Alina did a fabulous job with the alterations on my bridesmaids dress. And I'm not talking little, easy alterations. I'm talking total dress reconstruction, here.
See, the bride wants what the bride wants, and my sister only wanted dresses from J. Crew that didn't come in my size. I ordered the largest size they had and began the hunt for a good seamstress.
Even though she's in Bellevue and I'm in West Seattle, I chose Alina because she had five star reviews on every site I checked and had done a lot of work with formal and wedding attire. I didn't want to risk my dress on someone who had less than stellar reviews.
We talked about what needed to be done, Alina took a look at the dress, gave me a price that was right around where I figured it would be (quite frankly, she should have charged me more), and she got started. She was great about texting me pictures of the dress at different stages--including when it was completely cut in half-- and worked with me through three dress fittings until I had a dress that not only fit, but looked like it had, in fact, come in my size in the first place. On the day of the wedding, you couldn't tell it had been massively altered.
My husband also had her alter his suit (pants and jacket), and she did a great job on that too.
I can't recommend Alina enough. She made a scary alterations situation very painless and I will definitely use her again. I have been and will continue to tell everyone I know how fantastic she is!