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13405 Se Main Ct, Portland, OR | Directions 9723345.514446 -122.525596
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With 30 years of experience,Tatyana Has finished in Russia special sewing college. Tatyana,owner and expert seamstress, alter your wedding gown, bridesmaid dress,even dress. Tatyana will overcome your most difficult challenge with sizing altering to a precision fit. Special skills include working with difficult fabrics beaded dresses .You will be a perfect fit, worry free! References include, Nordstrom, Sewing Solutions, August Veils, Bella bridal, Eva's bridal, and April Showers. CALLS TAKEN FROM 10AM-7PM*** REMEMBER, for your first fitting bring your bra, slip and shoes! Thank you! (503) 258-0170
Ok, so first of all let me say that Tatyana basically saved me from having a nervous breakdown. I came to her a week before we were to leave for another country for our wedding. I came to her with a common issue: I needed a last minute alteration. The dress I had was beautiful and fit....mostly everywhere. I thought I simply needed the bust taken out a bit. When I got to Tatyana, she told me she could take it out and it would take a day or two. But, after further inspection she realized that the person I had bought the dress from had perilously had the bust taken IN! What this meant was that there was no additional fabric to expand the bust, it had all been CUT OFF!!!
I began to panic. She explained to me she could not do the simple alteration I had expected. She suggested putting a corset in. Although I LOVE corset dresses I was absolutely freaking at the thought of doing such a major alteration at the very last minute. She would have to remove the entire zipper and put the corset it.
Finally, I agreed having no other option. She ushered me out of her home and down to the fabric store to buy the material. The fabric store didn't have the color in the correct fabric. I ended up buying the type of fabric she instructed me to buy as well as a yard of silk for her to sew on top of that to match my dress.
I hesitantly left my dress in her hands until she called me two days later (I had given her 4 days to complete the project).
Let me just say, the dress is more beautiful than it was when I left it with her. It is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I would recommend her to anyone needing any alteration in a pinch or not. Major or minor, she is fantastic! And NO, I am not a friend or family member of hers. I found her online, just like you are now!
I called Tatyana yesterday at 11:30 am and asked for an emergency alteration on a dress I needed for an event last night. She told me she could fit me in and to come at 1pm to drop it off. I only asked that she bring up the shoulders but she said she wanted to tighten up the side seams to make it look better. I was only expecting minimal alterations since she would have all of 3 hours to complete it but she wanted to do it right. She called me at our agreed upon pick up time to tell me she was minutes away from being done which was no problem because I was running late. She was courteous and helpful and when I picked up my dress, it was PERFECT! I couldn't even tell where she'd done the work...she did a stunning alteration in just over three hours and only charged me $50 for it. I will go to her again and again!!
Awesome! I had a great experience working with Tatyana. I got my wedding dress altered, and she made a suggestion on how tight to go considering comfort when sitting, but when I said I wanted to go tight anyway she said okay and did exactly what I wanted. I also had straps removed to make the dress strapless and when I decided a few days later I needed them back on, she sewed them back on for free! Alterations were timely and quality great!
Tatiyana is a miracle worker! I was in a wedding recently and hadn't tried my dress on since I purchased it. It was a floor length corset back dress, so I assumed there would be no problems. Well, the dress came with a "modesty panel" so that we wouldn't have full bare backs, and mine was not wide enough. I brought my dress to Tatiyana 3 days before the wedding in the evening, and she made the necessary alterations, and I was able to pick it up at 1pm the NEXT DAY!! The dress fit perfectly. I will definitely go to Tatiyana in the future!!!
Okay. I cannot help but think that some of these reviews are written by her husband or friends or something. I was not pleased with my experience with Tatyana, and I should have followed my gut. Okay here is my experience.
I moved here with a bridesmaids dress that needed to be altered. I was 6 months pregnant, and I needed it to be made bigger to fit around my belly. I had an extra yard of the same fabric to make it easier for whoever was to alter it. After looking around online, I found Tatyana and thought that her reviews were good and I would try it out. I gave her a call and her husband made my appointment for one week before I needed to leave for the wedding (it was out of town). He assured me that Tatyana would have no problem making the dress fit and that a bridesmaid dress was one of the easiest things. No big deal. I thought it was weird that I wasn't able to talk to her directly, but she was out of the country and there was nothing I could do. I was hesitant, but I made the appointment.
My google maps gave me perfect directions to their house, so I didn't need the long explanation from her husband on how to get there. It wasn't too hard to find.
When I arrived at her house, she was shocked to see that I was pregnant. I told her that I had explained this to her husband and she rudely told me she was not in the country.. She has the strongest accent, so I could hardly follow along with what she was saying. She took like 3 measurements around me and shoved me around telling me to get dressed. I didn't understand how she got enough out of my 5 minute consultation. I was there for a total of 10 minutes or less. She didn't pin anything, and she acted overwhelmed.
The day before I needed to leave for the wedding, I had to call her to see what was going on and she told me I could come in to get my dress. I live an hour and a half away in the gorge, so it wasn't an easy trip to just get up and go.
It was horrible. She took the entire dress apart, made a whole new skirt part with the extra yard of fabric, and made me look like I was 16 months pregnant, not 6. The dress was a completely different dress than what it originally looked like. She made it ruffly all around the seam above my belly, when she originally told me it would be flat with two small pleats. It looked like a 6 year old made it. I told her I didn't like it and she told me I could come back the next day - but I had to leave for the wedding. She made me still pay the $150 for alterations (more than the dress even cost in the first place) and let me go. I flew to the wedding with a completely different dress than all of the other bridesmaids.
I ended up taking it to my mother in law in Atlanta and she took out the seams, took off TEN inches of extra fabric around the skirt, and made it fit perfectly. I don't know how she did it, but she saved the day. I should have planned on my mother in law doing it from the beginning. And I could have saved my $150.
My experience with Tatyana was not a good one. I don't know why people would come on here and tell other girls to be on time and that her time is valuable. That sounds like friends or family going on to do a favor for their friends.
Whatever you do, make sure your dress is simple, you are assertive and make sure you understand her before you leave. She was rushed and made me feel very uncomfortable.
I attached pictures of her work, and my mother in law's fix.
Amazing. – Tatyana is amazing. She altered a pink dress for me for this summer for a wedding and it fit perfectly. She did it on such short notice and had it finished in less than a week. I hadn't worn it since high school, so it had to be taken out a bit, and rather than speed through it and cut fabric from the bottom, she took the extra time to work with the seam lines, which I can guarantee you takes more time and can be a pain. And she did a flawless job. The thing you have to understand about Tatyana is that she is very, very busy and seems to work non-stop, so she has a no-nonsense attitude. She expects you to be on time, but her prices are more than fair and she does an amazing job without cutting corners. She's the only person I will go to for alterations.
Time Crunch – My wedding dress was due to arrive on March 22nd for an April 9th wedding (actually getting on the plane on April 6th). I made an alterations appointment with Tatyana for March 25th. That was a Friday. On Sunday she called me to tell me my alterations were done! So fast, and I couldn't even tell where she made the alterations but the dress fit perfectly! I highly recommend her, whether you're in a pinch or not.
July Wedding – I would like to recommend Tatyana, she did an amazing job on my wedding dress and my bridesmaids for half the cost of what David's Bridal wanted and had them all done in record time. She was excellent and fair. For the other girls saying they were "over priced", I would like to know what comp pricing they used, because by my record Tatyana's was more than fair.
Expert work, fair price – I brought in my wedding dress which I had bought online hoping to get a better fit on it. She listened to my concerns about the fit and knew exactly what to do to make it right, pinning seams and recommending the slight adjustments that I wouldn't even have known to ask for. The dress was ready quicker than I had expected and it now fits perfectly! The price was completely reasonable for such expert work. I recommend Tatyana's services very highly.
Not so reasonable – My experience with the alteration of my wedding dress by Tatyana was slightly dissatisfying. I had the alterations made on a simple white wedding gown that does not have a train. Quite casual as wedding gowns go, I spent just over $200 on the dress, alone. So these are my opinions on the overall process.
Very fast. My dress was ready the very next day.
High quality. She did a great job hemming the length of the dress and was able to make quick adjustments while I was there to pick it up. Zero stress in that category.
Over priced. I was truly shocked when she told me that the alteration of the hem cost $150. I did some research after I left and found that I was over charged by $50-70. Again, I have a simple dress that I didn't pay very much for to begin with and I only needed her to make one adjustment.
In retrospect, I should have asked about pricing before made the trip over there. It never hurts to shop around.
This wedding dress was made out chiffon fabric.There was 2 linings and they were both strech fabric.If there is a half hem repair than there is a half price charge.If there is a full round hem repair than there is full charge for the work done! Any store can not give 100% correct information on a price, unless they see the dress ,the fabric its made out of ,and the work that than needs to be done! There are not too many dresses that will end up having the same price regarding this !
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