weeks. Overall, I will definitely return to Beatrice for all of my major alterations now. I know for a fact that I could not have gotten the length, bust, realignment of a botched first alteration (stomach/hip area) altered, and a steaming (dress/veil) for the price I was quoted anywhere else. Thank You Beatrice for making my once terrible looking wedding dress receive the biggest ohhhs and ahhhs on my wedding day!

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I went the non-traditional route for my wedding dress and bought a short, vintage, all lace dress that didn't just need to be altered, but completely redesigned. I was so nervous about finding someone who would be willing to do it, and at a reasonable price, AND wouldn't mess it up, until I saw all the great reviews on here for Beatrice. And trust me....she DOES live up to all the great reviews! She listened to all my ideas about the dress and told me what she could and could not do, and gave me a quote, which was actually below what I was expecting to pay. Needless to say, I was VERY HAPPY and felt completely confident letting Beatrice cut my very special dress. Long story short, I actually got my dream dress!!! Beatrice was kind, funny, and a joy to work with, but most of all she is TALENTED and knows what she is doing. She always made me feel that, in her room full of big, fancy, (probably) expensive traditional dresses to be worked on, my little lace dress was just as important to her as all the rest, and I valued that very much. Thanks again Beatrice, for making me a dress I couldn't have found anywhere else!

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I went the non-traditional route for my wedding dress and bought a short, vintage, all lace dress that didn't just need to be altered, but completely redesigned. I was so nervous about finding someone who would be willing to do it, and at a reasonable price, AND wouldn't mess it up, until I saw all the great reviews on here for Beatrice. And trust me....she DOES live up to all the great reviews! She listened to all my ideas about the dress and told me what she could and could not do, and gave me a quote, which was actually below what I was expecting to pay. Needless to say, I was VERY HAPPY and felt completely confident letting Beatrice cut my very special dress. Long story short, I actually got my dream dress!!! Beatrice was kind, funny, and a joy to work with, but most of all she is TALENTED and knows what she is doing. She always made me feel that, in her room full of big, fancy, (probably) expensive traditional dresses to be worked on, my little lace dress was just as important to her as all the rest, and I valued that very much. Thanks again Beatrice, for making me a dress I couldn't have found anywhere else!

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I placed an order over the phone for a custom Veil with Beatrice. When the Veil arrived, it was more beautiful than I had ever expected. Wow, she really can add a touch of uniqueness. I was very impressed and I loved my Veil. The length was perfect and she even added the special trim I asked for. The communication was great and as overwhelming as brides can become during those last weeks, I was very thankful that this was one thing I didn't have to worry about. Thanks Beatrice for the wonderful work you did in making my Veil.

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I placed an order over the phone for a custom Veil with Beatrice. When the Veil arrived, it was more beautiful than I had ever expected. Wow, she really can add a touch of uniqueness. I was very impressed and I loved my Veil. The length was perfect and she even added the special trim I asked for. The communication was great and as overwhelming as brides can become during those last weeks, I was very thankful that this was one thing I didn't have to worry about. Thanks Beatrice for the wonderful work you did in making my Veil.

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I bought a gown to wear to my sister's wedding, it is a fitted, floor-length, ruched, strapless dress. I could have worn it as is, but decided for such a special event I would like to have it fitted as the dress was slightly big on me and it needed to be hemmed. My circumstances were a bit unusual because I was traveling for 5 weeks prior to the wedding, so I came in for a free estimate on the alterations with Beatrice but was a little nervous because I wouldn't try the dress again until 2 days before I flew out for the wedding. I have to say I was incredibly impressed - Beatrice has an amazing eye. The free estimate was very comfortable, casual and quick, and the result was outstanding - meticulous and accurate. When I returned after 5 weeks of travel, the portion that she altered around the bust fit perfectly, and since I unexpectedly lost a few pounds, she brought in the waist as well free of charge so that it would look absolutely perfect. She also turned it around in one night! When I returned to try the dress again after she took the waist in a bit it looked like I had lost 5-7 pounds! It was especially amazing because she didn't pin the waist for the overnight alteration, she simply has an extremely discerning and accurate eye. The hem was also perfect, coming just above the floor, with the inner slip coming high enough to walk comfortably without being afraid of tripping. She gave me a clear price for the work, breaking it down into the different areas of the dress and wrote up an invoice right away. I paid half by check when I dropped off the dress and paid the balance when I picked it up. She had a copy of the original invoice at hand when I returned 5 weeks later and was highly organized, professional, and really does create a perfect fit! I am a designer myself and so am extremely picky and attentive to details. Very highly recommended.

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I bought a gown to wear to my sister's wedding, it is a fitted, floor-length, ruched, strapless dress. I could have worn it as is, but decided for such a special event I would like to have it fitted as the dress was slightly big on me and it needed to be hemmed. My circumstances were a bit unusual because I was traveling for 5 weeks prior to the wedding, so I came in for a free estimate on the alterations with Beatrice but was a little nervous because I wouldn't try the dress again until 2 days before I flew out for the wedding. I have to say I was incredibly impressed - Beatrice has an amazing eye. The free estimate was very comfortable, casual and quick, and the result was outstanding - meticulous and accurate. When I returned after 5 weeks of travel, the portion that she altered around the bust fit perfectly, and since I unexpectedly lost a few pounds, she brought in the waist as well free of charge so that it would look absolutely perfect. She also turned it around in one night! When I returned to try the dress again after she took the waist in a bit it looked like I had lost 5-7 pounds! It was especially amazing because she didn't pin the waist for the overnight alteration, she simply has an extremely discerning and accurate eye. The hem was also perfect, coming just above the floor, with the inner slip coming high enough to walk comfortably without being afraid of tripping. She gave me a clear price for the work, breaking it down into the different areas of the dress and wrote up an invoice right away. I paid half by check when I dropped off the dress and paid the balance when I picked it up. She had a copy of the original invoice at hand when I returned 5 weeks later and was highly organized, professional, and really does create a perfect fit! I am a designer myself and so am extremely picky and attentive to details. Very highly recommended.

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I bought a gown to wear to my sister's wedding, it is a fitted, floor-length, ruched, strapless dress. I could have worn it as is, but decided for such a special event I would like to have it fitted as the dress was slightly big on me and it needed to be hemmed. My circumstances were a bit unusual because I was traveling for 5 weeks prior to the wedding, so I came in for a free estimate on the alterations with Beatrice but was a little nervous because I wouldn't try the dress again until 2 days before I flew out for the wedding. I have to say I was incredibly impressed - Beatrice has an amazing eye. The free estimate was very comfortable, casual and quick, and the result was outstanding - meticulous and accurate. When I returned after 5 weeks of travel, the portion that she altered around the bust fit perfectly, and since I unexpectedly lost a few pounds, she brought in the waist as well free of charge so that it would look absolutely perfect. She also turned it around in one night! When I returned to try the dress again after she took the waist in a bit it looked like I had lost 5-7 pounds! It was especially amazing because she didn't pin the waist for the overnight alteration, she simply has an extremely discerning and accurate eye. The hem was also perfect, coming just above the floor, with the inner slip coming high enough to walk comfortably without being afraid of tripping. She gave me a clear price for the work, breaking it down into the different areas of the dress and wrote up an invoice right away. I paid half by check when I dropped off the dress and paid the balance when I picked it up. She had a copy of the original invoice at hand when I returned 5 weeks later and was highly organized, professional, and really does create a perfect fit! I am a designer myself and so am extremely picky and attentive to details. Very highly recommended.

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I bought a gown to wear to my sister's wedding, it is a fitted, floor-length, ruched, strapless dress. I could have worn it as is, but decided for such a special event I would like to have it fitted as the dress was slightly big on me and it needed to be hemmed. My circumstances were a bit unusual because I was traveling for 5 weeks prior to the wedding, so I came in for a free estimate on the alterations with Beatrice but was a little nervous because I wouldn't try the dress again until 2 days before I flew out for the wedding. I have to say I was incredibly impressed - Beatrice has an amazing eye. The free estimate was very comfortable, casual and quick, and the result was outstanding - meticulous and accurate. When I returned after 5 weeks of travel, the portion that she altered around the bust fit perfectly, and since I unexpectedly lost a few pounds, she brought in the waist as well free of charge so that it would look absolutely perfect. She also turned it around in one night! When I returned to try the dress again after she took the waist in a bit it looked like I had lost 5-7 pounds! It was especially amazing because she didn't pin the waist for the overnight alteration, she simply has an extremely discerning and accurate eye. The hem was also perfect, coming just above the floor, with the inner slip coming high enough to walk comfortably without being afraid of tripping. She gave me a clear price for the work, breaking it down into the different areas of the dress and wrote up an invoice right away. I paid half by check when I dropped off the dress and paid the balance when I picked it up. She had a copy of the original invoice at hand when I returned 5 weeks later and was highly organized, professional, and really does create a perfect fit! I am a designer myself and so am extremely picky and attentive to details. Very highly recommended.

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I gave Beatrice my wedding dress in 2009 and had planned my wedding being that November. We set my alteration days but I kept having things coming up and Beatrice was so sweet and worked around my schedule with out a problem which I really wasn't expecting. She also worked on a payment plan with me. Well we had some issues and had to move the wedding and Beatrice said that wasn't a problem and she kept working on it. When I finally found time to go in for my final fitting I saw the dress and gasped!! Originally I hated my wedding dress but once Beatrice was done with it and I had it on I didn't want to take it back off. Thank you Beatrice you've exceeded my expectations!

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I gave Beatrice my wedding dress in 2009 and had planned my wedding being that November. We set my alteration days but I kept having things coming up and Beatrice was so sweet and worked around my schedule with out a problem which I really wasn't expecting. She also worked on a payment plan with me. Well we had some issues and had to move the wedding and Beatrice said that wasn't a problem and she kept working on it. When I finally found time to go in for my final fitting I saw the dress and gasped!! Originally I hated my wedding dress but once Beatrice was done with it and I had it on I didn't want to take it back off. Thank you Beatrice you've exceeded my expectations!

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I've used Beatrice on multiple occassions. The first being two years ago for a bridesmaids dress. I had a terrible experience with the same bridesmaids dress for a previous wedding and decided to find someone new. The dress had boneing in the torso and was very difficult to work with. But Beatrice was able to make the dress fit perfectly and without the dress looking like it had ever been touched. I referred 2 of the other bridesmaids in the wedding to her and they were both as satisfied. When I bought my own wedding dress a few months ago, I didn't even bother looking for any other seamstress. I went straight back to Beatrice and again her work was flawless. She has been very sweet and upfront about price and payment. I was given receipts and documented on all of my payments. When it comes to work like this, it is worth every penny!

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I've used Beatrice on multiple occassions. The first being two years ago for a bridesmaids dress. I had a terrible experience with the same bridesmaids dress for a previous wedding and decided to find someone new. The dress had boneing in the torso and was very difficult to work with. But Beatrice was able to make the dress fit perfectly and without the dress looking like it had ever been touched. I referred 2 of the other bridesmaids in the wedding to her and they were both as satisfied. When I bought my own wedding dress a few months ago, I didn't even bother looking for any other seamstress. I went straight back to Beatrice and again her work was flawless. She has been very sweet and upfront about price and payment. I was given receipts and documented on all of my payments. When it comes to work like this, it is worth every penny!

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Beatrice @ Alterations & Veils!!! What can I say? Adore this service! I already was in love with my wedding dress, but Beatrice made it the dress of my dreams. I had lost some weight, so Beatrice had to basically recreate my bodice. She was so kind, friendly and warm. My wedding was in Hawaii & she gave me a box for free to ship my dress in. She also gave me a free veil! She does AMAZING work & goes over the top in customer service .... don't let anyone tell you different! I am so glad I chose her because my dress was so beautiful. You MUST go to Alterations & Veils! You will not be dissappointed!!!!!

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Beatrice @ Alterations & Veils!!! What can I say? Adore this service! I already was in love with my wedding dress, but Beatrice made it the dress of my dreams. I had lost some weight, so Beatrice had to basically recreate my bodice. She was so kind, friendly and warm. My wedding was in Hawaii & she gave me a box for free to ship my dress in. She also gave me a free veil! She does AMAZING work & goes over the top in customer service .... don't let anyone tell you different! I am so glad I chose her because my dress was so beautiful. You MUST go to Alterations & Veils! You will not be dissappointed!!!!!

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Beatrice was great. She made me feel comfortable that my dress would be done properly and with the utmost care. She was nice and took the time to explain what needed to be done with my dress to achieve the perfect fit. My wedding dress looks nice and the hem work is top notch.

I highly recommend her!!

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Beatrice was great. She made me feel comfortable that my dress would be done properly and with the utmost care. She was nice and took the time to explain what needed to be done with my dress to achieve the perfect fit. My wedding dress looks nice and the hem work is top notch.

I highly recommend her!!

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This is for all you ladies, who are even remotely considering having your bridal dress altered by this woman...DON'T. Several years ago I made that mistake. To begin, she totally ruined my dress. She was rude, obnoxious, and unreasonable. She would not accept any form of payment except money orders or cash, and she would not give receipts. The price for alterations changed each time I had an appointment with her. BUT, the saddest experiance was that she had my dress in tatters. She does not know what she is doing. When I demanded a refund, she threw my dress at me and told me to get out of her shop or she would call the police. Unfortunately for me, taking legal action was just about impossible. First of all, I only paid with cash. Also, this woman does not believe in giving receipts. I am older and wiser now, and if I knew then, what I know now, I definitely would have seen the "red flags." Back then, I was all consumed in the joy of planning my wedding. BUT, heed the warning ladies, there are those out there that get a rise in ruining what should be the happiest day of your life.

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This is for all you ladies, who are even remotely considering having your bridal dress altered by this woman...DON'T. Several years ago I made that mistake. To begin, she totally ruined my dress. She was rude, obnoxious, and unreasonable. She would not accept any form of payment except money orders or cash, and she would not give receipts. The price for alterations changed each time I had an appointment with her. BUT, the saddest experiance was that she had my dress in tatters. She does not know what she is doing. When I demanded a refund, she threw my dress at me and told me to get out of her shop or she would call the police. Unfortunately for me, taking legal action was just about impossible. First of all, I only paid with cash. Also, this woman does not believe in giving receipts. I am older and wiser now, and if I knew then, what I know now, I definitely would have seen the "red flags." Back then, I was all consumed in the joy of planning my wedding. BUT, heed the warning ladies, there are those out there that get a rise in ruining what should be the happiest day of your life.

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After searching for weeks for someone to do alterations on my wedding gown, I decided on Beatrice based on the reviews. I am not sure about the prior review about Beatrice only accepting cash as I've paid for my fittings by check. For those who complain that her prices are too high, you get what you pay for. Beatrice's prices are reasonable and she is worth every penny!

She has been very helpful the entire time and I couldn't have asked for a better seamstress. She is very friendly and listens to my concerns and offers solutions. She is such a perfectionist that she threw in extra work on my gown at no cost because she wanted me to look and feel beautiful in my gown. She is really passionate about her work and will do whatever it takes for you to love your gown. I just attended my last fitting and can't wait for my future husband to see me in my dress on our wedding day! Can't thank her enough!

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After searching for weeks for someone to do alterations on my wedding gown, I decided on Beatrice based on the reviews. I am not sure about the prior review about Beatrice only accepting cash as I've paid for my fittings by check. For those who complain that her prices are too high, you get what you pay for. Beatrice's prices are reasonable and she is worth every penny!

She has been very helpful the entire time and I couldn't have asked for a better seamstress. She is very friendly and listens to my concerns and offers solutions. She is such a perfectionist that she threw in extra work on my gown at no cost because she wanted me to look and feel beautiful in my gown. She is really passionate about her work and will do whatever it takes for you to love your gown. I just attended my last fitting and can't wait for my future husband to see me in my dress on our wedding day! Can't thank her enough!

Pros: Fast work, flexible schedule, very helpful

Cons: None

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Beatrice altered my bridesmaids dress for me. It was extremely ill-fitted and she made it fit like a glove. She was very nice the first fitting. I forgot my checkbook and she said she would be ok for me to mail payment to her. Her costs were very reasonable...cheaper than what the bridal store would have charged me. It was a great experience!!

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Beatrice altered my bridesmaids dress for me. It was extremely ill-fitted and she made it fit like a glove. She was very nice the first fitting. I forgot my checkbook and she said she would be ok for me to mail payment to her. Her costs were very reasonable...cheaper than what the bridal store would have charged me. It was a great experience!!

Pros: good price, fast work, flexible schedule

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Beatrice was extremely reasonable with the price of the alterations of my bridesmaid dress. The place that I purchased my dress quoted $75 more that her price...which was a relief! In addition to the price she also took my dress a month later than the "store" would. I would absolutely recommend Beatrice for alterations!

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Beatrice was extremely reasonable with the price of the alterations of my bridesmaid dress. The place that I purchased my dress quoted $75 more that her price...which was a relief! In addition to the price she also took my dress a month later than the "store" would. I would absolutely recommend Beatrice for alterations!

Pros: Quick work, good price

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I went to Beatrice after reading the glowing reviews on this website and was very disappointed. At the first fitting she spent most of the appointment telling me what an awful lot of work needed to be done on my dress and going on and on trying to justify how expensive it was going to be. At the end she quoted me $350 to alter a $175 dress. I was shocked at the price so I told her I needed to think about it, left the dress with her, and went home to call around. I spoke with four other seamstresses, one who I know is excellent (she lives out of state or I would have used her for this), and they all told me to run, not walk, away from this lady. The necessary alterations will be done for under $100 at a more reputable establishment. When I went to pick up my dress she charged me $35 for the first "fitting," which involved her taking "before pictures" and putting about 2 pins in the dress. She refused a check and required me to leave and get cash from an ATM. All in all a very strange and dissatisfying experience.

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I went to Beatrice after reading the glowing reviews on this website and was very disappointed. At the first fitting she spent most of the appointment telling me what an awful lot of work needed to be done on my dress and going on and on trying to justify how expensive it was going to be. At the end she quoted me $350 to alter a $175 dress. I was shocked at the price so I told her I needed to think about it, left the dress with her, and went home to call around. I spoke with four other seamstresses, one who I know is excellent (she lives out of state or I would have used her for this), and they all told me to run, not walk, away from this lady. The necessary alterations will be done for under $100 at a more reputable establishment. When I went to pick up my dress she charged me $35 for the first "fitting," which involved her taking "before pictures" and putting about 2 pins in the dress. She refused a check and required me to leave and get cash from an ATM. All in all a very strange and dissatisfying experience.

Cons: Extremely high prices, only accepts cash

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I bought my daughter a prom dress on line. When it arrived it was 8 inches too long and had a train that we hadn't anticipated not to mention it had yards and yards of thick silk fabric for the skirt. Beatrice looked at the dress and said that she'd never done a dress like this one but she was sure she could handle the job. I was absolutely amazed with her workman ship. The dress turned out beautifully. Her hem looked better than the original hem. My daughter is thrilled. Not only is Beatrice an amazing seamstress, her customer service skills are top notch, she makes you feel very comfortable and her work and dressing area are exceptionally clean. I highly recommend Alterations and Veils. My experience was a very positive one. Thank You Beatrice!

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★★★★★

I bought my daughter a prom dress on line. When it arrived it was 8 inches too long and had a train that we hadn't anticipated not to mention it had yards and yards of thick silk fabric for the skirt. Beatrice looked at the dress and said that she'd never done a dress like this one but she was sure she could handle the job. I was absolutely amazed with her workman ship. The dress turned out beautifully. Her hem looked better than the original hem. My daughter is thrilled. Not only is Beatrice an amazing seamstress, her customer service skills are top notch, she makes you feel very comfortable and her work and dressing area are exceptionally clean. I highly recommend Alterations and Veils. My experience was a very positive one. Thank You Beatrice!

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The first time Beatrice did work for me was for my wedding dress. She turned the $200 dress I found in the Macy's formal department into the most elegant and unique wedding gown. It was incredible! She added lots of little extra touches to customize the dress specifically for me (such as adding lace at the bottom to give length, adding a bustle, and creating a ruffle along the neckline). She also reworked my mother's veil to match the style of the dress. The compliments I received on the day of my wedding were overwhelming - people thought it was a couture dress! She has an amazing eye for design and creativity while also ensuring the dress fits the person exactly. She is precise and thorough. I have never met anyone this talented to do alternations and her prices are so reasonable considering everything she does. I think so highly of her work that now she is the only person I trust for alterations. In fact, she?s working on two bridesmaid dresses for me to wear at upcoming friends' weddings.

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The first time Beatrice did work for me was for my wedding dress. She turned the $200 dress I found in the Macy's formal department into the most elegant and unique wedding gown. It was incredible! She added lots of little extra touches to customize the dress specifically for me (such as adding lace at the bottom to give length, adding a bustle, and creating a ruffle along the neckline). She also reworked my mother's veil to match the style of the dress. The compliments I received on the day of my wedding were overwhelming - people thought it was a couture dress! She has an amazing eye for design and creativity while also ensuring the dress fits the person exactly. She is precise and thorough. I have never met anyone this talented to do alternations and her prices are so reasonable considering everything she does. I think so highly of her work that now she is the only person I trust for alterations. In fact, she?s working on two bridesmaid dresses for me to wear at upcoming friends' weddings.

Pros: Precise, Creative, Individualized Service, Alterations Expert

Cons: None

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I highly recommend Beatrice to anyone who wants to ensure a beautiful and flattering dress. When my bridesmaid?s dress came in, it didn?t fit anywhere. The bodice was too big and the length was much too long. Beatrice basically had to remake the dress for me, re-sewing all of the seams of the bodice and taking up the hem of the dress which had several layers to it (and one of the outer layers was a sheer, delicate material that made me nervous to have altered). When she was finished, it was a dress that fit so well and was so flattering on, it was something I would have picked out in a store and been excited to wear. Her handiwork is flawless, and I would never know that it had to be altered at all. I will definitely go back to her to have future alterations done. If you want a perfect fit, she is the one to go to!

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I highly recommend Beatrice to anyone who wants to ensure a beautiful and flattering dress. When my bridesmaid?s dress came in, it didn?t fit anywhere. The bodice was too big and the length was much too long. Beatrice basically had to remake the dress for me, re-sewing all of the seams of the bodice and taking up the hem of the dress which had several layers to it (and one of the outer layers was a sheer, delicate material that made me nervous to have altered). When she was finished, it was a dress that fit so well and was so flattering on, it was something I would have picked out in a store and been excited to wear. Her handiwork is flawless, and I would never know that it had to be altered at all. I will definitely go back to her to have future alterations done. If you want a perfect fit, she is the one to go to!

Pros: Beautiful work, very accomodating to your schedule, very pleasant to work with!

Cons: None

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Beatrice is such a pro, she took my $75 sample sale dress and made it look like a $1500 gown. She changed the straps, adjusted the shape of the bust, added in boning, took in the waist, hemmed from the waist, and cleaned up some shoddy work on the zipper of the dress. It looks amazing - I easily look 10 pounds thinner in it than I did when I first bought the dress! And she managed to make it supportive enough that my very ample bust doesn't even need a bra (what a feat!)

To clarify what a less satisfied customer mentioned below, her consultation policy is that when she is going over all of her ideas for your dress, if you just listen to all her ideas and then do not use her for the alterations, you pay $50 (cash). If you do use her for the alterations, that $50 just goes toward the alteration costs. This is a totally fair policy, as it is her ideas that make her so good at what she does. Other creative fields have similar policies, and she was very upfront with me about how it would work.

I'll absolutely go back to her when I have nice dresses that need quality work.

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Beatrice is such a pro, she took my $75 sample sale dress and made it look like a $1500 gown. She changed the straps, adjusted the shape of the bust, added in boning, took in the waist, hemmed from the waist, and cleaned up some shoddy work on the zipper of the dress. It looks amazing - I easily look 10 pounds thinner in it than I did when I first bought the dress! And she managed to make it supportive enough that my very ample bust doesn't even need a bra (what a feat!)

To clarify what a less satisfied customer mentioned below, her consultation policy is that when she is going over all of her ideas for your dress, if you just listen to all her ideas and then do not use her for the alterations, you pay $50 (cash). If you do use her for the alterations, that $50 just goes toward the alteration costs. This is a totally fair policy, as it is her ideas that make her so good at what she does. Other creative fields have similar policies, and she was very upfront with me about how it would work.

I'll absolutely go back to her when I have nice dresses that need quality work.

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I went to Beatrice from looking her up online and she gave me a better price quote then another seamstress I called. My wedding dress was done perfectly for my wedding day. At my bridal portrait session my dress started to stick out on a side so I called Beatrice last minute to help. She was able to meet with me the same day and since I didn't mind waiting she fixed my dress on the spot! Apparently I lost more weight from all the wedding excitement and the dress needed to be fitted again. Beatrice was very nice and professional about it and she really wanted to make me happy. I Highly recommend her!

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I went to Beatrice from looking her up online and she gave me a better price quote then another seamstress I called. My wedding dress was done perfectly for my wedding day. At my bridal portrait session my dress started to stick out on a side so I called Beatrice last minute to help. She was able to meet with me the same day and since I didn't mind waiting she fixed my dress on the spot! Apparently I lost more weight from all the wedding excitement and the dress needed to be fitted again. Beatrice was very nice and professional about it and she really wanted to make me happy. I Highly recommend her!

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I needed to have my bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding altered. It fit horribly, so I took it to Beatrice to altar. She fixed me right up and it looks perfect now! She is a very kind woman, and is clear with the prices from the beginning. The dress went from looking absolutely dreadful on me to looking wonderful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs serious adjustments done to a dress, because she did a flawless job. Thanks to Beatrice for such wonderful work!

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I needed to have my bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding altered. It fit horribly, so I took it to Beatrice to altar. She fixed me right up and it looks perfect now! She is a very kind woman, and is clear with the prices from the beginning. The dress went from looking absolutely dreadful on me to looking wonderful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs serious adjustments done to a dress, because she did a flawless job. Thanks to Beatrice for such wonderful work!

Pros: great work

Cons: none

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I went to Beatrice to do my wedding gown alterations and also wanted her to make my veil since the ones in bridal stores were way too expensive. She did a great job on both. The hem of of my dress is perfect and all the little details the dress needed were well done. The " beach veil" is what she called it, is what I exactly wanted and it matches the dress perfectly. I highly recommend Beatrice to anyone with their wedding gown alterations needs!

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I went to Beatrice to do my wedding gown alterations and also wanted her to make my veil since the ones in bridal stores were way too expensive. She did a great job on both. The hem of of my dress is perfect and all the little details the dress needed were well done. The " beach veil" is what she called it, is what I exactly wanted and it matches the dress perfectly. I highly recommend Beatrice to anyone with their wedding gown alterations needs!

Pros: Easy to work with, honest, flexible

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I went to Beatrice after reading rave reviews online and was not at all disappointed. My daughter's dress arrived one size too large less than a week before the wedding. Not only was it bringing the dress down a size but she is also pregnant with twins so the alterations were unusual to create a waist where there wasn't one any more. Beatrice was amazing and did it all in record time. She also made a custom veil with matching color ribbon edging and it was wonderful. Had we gotten it from the bridal shop it would've cost twice as much. Not only did she do all this, but she also hemmed my dress and satin pants for the rehearsal dinner. All the work is flawless.

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I went to Beatrice after reading rave reviews online and was not at all disappointed. My daughter's dress arrived one size too large less than a week before the wedding. Not only was it bringing the dress down a size but she is also pregnant with twins so the alterations were unusual to create a waist where there wasn't one any more. Beatrice was amazing and did it all in record time. She also made a custom veil with matching color ribbon edging and it was wonderful. Had we gotten it from the bridal shop it would've cost twice as much. Not only did she do all this, but she also hemmed my dress and satin pants for the rehearsal dinner. All the work is flawless.

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I have had a few gowns altered in the past and have never been satisfied with the results until I found Beatrice. I was 6 months pregnant for my friends wedding and bought my bridesmaid dress way too big. I took the dress to Beatrice 1 month before the wedding and she was able to make the dress look like it was made for me without compromising the overall style of the dress. She took the dress down two sizes and for the first time in my life I had a formal dress where my boobs were not hanging out of the top. I have never looked so elegant and felt so good about being in a formal dress, I wish I had found her for my own wedding.

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I have had a few gowns altered in the past and have never been satisfied with the results until I found Beatrice. I was 6 months pregnant for my friends wedding and bought my bridesmaid dress way too big. I took the dress to Beatrice 1 month before the wedding and she was able to make the dress look like it was made for me without compromising the overall style of the dress. She took the dress down two sizes and for the first time in my life I had a formal dress where my boobs were not hanging out of the top. I have never looked so elegant and felt so good about being in a formal dress, I wish I had found her for my own wedding.

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Beatrice is amazing! I had a wedding dress that was several sizes too big, and I needed a perfect fit for my special day. Beatrice was very flexible in her hours, and she took the time to do three fittings to make a perfect fit. She made sure I loved my dress before I locked in the fit, and she was willing to make any changes if necessary. I had a problem with my bra showing on one side of the dress, and I thought I had to buy a brand new bra, but Beatrice found the problem (one side was lower than the other from a manufacturer flaw), and the next time I came in, the bra was not showing at all. She saved me all that trouble, and the dress fit perfectly. She also made sure all the beading on the dress was in place, and repaired some beading without a problem. Since it was a strapless dress, I was afraid I would have to continually pull the dress up, but Beatrice managed to fit it tight around my waist, so that my chest area did not look squeezed, resulting in an extremely flattering waist and a custom fit. I didn??t once adjust my dress on my wedding day. The most difficult problem of my dress was the ribbon on the back of my dress, and Beatrice took a long time to show me different options for the ribbon without being impatient.

On top of this, I had four of my bridesmaids coming in from another country three days before the wedding, and bringing them in to Beatrice to fit their bridesmaid dresses was not a problem. Luckily, she only had to alter one of the dresses, and the alterations on that dress made a world of difference. But aside from her talent, her willingness to look at the dresses and to alter them all if necessary was unbelievable. She also steamed my dress, so I did not need to take my dress anywhere else.

The customer service was impeccable, and I immediately recommended her to my then future mother-in-law when she needed to get her dress altered for my wedding. My mother-in-law loved her, and she said she had such a great time talking to Beatrice. I would recommend Beatrice to anyone, not only because of her great talent, but her willingness to please the customer by giving great advice and going above and beyond if and when necessary. The price was reasonable, and she gave me a free bustle and did extra work that she considered necessary without going above the price she originally quoted me. I could tell right away that she was there to please me as a customer, and integrity of work was more important to her than the profit from her work. She made sure that my style and taste was the number one priority in altering the dress, but also had great advice when I was unsure of what would look the best.

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Beatrice is amazing! I had a wedding dress that was several sizes too big, and I needed a perfect fit for my special day. Beatrice was very flexible in her hours, and she took the time to do three fittings to make a perfect fit. She made sure I loved my dress before I locked in the fit, and she was willing to make any changes if necessary. I had a problem with my bra showing on one side of the dress, and I thought I had to buy a brand new bra, but Beatrice found the problem (one side was lower than the other from a manufacturer flaw), and the next time I came in, the bra was not showing at all. She saved me all that trouble, and the dress fit perfectly. She also made sure all the beading on the dress was in place, and repaired some beading without a problem. Since it was a strapless dress, I was afraid I would have to continually pull the dress up, but Beatrice managed to fit it tight around my waist, so that my chest area did not look squeezed, resulting in an extremely flattering waist and a custom fit. I didn??t once adjust my dress on my wedding day. The most difficult problem of my dress was the ribbon on the back of my dress, and Beatrice took a long time to show me different options for the ribbon without being impatient.

On top of this, I had four of my bridesmaids coming in from another country three days before the wedding, and bringing them in to Beatrice to fit their bridesmaid dresses was not a problem. Luckily, she only had to alter one of the dresses, and the alterations on that dress made a world of difference. But aside from her talent, her willingness to look at the dresses and to alter them all if necessary was unbelievable. She also steamed my dress, so I did not need to take my dress anywhere else.

The customer service was impeccable, and I immediately recommended her to my then future mother-in-law when she needed to get her dress altered for my wedding. My mother-in-law loved her, and she said she had such a great time talking to Beatrice. I would recommend Beatrice to anyone, not only because of her great talent, but her willingness to please the customer by giving great advice and going above and beyond if and when necessary. The price was reasonable, and she gave me a free bustle and did extra work that she considered necessary without going above the price she originally quoted me. I could tell right away that she was there to please me as a customer, and integrity of work was more important to her than the profit from her work. She made sure that my style and taste was the number one priority in altering the dress, but also had great advice when I was unsure of what would look the best.

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I first went to Beatrice after several local Bridal stores would not alter my designer gown from NY. She was honest and professional and made my perfect dress AMAZING! Three years later I am still going to Beatrice for EVERY bridesmaid dress I have had. Her work is flawless and her pride of workmanship shows. I will continue to refer not only my fellow bridal party members but anyone getting married or having a formal dress alteration need. I have never been short of 100% satisfied when picking up my garments.

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I first went to Beatrice after several local Bridal stores would not alter my designer gown from NY. She was honest and professional and made my perfect dress AMAZING! Three years later I am still going to Beatrice for EVERY bridesmaid dress I have had. Her work is flawless and her pride of workmanship shows. I will continue to refer not only my fellow bridal party members but anyone getting married or having a formal dress alteration need. I have never been short of 100% satisfied when picking up my garments.

Pros: Flexible apt times, Pride of workmanship

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This lady knows what she is doing. My daughter had a bridesmaid dress that needed some work. She cut and hemmed the dress. It is fabulous! She also took in the bodice and tacked in some bra pads. Again, fabulous. Ms. Beatrice is a nice lady who does quality work. Her price is not bad, especially considering the quality of her work. Plus she seems to really enjoy what she does. You can't beat that. We definitely recommend her to anyone and will use her services again in the future, I'm sure.

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This lady knows what she is doing. My daughter had a bridesmaid dress that needed some work. She cut and hemmed the dress. It is fabulous! She also took in the bodice and tacked in some bra pads. Again, fabulous. Ms. Beatrice is a nice lady who does quality work. Her price is not bad, especially considering the quality of her work. Plus she seems to really enjoy what she does. You can't beat that. We definitely recommend her to anyone and will use her services again in the future, I'm sure.

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I recently picked up a finished alteration for my wedding dress that I had done by Beatrice. I was extremely happy with the results to say the least. When I first brought my dress to Beatrice, it was about two sizes too large and way too long. My dress was very complicated because it had an overlay of chiffon which was pleated. I knew I needed an expert in order to make any alteration on this dress look good.

The first appointment I had with Beatrice went very well. She had previously altered the hem on a bridesmaids dress I had to wear and it looked flawless. So, I knew I could trust her with my wedding dress. Beatrice is a true professional. She knew exactly what I needed just by looking at the dress on me. She took in the sides, the shoulders and the hem. It was a pretty big job. My dress went from practically hanging on me to fitting perfectly. It looks just like it did when I brought it to her, but two sizes smaller. I was also highly impressed with her treatment on my hem since the material was pleated and it was difficult to keep even.

I also bought a veil from her. She showed me some of her custom veils and she had the exact veil I had been looking for. She called it her "beach veil" which was great because I am having a beach wedding. The veil is beautiful and she customized it to the exact length i wanted it at. My wedding dress and veil are perfect now - exactly what I envisioned thanks to her.

I have a bunch of friends getting married soon and I'm definitely recommending that they see her for their alterations too!

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I recently picked up a finished alteration for my wedding dress that I had done by Beatrice. I was extremely happy with the results to say the least. When I first brought my dress to Beatrice, it was about two sizes too large and way too long. My dress was very complicated because it had an overlay of chiffon which was pleated. I knew I needed an expert in order to make any alteration on this dress look good.

The first appointment I had with Beatrice went very well. She had previously altered the hem on a bridesmaids dress I had to wear and it looked flawless. So, I knew I could trust her with my wedding dress. Beatrice is a true professional. She knew exactly what I needed just by looking at the dress on me. She took in the sides, the shoulders and the hem. It was a pretty big job. My dress went from practically hanging on me to fitting perfectly. It looks just like it did when I brought it to her, but two sizes smaller. I was also highly impressed with her treatment on my hem since the material was pleated and it was difficult to keep even.

I also bought a veil from her. She showed me some of her custom veils and she had the exact veil I had been looking for. She called it her "beach veil" which was great because I am having a beach wedding. The veil is beautiful and she customized it to the exact length i wanted it at. My wedding dress and veil are perfect now - exactly what I envisioned thanks to her.

I have a bunch of friends getting married soon and I'm definitely recommending that they see her for their alterations too!

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The title speaks for itself, but I will elaborate a little more. My wedding dress was all that I ever wanted...it had the buttons, the lace, the beautiful train, and a style to show off my curves (well, at least the ones I didn't mind!). The only problem was the size of the dress. There was a large gap at the top, the hips were way too wide, and it was too long. There was a lot to be done, but I didn't trust just anyone to do it since there were so many details. The way it was designed I really wasn't sure if it could even be done! Then I found Beatrice online. I read her reviews on here and the majority of them were great with the exception of a few whom I guess are not telling the whole truth, or just had a bad experience, but I can only speak for myself.

The first day she had me try on the dress, showed me what could be done to see if I wanted her services or not...of course I did. There was something about her that I just knew that I could trust her with my dress. We had about four more fittings after that since the dress was so complicated. Each time I went the dress fit better and better. By the last visit I couldn't believe what she had done with the dress. It looked absolutely beautiful...it was made for me. I even took my maid of honor with me and Beatrice showed her how to fasten the bustle and the buttons. She was very helpful. She also made me a beautiful veil that went perfectly with the dress. I was very open to her opinions about the dress, and she did the same with me. Even my family couldn't believe what she did with the dress. She made the impossible, possible.

Bottom line: if you want your dress to be everything that you ever wanted it to be, I would definitely go to her. Thank you so much Beatrice! I absolutely loved my dress!

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The title speaks for itself, but I will elaborate a little more. My wedding dress was all that I ever wanted...it had the buttons, the lace, the beautiful train, and a style to show off my curves (well, at least the ones I didn't mind!). The only problem was the size of the dress. There was a large gap at the top, the hips were way too wide, and it was too long. There was a lot to be done, but I didn't trust just anyone to do it since there were so many details. The way it was designed I really wasn't sure if it could even be done! Then I found Beatrice online. I read her reviews on here and the majority of them were great with the exception of a few whom I guess are not telling the whole truth, or just had a bad experience, but I can only speak for myself.

The first day she had me try on the dress, showed me what could be done to see if I wanted her services or not...of course I did. There was something about her that I just knew that I could trust her with my dress. We had about four more fittings after that since the dress was so complicated. Each time I went the dress fit better and better. By the last visit I couldn't believe what she had done with the dress. It looked absolutely beautiful...it was made for me. I even took my maid of honor with me and Beatrice showed her how to fasten the bustle and the buttons. She was very helpful. She also made me a beautiful veil that went perfectly with the dress. I was very open to her opinions about the dress, and she did the same with me. Even my family couldn't believe what she did with the dress. She made the impossible, possible.

Bottom line: if you want your dress to be everything that you ever wanted it to be, I would definitely go to her. Thank you so much Beatrice! I absolutely loved my dress!

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I went to Beatrice on recommendation from a co-worker. I didn't need much done to my dress; just needed to get it shortened. But when I was there on my first visit, I started talking to Beatrice about veils and found out she would be able to make a veil exactly like I wanted for an amazing price!! I LOVED my veil - it looked perfect with my dress and was exactly what the whole outfit needed.

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I went to Beatrice on recommendation from a co-worker. I didn't need much done to my dress; just needed to get it shortened. But when I was there on my first visit, I started talking to Beatrice about veils and found out she would be able to make a veil exactly like I wanted for an amazing price!! I LOVED my veil - it looked perfect with my dress and was exactly what the whole outfit needed.

Pros: Gorgeous veil. Understood my tight schedule and worked around it

Cons: The hemming job wasn't done correctly and I wound up tearing it out at my wedding

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I needed a dress shortend and taken in on the side...You did I great job thankyou so much....I cant wait to wear it...I will be using you again for sure

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I needed a dress shortend and taken in on the side...You did I great job thankyou so much....I cant wait to wear it...I will be using you again for sure

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My Aunt, who lives in Oregon, made my dress for me then shipped it to me a couple of weeks before my wedding. With only 1 fitting, she did a fantastic job, but it did need to be taken in and hemmed. I took it to Beatrice based on the great reviews I had read - my dress had an organza overlay, and I wanted someone who was familiar with bridal fabrics to alter it. Beatrice was like a god-send! She knew exactly how to work with the fabric, exactly how to make it fit me perfectly and even suggested an additional tie around the empire waist which ended up being the perfect finishing touch! Beatrice was direct, to the point extremely knowledgable about all aspects of bridal gown alterations - I felt completely confident in trusting my special gown to her. Because of the organza overlay and bead work on the bodice and body of the dress, Beatrice had to painstakinly alter the seams by hand. The work was perfectly done and there was not one single bead out of place!! I highly recommend Beatrice to any bride who dreams of slipping on their wedding dress and seeing the perfect, gorgeous and flattering fit they have always imagined!!

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My Aunt, who lives in Oregon, made my dress for me then shipped it to me a couple of weeks before my wedding. With only 1 fitting, she did a fantastic job, but it did need to be taken in and hemmed. I took it to Beatrice based on the great reviews I had read - my dress had an organza overlay, and I wanted someone who was familiar with bridal fabrics to alter it. Beatrice was like a god-send! She knew exactly how to work with the fabric, exactly how to make it fit me perfectly and even suggested an additional tie around the empire waist which ended up being the perfect finishing touch! Beatrice was direct, to the point extremely knowledgable about all aspects of bridal gown alterations - I felt completely confident in trusting my special gown to her. Because of the organza overlay and bead work on the bodice and body of the dress, Beatrice had to painstakinly alter the seams by hand. The work was perfectly done and there was not one single bead out of place!! I highly recommend Beatrice to any bride who dreams of slipping on their wedding dress and seeing the perfect, gorgeous and flattering fit they have always imagined!!

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The bridesmaid dress that I bought was from New York and way to big for me. I brought it to Beatrice and she has worked magic. The best thing is that once she got the dress apart she realized that to make it fit me perfectly she would have to do more work than she originally intended. She knew that this dress was already taking me out of my budget for this wedding, so she didn't charge me extra. In her mind it is more important to have the dress be perfect!! She does great work and will make sure that everything is perfect before you take the dress home. I wouldn't bring a dress to anyone else!

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The bridesmaid dress that I bought was from New York and way to big for me. I brought it to Beatrice and she has worked magic. The best thing is that once she got the dress apart she realized that to make it fit me perfectly she would have to do more work than she originally intended. She knew that this dress was already taking me out of my budget for this wedding, so she didn't charge me extra. In her mind it is more important to have the dress be perfect!! She does great work and will make sure that everything is perfect before you take the dress home. I wouldn't bring a dress to anyone else!

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My experience with Beatrice was excellent all around. I found her by googling 'bridal alterations in Austin'. She had lots of great reviews and had many photos to prove it on her site. She was nice and very professional and I felt completely comfortable at her home/office.

I went in for what I thought were fairly minor alterations, but I was just a tad off. First, she added a bustle that looks fabulous. She gave me 3 different optionsat different price levels and I chose the one I liked best.

Then, what I thought was going to be a simple 'tightening of the halter' around my neckline was actually much more. Her expertise in alterations immediately kicked in. It was actually the bust area that needed to be taken in - not the neck. I could not decide, initially, whether i wanted the bust area altered, since the total alterations were going to be about $75 more than what I'd budgeted for. All the while I was debating though, she never pressured me to have more done than I wanted. She kept saying that it was completely up to me and she would do whatever I wanted.

Ultimately, I got the bust area done - and I'm SOOOOO glad I did!! It really does look 100% better. She knew exactly what it needed, but she never put any pressure on me to get it done. I truly appreciated that.

Thanks for the great work, Beatrice - you've pleased yet another bride!! I promise to send photos when I'm back from Jamaica!!

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My experience with Beatrice was excellent all around. I found her by googling 'bridal alterations in Austin'. She had lots of great reviews and had many photos to prove it on her site. She was nice and very professional and I felt completely comfortable at her home/office.

I went in for what I thought were fairly minor alterations, but I was just a tad off. First, she added a bustle that looks fabulous. She gave me 3 different optionsat different price levels and I chose the one I liked best.

Then, what I thought was going to be a simple 'tightening of the halter' around my neckline was actually much more. Her expertise in alterations immediately kicked in. It was actually the bust area that needed to be taken in - not the neck. I could not decide, initially, whether i wanted the bust area altered, since the total alterations were going to be about $75 more than what I'd budgeted for. All the while I was debating though, she never pressured me to have more done than I wanted. She kept saying that it was completely up to me and she would do whatever I wanted.

Ultimately, I got the bust area done - and I'm SOOOOO glad I did!! It really does look 100% better. She knew exactly what it needed, but she never put any pressure on me to get it done. I truly appreciated that.

Thanks for the great work, Beatrice - you've pleased yet another bride!! I promise to send photos when I'm back from Jamaica!!

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Wouldn't accept checks debit/cards. Didn't give a receipt for work completed. Was rude, abrupt, and unprofessional. Quotes changed each time I visited.

My first visit I explained that I bought the dress big and needed it taken in. She pinned it around the bustline, waistline, and at at the hem. My second visit the only changes that had been made were folds that were added on the top (imagine making something in the breast area fit by gathering the material just to the outside of the breast and folding it over to the front of the armpit area). I understand that folds can help, but if that is what I wanted I could have easily done folds on the inside, stapled them, and got an equal quality of work.

No work had been done to get the dress to fit in the middle, nor had the length been changed. When I asked about it, she got flustered and said that that's not I what I asked for during the first fitting. Really? The pins from my first fitting were still in the hemline and on the inside of the waistline.

Truly, what a sad experience.

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Wouldn't accept checks debit/cards. Didn't give a receipt for work completed. Was rude, abrupt, and unprofessional. Quotes changed each time I visited.

My first visit I explained that I bought the dress big and needed it taken in. She pinned it around the bustline, waistline, and at at the hem. My second visit the only changes that had been made were folds that were added on the top (imagine making something in the breast area fit by gathering the material just to the outside of the breast and folding it over to the front of the armpit area). I understand that folds can help, but if that is what I wanted I could have easily done folds on the inside, stapled them, and got an equal quality of work.

No work had been done to get the dress to fit in the middle, nor had the length been changed. When I asked about it, she got flustered and said that that's not I what I asked for during the first fitting. Really? The pins from my first fitting were still in the hemline and on the inside of the waistline.

Truly, what a sad experience.

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I would definitely recommend Beatrice. She's friendly and knows her way around a wedding dress. I bought my dress online so I definitely needed alterations but I was unsure as to how I would look since I have some serious curves. Beatrice took it up in places I never knew possible and made me look like I lost 30lbs. This is wonderful since I'm having my wedding in Louisiana and haven't seen my friends and family in a while. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone looking for someone you can trust.

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I would definitely recommend Beatrice. She's friendly and knows her way around a wedding dress. I bought my dress online so I definitely needed alterations but I was unsure as to how I would look since I have some serious curves. Beatrice took it up in places I never knew possible and made me look like I lost 30lbs. This is wonderful since I'm having my wedding in Louisiana and haven't seen my friends and family in a while. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone looking for someone you can trust.

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When my now husband and I decided to get married we could think of no better place than to get married in Austin where we grew up (we moved to Ft. Worth a few years ago). I bought my dress in Austin and decided to have it altered and keep it there instead of transporting it to and from Ft. Worth. My dress needed several inches taken in around the bodice; where there just happened to be a lot of beadwork. I also needed it hemmed and the skirt of the dress had two layers, which I found out made for a more complicated hem. Beatrice did an amazing job on both; she had to re-bead the area where she took in the dress as well add extra boning so the dress would fit just right. She did all of this on my schedule since I could only come in on certain weekends. At my last fitting, which was two weeks before the wedding, I had lost a couple of pounds (which I wouldn?t advise). This made the dress fit a little loose around the bust. Beatrice said if I could come back in a few hours she could take it in just a little without having to mess with the beading. I came back a few hours later and the dress fit perfectly. I highly recommend Beatrice, she does a great job and really cares about the brides she is working with.

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When my now husband and I decided to get married we could think of no better place than to get married in Austin where we grew up (we moved to Ft. Worth a few years ago). I bought my dress in Austin and decided to have it altered and keep it there instead of transporting it to and from Ft. Worth. My dress needed several inches taken in around the bodice; where there just happened to be a lot of beadwork. I also needed it hemmed and the skirt of the dress had two layers, which I found out made for a more complicated hem. Beatrice did an amazing job on both; she had to re-bead the area where she took in the dress as well add extra boning so the dress would fit just right. She did all of this on my schedule since I could only come in on certain weekends. At my last fitting, which was two weeks before the wedding, I had lost a couple of pounds (which I wouldn?t advise). This made the dress fit a little loose around the bust. Beatrice said if I could come back in a few hours she could take it in just a little without having to mess with the beading. I came back a few hours later and the dress fit perfectly. I highly recommend Beatrice, she does a great job and really cares about the brides she is working with.

Pros: Met with me on my schedule, alterations were done quickly, always knew what to expect

Cons: None, she honestly did a great job.

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I found Beatrice Alterations & Veils through these pages as Beatrice was highly rated. Not having had many alterations done in the past, I was very concerned on who to go to for my bridesmaid dress (especially since it is 3 layers!!).

Beatrice was really great. She gave me 3 fittings to ensure that the fit was exactly perfect. She does outstanding work as the dress appears to be exactly as if it had come altered straight from the manufacturer! This was a 3 layer dress and she had to alter the toughest partI am very impressed and would definitely go to her again. Her studio was professional and clean - overall good experience.

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I found Beatrice Alterations & Veils through these pages as Beatrice was highly rated. Not having had many alterations done in the past, I was very concerned on who to go to for my bridesmaid dress (especially since it is 3 layers!!).

Beatrice was really great. She gave me 3 fittings to ensure that the fit was exactly perfect. She does outstanding work as the dress appears to be exactly as if it had come altered straight from the manufacturer! This was a 3 layer dress and she had to alter the toughest partI am very impressed and would definitely go to her again. Her studio was professional and clean - overall good experience.

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