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MJ Alterations

Fort Collins

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Fort Collins, US

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Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary Jane was fabulous! I was so nervous about trying to find someone for alterations on my wedding dress, and am so thankful to have found Mary Jane. She was recommended by a friend, but I know that at least one local bridal salon refers their brides to her. I think that she only does wedding alterations (wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, etc.), which is great. She is very reasonably priced and was great to work with. She is worth contacting even if you don't live in Northern Colorado and would be worth the drive from Denver or Cheyenne.
Mary Jane was fabulous! I was so nervous about trying to find someone for alterations on my wedding dress, and am so Read more...
Mary Jane was fabulous! I was so nervous about trying to find someone for alterations on my wedding dress, and am so thankful to have found Mary Jane. She was recommended by a friend, but I know that at least one local bridal salon refers their brides to her. I think that she only does wedding alterations (wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, etc.), which is great. She is very reasonably priced and was great to work with. She is worth contacting even if you don't live in Northern Colorado and would be worth the drive from Denver or Cheyenne. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary Jane was an amazing woman to work with. She did alterations on my wedding dress doing the hem which included an all over lace (very difficult!) and the bustle. The alterations were perfect and at a very reasonable price. She was easy to work with and very accommodating of my busy schedule. When I had to cancel an appointment last minute because of a family emergency she was very understanding and was able to fit me in the next week even during her busiest time of year. She had done the bust of a bridesmaid dress a couple years earlier and I am so glad that I went to her for my wedding dress!
Mary Jane was an amazing woman to work with. She did alterations on my wedding dress doing the hem which included an all Read more...
Mary Jane was an amazing woman to work with. She did alterations on my wedding dress doing the hem which included an all over lace (very difficult!) and the bustle. The alterations were perfect and at a very reasonable price. She was easy to work with and very accommodating of my busy schedule. When I had to cancel an appointment last minute because of a family emergency she was very understanding and was able to fit me in the next week even during her busiest time of year. She had done the bust of a bridesmaid dress a couple years earlier and I am so glad that I went to her for my wedding dress! Read less
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mbarbera
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary Jane Cooley at Alterations by MJ was a lifesaver when it came to my wedding dress! She is an amazing seamstress and is incredibly talented with wedding dresses. I cannot thank her enough for what she did for me. This past summer and early fall, all of my wedding plans were going pretty smoothly. I was set to get married in Denver on October 2nd, 2011. The only glitch was that I was waiting on my dress to be altered by a woman down in Castle Rock. For some reason, it was taking forever! As you can see from the photos below that it was a fairly complex dress, with interesting details such as rouching around the waist, a twisted bow in the back, pinwheel appliqués on the bottom with tulle hanging below the dress. The material is pulled silk which is very delicate and sometimes difficult to work with. I'm a petite woman and the dress overall had to be shortened. Because of the unique details, it was going to take someone with very talented skill and a wealth of experience to do it.


I unfortunately took the dress to a woman in Castle Rock, a friend of a friend who had claimed to have experience with wedding gowns and she effectively ruined the dress. This was Labor Day weekend, less than a month prior to my wedding date! I was frantic! I searched Google for someone located closer to me and found Mary Jane Cooley at Alterations by MJ. She had wonderful Google reviews and I stopped by to see her on September 6th, my birthday. We looked at the details of this dress and she agreed with me, it was a disaster. With the waist too short (up near my ribs), the skirt too full (I looked like I was expecting!) and the straps shredded, I looked like a 6 year old in a disaster of a party dress and it looked nothing at all like the beautiful vintage-inspired wedding dress of my dreams. She agreed to take on this challenge even though it was going to be one of the most difficult dresses to fix. Talk about the best birthday present ever! Where most seamstresses would have folded and sewn the material, this woman from Castle Rock just cut the material and hastily sewed the edges together. Not only was Mary Jane undoing someone else's mistakes but she had very little extra material to do it. Over the next few weeks, she narrowed down what needed to be fixed, pinned up my true measurements and pieced this dress back together. For the last fitting I brought my wedding shoes and jewelry and when I walked out of that dressing room, I felt like the bride I wanted to be. I felt absolutely gorgeous and the dress fit perfectly! Now you know why I think she is hands-down amazing! She took an absolute mess and helped create a gorgeous gown. I simply cannot thank her enough for her patience, diligence, attention to detail and overall, her positive attitude. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and if you need your wedding dress altered, this is the woman you want!
Mary Jane Cooley at Alterations by MJ was a lifesaver when it came to my wedding dress! She is an amazing seamstress and Read more...
Mary Jane Cooley at Alterations by MJ was a lifesaver when it came to my wedding dress! She is an amazing seamstress and is incredibly talented with wedding dresses. I cannot thank her enough for what she did for me. This past summer and early fall, all of my wedding plans were going pretty smoothly. I was set to get married in Denver on October 2nd, 2011. The only glitch was that I was waiting on my dress to be altered by a woman down in Castle Rock. For some reason, it was taking forever! As you can see from the photos below that it was a fairly complex dress, with interesting details such as rouching around the waist, a twisted bow in the back, pinwheel appliqués on the bottom with tulle hanging below the dress. The material is pulled silk which is very delicate and sometimes difficult to work with. I'm a petite woman and the dress overall had to be shortened. Because of the unique details, it was going to take someone with very talented skill and a wealth of experience to do it.


I unfortunately took the dress to a woman in Castle Rock, a friend of a friend who had claimed to have experience with wedding gowns and she effectively ruined the dress. This was Labor Day weekend, less than a month prior to my wedding date! I was frantic! I searched Google for someone located closer to me and found Mary Jane Cooley at Alterations by MJ. She had wonderful Google reviews and I stopped by to see her on September 6th, my birthday. We looked at the details of this dress and she agreed with me, it was a disaster. With the waist too short (up near my ribs), the skirt too full (I looked like I was expecting!) and the straps shredded, I looked like a 6 year old in a disaster of a party dress and it looked nothing at all like the beautiful vintage-inspired wedding dress of my dreams. She agreed to take on this challenge even though it was going to be one of the most difficult dresses to fix. Talk about the best birthday present ever! Where most seamstresses would have folded and sewn the material, this woman from Castle Rock just cut the material and hastily sewed the edges together. Not only was Mary Jane undoing someone else's mistakes but she had very little extra material to do it. Over the next few weeks, she narrowed down what needed to be fixed, pinned up my true measurements and pieced this dress back together. For the last fitting I brought my wedding shoes and jewelry and when I walked out of that dressing room, I felt like the bride I wanted to be. I felt absolutely gorgeous and the dress fit perfectly! Now you know why I think she is hands-down amazing! She took an absolute mess and helped create a gorgeous gown. I simply cannot thank her enough for her patience, diligence, attention to detail and overall, her positive attitude. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and if you need your wedding dress altered, this is the woman you want! Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.6/5.0
This was by far the best investment I could have made. Maryjane is very easy to work with and having her business in her house makes her exceptionally reasonable in price. She was very flexible and even able to turnaround a major adjustment on my dress the week before my wedding after I'd dropped some weight and needed the entire torso of my dress taken in. I'll definitely continue to use her for all of my tailoring needs!
This was by far the best investment I could have made. Maryjane is very easy to work with and having her business in her Read more...
This was by far the best investment I could have made. Maryjane is very easy to work with and having her business in her house makes her exceptionally reasonable in price. She was very flexible and even able to turnaround a major adjustment on my dress the week before my wedding after I'd dropped some weight and needed the entire torso of my dress taken in. I'll definitely continue to use her for all of my tailoring needs! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mary Jane is amazing at what she does - alterations! She altered both my daughter's 2002 wedding dree and several dresses from my son's 2006 wedding. Now it's 7 years later (2013) and I'm googling her for someone else. She took 3 bridemaids dresses that we found on sale for $40 each (there were only 3 left) and made a size 16 out of a 12 by cutting out the side panels and then the 3rd dress was a size 4 for the harpist. I found a dress for myself (mother of the groom) on sale as a bridesmaid's dress and she reconstructed it to make it more age appropriate for me and then made a little jacket to wear over it. Anyway, she's amazing and you should definitely see her with any alterations - wedding or not!
Mary Jane is amazing at what she does - alterations! She altered both my daughter's 2002 wedding dree and several dresses Read more...
Mary Jane is amazing at what she does - alterations! She altered both my daughter's 2002 wedding dree and several dresses from my son's 2006 wedding. Now it's 7 years later (2013) and I'm googling her for someone else. She took 3 bridemaids dresses that we found on sale for $40 each (there were only 3 left) and made a size 16 out of a 12 by cutting out the side panels and then the 3rd dress was a size 4 for the harpist. I found a dress for myself (mother of the groom) on sale as a bridesmaid's dress and she reconstructed it to make it more age appropriate for me and then made a little jacket to wear over it. Anyway, she's amazing and you should definitely see her with any alterations - wedding or not! Read less
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