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Olga's Bridal and Formal Couture

Raleigh , NC
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8300 leesville road
Raleigh, NC US 27613 (map)

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919-462-9472
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Dress & Attire

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Veils

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
although i did not end up of purchasing my gown from Olga's Bridal, it is the bridal shop that I would most recommend for all my friends. They had a good variety, excellent quality and great price range. Beth who assisted us is amazing and clearly has a lot of experience. I was a bit lost in regards to all things related to wedding gowns and what I would want. She was patient and did an excellent job educating me on options but not making it too overwhelming.
although i did not end up of purchasing my gown from Olga's Bridal, it is the bridal shop that I would most recommend for Read more...
although i did not end up of purchasing my gown from Olga's Bridal, it is the bridal shop that I would most recommend for all my friends. They had a good variety, excellent quality and great price range. Beth who assisted us is amazing and clearly has a lot of experience. I was a bit lost in regards to all things related to wedding gowns and what I would want. She was patient and did an excellent job educating me on options but not making it too overwhelming. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I must sing the praises of Olga who did my daughter’s bridal gown alterations. We found Olga when we were researching bridal gowns on the web about a year before the wedding date. I read other peoples reviews as to how wonderful Olga was and decided to book appointments with her as soon as my daughter chose her dress. We knew almost any dress would need alterations, as my daughter is quite petite.
The gown was made of a heavy satin-like fabric layered with a beautiful ivory organza on the top that has lacework and beading for about 4 inches along the edge of the dress hem and on the bodice. We were worried that we might have to lose all the pretty details on the bottom edge when getting the dress shortened. Well, not to worry, Olga did amazing work, she figured out a way to shorten the dress that allowed her to save all the details of the top layer. She really engineered this dress so very little alteration had to be done to it by tucking and tacking fabric up. We had her remove the very heavy under-fabric of the long train for my daughter so it wouldn’t weigh her down during the rest of the evening. That worked perfectly! Olga also insisted to add inside cups to the dress, eliminating the need for an expensive and painful undergarment…that made the bride jump for joy! The bustling worked perfectly and the bride and groom danced the night away! Thank you, Olga you’re the best!
I must sing the praises of Olga who did my daughter’s bridal gown alterations. We found Olga when we were researching Read more...
I must sing the praises of Olga who did my daughter’s bridal gown alterations. We found Olga when we were researching bridal gowns on the web about a year before the wedding date. I read other peoples reviews as to how wonderful Olga was and decided to book appointments with her as soon as my daughter chose her dress. We knew almost any dress would need alterations, as my daughter is quite petite.
The gown was made of a heavy satin-like fabric layered with a beautiful ivory organza on the top that has lacework and beading for about 4 inches along the edge of the dress hem and on the bodice. We were worried that we might have to lose all the pretty details on the bottom edge when getting the dress shortened. Well, not to worry, Olga did amazing work, she figured out a way to shorten the dress that allowed her to save all the details of the top layer. She really engineered this dress so very little alteration had to be done to it by tucking and tacking fabric up. We had her remove the very heavy under-fabric of the long train for my daughter so it wouldn’t weigh her down during the rest of the evening. That worked perfectly! Olga also insisted to add inside cups to the dress, eliminating the need for an expensive and painful undergarment…that made the bride jump for joy! The bustling worked perfectly and the bride and groom danced the night away! Thank you, Olga you’re the best! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Olga at Olga Alterations. I took a dress to her that someone else had butchered after working on it for five months. It was seriously in pieces and I was too. I asked Olga if it was even fixable or did I need to start dress shopping again. She assured me she could fix it AND SHE DID! Her craftsmanship is exceptional. Her eye for detail is outstanding. She made me feel very special. She even surprised me with a blue flower sewn on the inside hem for my something blue! It was very touching. She is very popular and I can understand why. You definitely have to book her a year in advance! When she finished my dress in February she was already book through November!
I cannot say enough good things about Olga at Olga Alterations. I took a dress to her that someone else had butchered Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Olga at Olga Alterations. I took a dress to her that someone else had butchered after working on it for five months. It was seriously in pieces and I was too. I asked Olga if it was even fixable or did I need to start dress shopping again. She assured me she could fix it AND SHE DID! Her craftsmanship is exceptional. Her eye for detail is outstanding. She made me feel very special. She even surprised me with a blue flower sewn on the inside hem for my something blue! It was very touching. She is very popular and I can understand why. You definitely have to book her a year in advance! When she finished my dress in February she was already book through November! Read less
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Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Olga was awesome. I had her put a corset into my wedding dress as well as repair a tear as my dress was the sample. She focused on what would make me the most comfortable on my wedding day and added cups to my dress as well as a simple and unique bustle that goes with the design of my dress. She books up early so if you want to use her don't wait to call.
Olga was awesome. I had her put a corset into my wedding dress as well as repair a tear as my dress was the sample. She Read more...
Olga was awesome. I had her put a corset into my wedding dress as well as repair a tear as my dress was the sample. She focused on what would make me the most comfortable on my wedding day and added cups to my dress as well as a simple and unique bustle that goes with the design of my dress. She books up early so if you want to use her don't wait to call. Read less
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Lael Eve
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is a master. With little more than 2 months to go, she tailored both of my bridal gowns to a perfect fit, even offering to take them in more the week of the wedding if I continued to lose "stress weight." She suggested adding extra corset-ing & support solutions I never would have thought about.-my dresses looked perfect and fit comfortably all the way thru the long but wonderful marathon of pictures, hugs kisses & dancing. THANK YOU OLGA! If you can get on her packed schedule-you will not regret it-she is The BEST!
Olga is a master. With little more than 2 months to go, she tailored both of my bridal gowns to a perfect fit, even Read more...
Olga is a master. With little more than 2 months to go, she tailored both of my bridal gowns to a perfect fit, even offering to take them in more the week of the wedding if I continued to lose "stress weight." She suggested adding extra corset-ing & support solutions I never would have thought about.-my dresses looked perfect and fit comfortably all the way thru the long but wonderful marathon of pictures, hugs kisses & dancing. THANK YOU OLGA! If you can get on her packed schedule-you will not regret it-she is The BEST! Read less
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Krysta
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Summary version: Olga is the best!!! She works magic with her alterations and is honest, meticulous, and thoughtful!

Long version: I ordered my wedding gown from Victorian Rose Bridal (the worst), and when I went for my second fitting learned that no alterations were made. It was three weeks to the wedding day, and the store didn't bother to call to inform me that they didn't alter the dress as promised. I left the store, dress in hand, and searched Yelp and found Olga and her rave reviews.

Olga found things that needed altered that the dress shop didn't see. She made the dress fit perfectly and sewed in a blue flower for good luck. Olga is straight forward in her work, has a keen eye, and delivers on time. She even designs lovely customized gowns and veils. Call her in advance because she is booked solid - I happened to call just after she had a cancellation. I cannot say enough good things about her!
Summary version: Olga is the best!!! She works magic with her alterations and is honest, meticulous, and thoughtful! Read more...
Summary version: Olga is the best!!! She works magic with her alterations and is honest, meticulous, and thoughtful!

Long version: I ordered my wedding gown from Victorian Rose Bridal (the worst), and when I went for my second fitting learned that no alterations were made. It was three weeks to the wedding day, and the store didn't bother to call to inform me that they didn't alter the dress as promised. I left the store, dress in hand, and searched Yelp and found Olga and her rave reviews.

Olga found things that needed altered that the dress shop didn't see. She made the dress fit perfectly and sewed in a blue flower for good luck. Olga is straight forward in her work, has a keen eye, and delivers on time. She even designs lovely customized gowns and veils. Call her in advance because she is booked solid - I happened to call just after she had a cancellation. I cannot say enough good things about her! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.3/5.0
It is really awkward going in front of a complete stranger and stripping down in front of them mere moments later. Somehow Olga put me at ease. She is a gem in Raleigh and a master at her work. No wonder people travel from states over to have her do their alterations.
It is really awkward going in front of a complete stranger and stripping down in front of them mere moments later. Somehow Read more...
It is really awkward going in front of a complete stranger and stripping down in front of them mere moments later. Somehow Olga put me at ease. She is a gem in Raleigh and a master at her work. No wonder people travel from states over to have her do their alterations. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/12/2013
2.1/5.0
I first brought my gown to Olga in 2012 for her to look over a slight tear. She told me that the fix would be no problem.

Almost a year later, Olga pulled a 180 on me. Not only was my dress now in “awful” condition, and thus a higher estimate, she was VERY rude to me. She took literal the word “can” and unleashed on me that she did not tell me how to do my job (after asking me what I did in a condescending manor) and that I should not ask her anymore questions. Alone, and in a crunch before my wedding, I reluctantly left my dress with Olga.

My 2nd fitting went great. No hiccups and the dress looked gorgeous, just needed final hemming. We discussed how steaming my dress would work, and that I would still come in for my final appt. the Sat before my wedding, but that she also had me down to pick up my steamed dress on the day before my wedding.

Well, the Sat. before my wedding roles around and there was another car in the driveway. The poor other client was half-dressed & didn’t know what to think. Olga pulled my dress and it was obvious she had not touched it since the last time I was there. My mom and I offered to go out on her porch to not intrude on her current client. Olga came out and let us know she’d have my dress finalized on my Fri. pickup.

On Fri, Olga insisted I try it on (thank god) which I thought was odd, and the moment the bag is unzipped I know it’s not been steamed. Olga rushed my mom through how to bustle the gown, meanwhile in passing mentioning that the folds will stay down “once I get it steamed.” I’m so ticked at this point I point blank tell her that my wedding is tomorrow and she was supposed to steam it. Olga was very apologetic, but did not quite understand the gravity of the imposition she put me in.

In the end, I had a gorgeous gown, but Olga caused unnecessary stress with her lack of professionalism and customer service. In my opinion,she is overwhelmed and has taken on too many clients. Go elsewhere.
I first brought my gown to Olga in 2012 for her to look over a slight tear. She told me that the fix would be no problem. Read more...
I first brought my gown to Olga in 2012 for her to look over a slight tear. She told me that the fix would be no problem.

Almost a year later, Olga pulled a 180 on me. Not only was my dress now in “awful” condition, and thus a higher estimate, she was VERY rude to me. She took literal the word “can” and unleashed on me that she did not tell me how to do my job (after asking me what I did in a condescending manor) and that I should not ask her anymore questions. Alone, and in a crunch before my wedding, I reluctantly left my dress with Olga.

My 2nd fitting went great. No hiccups and the dress looked gorgeous, just needed final hemming. We discussed how steaming my dress would work, and that I would still come in for my final appt. the Sat before my wedding, but that she also had me down to pick up my steamed dress on the day before my wedding.

Well, the Sat. before my wedding roles around and there was another car in the driveway. The poor other client was half-dressed & didn’t know what to think. Olga pulled my dress and it was obvious she had not touched it since the last time I was there. My mom and I offered to go out on her porch to not intrude on her current client. Olga came out and let us know she’d have my dress finalized on my Fri. pickup.

On Fri, Olga insisted I try it on (thank god) which I thought was odd, and the moment the bag is unzipped I know it’s not been steamed. Olga rushed my mom through how to bustle the gown, meanwhile in passing mentioning that the folds will stay down “once I get it steamed.” I’m so ticked at this point I point blank tell her that my wedding is tomorrow and she was supposed to steam it. Olga was very apologetic, but did not quite understand the gravity of the imposition she put me in.

In the end, I had a gorgeous gown, but Olga caused unnecessary stress with her lack of professionalism and customer service. In my opinion,she is overwhelmed and has taken on too many clients. Go elsewhere. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Olga is wonderful! The first thing you need to know is that she books up QUICKLY. I called her in December 2012 for my Oct 2013 wedding and she only had two openings still available. I'd recommend booking her once you get engaged even before you have your dress.
She took my dress in an entire size, added cups, added a 7-pt bustle and, added a band to the inside of my dress to help hold it up (it was strapless). All of this in only 2 visits and once more to pick it up. My dress fit like it was made for me and was comfortable the entire night.
Olga is wonderful! The first thing you need to know is that she books up QUICKLY. I called her in December 2012 for my Oct Read more...
Olga is wonderful! The first thing you need to know is that she books up QUICKLY. I called her in December 2012 for my Oct 2013 wedding and she only had two openings still available. I'd recommend booking her once you get engaged even before you have your dress.
She took my dress in an entire size, added cups, added a 7-pt bustle and, added a band to the inside of my dress to help hold it up (it was strapless). All of this in only 2 visits and once more to pick it up. My dress fit like it was made for me and was comfortable the entire night. Read less
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tlmedlin
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good thinks about sweet Olga! She is HANDS DOWN...THE BEST! My wedding is Oct 2013, and I called her Oct 2012 to get an appointment. She was so busy...she really didn't have any openings until Spring 2013. Thankfully, she fit me in on like the day before Thanksiving or something crazy like that. (which, to me, said a lot about her work ethic and desire to make brides happy.) :) I was very impressed from the start.

When you meet her, you can just tell she knows what she is doing. You don't even have to talk or explain what you need--she could probably do it with her eyes closed. Since my first fitting with her, she had me come back to make sure it fit the right way, and then made any other changes as needed. I basically could have as many appointments as I needed until it was 'just right.' Her prices are also very reasonable-considering how great of a job she does!

When my mom wanted to make sure she knew how to bustle my dress properly, Olga allowed my mom and I to come back to her house (she has her business on the side of her house) and she let me take a video of her teaching my mom how to do it. I mean--out of your way customer service! After my bridal portraits, she said I could bring the dress back to her house to get cleaned...which I did. Did I mention how AMAZING my dress looks???! It fits like a glove and I couldn't be more in love with how it fits and looks on me.

My advice to you--if you think there is even a CHANCE of you getting engaged this next year...go ahead and book Olga. You will not regret it, and you will have the most stress-free wedding dress altering experience. (Not to mention, you get to meet Olga and her Ninja kitty!) ;) I am honestly going to miss going over to see her! She is the hidden gem of bridal gown alterations in Raleigh, and you will be very lucky to have her as a part of your special day.
I cannot say enough good thinks about sweet Olga! She is HANDS DOWN...THE BEST! My wedding is Oct 2013, and I called her Read more...
I cannot say enough good thinks about sweet Olga! She is HANDS DOWN...THE BEST! My wedding is Oct 2013, and I called her Oct 2012 to get an appointment. She was so busy...she really didn't have any openings until Spring 2013. Thankfully, she fit me in on like the day before Thanksiving or something crazy like that. (which, to me, said a lot about her work ethic and desire to make brides happy.) :) I was very impressed from the start.

When you meet her, you can just tell she knows what she is doing. You don't even have to talk or explain what you need--she could probably do it with her eyes closed. Since my first fitting with her, she had me come back to make sure it fit the right way, and then made any other changes as needed. I basically could have as many appointments as I needed until it was 'just right.' Her prices are also very reasonable-considering how great of a job she does!

When my mom wanted to make sure she knew how to bustle my dress properly, Olga allowed my mom and I to come back to her house (she has her business on the side of her house) and she let me take a video of her teaching my mom how to do it. I mean--out of your way customer service! After my bridal portraits, she said I could bring the dress back to her house to get cleaned...which I did. Did I mention how AMAZING my dress looks???! It fits like a glove and I couldn't be more in love with how it fits and looks on me.

My advice to you--if you think there is even a CHANCE of you getting engaged this next year...go ahead and book Olga. You will not regret it, and you will have the most stress-free wedding dress altering experience. (Not to mention, you get to meet Olga and her Ninja kitty!) ;) I am honestly going to miss going over to see her! She is the hidden gem of bridal gown alterations in Raleigh, and you will be very lucky to have her as a part of your special day. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Olga! Olga is sweet, professional, personable, and very punctual, and a life saver! My Monique Lhuilher dress is beautiful alone, but Olga’s transformations to make it truly special and mine were innovative, easy, and beautiful! Olga even created a veil for me when mine came in all wrong that I ordered on Etsy! Olga is very talented and has a good eye to make your day even more breathless. Olga is very flexible and knows how to fix all blunders and put a smile on your face in the process. Thank you Olga!
I cannot say enough positive things about Olga! Olga is sweet, professional, personable, and very punctual, and a life Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about Olga! Olga is sweet, professional, personable, and very punctual, and a life saver! My Monique Lhuilher dress is beautiful alone, but Olga’s transformations to make it truly special and mine were innovative, easy, and beautiful! Olga even created a veil for me when mine came in all wrong that I ordered on Etsy! Olga is very talented and has a good eye to make your day even more breathless. Olga is very flexible and knows how to fix all blunders and put a smile on your face in the process. Thank you Olga! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVE Olga! She is the best! No need to consider anyone else in the Raleigh area for alterations! She is great at what she does and aims to please! Thanks Olga for making my lace dress even more beautiful than I could have expected!
LOVE Olga! She is the best! No need to consider anyone else in the Raleigh area for alterations! She is great at what she Read more...
LOVE Olga! She is the best! No need to consider anyone else in the Raleigh area for alterations! She is great at what she does and aims to please! Thanks Olga for making my lace dress even more beautiful than I could have expected! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is a magician. I love her so much and would recommend her to everyone! I found her on wedding wire and am so glad I worked with her. When I brought her my dress, quite a lot of intricate work had to be done to shorten my multi-layer lace dress. She also had to remove the bodice boning to take in the dress. I loved the dress when I brought it to her, but when I left the final fitting, I was in love with the dress on me! She works wonders and is the kindest older lady you will ever meet. I already have my BMs who aren't engaged planning to use her. Be advised she books up way in advance. I booked her 12 months before my wedding and she barely squeezed me in. She is the best tailor in the triangle and the best value. I plan to recommend her to all my friend and I am taking my wedding dress to her next week for preservation.
Olga is a magician. I love her so much and would recommend her to everyone! I found her on wedding wire and am so glad I Read more...
Olga is a magician. I love her so much and would recommend her to everyone! I found her on wedding wire and am so glad I worked with her. When I brought her my dress, quite a lot of intricate work had to be done to shorten my multi-layer lace dress. She also had to remove the bodice boning to take in the dress. I loved the dress when I brought it to her, but when I left the final fitting, I was in love with the dress on me! She works wonders and is the kindest older lady you will ever meet. I already have my BMs who aren't engaged planning to use her. Be advised she books up way in advance. I booked her 12 months before my wedding and she barely squeezed me in. She is the best tailor in the triangle and the best value. I plan to recommend her to all my friend and I am taking my wedding dress to her next week for preservation. Read less
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Elena
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is amazing. She helped me restore and alter a dress from the early 1900s and now it fits perfectly and looks great. She's also a joy to work with and it very reasonable with her prices. She is very busy so I would suggest getting on her list very early. I can't recommend her enough!!
Olga is amazing. She helped me restore and alter a dress from the early 1900s and now it fits perfectly and looks great. Read more...
Olga is amazing. She helped me restore and alter a dress from the early 1900s and now it fits perfectly and looks great. She's also a joy to work with and it very reasonable with her prices. She is very busy so I would suggest getting on her list very early. I can't recommend her enough!! Read less
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ASHLEY
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is the only person you should take your gown to for alterations! She was outstanding! I am very petite and she was able to transform my enormous dress into something amazing. She made a beautiful bustle (it took 10 points - 5 for the lining and 5 for the lace). Then she surprised me with a tiny blue bow under the lining for good luck. It really was a pleasure working with her and I will recommend her to everyone I know.
Olga is the only person you should take your gown to for alterations! She was outstanding! I am very petite and she was Read more...
Olga is the only person you should take your gown to for alterations! She was outstanding! I am very petite and she was able to transform my enormous dress into something amazing. She made a beautiful bustle (it took 10 points - 5 for the lining and 5 for the lace). Then she surprised me with a tiny blue bow under the lining for good luck. It really was a pleasure working with her and I will recommend her to everyone I know. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter lived in Birmingham AL and had purchased her Augusta Jones wedding dress through Carriage House there. It had been altered by their seamstress with four different fittings; I picked the dress up from that seamstress in February. In March when it was time for my daughter's bridal portraits, she put the dress on and it did not fit correctly anywhere and she could barely walk in it because something was wrong with all the linings inside the dress. There was no way she could get married in the dress, and I did not trust the previous seamstress to touch it again! My daughter had moved to Raleigh and we needed to find someone in that area to perform a miracle on her dress. After googling and doing research, I found Olga! We contacted her and she was not sure she would be able to help us because she is so booked up, but she agreed that my daughter could bring the dress and she would look at it. My daughter took it the dress, and Olga showed her all the things that the previous seamstress had done that had pretty much ruined the way the dress would fit my daughter. It was so bad that she told my daughter she would not begin sewing on it until I came to Raleigh for her to show me everything wrong with the dress. (I live in GA) I made the trip to Raleigh, she showed me all the things wrong and it was overwhelming. Basically, she would need to take the dress apart totally and put it back together. Also, the previous seamstress had made a mess out of the lace hem and the bustle! The wedding was less than 8 weeks away, and Olga was totally booked! She agreed to take on my daughter’s dress. My daughter had three fittings with Olga, and Olga performed a miracle on my daughter's dress! The dress fits her perfectly! She also made a new bustle system for the dress, had to remake the bust of the dress, along with fixing all the linings and the lace hem that had been messed up by the previous seamstress. OLGA IS AMAZING AND SHE SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING DRESS!
My daughter lived in Birmingham AL and had purchased her Augusta Jones wedding dress through Carriage House there. It had Read more...
My daughter lived in Birmingham AL and had purchased her Augusta Jones wedding dress through Carriage House there. It had been altered by their seamstress with four different fittings; I picked the dress up from that seamstress in February. In March when it was time for my daughter's bridal portraits, she put the dress on and it did not fit correctly anywhere and she could barely walk in it because something was wrong with all the linings inside the dress. There was no way she could get married in the dress, and I did not trust the previous seamstress to touch it again! My daughter had moved to Raleigh and we needed to find someone in that area to perform a miracle on her dress. After googling and doing research, I found Olga! We contacted her and she was not sure she would be able to help us because she is so booked up, but she agreed that my daughter could bring the dress and she would look at it. My daughter took it the dress, and Olga showed her all the things that the previous seamstress had done that had pretty much ruined the way the dress would fit my daughter. It was so bad that she told my daughter she would not begin sewing on it until I came to Raleigh for her to show me everything wrong with the dress. (I live in GA) I made the trip to Raleigh, she showed me all the things wrong and it was overwhelming. Basically, she would need to take the dress apart totally and put it back together. Also, the previous seamstress had made a mess out of the lace hem and the bustle! The wedding was less than 8 weeks away, and Olga was totally booked! She agreed to take on my daughter’s dress. My daughter had three fittings with Olga, and Olga performed a miracle on my daughter's dress! The dress fits her perfectly! She also made a new bustle system for the dress, had to remake the bust of the dress, along with fixing all the linings and the lace hem that had been messed up by the previous seamstress. OLGA IS AMAZING AND SHE SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING DRESS! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I had heard about Olga from a co-worker, who used her services almost 8 years ago. I immediately contacted Olga, before my dress had even been delivered as I read that Olga tends to fill up quickly (this was back in October). When I called, Olga told me that she was booked up until MAY (my wedding was June 1). I think she could tell I was very disappointed that she wouldn't be able to help me with my bridal alterations, so she asked what I needed to have done - just a bustle and have a sash sewn in. She told me that she could squeeze me in and to come in December for my first fitting.

After just a couple of weeks, the dress was ready!! Olga did an AMAZING job. Not only was she very professional and polite, but she made the most beautiful bustle. She was very reasonably priced, and accommodating to my schedule. I am SO pleased with Olga, she is truly an artist! Oh, and because the top of my dress didn't didn't fit my chest size perfectly, she offered to alter the dress and have it ready the next day. It wasn't something I would have thought to have done, but she truly cares about each bride she works with and wants their dress to be perfect.

Thank you, Olga!!!!!!!!!
I had heard about Olga from a co-worker, who used her services almost 8 years ago. I immediately contacted Olga, before my Read more...
I had heard about Olga from a co-worker, who used her services almost 8 years ago. I immediately contacted Olga, before my dress had even been delivered as I read that Olga tends to fill up quickly (this was back in October). When I called, Olga told me that she was booked up until MAY (my wedding was June 1). I think she could tell I was very disappointed that she wouldn't be able to help me with my bridal alterations, so she asked what I needed to have done - just a bustle and have a sash sewn in. She told me that she could squeeze me in and to come in December for my first fitting.

After just a couple of weeks, the dress was ready!! Olga did an AMAZING job. Not only was she very professional and polite, but she made the most beautiful bustle. She was very reasonably priced, and accommodating to my schedule. I am SO pleased with Olga, she is truly an artist! Oh, and because the top of my dress didn't didn't fit my chest size perfectly, she offered to alter the dress and have it ready the next day. It wasn't something I would have thought to have done, but she truly cares about each bride she works with and wants their dress to be perfect.

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Heather
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga has been by far the nicest vendor I have dealt with while planning my wedding. I saw all the amazing reviews on her service and had my Mother call and set up an appt. She said she was booked up until after my wedding, we were very disappointed. But within 20min she called back and said she would squeeze us in to make sure my dress would be done before my wedding!
Olga did an AMAZING job. Made my dress 10x better then it was. Im in love with it! I can't thank her enough. She even allowed me to buy one of her veils to match my dress perfectly at a discounted price. We couldn't be happier with her services!
Olga has been by far the nicest vendor I have dealt with while planning my wedding. I saw all the amazing reviews on her Read more...
Olga has been by far the nicest vendor I have dealt with while planning my wedding. I saw all the amazing reviews on her service and had my Mother call and set up an appt. She said she was booked up until after my wedding, we were very disappointed. But within 20min she called back and said she would squeeze us in to make sure my dress would be done before my wedding!
Olga did an AMAZING job. Made my dress 10x better then it was. Im in love with it! I can't thank her enough. She even allowed me to buy one of her veils to match my dress perfectly at a discounted price. We couldn't be happier with her services! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best you can get in this area. All the reviews are accurate and she is wonderful. She can make it happen whatever you need done for alterations for your wedding dress. She knows what she is doing and will give honest feedback about what will work and what will not.
I also had her make garters for me and they were beautiful. She took left over material from my dress and created 2 cute garters. Her prices are amazing and she is very prompt on her alterations. She also steamed my dress before the big day!

Olga is the best but she is very busy so call her immediately when you know you are getting married.

Samantha Badgley
Olga is the best you can get in this area. All the reviews are accurate and she is wonderful. She can make it happen Read more...
Olga is the best you can get in this area. All the reviews are accurate and she is wonderful. She can make it happen whatever you need done for alterations for your wedding dress. She knows what she is doing and will give honest feedback about what will work and what will not.
I also had her make garters for me and they were beautiful. She took left over material from my dress and created 2 cute garters. Her prices are amazing and she is very prompt on her alterations. She also steamed my dress before the big day!

Olga is the best but she is very busy so call her immediately when you know you are getting married.

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Ashley
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is the greatest! My dress was ordered a little big for me, so she hemmed the bottom up, added cups, and added a bustle. It looks perfect now! She even sewed a little blue bow on the underneath side of the skirt for my something blue :) Olga is so sweet and really works to make sure you're happy with the end result. The price she charged me was well below what I was expecting to pay. Make sure you call WAY in advance to make sure she can fit you in. She books up quick!
Olga is the greatest! My dress was ordered a little big for me, so she hemmed the bottom up, added cups, and added a Read more...
Olga is the greatest! My dress was ordered a little big for me, so she hemmed the bottom up, added cups, and added a bustle. It looks perfect now! She even sewed a little blue bow on the underneath side of the skirt for my something blue :) Olga is so sweet and really works to make sure you're happy with the end result. The price she charged me was well below what I was expecting to pay. Make sure you call WAY in advance to make sure she can fit you in. She books up quick! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I looked on wedding wire to find someone to do my wedding dress alterations and I found Olga. I am so happy that I picked her. Not only is her work amazing she is so funny! I took my dress to her and she totally re invented my dress. I had a friend come in from Atlanta and she saw the dress before and after and she could not beleive how good Olga was. If you want a guaranteed beautiful dress she is the one. I think the review that was bad was written by mistake bc that can't be Olga. Honestly its probably a competitor who is mad that Olga is so good.
I looked on wedding wire to find someone to do my wedding dress alterations and I found Olga. I am so happy that I picked Read more...
I looked on wedding wire to find someone to do my wedding dress alterations and I found Olga. I am so happy that I picked her. Not only is her work amazing she is so funny! I took my dress to her and she totally re invented my dress. I had a friend come in from Atlanta and she saw the dress before and after and she could not beleive how good Olga was. If you want a guaranteed beautiful dress she is the one. I think the review that was bad was written by mistake bc that can't be Olga. Honestly its probably a competitor who is mad that Olga is so good. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Raleigh brides, I would not take your dress anywhere but to Olga! Olga is absolutely amazing at what she does and I truely thank her for it.

I purchased a 2011 Pronovias lace wedding dress off the internet in December for my February wedding. It ended up being 2 sizes too big and more plain than I had originally thought. I took the dress to David's Bridal to try on some shapeware to smooth out my lines and help the dress fit more & I left there with two undergarments that actually made me look bulkier in the dress and were very annoying because I had to keep pulling the strapless up.

I found Olga's name and great reviews here on Wedding Wire and called her in a panick. She was fully booked but ended up having a change of plans around the holidays and told me she would work through Christmas (which she was originally going to take off from work) and that she would fix my dress no problem. Within three weeks and three fittings she was able to complete my dress in such an impeccable manner! My dress was at least 2 sizes too big, all lace with no seams, and had 4 pieces of lining. She made that dress fit like a glove! Not only did she do an amazing job with the alterations, but she told me to get rid of those undergarments that Davids sold me. She built in a bra into the dress that is absolutely genious!! My dress stays up even when it's not zipped so I dont have to be tugging at it all night. She also had amazing ideas about a sash and she sewed on a sash with all the little crystals and sewed tight a gorgeous french bow on the back of the dress that snaps just when I zip my dress! She is really amazing! Her prices are very reasonable and her work is perfect. I wouldnt trust my dress with anyone else.

Thanks Olga!!

-Lauren
Raleigh brides, I would not take your dress anywhere but to Olga! Olga is absolutely amazing at what she does and I truely Read more...
Raleigh brides, I would not take your dress anywhere but to Olga! Olga is absolutely amazing at what she does and I truely thank her for it.

I purchased a 2011 Pronovias lace wedding dress off the internet in December for my February wedding. It ended up being 2 sizes too big and more plain than I had originally thought. I took the dress to David's Bridal to try on some shapeware to smooth out my lines and help the dress fit more & I left there with two undergarments that actually made me look bulkier in the dress and were very annoying because I had to keep pulling the strapless up.

I found Olga's name and great reviews here on Wedding Wire and called her in a panick. She was fully booked but ended up having a change of plans around the holidays and told me she would work through Christmas (which she was originally going to take off from work) and that she would fix my dress no problem. Within three weeks and three fittings she was able to complete my dress in such an impeccable manner! My dress was at least 2 sizes too big, all lace with no seams, and had 4 pieces of lining. She made that dress fit like a glove! Not only did she do an amazing job with the alterations, but she told me to get rid of those undergarments that Davids sold me. She built in a bra into the dress that is absolutely genious!! My dress stays up even when it's not zipped so I dont have to be tugging at it all night. She also had amazing ideas about a sash and she sewed on a sash with all the little crystals and sewed tight a gorgeous french bow on the back of the dress that snaps just when I zip my dress! She is really amazing! Her prices are very reasonable and her work is perfect. I wouldnt trust my dress with anyone else.

Thanks Olga!!

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Christy
Wedding:
1/4/2013
2.0/5.0
Olga was very nice and professional to us when we first brought in my gown. Olga took my measurements and quoted me a price to alter my gown at just under $500. After the second fitting I had her give me a better estimate of how much she thought it would be to raise the hem of my dress, and she then informed us that it was going to cost $400 just to have the dress shortened. I only budgeted for $500 worth of dress alterations so we ended up telling her to just complete everything except hemming the length of the dress. The other things we were having her do included: taking the dress in on the sides and in the back, in the back she was going to have an invisible zipper and place the buttons that were originally on the dress back on top of the zipper so you wouldn't be able to see the zipper at all, sew a belt onto the torso of the dress, and place bra padding in the top. When we came to pick the dress up Olga was very rude and short with us and you could tell she wanted us to get out of her house as soon as possible. I put the dress on and the buttons were sewn on crooked in the back and they did not cover the zipper they were sewn on beside the zipper, also the belt that we had told her to sew on was crooked and the material did not sit flush to the dress it had little gaps were it scrunched up on the dress. Also the dress was suppose to be taken in on the sides and she did take the dress in through the rib cage area but she didn't take in all of the side portions because the material jetted out at my hips. We expressed some concerns about the quality of the work and she would cut us off and give us a short sarcastic remark. I was so flustered at this point I just wanted to go, so we paid her and left unhappy and the dress still needing to be altered more to correct her sloppy work. We ended up finding a different alterations lady who did an amazing job for a quarter of the price.
Olga was very nice and professional to us when we first brought in my gown. Olga took my measurements and quoted me a Read more...
Olga was very nice and professional to us when we first brought in my gown. Olga took my measurements and quoted me a price to alter my gown at just under $500. After the second fitting I had her give me a better estimate of how much she thought it would be to raise the hem of my dress, and she then informed us that it was going to cost $400 just to have the dress shortened. I only budgeted for $500 worth of dress alterations so we ended up telling her to just complete everything except hemming the length of the dress. The other things we were having her do included: taking the dress in on the sides and in the back, in the back she was going to have an invisible zipper and place the buttons that were originally on the dress back on top of the zipper so you wouldn't be able to see the zipper at all, sew a belt onto the torso of the dress, and place bra padding in the top. When we came to pick the dress up Olga was very rude and short with us and you could tell she wanted us to get out of her house as soon as possible. I put the dress on and the buttons were sewn on crooked in the back and they did not cover the zipper they were sewn on beside the zipper, also the belt that we had told her to sew on was crooked and the material did not sit flush to the dress it had little gaps were it scrunched up on the dress. Also the dress was suppose to be taken in on the sides and she did take the dress in through the rib cage area but she didn't take in all of the side portions because the material jetted out at my hips. We expressed some concerns about the quality of the work and she would cut us off and give us a short sarcastic remark. I was so flustered at this point I just wanted to go, so we paid her and left unhappy and the dress still needing to be altered more to correct her sloppy work. We ended up finding a different alterations lady who did an amazing job for a quarter of the price. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
11/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought her a very plain dress was 8 sizes too large and she made it my dream dress. I could not have asked for a more perfect dress. To see photos visit greenweddingshoes.com/land-of-oz-wedding-anna-brandon/ and blog.brettjessica.com/land-of-oz-beech-mountain-wedding/
Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought Read more...
Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought her a very plain dress was 8 sizes too large and she made it my dream dress. I could not have asked for a more perfect dress. To see photos visit greenweddingshoes.com/land-of-oz-wedding-anna-brandon/ and blog.brettjessica.com/land-of-oz-beech-mountain-wedding/ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Well, after reading several reviews online I decided Olga was the ONLY person to go to in Raleigh. She did not let me down. I had a little bit of dress regret at first, but once Olga got her hands on my dress I absolutely LOVED it. She is very matter of fact as people have said and you have to expect that, but she knows what she is doing. I’m not sure how she compares price wise, but I have to say that I felt like the cost of my alterations were reasonable and about what I would expect for what she did.
Well, after reading several reviews online I decided Olga was the ONLY person to go to in Raleigh. She did not let me Read more...
Well, after reading several reviews online I decided Olga was the ONLY person to go to in Raleigh. She did not let me down. I had a little bit of dress regret at first, but once Olga got her hands on my dress I absolutely LOVED it. She is very matter of fact as people have said and you have to expect that, but she knows what she is doing. I’m not sure how she compares price wise, but I have to say that I felt like the cost of my alterations were reasonable and about what I would expect for what she did. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga is the BEST!!!!! She is so funny and so kind! I am going to miss my alterations appts with her! DO NOT let anyone else alter your dress. Olga can work with any dress, any fabric, and any requests. I can't say enough good things about her!
Olga is the BEST!!!!! She is so funny and so kind! I am going to miss my alterations appts with her! DO NOT let anyone Read more...
Olga is the BEST!!!!! She is so funny and so kind! I am going to miss my alterations appts with her! DO NOT let anyone else alter your dress. Olga can work with any dress, any fabric, and any requests. I can't say enough good things about her! Read less
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David
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best seamstress you can find in the Raleigh area. My mom had her doubts because of the somewhat complicated requests I had, and she also wasn't sure what to think about Olga's frank nature (she has a very direct sense of humor), but when we tried on the dress after my first fitting she was sold. She does excellent work and can help you create the dress you've always wanted. She also moved my appointments up by 2 months when I found out I was being relocated for work. Call her quickly! She books very fast.
She is warm, caring, and talented and I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
Olga is the best seamstress you can find in the Raleigh area. My mom had her doubts because of the somewhat complicated Read more...
Olga is the best seamstress you can find in the Raleigh area. My mom had her doubts because of the somewhat complicated requests I had, and she also wasn't sure what to think about Olga's frank nature (she has a very direct sense of humor), but when we tried on the dress after my first fitting she was sold. She does excellent work and can help you create the dress you've always wanted. She also moved my appointments up by 2 months when I found out I was being relocated for work. Call her quickly! She books very fast.
She is warm, caring, and talented and I wouldn't recommend anyone else! Read less
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M
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The rave reviews are all legit. Olga is a sweet, kind, and hard-working woman! It's true she books up ridiculously fast, but I was fortunate to be able to get on her calendar for my dress alterations. She took in my dress in the torso, sewed in a bra band to help keep it from sliding down (it was strapless), sewed in soft cups so I didn't even have to bother with a bra, replaced the zipper with an invisible one and re-sewed every button back on. She adjusted the darting at the hips of my dress, hemmed the skirt and replaced the horsehair, and created a beautiful 5-point French bustle. The dress fit beautifully and the alterations were very affordable. Olga knows what she is doing! She also provided my lovely handmade veil for only $50.
The rave reviews are all legit. Olga is a sweet, kind, and hard-working woman! It's true she books up ridiculously fast, Read more...
The rave reviews are all legit. Olga is a sweet, kind, and hard-working woman! It's true she books up ridiculously fast, but I was fortunate to be able to get on her calendar for my dress alterations. She took in my dress in the torso, sewed in a bra band to help keep it from sliding down (it was strapless), sewed in soft cups so I didn't even have to bother with a bra, replaced the zipper with an invisible one and re-sewed every button back on. She adjusted the darting at the hips of my dress, hemmed the skirt and replaced the horsehair, and created a beautiful 5-point French bustle. The dress fit beautifully and the alterations were very affordable. Olga knows what she is doing! She also provided my lovely handmade veil for only $50. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga did an amazing job with my dress alterations! She was able to make my extremely huge dress fit perfectly! It fit like a glove and I couldn't be happier. She turned a wedding dress into "my dress." She also handmade my veil and it was absolutely gorgeous for a very reasonable price! She found alternative ways to alter my dress (that was not noticeable to anyone) that saved me a lot of money. She's a sweetheart and very fun to work with. I think I laughed and smiled through all my fittings. Highly recommend!
Olga did an amazing job with my dress alterations! She was able to make my extremely huge dress fit perfectly! It fit like Read more...
Olga did an amazing job with my dress alterations! She was able to make my extremely huge dress fit perfectly! It fit like a glove and I couldn't be happier. She turned a wedding dress into "my dress." She also handmade my veil and it was absolutely gorgeous for a very reasonable price! She found alternative ways to alter my dress (that was not noticeable to anyone) that saved me a lot of money. She's a sweetheart and very fun to work with. I think I laughed and smiled through all my fittings. Highly recommend! Read less
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Annabel
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Olga is the best of the best. She more or less saved my wedding! If you buy a dress DO NOT get it altered at the dress store or with anyone else - call Olga ASAP (she books up fast). I bought my dress from a well known store in downtown Raleigh - after 5 alterations I left the store (dress in hand) in tears - not only had they altered it several inches too short but pretty much everything they had done was shoddy, off centre and needed to be redone (it is less than a month until my wedding FYI!) Olga managed to squeeze me in and had the daunting task of fixing everything which included adding material back onto my dress! She exceeded my expectations in making what I thought was a ruined dress completely beautiful. She was a joy to work with with a wicked sense of humour and out of no-where she created an award winning, never seen before, bustle for the tons and tons of lace! If I were you I would not let anyone else touch your wedding dress! Oh and she also made me a killer veil.
Olga is the best of the best. She more or less saved my wedding! If you buy a dress DO NOT get it altered at the dress Read more...
Olga is the best of the best. She more or less saved my wedding! If you buy a dress DO NOT get it altered at the dress store or with anyone else - call Olga ASAP (she books up fast). I bought my dress from a well known store in downtown Raleigh - after 5 alterations I left the store (dress in hand) in tears - not only had they altered it several inches too short but pretty much everything they had done was shoddy, off centre and needed to be redone (it is less than a month until my wedding FYI!) Olga managed to squeeze me in and had the daunting task of fixing everything which included adding material back onto my dress! She exceeded my expectations in making what I thought was a ruined dress completely beautiful. She was a joy to work with with a wicked sense of humour and out of no-where she created an award winning, never seen before, bustle for the tons and tons of lace! If I were you I would not let anyone else touch your wedding dress! Oh and she also made me a killer veil. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Do NOT go anywhere else in Raleigh for wedding dress alterations. She made my dress look soooo beautiful- with no back fat! (Yay!) She also did a 15 point bustle that made my sort of long ish train look like a perfect skirt. It held the whole night!!

Thank you so much Olga!!
Do NOT go anywhere else in Raleigh for wedding dress alterations. She made my dress look soooo beautiful- with no back Read more...
Do NOT go anywhere else in Raleigh for wedding dress alterations. She made my dress look soooo beautiful- with no back fat! (Yay!) She also did a 15 point bustle that made my sort of long ish train look like a perfect skirt. It held the whole night!!

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Angela
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga worked a miracle on my dress. I purchased my gown as a sample. The dress was a size ten and needed to be brought in at least 2 sizes. It was NOT an easy task. Pleats had to match up, boning inserted, additional corset added, etc. etc. Olga did a fantastic job. She completed the work in a timely manner (which speaks volumes when her calendar books out months in advance!) and was budget friendly. I would recommend her to anyone needing a professional and expert seamstress. Just be sure to call her early!
Olga worked a miracle on my dress. I purchased my gown as a sample. The dress was a size ten and needed to be brought in Read more...
Olga worked a miracle on my dress. I purchased my gown as a sample. The dress was a size ten and needed to be brought in at least 2 sizes. It was NOT an easy task. Pleats had to match up, boning inserted, additional corset added, etc. etc. Olga did a fantastic job. She completed the work in a timely manner (which speaks volumes when her calendar books out months in advance!) and was budget friendly. I would recommend her to anyone needing a professional and expert seamstress. Just be sure to call her early! Read less
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Katharin
Wedding:
4/2/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are lucky enough to get in with Olga, TAKE IT! I was in a sheer panic when my dress was over 1 month late arriving from the bridal store, and then when they quoted me over $200 what was expected for alterations, I almost lost it. I think it was for the best though because this certain bridal shop gets horrible reviews on the quality of their alterations.
My dress was not an easy job- beaded hem over lace, 4 point bustle on multiple layers, sweetheart neckline, it was a job for a true seamstress....and that is Olga!! My future MOL searched online and by God's will, found Olga. I was so fortunate to get worked into her schedule - she stays booked! Everytime I was there for a fitting she'd get multiple new client calls. Her prices are very reasonable, and her work is impeccable. After I saw the detail she was going to have to put into hemming my dress which was 2 layers of lace with VERY intricate beading (she was having to handsew the beads on one by one), I was SO thankful I was standing in HER shop! The lady knows what she is doing! And what a heart of gold. It was such a treat to get to meet her in my lifetime! If you want a reasonable price and your dress to be done right, get in with Olga early!!!!
Thanks Olga! :o)
If you are lucky enough to get in with Olga, TAKE IT! I was in a sheer panic when my dress was over 1 month late arriving Read more...
If you are lucky enough to get in with Olga, TAKE IT! I was in a sheer panic when my dress was over 1 month late arriving from the bridal store, and then when they quoted me over $200 what was expected for alterations, I almost lost it. I think it was for the best though because this certain bridal shop gets horrible reviews on the quality of their alterations.
My dress was not an easy job- beaded hem over lace, 4 point bustle on multiple layers, sweetheart neckline, it was a job for a true seamstress....and that is Olga!! My future MOL searched online and by God's will, found Olga. I was so fortunate to get worked into her schedule - she stays booked! Everytime I was there for a fitting she'd get multiple new client calls. Her prices are very reasonable, and her work is impeccable. After I saw the detail she was going to have to put into hemming my dress which was 2 layers of lace with VERY intricate beading (she was having to handsew the beads on one by one), I was SO thankful I was standing in HER shop! The lady knows what she is doing! And what a heart of gold. It was such a treat to get to meet her in my lifetime! If you want a reasonable price and your dress to be done right, get in with Olga early!!!!
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Kathryn
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga should be declared a national treasure. I wanted a nontraditional, custom-made wedding dress and I can't believe my luck in the internet search that led me to Olga's reviews on this site. I had some fabric, some photos, and some ideas in my head, and without a pattern she created a dress beyond my dreams. I wanted a 1950s style party dress, full but not too puffy, so she decided that instead of ordering a petticoat she'd stitch horsehair into the hem (I can't imagine how labor-intensive that must have been) to give the skirt the perfect shape. The stitching, the fit, the way the fabric hangs - all are of incredible quality. The dress looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day, both for saying vows and for dancing the night away. Olga was flexible; when I decided I wanted to get the dress finished months before our wedding to be able to check something off my list, she pushed up all my appointments. Also, just the experience of going for my meetings and fittings and being bossed around and joked with by her was a great part of the pre-wedding experience. I had my now-husband and my visiting parents meet her so they could have a picture of the woman behind my dress. For the amount of work she did I think her price was very reasonable too. Now I need to save up so I can have her make me a dress for another occasion!
Olga should be declared a national treasure. I wanted a nontraditional, custom-made wedding dress and I can't believe my Read more...
Olga should be declared a national treasure. I wanted a nontraditional, custom-made wedding dress and I can't believe my luck in the internet search that led me to Olga's reviews on this site. I had some fabric, some photos, and some ideas in my head, and without a pattern she created a dress beyond my dreams. I wanted a 1950s style party dress, full but not too puffy, so she decided that instead of ordering a petticoat she'd stitch horsehair into the hem (I can't imagine how labor-intensive that must have been) to give the skirt the perfect shape. The stitching, the fit, the way the fabric hangs - all are of incredible quality. The dress looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day, both for saying vows and for dancing the night away. Olga was flexible; when I decided I wanted to get the dress finished months before our wedding to be able to check something off my list, she pushed up all my appointments. Also, just the experience of going for my meetings and fittings and being bossed around and joked with by her was a great part of the pre-wedding experience. I had my now-husband and my visiting parents meet her so they could have a picture of the woman behind my dress. For the amount of work she did I think her price was very reasonable too. Now I need to save up so I can have her make me a dress for another occasion! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank Olga enough for her work on my wedding dress! She is the best at what she does; the reviews are right on. Extremely skilled, incredibly sweet and one of the hardest working women I've met. I made the unfortunate decision to have the bridal shop where I bought my dress do the initial alterations and they did VERY shoddy work and the bustle was all wrong. I knew I was going to call Olga, but I didn't get my hopes up because it was so last-minute. She agreed to take a look and while I was there, she pointed out even more issues with the dress. I panicked internally and she must have sensed it, because she said she would do her best in the short time that she had to fix the problem areas. She went above and beyond and I am so grateful.
I cannot thank Olga enough for her work on my wedding dress! She is the best at what she does; the reviews are right on. Read more...
I cannot thank Olga enough for her work on my wedding dress! She is the best at what she does; the reviews are right on. Extremely skilled, incredibly sweet and one of the hardest working women I've met. I made the unfortunate decision to have the bridal shop where I bought my dress do the initial alterations and they did VERY shoddy work and the bustle was all wrong. I knew I was going to call Olga, but I didn't get my hopes up because it was so last-minute. She agreed to take a look and while I was there, she pointed out even more issues with the dress. I panicked internally and she must have sensed it, because she said she would do her best in the short time that she had to fix the problem areas. She went above and beyond and I am so grateful. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Olga is amazing.
My wedding dress was sewed by my grandmother in 1939. My mother wore it in 1979. I wore it last week. I heard about Olga from a friend, then I looked her up, then I called. I told her the story of my dress (btw I never knew my Grandmother, she died when my mother was 19) and right away she was on board and very excited. The dress was a silk slip with lace all over the top. It had never been cleaned, it was stained, it had rips and holes in the lace, and I wanted it to be strapless.
Olga made all these concerns of mine seem like "no big deal", and said she would handle it. She sure did! She hand washed my lace because she didn't want it to be ruined, she stitched over the stains she couldn't get out, she made it into a beautiful sweetheart neckline with chiffon lining and lace details. Oh, and she had to build a whole underneath part. So she basically made me a new dress but used the lace. Somehow, in all of that, she maintained the integrity and beauty of my grandmothers dress while making it perfectly my own. She was even able to keep the original lines on the back and added buttons to show it off.
To say I was pleased is a horrible understatement. Every one of the woman in my family were in awe of the amazing job she did, and how beautiful it looked. I felt like a million dollars on the day of my wedding, and Im very sure my Grandmother would agree.
Olga is amazing.
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Olga is amazing.
My wedding dress was sewed by my grandmother in 1939. My mother wore it in 1979. I wore it last week. I heard about Olga from a friend, then I looked her up, then I called. I told her the story of my dress (btw I never knew my Grandmother, she died when my mother was 19) and right away she was on board and very excited. The dress was a silk slip with lace all over the top. It had never been cleaned, it was stained, it had rips and holes in the lace, and I wanted it to be strapless.
Olga made all these concerns of mine seem like "no big deal", and said she would handle it. She sure did! She hand washed my lace because she didn't want it to be ruined, she stitched over the stains she couldn't get out, she made it into a beautiful sweetheart neckline with chiffon lining and lace details. Oh, and she had to build a whole underneath part. So she basically made me a new dress but used the lace. Somehow, in all of that, she maintained the integrity and beauty of my grandmothers dress while making it perfectly my own. She was even able to keep the original lines on the back and added buttons to show it off.
To say I was pleased is a horrible understatement. Every one of the woman in my family were in awe of the amazing job she did, and how beautiful it looked. I felt like a million dollars on the day of my wedding, and Im very sure my Grandmother would agree. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Olga. Working with her was one of the best choices I made about my wedding.

She is professional, talented, helpful, and a joy to work with. She did a brilliant job on my dress and it turned out perfectly. Plus, she made me a custom veil that was the exact length and trim that I wanted for only $50. Hooray for Olga!

If you are getting married, call her ASAP because she books up months in advance.
I cannot say enough good things about Olga. Working with her was one of the best choices I made about my wedding.
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I cannot say enough good things about Olga. Working with her was one of the best choices I made about my wedding.

She is professional, talented, helpful, and a joy to work with. She did a brilliant job on my dress and it turned out perfectly. Plus, she made me a custom veil that was the exact length and trim that I wanted for only $50. Hooray for Olga!

If you are getting married, call her ASAP because she books up months in advance. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
What can you say? She's great! I had always heard fantastic things about her, and she still exceded my expectations. Highly recommend!
What can you say? She's great! I had always heard fantastic things about her, and she still exceded my expectations. Read more...
What can you say? She's great! I had always heard fantastic things about her, and she still exceded my expectations. Highly recommend! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Olga definitely stepped in as my wedding day superhero!! I can’t thank her enough for taking in my dress at the last minute and created the most beautiful bustle I have ever seen. I continue to get compliments on it’s uniqueness and how perfect it was for the dress which had box pleats in the front and back. I would definitely recommend Olga and only Olga (I worked with several other seamstresses) for wedding dress alterations!
Olga definitely stepped in as my wedding day superhero!! I can’t thank her enough for taking in my dress at the last Read more...
Olga definitely stepped in as my wedding day superhero!! I can’t thank her enough for taking in my dress at the last minute and created the most beautiful bustle I have ever seen. I continue to get compliments on it’s uniqueness and how perfect it was for the dress which had box pleats in the front and back. I would definitely recommend Olga and only Olga (I worked with several other seamstresses) for wedding dress alterations! Read less
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Mara
Wedding:
4/17/2011
4.2/5.0
My wedding gown was a Monique Lhuillier sample that I purchased from a bridal outlet in Boston. I hired Olga for the alterations based on the outstanding reviews that I read here. Olga is a wonderful person and a talented seamstress, and I would recommend her with the following caveat. My dress had a corseted bodice that was just a tiny bit too big. Rather than adjust all of the boning, she planned to sew an elastic band onto the inside of the dress, which she said would help smooth things out and adjust for the sizing. This plan did not work, however. It created a big crease under the bust line, which Olga told me I would just have to deal with. In the end, I asked her to remove the elastic, but the bodice was still much too big, and she said there was nothing else she could do. This left me scrambling to find a second seamstress 5 weeks before the wedding, because Olga had wanted to do the alterations at the last minute. In the end, I found someone else to take in the dress and it looked perfect. I would recommend that other brides try to schedule their fittings with more time for adjustments than Olga might want, and perhaps to look elsewhere if your alterations are complicated. She did do a beautiful job on hemming my gown and creating a gorgeous 11 point french bustle for a fantastic price, so my problems should not be a complete deterrent.
My wedding gown was a Monique Lhuillier sample that I purchased from a bridal outlet in Boston. I hired Olga for the Read more...
My wedding gown was a Monique Lhuillier sample that I purchased from a bridal outlet in Boston. I hired Olga for the alterations based on the outstanding reviews that I read here. Olga is a wonderful person and a talented seamstress, and I would recommend her with the following caveat. My dress had a corseted bodice that was just a tiny bit too big. Rather than adjust all of the boning, she planned to sew an elastic band onto the inside of the dress, which she said would help smooth things out and adjust for the sizing. This plan did not work, however. It created a big crease under the bust line, which Olga told me I would just have to deal with. In the end, I asked her to remove the elastic, but the bodice was still much too big, and she said there was nothing else she could do. This left me scrambling to find a second seamstress 5 weeks before the wedding, because Olga had wanted to do the alterations at the last minute. In the end, I found someone else to take in the dress and it looked perfect. I would recommend that other brides try to schedule their fittings with more time for adjustments than Olga might want, and perhaps to look elsewhere if your alterations are complicated. She did do a beautiful job on hemming my gown and creating a gorgeous 11 point french bustle for a fantastic price, so my problems should not be a complete deterrent. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
3/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter will be getting married on April 10th and Olga did the alterations on her dress...We found a really good deal on the perfect dress for her with one exception...She very much wanted the lace up back. She contacted Olga to have these alterations done. Olga was very professional in the original contact, and even more so when we met with her...I can not say enough about what an amazing job she did. The alterations we ask for are perfect, but she also did little extras that made the dress even more perfect. She made us feel very comfortable and welcome in her home. Again words can not describe how pleased we are.
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My daughter will be getting married on April 10th and Olga did the alterations on her dress...We found a really good deal Read more...
My daughter will be getting married on April 10th and Olga did the alterations on her dress...We found a really good deal on the perfect dress for her with one exception...She very much wanted the lace up back. She contacted Olga to have these alterations done. Olga was very professional in the original contact, and even more so when we met with her...I can not say enough about what an amazing job she did. The alterations we ask for are perfect, but she also did little extras that made the dress even more perfect. She made us feel very comfortable and welcome in her home. Again words can not describe how pleased we are.
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best!!! Don't take your dress anywhere else! I will admit, her house is off the beaten path and made me a little nervous at first, but she is hilarious and knows how to work a dress. My dress was embellished lace, and Olga was able to make all of the adjustments with no problem. The bustle she made for me made it look like I had two different dresses! She is awesome and her prices are extremely reasonable. My one bit of advice- BOOK HER NOW! She gets booked very fast and if you want her to do your dress and have it before the week of the wedding, call her today!
Olga is the best!!! Don't take your dress anywhere else! I will admit, her house is off the beaten path and made me a Read more...
Olga is the best!!! Don't take your dress anywhere else! I will admit, her house is off the beaten path and made me a little nervous at first, but she is hilarious and knows how to work a dress. My dress was embellished lace, and Olga was able to make all of the adjustments with no problem. The bustle she made for me made it look like I had two different dresses! She is awesome and her prices are extremely reasonable. My one bit of advice- BOOK HER NOW! She gets booked very fast and if you want her to do your dress and have it before the week of the wedding, call her today! Read less
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michelletheprincess
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
This lady is a hoot! She did great work on my dress, and I have already recommended other brides to her! I received so many compliments on my dress and how well it fit. She is very professional, and does quality work. Here is a few pointers for future brides- 1) She lives in a duplex down a winding dirt road, so chances are, if you think you are lost, you are not! 2) Her accent is very very thick Russian, so it is a little difficult to understand her on the phone. In person is easier, plus she is funny :) 3) She is booked very very far in advance, so schedule with her ASAP!
This lady is a hoot! She did great work on my dress, and I have already recommended other brides to her! I received so Read more...
This lady is a hoot! She did great work on my dress, and I have already recommended other brides to her! I received so many compliments on my dress and how well it fit. She is very professional, and does quality work. Here is a few pointers for future brides- 1) She lives in a duplex down a winding dirt road, so chances are, if you think you are lost, you are not! 2) Her accent is very very thick Russian, so it is a little difficult to understand her on the phone. In person is easier, plus she is funny :) 3) She is booked very very far in advance, so schedule with her ASAP! Read less
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lcvinnie
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga is the savior of my wedding! She single handedly turned me from a stressed mess into a beautiful bride. Let me explain… The dress store where I bought my dress suggested I buy it based on my chest measurement although that would mean it would have to come in inches around my waist. They said that they had a tailor they worked with and she could do anything! Long story short, their tailor said she could/would take it in a max of 2 inches. But the dress needed to come in about 4-5 inches. It looked like I was wearing a potato sack with a poofy skirt. It was terrible. Frantically, I started calling anyone I could find on google. Then, I called Olga. She said to come over with the dress and she would see what she could do. Although it was going to be a tremendous amount of work (the ENTIRE top of the dress was beadwork), Olga agreed to do it.

From the minute I started working with Olga, she helped me calm down. Not only did the dress fit perfectly, but she actually made it better than it was. Originally, the zipper was sewn in like a normal zipper, but she made it so the zipper was invisible and you didn’t even see the seam. She handworked everything so that the beadwork lined up perfectly. You would never know that she had taken inches from the dress. From now on, I will never have a dress altered by anyone but Olga. When I look at my wedding pictures and smile at my dress, I know it is because of Olga!
Olga is the savior of my wedding! She single handedly turned me from a stressed mess into a beautiful bride. Let me Read more...
Olga is the savior of my wedding! She single handedly turned me from a stressed mess into a beautiful bride. Let me explain… The dress store where I bought my dress suggested I buy it based on my chest measurement although that would mean it would have to come in inches around my waist. They said that they had a tailor they worked with and she could do anything! Long story short, their tailor said she could/would take it in a max of 2 inches. But the dress needed to come in about 4-5 inches. It looked like I was wearing a potato sack with a poofy skirt. It was terrible. Frantically, I started calling anyone I could find on google. Then, I called Olga. She said to come over with the dress and she would see what she could do. Although it was going to be a tremendous amount of work (the ENTIRE top of the dress was beadwork), Olga agreed to do it.

From the minute I started working with Olga, she helped me calm down. Not only did the dress fit perfectly, but she actually made it better than it was. Originally, the zipper was sewn in like a normal zipper, but she made it so the zipper was invisible and you didn’t even see the seam. She handworked everything so that the beadwork lined up perfectly. You would never know that she had taken inches from the dress. From now on, I will never have a dress altered by anyone but Olga. When I look at my wedding pictures and smile at my dress, I know it is because of Olga! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga was incredible!!! Rather than cutting my dress to fit, she inserted an elastic band around my waist area, holding up my dress and allowing me to breath and dance the entire night. Also what she created with my bustle was incredible!!!!! It wasn't a simple pin up bustle but a masterpiece that allowed the flowers on my dress to be displayed, she had a lot of vision with my dress. I know her schedule is extremely busy but she was able to work with me here in North Carolina even though my ceremony was in California.
Olga was incredible!!! Rather than cutting my dress to fit, she inserted an elastic band around my waist area, holding up Read more...
Olga was incredible!!! Rather than cutting my dress to fit, she inserted an elastic band around my waist area, holding up my dress and allowing me to breath and dance the entire night. Also what she created with my bustle was incredible!!!!! It wasn't a simple pin up bustle but a masterpiece that allowed the flowers on my dress to be displayed, she had a lot of vision with my dress. I know her schedule is extremely busy but she was able to work with me here in North Carolina even though my ceremony was in California. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
There is no one better than Olga at dress alterations. She has great prices and does the best work. Book her early because she books up fast! Thank you, Olga for making my dress perfect!
There is no one better than Olga at dress alterations. She has great prices and does the best work. Book her early because Read more...
There is no one better than Olga at dress alterations. She has great prices and does the best work. Book her early because she books up fast! Thank you, Olga for making my dress perfect! Read less
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Carole
Wedding:
6/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga is AMAZING!! From the moment I stepped into her home and we talked, I knew I had come to the right place. Olga took my off-the-rack dress and made it fit like a glove. She is warm, funny, and wonderful.
Olga is AMAZING!! From the moment I stepped into her home and we talked, I knew I had come to the right place. Olga took Read more...
Olga is AMAZING!! From the moment I stepped into her home and we talked, I knew I had come to the right place. Olga took my off-the-rack dress and made it fit like a glove. She is warm, funny, and wonderful. Read less
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rgeddy
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga was amazing! She did an absolutely fabulous job altering my dress. It looked better on me than I ever thought it could! She was very easy to work with - book with her early! She knew exactly what she was doing and can turn things around so quickly! Her prices are great - honestly I would have paid more for her services! She works out of her home and you may not think by driving up it's the right place, but it is! I had a simple J Crew dress and she made it fit me like a glove! It came out beautiful!
Olga was amazing! She did an absolutely fabulous job altering my dress. It looked better on me than I ever thought it Read more...
Olga was amazing! She did an absolutely fabulous job altering my dress. It looked better on me than I ever thought it could! She was very easy to work with - book with her early! She knew exactly what she was doing and can turn things around so quickly! Her prices are great - honestly I would have paid more for her services! She works out of her home and you may not think by driving up it's the right place, but it is! I had a simple J Crew dress and she made it fit me like a glove! It came out beautiful! Read less
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Wendyh33
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best seamstress in NC! She is a wonderful person. If you need alterations, book her early. She fills up extremely quick!
Olga is the best seamstress in NC! She is a wonderful person. If you need alterations, book her early. She fills up Read more...
Olga is the best seamstress in NC! She is a wonderful person. If you need alterations, book her early. She fills up extremely quick! Read less
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awjohnson
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Olga is amazing. Where ever you have to drive from to have her do the alterations, it is worth it! She basically custom made my dress, pointing out things that I never even thought about needing altering, and made it fit like a glove. Her prices are also amazing. With her doing more work, more bustle points, and better quality, it was still cheaper than what the bridal store has qouted.
Olga is amazing. Where ever you have to drive from to have her do the alterations, it is worth it! She basically custom Read more...
Olga is amazing. Where ever you have to drive from to have her do the alterations, it is worth it! She basically custom made my dress, pointing out things that I never even thought about needing altering, and made it fit like a glove. Her prices are also amazing. With her doing more work, more bustle points, and better quality, it was still cheaper than what the bridal store has qouted. Read less
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ECUFlutemaster
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Olga was great and she fit me in a short time frame. Her work was excellent and her fees were low compared to other places. I would go to her again!!!
Olga was great and she fit me in a short time frame. Her work was excellent and her fees were low compared to other Read more...
Olga was great and she fit me in a short time frame. Her work was excellent and her fees were low compared to other places. I would go to her again!!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
7/6/2009
4.9/5.0
I love my dress! The people at the shop were very kind and helpful. Best of all they were not pushy and gave me the time I needed to decide on a dress! They never made me feel pressured or rushed. I would recommend them to anyone
I love my dress! The people at the shop were very kind and helpful. Best of all they were not pushy and gave me the time I Read more...
I love my dress! The people at the shop were very kind and helpful. Best of all they were not pushy and gave me the time I needed to decide on a dress! They never made me feel pressured or rushed. I would recommend them to anyone Read less
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ncdeb
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best!!!
Olga is the best!!!
Olga is the best!!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Olga transformed my dress into THE ONE. I felt so beautiful and unique in my dress because it became a custom made dress when she was finished. She is amazing, special, and truly loves her work because her passion shows through the fantastic job she performs. I loved my dress and will continue to go to OLGA for many more years to come!
Olga transformed my dress into THE ONE. I felt so beautiful and unique in my dress because it became a custom made dress Read more...
Olga transformed my dress into THE ONE. I felt so beautiful and unique in my dress because it became a custom made dress when she was finished. She is amazing, special, and truly loves her work because her passion shows through the fantastic job she performs. I loved my dress and will continue to go to OLGA for many more years to come! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL!!! Loved her. Drove from Winston Salem to Cary just to see her! HIGHLY reccomended!
WONDERFUL!!! Loved her. Drove from Winston Salem to Cary just to see her! HIGHLY reccomended!
WONDERFUL!!! Loved her. Drove from Winston Salem to Cary just to see her! HIGHLY reccomended! Read less
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mimosa
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Olga is a very skilled seamstress and a very warm person. I would highly recommend her services. The only con is that she lives in Cary.
Olga is a very skilled seamstress and a very warm person. I would highly recommend her services. The only con is that she Read more...
Olga is a very skilled seamstress and a very warm person. I would highly recommend her services. The only con is that she lives in Cary. Read less
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stacie
Wedding:
11/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Olga is amazing!!!! She works out of her home and it doesn't look very professional when you drive up, but she did the best tailoring job for the most absolutely reasonable price. She is nice and gave me good tips too (like put your shoes on first, how to get the stains out, how to transport your dress, how to ensure the bustle hooks stay closed). Don't get ripped off at a fancy tailor shop with astronomical prices (Duke's tailor ruined my hem and excessively overcharged to boot!) -- go for Olga!
Olga is amazing!!!! She works out of her home and it doesn't look very professional when you drive up, but she did the Read more...
Olga is amazing!!!! She works out of her home and it doesn't look very professional when you drive up, but she did the best tailoring job for the most absolutely reasonable price. She is nice and gave me good tips too (like put your shoes on first, how to get the stains out, how to transport your dress, how to ensure the bustle hooks stay closed). Don't get ripped off at a fancy tailor shop with astronomical prices (Duke's tailor ruined my hem and excessively overcharged to boot!) -- go for Olga! Read less
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CLTBride
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
AMAZING absolutely AMAZING is all I can say about Olga. She saved my dress a week before my wedding and for that I will always be grateful to her. My dress was altered in Charlotte originally and it was a disaster. Olga altered it for me a week before my wedding and it was GORGEOUS. She performed a miracle for a reasonble price. If you're within a driveable distance to Cary then trust your dress to no one but Olga. She's worth the drive!!!
AMAZING absolutely AMAZING is all I can say about Olga. She saved my dress a week before my wedding and for that I will Read more...
AMAZING absolutely AMAZING is all I can say about Olga. She saved my dress a week before my wedding and for that I will always be grateful to her. My dress was altered in Charlotte originally and it was a disaster. Olga altered it for me a week before my wedding and it was GORGEOUS. She performed a miracle for a reasonble price. If you're within a driveable distance to Cary then trust your dress to no one but Olga. She's worth the drive!!! Read less
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rebecca10
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Because I didn't buy my dress at a Bridal Shop, I had to find someone to alter it for me. Olga did a fantastic job! It fit perfectly, and her prices are very reasonable.
Because I didn't buy my dress at a Bridal Shop, I had to find someone to alter it for me. Olga did a fantastic job! It fit Read more...
Because I didn't buy my dress at a Bridal Shop, I had to find someone to alter it for me. Olga did a fantastic job! It fit perfectly, and her prices are very reasonable. Read less
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bleu1486
Wedding:
5/27/2007
4.9/5.0
Olga did my alterations for my wedding dress (and she also was kind enough to steam my veil at no additional charge). My alterations were extremely extensive and I was very pleased with the result. She was very flexible in her schedule and was very reassuring. She truly made me feel like a beautiful bride!
Olga did my alterations for my wedding dress (and she also was kind enough to steam my veil at no additional charge). My Read more...
Olga did my alterations for my wedding dress (and she also was kind enough to steam my veil at no additional charge). My alterations were extremely extensive and I was very pleased with the result. She was very flexible in her schedule and was very reassuring. She truly made me feel like a beautiful bride! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.0/5.0
Olga does beautiful work and came very highly recommended on theknot and weddingwire reviews. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I met her. Unfortunately, I found her to be rude. She would cut me off when I'd try to explain what I wanted, scolded me for not bringing my shoes when I was only scheduled to drop off my dress and leave, and tried to convince me not to try on my dress at my last fitting because I'd wrinkle it. I felt bullied; if you go, I suggest bringing a friend as a buffer.
Olga does beautiful work and came very highly recommended on theknot and weddingwire reviews. I wasn't quite sure what to Read more...
Olga does beautiful work and came very highly recommended on theknot and weddingwire reviews. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I met her. Unfortunately, I found her to be rude. She would cut me off when I'd try to explain what I wanted, scolded me for not bringing my shoes when I was only scheduled to drop off my dress and leave, and tried to convince me not to try on my dress at my last fitting because I'd wrinkle it. I felt bullied; if you go, I suggest bringing a friend as a buffer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Olga is absolutely amazing. She has been dealing with Brides for a very long time and knows just how to handle them and their moods. She is very fast and you have to book her way in advance cause she gets booked. She has an amazing spirit and wonderful attitude that everything will work out and it will be okay. Which for some of us brides...need to hear a lot. :)
Olga is absolutely amazing. She has been dealing with Brides for a very long time and knows just how to handle them and Read more...
Olga is absolutely amazing. She has been dealing with Brides for a very long time and knows just how to handle them and their moods. She is very fast and you have to book her way in advance cause she gets booked. She has an amazing spirit and wonderful attitude that everything will work out and it will be okay. Which for some of us brides...need to hear a lot. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Olga provided extremely high quality work at very reasonable prices. The bridal shop where I purchased my dress did the most flimsy, horrible looking bustle for my train. I took it to be redone by Olga as well as some other minor fittings. Olga has her own design for a unique bustle and she was able to rework mine within very reasonable timeframes. It looked absolutely amazing and it stayed put the entire evening of my reception. I danced for nearly 3 hours and I did not have to worry about it at all.

As one other reviewer mentioned, she does work out of her house and it does not look like the bridal shops that brides are normally used to when you drive up to it. Olga's quality of work (and her rave reviews) speaks for itself though.
Olga provided extremely high quality work at very reasonable prices. The bridal shop where I purchased my dress did the Read more...
Olga provided extremely high quality work at very reasonable prices. The bridal shop where I purchased my dress did the most flimsy, horrible looking bustle for my train. I took it to be redone by Olga as well as some other minor fittings. Olga has her own design for a unique bustle and she was able to rework mine within very reasonable timeframes. It looked absolutely amazing and it stayed put the entire evening of my reception. I danced for nearly 3 hours and I did not have to worry about it at all.

As one other reviewer mentioned, she does work out of her house and it does not look like the bridal shops that brides are normally used to when you drive up to it. Olga's quality of work (and her rave reviews) speaks for itself though. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Olga did my dress alterations! I called in November for an April wedding and she scheduled me 3 weeks before the wedding. I was slightly nervous about the short timing in case something went wrong but after reading most reviews I assured myself it would be ok and I was not dissappointed. Olga moves at a fast pace, although she complains about being so busy and not having time for all the work on the dress! If you saw her calendar schedule you would wonder how she has any time at all!! You must call her wayyyy in advance, as she is extremely popular. People travel from all over to have her do alterations! She offers great suggestions, and besides that she keeps you laughing!!!
Olga did my dress alterations! I called in November for an April wedding and she scheduled me 3 weeks before the wedding. Read more...
Olga did my dress alterations! I called in November for an April wedding and she scheduled me 3 weeks before the wedding. I was slightly nervous about the short timing in case something went wrong but after reading most reviews I assured myself it would be ok and I was not dissappointed. Olga moves at a fast pace, although she complains about being so busy and not having time for all the work on the dress! If you saw her calendar schedule you would wonder how she has any time at all!! You must call her wayyyy in advance, as she is extremely popular. People travel from all over to have her do alterations! She offers great suggestions, and besides that she keeps you laughing!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
She is amazing, but she is a little European lady that tells it how it is. Almost have to have thick skin, but she is talented with what she does
She is amazing, but she is a little European lady that tells it how it is. Almost have to have thick skin, but she is Read more...
She is amazing, but she is a little European lady that tells it how it is. Almost have to have thick skin, but she is talented with what she does Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was fortunate to find Olga via Weddingwire, I was impressed by all the positive reviews, which were all later confirmed.

I bought my dress online. After it arrived, I noticed that the number of loops on the lace corset was not right and it wouldn't line up when laced up.
At the first fitting, Olga was frank with me and told me that in order to fix the number of loops she should have to take the dress apart and this would have resulted in a lot more work. Instead, she offered to experiment with the dress until the next fitting. Olga was able to find a way that did not require complete restructuring of the corset but would make the dress close nicely and evenly. It was a pleasant surprise that saved me easily a few hundred dollars.
My dress was strapless, so to make sure it sits in place she sewed in a bra band which was very comfortable and kept the dress in place through the wedding day
I also wanted to add a jacket or sleeves to my dress, since my wedding was in Canada and it was quite cold there in April. Olga came up with a beautiful lace jacket that matched my dress perfectly.

It was such a pleasure working with Olga. She is very kind and thoughtful. Her work and creativity are exceptional.
Her pricing is very competitive and she was always upfront with me about all the costs.
During the first fitting she told me the price per foot she would charge for adjusting the length of the skirt and the total price she would give me after she measured it.
During the next fitting she had the total number of feet and we just multiplied it by price per foot. I had a long skirt with three layers which added up to over 50 feet of material.

She did all the work on my dress - with only three fittings and it came out perfect.
I was fortunate to find Olga via Weddingwire, I was impressed by all the positive reviews, which were all later Read more...
I was fortunate to find Olga via Weddingwire, I was impressed by all the positive reviews, which were all later confirmed.

I bought my dress online. After it arrived, I noticed that the number of loops on the lace corset was not right and it wouldn't line up when laced up.
At the first fitting, Olga was frank with me and told me that in order to fix the number of loops she should have to take the dress apart and this would have resulted in a lot more work. Instead, she offered to experiment with the dress until the next fitting. Olga was able to find a way that did not require complete restructuring of the corset but would make the dress close nicely and evenly. It was a pleasant surprise that saved me easily a few hundred dollars.
My dress was strapless, so to make sure it sits in place she sewed in a bra band which was very comfortable and kept the dress in place through the wedding day
I also wanted to add a jacket or sleeves to my dress, since my wedding was in Canada and it was quite cold there in April. Olga came up with a beautiful lace jacket that matched my dress perfectly.

It was such a pleasure working with Olga. She is very kind and thoughtful. Her work and creativity are exceptional.
Her pricing is very competitive and she was always upfront with me about all the costs.
During the first fitting she told me the price per foot she would charge for adjusting the length of the skirt and the total price she would give me after she measured it.
During the next fitting she had the total number of feet and we just multiplied it by price per foot. I had a long skirt with three layers which added up to over 50 feet of material.

She did all the work on my dress - with only three fittings and it came out perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I found out about Olga on one of the wedding boards, and she made my wedding veil. I wasn't exactly sure about what I wanted, but she walked me through all the options and made exactly what I wanted. The veil was a great value, compared to what it would cost in a store. The only cheaper option would have been to make it myself, but I think that would have been a disaster, given my total lack of sewing skills.
I found out about Olga on one of the wedding boards, and she made my wedding veil. I wasn't exactly sure about what I Read more...
I found out about Olga on one of the wedding boards, and she made my wedding veil. I wasn't exactly sure about what I wanted, but she walked me through all the options and made exactly what I wanted. The veil was a great value, compared to what it would cost in a store. The only cheaper option would have been to make it myself, but I think that would have been a disaster, given my total lack of sewing skills. Read less
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