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Ms Couture

Chicago , IL

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Chicago, IL US
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Dress & Attire

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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/1/2016
4.5/5.0
All in all, my wedding dress alterations turned out perfectly. My dress needed a LOT of alterations, mostly because I am petite and there were a lot of layers to trim up and bustle. Toula and her team did a great job. They really know what they're doing I'm glad she suggested sewing in a bustier into my dress as it provided much more support. Just a warning though -- I had 4 appointments and my dress pretty much wasn't touched until the last one. So those first 3 fittings, I was really nervous because I was told that certain things would be done at each and they weren't. Again, they pulled it together at the end and the dress fit me perfectly, but I literally picked it up the day before our wedding so it definitely caused some stress and anxiety. Also, like others said, make those appointments far in advance because those after work/weekend hours fill up quickly.
All in all, my wedding dress alterations turned out perfectly. My dress needed a LOT of alterations, mostly because I am Read more...
All in all, my wedding dress alterations turned out perfectly. My dress needed a LOT of alterations, mostly because I am petite and there were a lot of layers to trim up and bustle. Toula and her team did a great job. They really know what they're doing I'm glad she suggested sewing in a bustier into my dress as it provided much more support. Just a warning though -- I had 4 appointments and my dress pretty much wasn't touched until the last one. So those first 3 fittings, I was really nervous because I was told that certain things would be done at each and they weren't. Again, they pulled it together at the end and the dress fit me perfectly, but I literally picked it up the day before our wedding so it definitely caused some stress and anxiety. Also, like others said, make those appointments far in advance because those after work/weekend hours fill up quickly. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
9/10/2016
1.0/5.0
DO NOT GO HERE! Going here was the WORST part of my whole wedding experience. My first fitting went okay but my second fitting was wear I started to get nervous. Every time we would tell her something looked off or we wanted it changed she would yell at us and say it is "Its not the final fitting" OR "dress is not done". Not to mention, I had to drive from Milwaukee so the second appt she called while I was driving and told me I had to come in 2 hours later and did not give a reason why or even apologize. Needless to say, the final fitting was a joke. It was ONE WEEK before my wedding and we waited 30 mins before I could put the dress on because she was still working on it. Once I got it on, there were multiple issues with the fit, buttons, belt, etc. I should have known at that point to take the dress and leave but I decided to let her work on it because I didn't think I had another choice. We came back 2 hours later.... and she broke the zipper and I could not take home the dress. She also told me that the zipper in the dress was cheap which is odd based on how much you charged for the dress. I had to come back on Tuesday (4 days before my wedding) to pick it up. I tried it on and there were still issues with the fit, buttons down the back were all unevenly spaced and most of all the zipper was now visible from the back of the dress... it actually looked AWFUL. Lastly, the money... she charged us $800 (outrageous). Because of all of this she only took off $100. JOKE!!! We still paid $700 for bad service, experience, and quality. So thanks for that.

Luckily, I have good friends that helped me get into someone to fix the dress the next day.... only 3 days before my wedding.
DO NOT GO HERE! Going here was the WORST part of my whole wedding experience. My first fitting went okay but my second Read more...
DO NOT GO HERE! Going here was the WORST part of my whole wedding experience. My first fitting went okay but my second fitting was wear I started to get nervous. Every time we would tell her something looked off or we wanted it changed she would yell at us and say it is "Its not the final fitting" OR "dress is not done". Not to mention, I had to drive from Milwaukee so the second appt she called while I was driving and told me I had to come in 2 hours later and did not give a reason why or even apologize. Needless to say, the final fitting was a joke. It was ONE WEEK before my wedding and we waited 30 mins before I could put the dress on because she was still working on it. Once I got it on, there were multiple issues with the fit, buttons, belt, etc. I should have known at that point to take the dress and leave but I decided to let her work on it because I didn't think I had another choice. We came back 2 hours later.... and she broke the zipper and I could not take home the dress. She also told me that the zipper in the dress was cheap which is odd based on how much you charged for the dress. I had to come back on Tuesday (4 days before my wedding) to pick it up. I tried it on and there were still issues with the fit, buttons down the back were all unevenly spaced and most of all the zipper was now visible from the back of the dress... it actually looked AWFUL. Lastly, the money... she charged us $800 (outrageous). Because of all of this she only took off $100. JOKE!!! We still paid $700 for bad service, experience, and quality. So thanks for that.

Luckily, I have good friends that helped me get into someone to fix the dress the next day.... only 3 days before my wedding. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Toula truly saved my dress and my wedding day. After my original seamstress simply forgot to do the alterations necessary for my dress among other problems, Toula and her team squeezed me in 4 weeks before my wedding and the same day that I called. Granted, my case was an emergency situation so I doubt they usually do that but I am forever appreciate that they did. Sadly, all the alterations that had already been done by the original seamstress had been taken out by her out of spite and I was back to square one 4 weeks before it needed to look perfect. Needless to say I was in a PANIC! I live out of state and literally had this one fitting with her before I had to pick up my dress for the wedding. I was a little skeptical but she put me at ease and actually understood ALL the concerns I had about my dress and assured me that it would be perfect. Let me tell you that she was not lying. My dress fit me like a GLOVE and was absolutely perfect after 1 fitting- I tried it on 2 days before my wedding and she did a few slight adjustments but it was truly miraculous how much they did in one fitting. I highly recommend Ms. Couture for you wedding dress alterations. I know my dress would have never looked as good with another seamstress.
Toula truly saved my dress and my wedding day. After my original seamstress simply forgot to do the alterations necessary Read more...
Toula truly saved my dress and my wedding day. After my original seamstress simply forgot to do the alterations necessary for my dress among other problems, Toula and her team squeezed me in 4 weeks before my wedding and the same day that I called. Granted, my case was an emergency situation so I doubt they usually do that but I am forever appreciate that they did. Sadly, all the alterations that had already been done by the original seamstress had been taken out by her out of spite and I was back to square one 4 weeks before it needed to look perfect. Needless to say I was in a PANIC! I live out of state and literally had this one fitting with her before I had to pick up my dress for the wedding. I was a little skeptical but she put me at ease and actually understood ALL the concerns I had about my dress and assured me that it would be perfect. Let me tell you that she was not lying. My dress fit me like a GLOVE and was absolutely perfect after 1 fitting- I tried it on 2 days before my wedding and she did a few slight adjustments but it was truly miraculous how much they did in one fitting. I highly recommend Ms. Couture for you wedding dress alterations. I know my dress would have never looked as good with another seamstress. Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
3/17/2012
4.4/5.0
Ms. Couture did a great job in altering my intricate wedding gown. It was a pleasure to work with the staff there and was very pleased with the difficult alterations that they were able to make to my dress. Even though the alterations were a bit on the expensive side, it was well worth the cost when I saw how beautiful my dress was on my wedding day. I would not have trusted it to just anyone and felt comfortable leaving it with the professional staff at Ms. Couture.
Ms. Couture did a great job in altering my intricate wedding gown. It was a pleasure to work with the staff there and was Read more...
Ms. Couture did a great job in altering my intricate wedding gown. It was a pleasure to work with the staff there and was very pleased with the difficult alterations that they were able to make to my dress. Even though the alterations were a bit on the expensive side, it was well worth the cost when I saw how beautiful my dress was on my wedding day. I would not have trusted it to just anyone and felt comfortable leaving it with the professional staff at Ms. Couture. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Went here based on reviews and was not dissapointed. I lost a TON of weight before my wedding and the entire dress (which had like eight layers of organza and lace) had to be resized from an 8 down to a 2. They were amazing, you could never tell it had been bigger, fit like a glove! Everything was done on time as promised! Totally reccomend!! (easy street parking too!)
Went here based on reviews and was not dissapointed. I lost a TON of weight before my wedding and the entire dress (which Read more...
Went here based on reviews and was not dissapointed. I lost a TON of weight before my wedding and the entire dress (which had like eight layers of organza and lace) had to be resized from an 8 down to a 2. They were amazing, you could never tell it had been bigger, fit like a glove! Everything was done on time as promised! Totally reccomend!! (easy street parking too!) Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Toula did an absolutely amazing job on altering my very complicated gown. I was so worried about having my dress altered due to the amount of beading and lace but once Toula got to work there was nothing to be nervous about. On the day of my wedding my dress fit like it was custom made for me. Although Toula could be considered pricier than other places I found that the difference was not that much more than what my dress shop would have charged and her work was absolutely worth the cost. In fact, I made the trip from the suburbs (Naperville) to Chicago for all my fittings and I still think it was well worth the time and money. I highly recommend Ms. Couture.
Toula did an absolutely amazing job on altering my very complicated gown. I was so worried about having my dress altered Read more...
Toula did an absolutely amazing job on altering my very complicated gown. I was so worried about having my dress altered due to the amount of beading and lace but once Toula got to work there was nothing to be nervous about. On the day of my wedding my dress fit like it was custom made for me. Although Toula could be considered pricier than other places I found that the difference was not that much more than what my dress shop would have charged and her work was absolutely worth the cost. In fact, I made the trip from the suburbs (Naperville) to Chicago for all my fittings and I still think it was well worth the time and money. I highly recommend Ms. Couture. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Toula was awesome, and the final product was exactly what I wanted. I ended up using Toula because my bridal shop was too far away, and I read her great reviews. I had a few minor changes I wanted to make to the dress to make it better, and when I went in Toula agreed the changes were necessary to make the dress better. I was happy to hear that because my mother kept telling me to leave it the alone. Each time I went into the shop the appointment was short and on time. Everyone there is very friendly. I had no doubt Toula knew exactly what she was doing, and trusted her from the first minute of meeting The dress was ready at the time I needed it, despite being a busy wedding weekend.

I thought the prices were very fair and were right on par with what the bridal shop would have charged me. I gladly paid the extra little money to not have to drive 45 minutes to the suburbs.
Toula was awesome, and the final product was exactly what I wanted. I ended up using Toula because my bridal shop was too Read more...
Toula was awesome, and the final product was exactly what I wanted. I ended up using Toula because my bridal shop was too far away, and I read her great reviews. I had a few minor changes I wanted to make to the dress to make it better, and when I went in Toula agreed the changes were necessary to make the dress better. I was happy to hear that because my mother kept telling me to leave it the alone. Each time I went into the shop the appointment was short and on time. Everyone there is very friendly. I had no doubt Toula knew exactly what she was doing, and trusted her from the first minute of meeting The dress was ready at the time I needed it, despite being a busy wedding weekend.

I thought the prices were very fair and were right on par with what the bridal shop would have charged me. I gladly paid the extra little money to not have to drive 45 minutes to the suburbs. Read less
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stacyshort
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.6/5.0
Toula, the owner and seamstress of this adorable place, was such a comfort to me with a dress that I had some major regrets about immediately following the purchase of my dress. My dress when I got it from the store was so ill-fitting that I didn't even know where to start. I brought my dress into Toula about 3 months prior to my wedding and once she pinned me in she had me feeling better. It took about 5 fittings but in the end I was so pleased. Toula was very warm and welcoming and remembered me from amongst her hundreds of other clients. My only complaint would be that it was hard to get a fitting at a time that worked within my work schedule but it was well worth it to try to go in during the week at a slow time to get more of her attention. I made the mistake of going on a friday evening for a fitting and there were people coming in like crazy picking up their wedding gowns/bridesmaid dresses and it was a very stressful event. Toula recommended that night that I only make my appointments during the week and I did from there on for the next 3 appointments. With my mom living on the East Coast, Toula made me feel like whatever she said, my mom would agree, and it was very true when my mom came to my last two fittings. I highly recommend Ms. Couture but CALL AHEAD and make your appointments to fit your already busy schedule to create less stress around sucn an important item.
Toula, the owner and seamstress of this adorable place, was such a comfort to me with a dress that I had some major Read more...
Toula, the owner and seamstress of this adorable place, was such a comfort to me with a dress that I had some major regrets about immediately following the purchase of my dress. My dress when I got it from the store was so ill-fitting that I didn't even know where to start. I brought my dress into Toula about 3 months prior to my wedding and once she pinned me in she had me feeling better. It took about 5 fittings but in the end I was so pleased. Toula was very warm and welcoming and remembered me from amongst her hundreds of other clients. My only complaint would be that it was hard to get a fitting at a time that worked within my work schedule but it was well worth it to try to go in during the week at a slow time to get more of her attention. I made the mistake of going on a friday evening for a fitting and there were people coming in like crazy picking up their wedding gowns/bridesmaid dresses and it was a very stressful event. Toula recommended that night that I only make my appointments during the week and I did from there on for the next 3 appointments. With my mom living on the East Coast, Toula made me feel like whatever she said, my mom would agree, and it was very true when my mom came to my last two fittings. I highly recommend Ms. Couture but CALL AHEAD and make your appointments to fit your already busy schedule to create less stress around sucn an important item. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.9/5.0
I found my wedding gown at Brides Against Breast Cancer. It was made in Italy and was definitely a sample so there was a lot of work that needed to be done on the dress. I was really nervous about where to bring it. After reading reviews and making phone calls to several high end tailors in Chicago, I decided to go to Ms. Couture based on what they told me for pricing. Toula and her team are absolutely amazing. I had 3 fittings and I have to admit that during fittings #1-2 I was still very apprenhensive on things that needed to be fixed and how the dress was fitting. Toula is definitely no-nonsense and tells you how it is. I think the most important thing to remember is, when she says to trust her you really should trust her. She knows what she's doing. At my last fitting I really did feel like my dress was too tight and I was scared that I might rip it if I sat down or during dancing. Toula kept reassuring me that the fabric would not rip and that it fit perfectly. She was absolutely right! I tried it on again at home just in case I needed to bring it back but I realized everything that needed to be fixed was done and it fit my body perfectly. During my ceremony and reception I continued to feel more and more comfortable in the dress. My mom and sisters all had their dresses altered with Toula as well and everything was done to perfection. Again, at first Toula might be a little intimidating and it's always hard to trust someone with your dress, but I am glad that I went to Toula. I think at my last fitting I could really tell that she just loves what she does and is so proud of her work. I woudl definitely recommend Ms. Couture to any future brides. Also, if you need your dress to be cleaned and pressed she will put you in contact with Alan from Alan's Custom Dry Cleaner's. He's pricey but it's worth it. He will pick up your dress from Toula directly and then drop it off to you when it's done. No running around with your dress! He does it all! This is his website: http://foreverabride.net/aboutus.htm
I found my wedding gown at Brides Against Breast Cancer. It was made in Italy and was definitely a sample so there was a Read more...
I found my wedding gown at Brides Against Breast Cancer. It was made in Italy and was definitely a sample so there was a lot of work that needed to be done on the dress. I was really nervous about where to bring it. After reading reviews and making phone calls to several high end tailors in Chicago, I decided to go to Ms. Couture based on what they told me for pricing. Toula and her team are absolutely amazing. I had 3 fittings and I have to admit that during fittings #1-2 I was still very apprenhensive on things that needed to be fixed and how the dress was fitting. Toula is definitely no-nonsense and tells you how it is. I think the most important thing to remember is, when she says to trust her you really should trust her. She knows what she's doing. At my last fitting I really did feel like my dress was too tight and I was scared that I might rip it if I sat down or during dancing. Toula kept reassuring me that the fabric would not rip and that it fit perfectly. She was absolutely right! I tried it on again at home just in case I needed to bring it back but I realized everything that needed to be fixed was done and it fit my body perfectly. During my ceremony and reception I continued to feel more and more comfortable in the dress. My mom and sisters all had their dresses altered with Toula as well and everything was done to perfection. Again, at first Toula might be a little intimidating and it's always hard to trust someone with your dress, but I am glad that I went to Toula. I think at my last fitting I could really tell that she just loves what she does and is so proud of her work. I woudl definitely recommend Ms. Couture to any future brides. Also, if you need your dress to be cleaned and pressed she will put you in contact with Alan from Alan's Custom Dry Cleaner's. He's pricey but it's worth it. He will pick up your dress from Toula directly and then drop it off to you when it's done. No running around with your dress! He does it all! This is his website: http://foreverabride.net/aboutus.htm Read less
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Meredith112084
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The rave reviews continue to rave. Intensely.

Tula (aka Ms. Couture) is simply the best wedding dress (or other fancy gown) seamstress that you can find. Her attention to detail is so refined and she does not settle for anything less than complete perfection.

I bought my dress off the rack at Ultimate Bride and it was literally 10 sizes too big (a girl goes a long way for a bargain - errrr). Tula meticulously took in every seam, made a flawless hem and created a perfect bustle with a whopping 19 (!) individually numbered ties. The dress fits perfectly now and looks like it was made especially for me. Truth is, it was pretty much made for me.

Hat's off to Tula. Highly recommended.
The rave reviews continue to rave. Intensely.

Tula (aka Ms. Couture) is simply the best wedding dress (or other Read more...
The rave reviews continue to rave. Intensely.

Tula (aka Ms. Couture) is simply the best wedding dress (or other fancy gown) seamstress that you can find. Her attention to detail is so refined and she does not settle for anything less than complete perfection.

I bought my dress off the rack at Ultimate Bride and it was literally 10 sizes too big (a girl goes a long way for a bargain - errrr). Tula meticulously took in every seam, made a flawless hem and created a perfect bustle with a whopping 19 (!) individually numbered ties. The dress fits perfectly now and looks like it was made especially for me. Truth is, it was pretty much made for me.

Hat's off to Tula. Highly recommended. Read less
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