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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations

Scottsdale , AZ
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LOCATION

The House For Brides, 3002 North 67th Place
Scottsdale, AZ US 85251 (map)

PHONE

602-330-4745

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ABOUT US

Redesign your gown into your dream dress. You can add/remove sleeves, add/remove beads, add/remove petticoats, add/remove the train, add/remove skirt layers, add/remove front and back... Read more
Redesign your gown into your dream dress. You can add/remove sleeves, add/remove beads, add/remove petticoats, add/remove the train, add/remove skirt layers, add/remove front and back yokes, make train removable, add color to your gown. . . so much can be done with redesigning your purchased gown.

Also, Alterations done to the PERFECT fit. I design wedding gowns so I understand how to fit gowns perfectly to any body type.

Accessories custom-made and ready-made at my studio include: Custom Veils, Beaded Purses, Custom Garters, Sports Garters, Beaded Wraps, Custom Wraps, Jewelry, Hair pieces.

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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are neccessary for alterations. Call to set up your appointment with me.
What specialty dress and attire items, such as a Kimono or Sari, do you provide?
Couture, beaded gowns are my specialty.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
2-3 weeks
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
Customers do not pay until they are happy.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Veils, headpieces, jewelry, purses, garters, wraps.

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Judy
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Fantastic! One of my brides maids flew in on Tuesday for the Saturday wedding and still had not gotten her dress altered. Janet was working on my gown and was able to do alterations on the other dress in basically 3 days and the fit was amazing!
Fantastic! One of my brides maids flew in on Tuesday for the Saturday wedding and still had not gotten her dress altered. Read more...
Fantastic! One of my brides maids flew in on Tuesday for the Saturday wedding and still had not gotten her dress altered. Janet was working on my gown and was able to do alterations on the other dress in basically 3 days and the fit was amazing! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Janet was a breeze to work with, especially with my difficult dress. I had one dress that could be transformed into 2 different dresses (one for the ceremony and one for the reception). Janet knew exactly how to alter the dress and gave me a generous discount because she was essentially altering 2 different dresses. She would give me multiple ideas for each type of alteration and would let me pick which one went best with my style. She was upfront and honest. She even stored my wedding dress (free of charge) up until the wedding day and had it nicely pressed upon my arrival. I'm baffled by some of the previous reviews given on here about her services...Janet did not try to push me towards anything I did not feel comfortable with and the end results were superb!
Janet was a breeze to work with, especially with my difficult dress. I had one dress that could be transformed into 2 Read more...
Janet was a breeze to work with, especially with my difficult dress. I had one dress that could be transformed into 2 different dresses (one for the ceremony and one for the reception). Janet knew exactly how to alter the dress and gave me a generous discount because she was essentially altering 2 different dresses. She would give me multiple ideas for each type of alteration and would let me pick which one went best with my style. She was upfront and honest. She even stored my wedding dress (free of charge) up until the wedding day and had it nicely pressed upon my arrival. I'm baffled by some of the previous reviews given on here about her services...Janet did not try to push me towards anything I did not feel comfortable with and the end results were superb! Read less
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courtney
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Janet was so helpful. My fiancé and I sort of got pregnant five months before our wedding date. This sort of posed a problem for me wedding dress wise. Janet was so helpful and was more than willing to wait until two weeks before my wedding to make my alterations. The alterations were perfect. My dress looked beautiful. Janet was so nice and personable too. Thanks Janet for helping make my wedding day so memorable!
Janet was so helpful. My fiancé and I sort of got pregnant five months before our wedding date. This sort of posed a Read more...
Janet was so helpful. My fiancé and I sort of got pregnant five months before our wedding date. This sort of posed a problem for me wedding dress wise. Janet was so helpful and was more than willing to wait until two weeks before my wedding to make my alterations. The alterations were perfect. My dress looked beautiful. Janet was so nice and personable too. Thanks Janet for helping make my wedding day so memorable! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Janet did such a great job on my wedding dress! My dress was about 6 sizes too big for me. She made it absolutely perfect! Took it in, made the back lower and made a beautiful bustle. I am so happy I chose her. She is such a sweet person and so easy to work with. I will continue to take clothes to her. :)
Janet did such a great job on my wedding dress! My dress was about 6 sizes too big for me. She made it absolutely perfect! Read more...
Janet did such a great job on my wedding dress! My dress was about 6 sizes too big for me. She made it absolutely perfect! Took it in, made the back lower and made a beautiful bustle. I am so happy I chose her. She is such a sweet person and so easy to work with. I will continue to take clothes to her. :) Read less
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K.COYAN
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I am sooooo happy I found Janet. She is seriously amazing. My dress needed to be completely changed in the bust line and have a lot taken off around the bottom and she made it wonderful. She doesn't stop until you are completely satisfied. She also added a bustle and it looked so great. So happy. I ordered my dress custom made from Australia (based off of a drawing I made) It turned out great but for sure needed some alterations....She completely changed the neckline for me to make it more comfortable and flattering and it turned out PERFECT. so so happy
I am sooooo happy I found Janet. She is seriously amazing. My dress needed to be completely changed in the bust line and Read more...
I am sooooo happy I found Janet. She is seriously amazing. My dress needed to be completely changed in the bust line and have a lot taken off around the bottom and she made it wonderful. She doesn't stop until you are completely satisfied. She also added a bustle and it looked so great. So happy. I ordered my dress custom made from Australia (based off of a drawing I made) It turned out great but for sure needed some alterations....She completely changed the neckline for me to make it more comfortable and flattering and it turned out PERFECT. so so happy Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.5/5.0
At first, my experience at Janet Kirkman's seemed like it was going to be great…but not for long. I quickly noticed Janet lacks attention to detail, which is kind of a big deal for someone who is altering $2,000+ bridal gowns. As long as you agree with all of her changes you're great, but if not, you are quickly met with a cold, arrogant tone. She also lacks vision. Be prepared to provide photographs for all of the alterations you want to have made because she can only copy, not create. I would not say she is outwardly rude and she did not destroy my dress, but I can confidently say there are infinitely better seamstresses out there. She has excuses for EVERYTHING too. If the alterations are unsatisfactory, she will blame it on everything (material, designer, etc.) but herself. I would say she is efficient, with a two week turnaround, but that is deceiving. I had to go back 4 or 5 times before my dress was complete. Among other mistakes, the hem had to be completely redone because it looked like it had been sewn by a small child, quite amateur looking for someone with so much experience. In the end, the front of my dress was shorter than I wanted, a portion was never sewn completely back into the dress, there were stick pins left in places where there was supposed to be tacts, the bustle did not stay up for more than five minutes at a time, and it never seemed pressed. Janet's skills are overpriced and overrated.
At first, my experience at Janet Kirkman's seemed like it was going to be great…but not for long. I quickly noticed Janet Read more...
At first, my experience at Janet Kirkman's seemed like it was going to be great…but not for long. I quickly noticed Janet lacks attention to detail, which is kind of a big deal for someone who is altering $2,000+ bridal gowns. As long as you agree with all of her changes you're great, but if not, you are quickly met with a cold, arrogant tone. She also lacks vision. Be prepared to provide photographs for all of the alterations you want to have made because she can only copy, not create. I would not say she is outwardly rude and she did not destroy my dress, but I can confidently say there are infinitely better seamstresses out there. She has excuses for EVERYTHING too. If the alterations are unsatisfactory, she will blame it on everything (material, designer, etc.) but herself. I would say she is efficient, with a two week turnaround, but that is deceiving. I had to go back 4 or 5 times before my dress was complete. Among other mistakes, the hem had to be completely redone because it looked like it had been sewn by a small child, quite amateur looking for someone with so much experience. In the end, the front of my dress was shorter than I wanted, a portion was never sewn completely back into the dress, there were stick pins left in places where there was supposed to be tacts, the bustle did not stay up for more than five minutes at a time, and it never seemed pressed. Janet's skills are overpriced and overrated. Read less
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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations responded with the following comments:

Thank you SO much for this review. I have received so much positive response to my "don't pay until you are satisfied: money back guarantee" policy, that I am thankful for your review. Plus, I am so proud of the fact that customers can come in for as many fittings as they like without an extra fee. I am glad you highlighted this in your review. I will not stop working on a dress until the customer is satisfied, no matter how difficult the customer. As a customer, I would view this as a positive feature of my seamstress. Thank you for pointing this out. I do try really hard to answer all questions of a customer. These can be viewed as excuses or answers, depending on the attitude of the recipient. One question I just can't answer and this is my fault, how can a person tell you one thing in your studio then write something completely different in a review? The points she mentions are very curious since my policy is "you don't pay if you are not happy." AND I AM VERY ADAMANT ABOUT THIS POLICY!!! If this is a legitimate customer, come in for a full refund. Thank you for the points you highlighted about my service. 602-330-4745. Located in THE HOUSE FOR BRIDES- 3002 North 67th Place, Scottsdale, (one location with several top-rated wedding vendors) my studio specializes in couture and beaded gowns. Quotes, interviews and alteration details are available free. 602-330-4745.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
I want to take this opportunity to warn other potential customers, especially brides, about my experience with Janet Kirkman. I met with Janet several times between March and May 2013, paid for the alterations, and arranged to pick up the dress in June, one week before my wedding. However, after picking up the dress and taking it home, I realized to that when looking at the dress in natural light (as opposed to the fluorescent lights of her studio), the scalloped lace trim was a drastically different color (diamond white) than the dress (ivory). I never asked her to make the trim a different color than the dress. I frantically called her and left a message explaining the problem. I expected that a professional such as herself would have known that fabrics look different under different lighting conditions. I mentioned on several occasions that the wedding was going to be outdoors. She returned my call that day but said that in order to fix the dress, she would require me to sign a liability waiver stating that she would not be responsible for anything that happened to the dress. During this phone conversation, she became very rude and combative. We were shocked by her behavior and felt even more uncomfortable leaving the dress with her. We found another tailor who was able to rush order matching lace trim and fix the dress in the five days before the wedding. This showed to me that Janet could have offered to do the same in order to fix the problem, but she did not. After the wedding, I wrote a letter to her, outlining my complaint and asking her to refund the cost of fixing her mistakes. To her credit, she did refund me the cost of employing the other tailor, but she included a very rude letter accusing me of being greedy. The level of unprofessionalism, unreasonableness, and rudeness I encountered in Ms. Kirkman was shocking. This caused a huge amount of stress and anxiety right before my wedding and I would hate to see another bride go through this.
I want to take this opportunity to warn other potential customers, especially brides, about my experience with Janet Read more...
I want to take this opportunity to warn other potential customers, especially brides, about my experience with Janet Kirkman. I met with Janet several times between March and May 2013, paid for the alterations, and arranged to pick up the dress in June, one week before my wedding. However, after picking up the dress and taking it home, I realized to that when looking at the dress in natural light (as opposed to the fluorescent lights of her studio), the scalloped lace trim was a drastically different color (diamond white) than the dress (ivory). I never asked her to make the trim a different color than the dress. I frantically called her and left a message explaining the problem. I expected that a professional such as herself would have known that fabrics look different under different lighting conditions. I mentioned on several occasions that the wedding was going to be outdoors. She returned my call that day but said that in order to fix the dress, she would require me to sign a liability waiver stating that she would not be responsible for anything that happened to the dress. During this phone conversation, she became very rude and combative. We were shocked by her behavior and felt even more uncomfortable leaving the dress with her. We found another tailor who was able to rush order matching lace trim and fix the dress in the five days before the wedding. This showed to me that Janet could have offered to do the same in order to fix the problem, but she did not. After the wedding, I wrote a letter to her, outlining my complaint and asking her to refund the cost of fixing her mistakes. To her credit, she did refund me the cost of employing the other tailor, but she included a very rude letter accusing me of being greedy. The level of unprofessionalism, unreasonableness, and rudeness I encountered in Ms. Kirkman was shocking. This caused a huge amount of stress and anxiety right before my wedding and I would hate to see another bride go through this. Read less
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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations responded with the following comments:

-Thank you so much for this review. I have been given free legal advice if I encounter another customer such as yourself. Thank you. -- If you are the type of person to threaten suing my business because of the lights in my studio like this young lady, please find another seamstress. In fact, if you are the type of person to sue a small business for any reason after not showing up for your "let's fix this problem" appointment like this young lady, please find another seamstress. If you can not treat a service person with common courtesy and equitability, please find a different seamstress. If you have a mother who will call me on my day off and yell accusations and profanity at me, please find another seamstress. If you would send a spy to my business to take pictures (funny) then get offended when I mention you taking legal action, even after your mother tells me this, please find a different seamstress. (Perhaps the bride did not know that the mother had told me.) If you would get offended and call me rude because of the statement "God bless you", please find another seamstress. If you would interpret the statement "Hopefully the new lace made you happy" as me saying you are greedy, please find another seamstress. I really did hope she ended up happy with the dress and this concept was something she just could not accept. People often project their meanings and their behaviors on the words and actions of others. These are often false interpretations. THE HOUSE FOR BRIDES located at 3002 North 67th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Janet did an incredible job on my dress. I bought two inexpensive dresses from BHLDN and Janet worked with me to use all that fabric to create my dream dress. She gives prudent advice and considers the limitations of the fabric, so she'll be honest with you about what you can and cannot do. That said, she found a creative solution to every roadblock we ran into and my dress turned out exactly as I had pictured it. I got tons of compliments and it was so versatile and comfortable the whole night! After all the hours that Janet put in and the multiple consultations, the final bill was VERY affordable.
Janet did an incredible job on my dress. I bought two inexpensive dresses from BHLDN and Janet worked with me to use all Read more...
Janet did an incredible job on my dress. I bought two inexpensive dresses from BHLDN and Janet worked with me to use all that fabric to create my dream dress. She gives prudent advice and considers the limitations of the fabric, so she'll be honest with you about what you can and cannot do. That said, she found a creative solution to every roadblock we ran into and my dress turned out exactly as I had pictured it. I got tons of compliments and it was so versatile and comfortable the whole night! After all the hours that Janet put in and the multiple consultations, the final bill was VERY affordable. Read less
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SHARLA
Wedding:
4/13/2013
0.0/5.0
First, let me say that I really hate seeing uber negative reviews on here because I feel like they can be over-dramatized but I had such a terrible experience with Janet that I felt it needed to be shared. I went to Janet for minor alternations on my wedding gown-- to be taken in at the bust plus the hem/bustle. Im 25/never married and have no experience with wedding dress alternations-- Janet seemed annoyed at any questions/concerns that I had and as the appointment progressed she became downright rude. She would never actually answer my questions and would change the subject and want to move onto another aspect of the dress. I kept thinking "but we havent finished this part yet..?". Example, she had pinned the tulle skirt of my dress for the hem and asked if I liked the length, the hem was pinned like a disaster with patches being several inches longer/shorter around the dress. When I mentioned this to her she responded (no joke) with "I am a human being. Im not perfect. Would you prefer to do it instead?". I understand that pinning isnt perfect but it wouldv'e made the dress way too short if she had chosen to use the shorter patch as her quide for cutting, all I wanted to know was that we were on the "same page" about which length was appropriate. At first I laughed it off thinking that it was her attempt at being funny but similar scenarios continually happened throughout my appointment. It was such an incredibly odd experience, I dont see how so many others have rated her highly-- maybe mine was an "off" day for her. I ultimately making an excuse about needing to come back with other shoes so that I didn't leave my dress with her-- it really was that bad.
First, let me say that I really hate seeing uber negative reviews on here because I feel like they can be over-dramatized Read more...
First, let me say that I really hate seeing uber negative reviews on here because I feel like they can be over-dramatized but I had such a terrible experience with Janet that I felt it needed to be shared. I went to Janet for minor alternations on my wedding gown-- to be taken in at the bust plus the hem/bustle. Im 25/never married and have no experience with wedding dress alternations-- Janet seemed annoyed at any questions/concerns that I had and as the appointment progressed she became downright rude. She would never actually answer my questions and would change the subject and want to move onto another aspect of the dress. I kept thinking "but we havent finished this part yet..?". Example, she had pinned the tulle skirt of my dress for the hem and asked if I liked the length, the hem was pinned like a disaster with patches being several inches longer/shorter around the dress. When I mentioned this to her she responded (no joke) with "I am a human being. Im not perfect. Would you prefer to do it instead?". I understand that pinning isnt perfect but it wouldv'e made the dress way too short if she had chosen to use the shorter patch as her quide for cutting, all I wanted to know was that we were on the "same page" about which length was appropriate. At first I laughed it off thinking that it was her attempt at being funny but similar scenarios continually happened throughout my appointment. It was such an incredibly odd experience, I dont see how so many others have rated her highly-- maybe mine was an "off" day for her. I ultimately making an excuse about needing to come back with other shoes so that I didn't leave my dress with her-- it really was that bad. Read less
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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations responded with the following comments:

THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN BY THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE, NOT THE POTENTIAL CUSTOMER. There is only one thing to say about this mother, people only say "I am a human being" when they are not being treating as one! In her country, seamstresses may be treated as second class citizens, but not here and certainly not in my buildng. I feel for people who think they are better than others for whatever perceived reason. I wish the mother well. My studio is located in THE HOUSE FOR BRIDES at 3002 North 67th Place, Scottsdale 85251. Quotes, interviews and alteration details are available at no charge. 602-330-4745
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Dori
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Janet Kirkman trumps any bridal store or alteration shop around (and I did extensive research before going to Janet). My wedding dress was shipped to me from CA and arrived a mere 4 weeks before my wedding. It was much too large and needed several (fast) alterations (hem, zipper, gords, shoulder straps, and taking it all in at least 2-3 sizes). I was also going out of town for 10 days and therefore had only 2 weeks to work with. I am so thankful I found Janet. She is a design wizard, and altered my dress 4 times as I continued to lose weight before the wedding. She was fast, professional, personable, kind, detail-oriented; I truly cannot praise her enough! Save yourself a lot of time, energy, & stress: go to Janet Kirkman for any/all of your bridal needs!
Janet Kirkman trumps any bridal store or alteration shop around (and I did extensive research before going to Janet). My Read more...
Janet Kirkman trumps any bridal store or alteration shop around (and I did extensive research before going to Janet). My wedding dress was shipped to me from CA and arrived a mere 4 weeks before my wedding. It was much too large and needed several (fast) alterations (hem, zipper, gords, shoulder straps, and taking it all in at least 2-3 sizes). I was also going out of town for 10 days and therefore had only 2 weeks to work with. I am so thankful I found Janet. She is a design wizard, and altered my dress 4 times as I continued to lose weight before the wedding. She was fast, professional, personable, kind, detail-oriented; I truly cannot praise her enough! Save yourself a lot of time, energy, & stress: go to Janet Kirkman for any/all of your bridal needs! Read less
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Jeri
Wedding:
11/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Janet was wonderful! She was so sweet, and my dress looked amazing! Thank you, Janet!
Janet was wonderful! She was so sweet, and my dress looked amazing! Thank you, Janet!
Janet was wonderful! She was so sweet, and my dress looked amazing! Thank you, Janet! Read less
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Amie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Janet was born to be a seamstress...she's so amazing! I came in with lots of requests and she took care of them with confidence. She added layers of tulle onto my dress and it transformed it into my dream dress! She gave me great advice as well on what would look good and what wouldn't and I trusted her. I'm so thankful to have her as part of my wedding experience.
Janet was born to be a seamstress...she's so amazing! I came in with lots of requests and she took care of them with Read more...
Janet was born to be a seamstress...she's so amazing! I came in with lots of requests and she took care of them with confidence. She added layers of tulle onto my dress and it transformed it into my dream dress! She gave me great advice as well on what would look good and what wouldn't and I trusted her. I'm so thankful to have her as part of my wedding experience. Read less
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Happy
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Janet really knows about gowns and does a great job on alterations. She has lots of ideas if you are changing your dress or have an issue with your dress. Her services include storing and pressing the gown. Her experience is really evident in what she does. She designs veils, purses, garters and wraps, plus has a large selection of bridal jewelry. This is a great place to take your dress for worry-free alterations.
Janet really knows about gowns and does a great job on alterations. She has lots of ideas if you are changing your dress Read more...
Janet really knows about gowns and does a great job on alterations. She has lots of ideas if you are changing your dress or have an issue with your dress. Her services include storing and pressing the gown. Her experience is really evident in what she does. She designs veils, purses, garters and wraps, plus has a large selection of bridal jewelry. This is a great place to take your dress for worry-free alterations. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I took my daughters' dresses to Janet earlier this year for alterations largely due to the high prices quoted to me by David's Bridal.

I was thrilled with the prices initially, but after looking at the final receipt, it looks like some prices were cheaper, and some were about the same. In the end, I guess what I am most pleased with is the service. Because she is so attentive and you get more one to one service, I thought things would cost so much more. The prices were better than David's Bridal, but the peace of mind and quality work was what pleased me the most.

We bought a beautiful dress for my daughter that was strapless, and David's Bridal sold me some very revealing and small capsleeves. I was not sure how they would look, but the seamstress put them in my bag upon checkout. There are no refunds at David's Bridal.

Within minutes of walking into Janet's, I saw a beautiful jacket which matched the dress perfectly which cost about the same as the cheap looking cap sleeves. The jacket was excellent quality, matched the dress, and was absolutely beautiful. The hem on the dress was the most expensive thing and I believe it was more expensive than David's Bridal, but it was worth it.

My other daughter had a formal dress hemmed and Janet did additional work on the dress because there were some parts that "stuck out" to help it fit better free of charge.

She also created a flower to add some color to the dress based on my daughter's input.

We did end up finding a wonderful florist (Floraunique) through Janet's list of vendors. Thank you so much!! The flowers were beautiful.

We also purchased a beautiful tiara and some custom made jewelry by Lani, one of her other recommended vendors. We are 100% pleased with the service and wish we had looked at her list of vendors sooner. It would have saved me a lot of phone calls and pricing on sites.

Overall, her prices are better and you do not need to wait hours for your turn. You will get not only some better prices, but you will have complete peace of mind.
I took my daughters' dresses to Janet earlier this year for alterations largely due to the high prices quoted to me by Read more...
I took my daughters' dresses to Janet earlier this year for alterations largely due to the high prices quoted to me by David's Bridal.

I was thrilled with the prices initially, but after looking at the final receipt, it looks like some prices were cheaper, and some were about the same. In the end, I guess what I am most pleased with is the service. Because she is so attentive and you get more one to one service, I thought things would cost so much more. The prices were better than David's Bridal, but the peace of mind and quality work was what pleased me the most.

We bought a beautiful dress for my daughter that was strapless, and David's Bridal sold me some very revealing and small capsleeves. I was not sure how they would look, but the seamstress put them in my bag upon checkout. There are no refunds at David's Bridal.

Within minutes of walking into Janet's, I saw a beautiful jacket which matched the dress perfectly which cost about the same as the cheap looking cap sleeves. The jacket was excellent quality, matched the dress, and was absolutely beautiful. The hem on the dress was the most expensive thing and I believe it was more expensive than David's Bridal, but it was worth it.

My other daughter had a formal dress hemmed and Janet did additional work on the dress because there were some parts that "stuck out" to help it fit better free of charge.

She also created a flower to add some color to the dress based on my daughter's input.

We did end up finding a wonderful florist (Floraunique) through Janet's list of vendors. Thank you so much!! The flowers were beautiful.

We also purchased a beautiful tiara and some custom made jewelry by Lani, one of her other recommended vendors. We are 100% pleased with the service and wish we had looked at her list of vendors sooner. It would have saved me a lot of phone calls and pricing on sites.

Overall, her prices are better and you do not need to wait hours for your turn. You will get not only some better prices, but you will have complete peace of mind. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The wedding dress was two sizes two big as I went on a diet to look great for the wedding but that was no problem for Janet. She even worked on a tuxedo for our Golden Retriever and he looked so handsome as well. She had a great professionalism and was flexible with my time. Thanks Janet for all you did for me as well as matron of honor's dress which was not quite what she wanted. The day was perfect.
The wedding dress was two sizes two big as I went on a diet to look great for the wedding but that was no problem for Read more...
The wedding dress was two sizes two big as I went on a diet to look great for the wedding but that was no problem for Janet. She even worked on a tuxedo for our Golden Retriever and he looked so handsome as well. She had a great professionalism and was flexible with my time. Thanks Janet for all you did for me as well as matron of honor's dress which was not quite what she wanted. The day was perfect. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress from Almond Tree, so it was used and definitely needed some alterations. Janet fitted the beaded corset, fixed all the beading all over the dress, hemmed the crinoline petticoat, created a french bustle, and created (from scratch) cap sleeves (for modesty in the church). Her prices were absolutely outstanding...I expected to pay twice as much as I did! She is so sweet to work with, too. I brought a gaggle of people to my first fitting and she was so patient with all their demands to see different things. I felt like an absolute princess in my dress, thanks to Janet, and I definitely plan to use her again in the future for bridesmaids dresses!
I bought my dress from Almond Tree, so it was used and definitely needed some alterations. Janet fitted the beaded corset, Read more...
I bought my dress from Almond Tree, so it was used and definitely needed some alterations. Janet fitted the beaded corset, fixed all the beading all over the dress, hemmed the crinoline petticoat, created a french bustle, and created (from scratch) cap sleeves (for modesty in the church). Her prices were absolutely outstanding...I expected to pay twice as much as I did! She is so sweet to work with, too. I brought a gaggle of people to my first fitting and she was so patient with all their demands to see different things. I felt like an absolute princess in my dress, thanks to Janet, and I definitely plan to use her again in the future for bridesmaids dresses! Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Janet Kirkman did an amazing job from start to finish. She made every fitting fun and was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend her. Her alterations work was great, worth every penny. She makes sure you are completely satisfied.
Janet Kirkman did an amazing job from start to finish. She made every fitting fun and was very easy to work with. I would Read more...
Janet Kirkman did an amazing job from start to finish. She made every fitting fun and was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend her. Her alterations work was great, worth every penny. She makes sure you are completely satisfied. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Janet was a dream to work with. She responded to my emails/voicemails quickly. Janet made me feel so at ease about my dress even when I freaked out a little. She was there to make it all better and my dress fit like a glove. Janet is so talented! I am so grateful for everything she did for me and my bridesmaids!
Janet was a dream to work with. She responded to my emails/voicemails quickly. Janet made me feel so at ease about my Read more...
Janet was a dream to work with. She responded to my emails/voicemails quickly. Janet made me feel so at ease about my dress even when I freaked out a little. She was there to make it all better and my dress fit like a glove. Janet is so talented! I am so grateful for everything she did for me and my bridesmaids! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
1/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I bought a $7000 designer dress, and before I was able to get alterations from the designer, the designer closed all locations and went bankrupt. I was terrified of bringing my dress to someone else because I wasn't sure they would take as much care with my dress as I felt it needed. My mom finally found Janet for me online and we called. She sounded very professional, so we decided to give her a try. When I went in for my fitting, the dress fit, but Janet made a suggestion to help me pin my train up for the reception. She showed me a ton of different ways to do it, and told me she would sew a button in so that it was possible and I didn't need to buy a "reception dress" too. She also offered to sew my corset into the dress so that everything would stay in place. I got this done, and I'm so happy that I did. Janet steam cleaned my dress and veil and kept them safe and clean for me until the day of the wedding. She did everything and more. I am really glad I went to her for my alterations.
I bought a $7000 designer dress, and before I was able to get alterations from the designer, the designer closed all Read more...
I bought a $7000 designer dress, and before I was able to get alterations from the designer, the designer closed all locations and went bankrupt. I was terrified of bringing my dress to someone else because I wasn't sure they would take as much care with my dress as I felt it needed. My mom finally found Janet for me online and we called. She sounded very professional, so we decided to give her a try. When I went in for my fitting, the dress fit, but Janet made a suggestion to help me pin my train up for the reception. She showed me a ton of different ways to do it, and told me she would sew a button in so that it was possible and I didn't need to buy a "reception dress" too. She also offered to sew my corset into the dress so that everything would stay in place. I got this done, and I'm so happy that I did. Janet steam cleaned my dress and veil and kept them safe and clean for me until the day of the wedding. She did everything and more. I am really glad I went to her for my alterations. Read less
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MrsC_Rod
Wedding:
12/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Janet Kirkman is absolutely wonderful to work with!! She is very friendly, professional, and her prices can't be beat for the amount of experience and talent she possesses. I highly recommend Janet!
Janet Kirkman is absolutely wonderful to work with!! She is very friendly, professional, and her prices can't be beat for Read more...
Janet Kirkman is absolutely wonderful to work with!! She is very friendly, professional, and her prices can't be beat for the amount of experience and talent she possesses. I highly recommend Janet! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Oh, Janet Kirkman, you genius.

I went into Janet a little over 2 months before my wedding to have some serious alterations done on my dress. What I got was something that fit better than I could have possibly imagined.

On my first visit she told me she had been a mechanical engineer and worked on fighter jets. Awesome. A mechanical engineer working on a structured dress. Seriously, what more could you ask for? Anyway, she took measurements on the dress and showed me how it could fit with a few pins and extended boning. She also created this amazing modified American bustle that was simply cool. It gave the back of my dress a really amazing shape and served it's purpose fully.

My second visit was breathtaking. She had manipulated that gown to fit like a glove and it wasn't terribly uncomfortable either. We only had to make one more adjustment (extending the boning in the bodice a little more to avoid any pooches) and perfect. One of my bridesmaids picked it up on the day of the wedding and I wanted to melt when I finally put it on.

Janet was always very honest when I asked about things and never pressured me to buy any of the accessories in her shop (many were gorgeous, just not my style). If you need someone who knows their way around structure and style, this is your woman!
Oh, Janet Kirkman, you genius.

I went into Janet a little over 2 months before my wedding to have some serious Read more...
Oh, Janet Kirkman, you genius.

I went into Janet a little over 2 months before my wedding to have some serious alterations done on my dress. What I got was something that fit better than I could have possibly imagined.

On my first visit she told me she had been a mechanical engineer and worked on fighter jets. Awesome. A mechanical engineer working on a structured dress. Seriously, what more could you ask for? Anyway, she took measurements on the dress and showed me how it could fit with a few pins and extended boning. She also created this amazing modified American bustle that was simply cool. It gave the back of my dress a really amazing shape and served it's purpose fully.

My second visit was breathtaking. She had manipulated that gown to fit like a glove and it wasn't terribly uncomfortable either. We only had to make one more adjustment (extending the boning in the bodice a little more to avoid any pooches) and perfect. One of my bridesmaids picked it up on the day of the wedding and I wanted to melt when I finally put it on.

Janet was always very honest when I asked about things and never pressured me to buy any of the accessories in her shop (many were gorgeous, just not my style). If you need someone who knows their way around structure and style, this is your woman! Read less
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allisonf
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Janet enough for creating the wedding dress of my dreams!

Janet was able to take my dress which I thought was perfect and make it even better for my body. She is an amazingly talented seamstress and I had no reservations about her skills. Without her my dress would have been pretty but after her magic is was breathtaking.

I would recommend her to anyone for the smallest to largest alterations. She also created a special garter for me for my wedding day which completed the package. When I put my dress on for my wedding I knew I looked fabulous thanks to Janet!
I can't thank Janet enough for creating the wedding dress of my dreams!

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I can't thank Janet enough for creating the wedding dress of my dreams!

Janet was able to take my dress which I thought was perfect and make it even better for my body. She is an amazingly talented seamstress and I had no reservations about her skills. Without her my dress would have been pretty but after her magic is was breathtaking.

I would recommend her to anyone for the smallest to largest alterations. She also created a special garter for me for my wedding day which completed the package. When I put my dress on for my wedding I knew I looked fabulous thanks to Janet! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I am including a review I left for Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations on Yelp!:

Janet is an amazing bridal alterationist and business professional! I took my wedding dress to her after spending $150 in alterations at another Phoenix shop. The woman who had initially worked on my dress left it with an uneven hem, a bustle that dragged on the floor, and poorly-fitting, lumpy bodice.

I am so glad that I gave Janet a call! She is a warm, confident, and incredibly competent bridal alterationist. Not only did she fix every aspect of my dress with which I had been unhappy, for each "problem area," she presented several possible solutions and let me decide which I felt would be most ideal. She knows and excels at her craft and clearly loves what she does. The front of her house is designed as a bridal shop, and, I kid you not, you will feel as though you have walked into an upscale bridal boutique.

Her workmanship is top notch. I was charged a grand total of $90 for the following work: scalloped lace hem brought up on one side of the dress, boning extended throughout bodice (to reduce the appearance of some odd bumps in the corset that emerged after I took my dress to the first shop), bodice taken in on sides, fabric at neckline tapered so that the dress fell flush against my skin, bustle taken up, underlining of skirt tacked to outer lace, swatch of lace from my mother's wedding dress sewn into lining, dress professionally steamed.

I just wanted to share the incredibly positive experience I had with Janet with other future brides!
I am including a review I left for Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations on Yelp!:

Janet is an amazing bridal Read more...
I am including a review I left for Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations on Yelp!:

Janet is an amazing bridal alterationist and business professional! I took my wedding dress to her after spending $150 in alterations at another Phoenix shop. The woman who had initially worked on my dress left it with an uneven hem, a bustle that dragged on the floor, and poorly-fitting, lumpy bodice.

I am so glad that I gave Janet a call! She is a warm, confident, and incredibly competent bridal alterationist. Not only did she fix every aspect of my dress with which I had been unhappy, for each "problem area," she presented several possible solutions and let me decide which I felt would be most ideal. She knows and excels at her craft and clearly loves what she does. The front of her house is designed as a bridal shop, and, I kid you not, you will feel as though you have walked into an upscale bridal boutique.

Her workmanship is top notch. I was charged a grand total of $90 for the following work: scalloped lace hem brought up on one side of the dress, boning extended throughout bodice (to reduce the appearance of some odd bumps in the corset that emerged after I took my dress to the first shop), bodice taken in on sides, fabric at neckline tapered so that the dress fell flush against my skin, bustle taken up, underlining of skirt tacked to outer lace, swatch of lace from my mother's wedding dress sewn into lining, dress professionally steamed.

I just wanted to share the incredibly positive experience I had with Janet with other future brides! Read less
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kimberleemarlow
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.6/5.0
Janet was fantastic to work with! She is definitely an expert in her skill and she was flexible to let me come back as many times as I wanted until I got it right! I liked my dress when I first got it, but I didn't love it until Janet worked her magic and made it to fit my body perfectly! I would highly recommend her for any bridal dress alterations or re-designs!
Janet was fantastic to work with! She is definitely an expert in her skill and she was flexible to let me come back as Read more...
Janet was fantastic to work with! She is definitely an expert in her skill and she was flexible to let me come back as many times as I wanted until I got it right! I liked my dress when I first got it, but I didn't love it until Janet worked her magic and made it to fit my body perfectly! I would highly recommend her for any bridal dress alterations or re-designs! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Janet Kirkman is not simply a seamstress, she truly is an artist in every sense of the word. She took my mermaid style strapless lace dress and turned it into an a-line vision with beautiful hand beaded straps. She added crinoline to make the skirt fuller and added a french bustle for the reception. Being a plus size bride, there weren't as many dress options for me to choose from so I bought what was most like what I wanted and then Janet made it the dress of my dreams. She really makes your dress "yours" and I could not be happier with the end result. Her prices are also VERY affordable for all that she does. I was expecting to pay at least half of what I paid for my dress for all I wanted done and it was just a small fraction of that. And this included HAND BEADING!! I'm really partial to the straps and love looking at them! :)
My mom came with me each time I went for a fitting. I don't know if it was more to see me or to shop and look at all the accessories and extras that Janet has for sale as well! I bought a gorgeous lace garter from her and my mom bought an evening bag.
Also, Janet runs her business out of her house. I really liked this because it provides such a more intimate and personal environment. I wasn't having to trot out into a busy overcrowded room with my bra hanging out in front of everyone.
Janet is one of the nicest people I have ever met and she goes out of her way to make you happy and feel like your best on your special day. I would recommend to anyone and everyone because I don't think you will find a higher quality of work anywhere.
Thank you Janet!
Janet Kirkman is not simply a seamstress, she truly is an artist in every sense of the word. She took my mermaid style Read more...
Janet Kirkman is not simply a seamstress, she truly is an artist in every sense of the word. She took my mermaid style strapless lace dress and turned it into an a-line vision with beautiful hand beaded straps. She added crinoline to make the skirt fuller and added a french bustle for the reception. Being a plus size bride, there weren't as many dress options for me to choose from so I bought what was most like what I wanted and then Janet made it the dress of my dreams. She really makes your dress "yours" and I could not be happier with the end result. Her prices are also VERY affordable for all that she does. I was expecting to pay at least half of what I paid for my dress for all I wanted done and it was just a small fraction of that. And this included HAND BEADING!! I'm really partial to the straps and love looking at them! :)
My mom came with me each time I went for a fitting. I don't know if it was more to see me or to shop and look at all the accessories and extras that Janet has for sale as well! I bought a gorgeous lace garter from her and my mom bought an evening bag.
Also, Janet runs her business out of her house. I really liked this because it provides such a more intimate and personal environment. I wasn't having to trot out into a busy overcrowded room with my bra hanging out in front of everyone.
Janet is one of the nicest people I have ever met and she goes out of her way to make you happy and feel like your best on your special day. I would recommend to anyone and everyone because I don't think you will find a higher quality of work anywhere.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Janet Kirkman did an amazing job with my wedding dress! She was very reasonable and had great ideas. She was very set on making sure the dress was perfect before you even pay a dime. Thank you so much for all of your efforts and excellent talent!
Janet Kirkman did an amazing job with my wedding dress! She was very reasonable and had great ideas. She was very set on Read more...
Janet Kirkman did an amazing job with my wedding dress! She was very reasonable and had great ideas. She was very set on making sure the dress was perfect before you even pay a dime. Thank you so much for all of your efforts and excellent talent! Read less
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Meaghan and JD
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Janet Kirkman! She made my dress fit like a glove. She was sweet and professional. Her work is amazing and she was very reasonably priced. She includes steaming in her prices. I really enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her!
I cannot say enough about Janet Kirkman! She made my dress fit like a glove. She was sweet and professional. Her work is Read more...
I cannot say enough about Janet Kirkman! She made my dress fit like a glove. She was sweet and professional. Her work is amazing and she was very reasonably priced. She includes steaming in her prices. I really enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Janet Kirkman did the alterations for my wedding dress and my mom's dress. I just adore her.

I was a bit worried about finding someone to do my alterations because my dress was large, with a corset top, a large skirt with pick-ups, and a ton of beading. Janet did an absolutely perfect job on the alterations. My dress fit me beautifully and I was much more comfortable in it than before I had her alter it.

She was so reasonably priced, too. I was expecting the alterations to cost a lot more than they did. Janet is just amazing and I would recommend her to anyone!
Janet Kirkman did the alterations for my wedding dress and my mom's dress. I just adore her.

I was a bit worried Read more...
Janet Kirkman did the alterations for my wedding dress and my mom's dress. I just adore her.

I was a bit worried about finding someone to do my alterations because my dress was large, with a corset top, a large skirt with pick-ups, and a ton of beading. Janet did an absolutely perfect job on the alterations. My dress fit me beautifully and I was much more comfortable in it than before I had her alter it.

She was so reasonably priced, too. I was expecting the alterations to cost a lot more than they did. Janet is just amazing and I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
1/16/2011
4.9/5.0
Janet is absolutely AMAZING! She made sure my dress fit me just the way I wanted it to, and was great about answering all my questions about hems and bustles. When I decided that the slip I had didn’t work quite right with my dress, Janet sewed one right into the skirt so it lay just perfectly! I would send any bride to her in a heartbeat.
Janet is absolutely AMAZING! She made sure my dress fit me just the way I wanted it to, and was great about answering all Read more...
Janet is absolutely AMAZING! She made sure my dress fit me just the way I wanted it to, and was great about answering all my questions about hems and bustles. When I decided that the slip I had didn’t work quite right with my dress, Janet sewed one right into the skirt so it lay just perfectly! I would send any bride to her in a heartbeat. Read less
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CB2010
Wedding:
11/20/2010
3.0/5.0
While Janet is super friendly, the only thing that stressed me on my wedding day was my dress. I had two major issues. The first was the fit. I questioned how tight the dress was and she assured me it was suppose to be as tight as it was and that it would loosen...well, the dress did not loosen and it was extremely uncomfortable. I trusted her expertise. The part that upsets me the most is the dress looks too tight in my photos. From the back it is obviously too tight. Trust your instinct. While the fit could be blamed on me trusting her opinion, the second issue was purely a result of a poorly done job. The bustle on my dress broke within 15 minutes of being bustled. I had a french 3 point bustle and two of the 3 points pulled out due to the weight of the dress. The had very skinny ribbon poorly reinforced to hold the weight of my dress. Anyone with experience in bustling dresses should have known better.
While Janet is super friendly, the only thing that stressed me on my wedding day was my dress. I had two major issues. The Read more...
While Janet is super friendly, the only thing that stressed me on my wedding day was my dress. I had two major issues. The first was the fit. I questioned how tight the dress was and she assured me it was suppose to be as tight as it was and that it would loosen...well, the dress did not loosen and it was extremely uncomfortable. I trusted her expertise. The part that upsets me the most is the dress looks too tight in my photos. From the back it is obviously too tight. Trust your instinct. While the fit could be blamed on me trusting her opinion, the second issue was purely a result of a poorly done job. The bustle on my dress broke within 15 minutes of being bustled. I had a french 3 point bustle and two of the 3 points pulled out due to the weight of the dress. The had very skinny ribbon poorly reinforced to hold the weight of my dress. Anyone with experience in bustling dresses should have known better. Read less
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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations responded with the following comments:

IF YOU ARE A REAL CUSTOMER, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR YOUR REFUND!

I am so sorry your bustle broke. Please call me and get a refund for your alterations. Thank you for your feedback because this is the only way I can make my service better, with feedback from customers like you.

With alterations there is often a give-and-take. Thick strong ribbons can be used on skirts that are not see-through (even in sunlight). But thin, organza ribbons have to be used with see-through fabrics such as chiffon and organza. If thin ribbons were used on a non-see-through skirt, then indeed the wrong ribbons were used to create this bustle. I have switched to wider organza ribbons for see-through skirts. Remember, delicate fabrics rip much easier than sturdier, every day fabrics, and won't survive many tugs and pulls. Please call me to get your refund!!
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lcarp203
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Grade: A+

It was super easy working with Janet! She worked around my schedule and made the process a breeze! Great work and reasonable prices! I am so glad I didn’t even consider going anywhere else! Janet made the alterations process low stress!
Grade: A+

It was super easy working with Janet! She worked around my schedule and made the process a breeze! Read more...
Grade: A+

It was super easy working with Janet! She worked around my schedule and made the process a breeze! Great work and reasonable prices! I am so glad I didn’t even consider going anywhere else! Janet made the alterations process low stress! Read less
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srhbluerain
Wedding:
11/5/2010
4.4/5.0
Janet did a beautiful job on my dress. She works out of her home so it's a very personalized experience. The alterations and bustle came out perfect. My dress fit me perfectly. My dress was originally a bit poofy, so Janet advised me to cut a petticoat out and I'm so glad I listened to her recommendations! The bustle was very intricate and stayed intact throughout my wedding festivities. I spent a few hundred dollars but it was well worth it!
Janet did a beautiful job on my dress. She works out of her home so it's a very personalized experience. The alterations Read more...
Janet did a beautiful job on my dress. She works out of her home so it's a very personalized experience. The alterations and bustle came out perfect. My dress fit me perfectly. My dress was originally a bit poofy, so Janet advised me to cut a petticoat out and I'm so glad I listened to her recommendations! The bustle was very intricate and stayed intact throughout my wedding festivities. I spent a few hundred dollars but it was well worth it! Read less
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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations responded with the following comments:

I will work harder on my flexibility.
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/30/2010
0.5/5.0
I had made an appointment with Janet months in advance since I was an out of town bride and only had one week for the gown to be altered. Two weeks before my appointment, she cancelled because she was traveling. I have a hard time believing that she didn't know that she was traveling with more notice. She was also not very nice or compassionate when she made the cancellation phone call. I had to find someone last minute and it made the couple weeks before my wedding much more stressful.
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I had made an appointment with Janet months in advance since I was an out of town bride and only had one week for the gown to be altered. Two weeks before my appointment, she cancelled because she was traveling. I have a hard time believing that she didn't know that she was traveling with more notice. She was also not very nice or compassionate when she made the cancellation phone call. I had to find someone last minute and it made the couple weeks before my wedding much more stressful. Read less
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Janet Kirkman Bridal Alterations responded with the following comments:

This one I have to chalk up to life. Indeed, my husband did at the last minute ask me to attend his sales meeting. Since he never does this, I made the conscious decision to say no to Lisa. Thank you so much for your feedback. I now know I must always put someone's dress before the needs of my husband. Also, I have added more back-up seamstresses to my list of names I give to brides when I can't serve them. It sounds like my back-up seamstress did not work for you as you said you had to find another seamstress. Thank you for your feedback.
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Janet did a fantastic job altering my wedding dress. My dress had a lot of intricate bead work that I was terrified of ruining and Janet handled it perfectly. My dress fit like a glove and was done in a timely manner. Janet stored my dress for me up until right before my wedding and she pressed it right before I picked it up. Janet also custom made a veil to match my dress; it was beautiful. Janet was easy to work with and very professional; I would definitely recommend her to a friend!
Janet did a fantastic job altering my wedding dress. My dress had a lot of intricate bead work that I was terrified of Read more...
Janet did a fantastic job altering my wedding dress. My dress had a lot of intricate bead work that I was terrified of ruining and Janet handled it perfectly. My dress fit like a glove and was done in a timely manner. Janet stored my dress for me up until right before my wedding and she pressed it right before I picked it up. Janet also custom made a veil to match my dress; it was beautiful. Janet was easy to work with and very professional; I would definitely recommend her to a friend! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Janet was awesome! She provided speedy alterations without compromising quality. She completely re did the boning of my dress and changed the shape. I received so many complements on how flattering the fit was. She is such a doll, and I couldn't have been happier with her service.
Janet was awesome! She provided speedy alterations without compromising quality. She completely re did the boning of my Read more...
Janet was awesome! She provided speedy alterations without compromising quality. She completely re did the boning of my dress and changed the shape. I received so many complements on how flattering the fit was. She is such a doll, and I couldn't have been happier with her service. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.7/5.0
Janet did a wonderful job with my dress!
Janet did a wonderful job with my dress!
Janet did a wonderful job with my dress! Read less
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Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.9/5.0
Janet is very talented! She is able to work on all gowns including designer, high-end gowns. I had several fittings because I changed the shape of my dress. Janet was able to give me the dress of my dreams! She is reasonably priced, professional, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Janet for any of your alteration needs.
Janet is very talented! She is able to work on all gowns including designer, high-end gowns. I had several fittings Read more...
Janet is very talented! She is able to work on all gowns including designer, high-end gowns. I had several fittings because I changed the shape of my dress. Janet was able to give me the dress of my dreams! She is reasonably priced, professional, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Janet for any of your alteration needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Janet was great - very sweet and very easy to work with. She was very gentle and great with my niece, too. Highly recommended.
Janet was great - very sweet and very easy to work with. She was very gentle and great with my niece, too. Highly Read more...
Janet was great - very sweet and very easy to work with. She was very gentle and great with my niece, too. Highly recommended. Read less
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MeeLee
Wedding:
12/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Janet is absolutely the BEST! I have a heavily beaded bridal gown that I wanted the top change from straight to sweetheart. This required cutting and rebeading and I was very nervous about trusting anyone to do this. Janet performed this perfectly creating an amazing neckline for me. She also took my dress in, bustled it, and made me a custom veil for an outrageously low price. Honestly the amount she charged me for everything was the same price as some bridal stores were charging for just veils. Not only that, she's sweet, professional, and truly cares. You cannot go wrong with her!
Janet is absolutely the BEST! I have a heavily beaded bridal gown that I wanted the top change from straight to Read more...
Janet is absolutely the BEST! I have a heavily beaded bridal gown that I wanted the top change from straight to sweetheart. This required cutting and rebeading and I was very nervous about trusting anyone to do this. Janet performed this perfectly creating an amazing neckline for me. She also took my dress in, bustled it, and made me a custom veil for an outrageously low price. Honestly the amount she charged me for everything was the same price as some bridal stores were charging for just veils. Not only that, she's sweet, professional, and truly cares. You cannot go wrong with her! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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sweet_firefly
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Janet did a great job on my dress alterations. She was very easy to work with and very professional. I loved my bustle and it held up most of the night (people kept stepping on my dress, so one of the loops ripped out).
Janet did a great job on my dress alterations. She was very easy to work with and very professional. I loved my bustle and Read more...
Janet did a great job on my dress alterations. She was very easy to work with and very professional. I loved my bustle and it held up most of the night (people kept stepping on my dress, so one of the loops ripped out). Read less
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bhardt
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I do not have enough good things to say about Janet. She is a wonderful seamstress who takes great pride in her work. She was so affordable and she made sure that everything was perfect. My mom also had her dress altered and was shocked to see her alterations were only $20.00. I have recommended Janet recently and will continue to recommend her in the future.
I do not have enough good things to say about Janet. She is a wonderful seamstress who takes great pride in her work. She Read more...
I do not have enough good things to say about Janet. She is a wonderful seamstress who takes great pride in her work. She was so affordable and she made sure that everything was perfect. My mom also had her dress altered and was shocked to see her alterations were only $20.00. I have recommended Janet recently and will continue to recommend her in the future. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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mellisson
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
I purchased my Ulla-Maija gown from a store in Chicago. I needed to get my alterations done locally and Janet was highly recommended by several other brides. Janet did all the alterations on my gown and was very patient in helping me find a bustle style that suited the dress. Her work was perfect and I am so happy my gown was in such competent hands! Janet also created a beautiful veil to match the style of my dress.

Janet is very experienced in working with all styles of dresses and all different kinds of fabric. I will be recommending her to all of my friends in the future.
I purchased my Ulla-Maija gown from a store in Chicago. I needed to get my alterations done locally and Janet was highly Read more...
I purchased my Ulla-Maija gown from a store in Chicago. I needed to get my alterations done locally and Janet was highly recommended by several other brides. Janet did all the alterations on my gown and was very patient in helping me find a bustle style that suited the dress. Her work was perfect and I am so happy my gown was in such competent hands! Janet also created a beautiful veil to match the style of my dress.

Janet is very experienced in working with all styles of dresses and all different kinds of fabric. I will be recommending her to all of my friends in the future. Read less
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