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The Dressmaker

Edina , MN
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3902 W. 50th
Edina, MN US 55424 (map)
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ABOUT US

Welcome to The Dressmaker
We are located in the unique shopping district of 50th & France in Edina.

Kristen Olsen, designer at The Dressmaker, has been creating... Read more
Welcome to The Dressmaker
We are located in the unique shopping district of 50th & France in Edina.

Kristen Olsen, designer at The Dressmaker, has been creating beautiful custom dresses for discriminating, quality conscious women since 1980. Kristen can assist you with the following:
Handcrafted Bridal Gowns
Custom designed for a perfect fit with the most beautiful fabrics and trims available.
Professional Alterations
Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaid dresses, Mother's dresses. Call for your appointment as soon as possible!
Restoration of Heirloom Gowns
Your Mother's or Grandmother's gown, Vintage dresses

Each dress is individually designed and fitted resulting in your own unique expression for your special day. Read less
Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I bought a higher end dress in New York City, so it was very important to me to find a great alterations vendor in Minneapolis. I am so glad I went to The Dressmaker—my dress turned out amazing! Everything about it was perfect, she even created an amazing bustle. I even received a complement at my wedding about how nice my hemline was! If you want the best work done, go here!
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I bought a higher end dress in New York City, so it was very important to me to find a great alterations vendor in Minneapolis. I am so glad I went to The Dressmaker—my dress turned out amazing! Everything about it was perfect, she even created an amazing bustle. I even received a complement at my wedding about how nice my hemline was! If you want the best work done, go here! Read less
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Marine
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristen is the best wedding dress seamstress you will ever find. She is talented, flexible, attentionate, and delightful to work with.
Kristen made the wedding dress of my dreams from scratch, after looking only at a few pictures. Not only was the dress identical to what I had in mind, it fitted me perfectly. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is getting married.
Thank you Kristen!
Marine
Kristen is the best wedding dress seamstress you will ever find. She is talented, flexible, attentionate, and delightful Read more...
Kristen is the best wedding dress seamstress you will ever find. She is talented, flexible, attentionate, and delightful to work with.
Kristen made the wedding dress of my dreams from scratch, after looking only at a few pictures. Not only was the dress identical to what I had in mind, it fitted me perfectly. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is getting married.
Thank you Kristen!
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Abby
Wedding:
9/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristen is an exceptional dress alternations expert! She fitted both my wedding gown and my reception dress perfectly. My Strapless, mermaid wedding gown fit like a glove, and was so comfortable I wore it all night. Not to mention the bustling she created was easy to do, and beautifully perfect for the gown. She is master of material and sewing and I would highly recommend her for your dress alterations.

-Abby Cosby
Kristen is an exceptional dress alternations expert! She fitted both my wedding gown and my reception dress perfectly. My Read more...
Kristen is an exceptional dress alternations expert! She fitted both my wedding gown and my reception dress perfectly. My Strapless, mermaid wedding gown fit like a glove, and was so comfortable I wore it all night. Not to mention the bustling she created was easy to do, and beautifully perfect for the gown. She is master of material and sewing and I would highly recommend her for your dress alterations.

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Jane
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristen absolutely saved us. My daughter lives in Dallas. She flew home to try on her dress in May but the dress had not arrived and we were not told. We were told, however, that because we had paid for custom measurement that when my daughter arrived home in July that would be plenty of time to make minor alterations. When my daughter tried on her dress for the first time we were motified. Nothing about the dress fit - the bust, the hips, the arm holes and worst of all it was TOO SHORT and it had a lace bottom. Kristen did a wonderful job in making the dress fit and my daughter looked beautiful on her wedding day. Somehow she was even able to add lace to make the dress long enough. She truly worked miracles on my daughter's dress. Thank you so much Kristen. The only thing my daughter really wanted was "a beautiful dress." You and you alone made that happen. Thank you is hardly enough to say! And, you were so wonderful to work with - very calm and confident. Just what we needed!!
Kristen absolutely saved us. My daughter lives in Dallas. She flew home to try on her dress in May but the dress had not Read more...
Kristen absolutely saved us. My daughter lives in Dallas. She flew home to try on her dress in May but the dress had not arrived and we were not told. We were told, however, that because we had paid for custom measurement that when my daughter arrived home in July that would be plenty of time to make minor alterations. When my daughter tried on her dress for the first time we were motified. Nothing about the dress fit - the bust, the hips, the arm holes and worst of all it was TOO SHORT and it had a lace bottom. Kristen did a wonderful job in making the dress fit and my daughter looked beautiful on her wedding day. Somehow she was even able to add lace to make the dress long enough. She truly worked miracles on my daughter's dress. Thank you so much Kristen. The only thing my daughter really wanted was "a beautiful dress." You and you alone made that happen. Thank you is hardly enough to say! And, you were so wonderful to work with - very calm and confident. Just what we needed!! Read less
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Kellyn
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristen was so friendly and great to work with! My dress looked amazing after she altered it and it fits perfectly! The alterations were very reasonably priced! I am so happy with the work that Kristen did! Thank you Dressmaker!
Kristen was so friendly and great to work with! My dress looked amazing after she altered it and it fits perfectly! The Read more...
Kristen was so friendly and great to work with! My dress looked amazing after she altered it and it fits perfectly! The alterations were very reasonably priced! I am so happy with the work that Kristen did! Thank you Dressmaker! Read less
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CarlaMN
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I had purchased a dress off-the-rack because of the timeline of my wedding. It was probably 2 to 3 sizes too big. Kristen did a great job altering it so that it fit perfectly. You never would have guessed that it was altered so drastically. I also really loved the bustle that she created and wore it bustled the entire day!
I had purchased a dress off-the-rack because of the timeline of my wedding. It was probably 2 to 3 sizes too big. Kristen Read more...
I had purchased a dress off-the-rack because of the timeline of my wedding. It was probably 2 to 3 sizes too big. Kristen did a great job altering it so that it fit perfectly. You never would have guessed that it was altered so drastically. I also really loved the bustle that she created and wore it bustled the entire day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Dressmaker, turned my moms dress into my very own for my wedding. She paid great attention to even the smallest detail. She recreated my mom's 30 year old long sleeve dress into my modern sleeveless dress. She matched the lace perfectly and made sure that every piece laid perfectly on me. She did everything that I asked and made suggestions to make the dress better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much for giving me a one of a kind dress with so much sentiment.
The Dressmaker, turned my moms dress into my very own for my wedding. She paid great attention to even the smallest Read more...
The Dressmaker, turned my moms dress into my very own for my wedding. She paid great attention to even the smallest detail. She recreated my mom's 30 year old long sleeve dress into my modern sleeveless dress. She matched the lace perfectly and made sure that every piece laid perfectly on me. She did everything that I asked and made suggestions to make the dress better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much for giving me a one of a kind dress with so much sentiment. Read less
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Anne Marie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I just want to let everyone know that if you are looking for a seimstress, look no further, she is so good at what she does that it is just flawless, and she made my dress look so beautiful, she will give suggestions but will do whatever you would like her to do. Thank you so much Dress maker!!!
I just want to let everyone know that if you are looking for a seimstress, look no further, she is so good at what she Read more...
I just want to let everyone know that if you are looking for a seimstress, look no further, she is so good at what she does that it is just flawless, and she made my dress look so beautiful, she will give suggestions but will do whatever you would like her to do. Thank you so much Dress maker!!! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm amazed how beautiful my dress came out. I bought a sample dress that was a little rough in some spots. She was able to fix all imperfections making it look brand new. I felt comfortable and relaxed in my dress all night.
I'm amazed how beautiful my dress came out. I bought a sample dress that was a little rough in some spots. She was able to Read more...
I'm amazed how beautiful my dress came out. I bought a sample dress that was a little rough in some spots. She was able to fix all imperfections making it look brand new. I felt comfortable and relaxed in my dress all night. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kristen recently made a beautiful mother of the groom dress for me. I showed her a photo of something I liked and as a result of the photo, our conversations, and several fittings, she created a design that was better than what I had imagined. She is professional, good natured, listens well, and is a superb seamstress. I have never had a dress fit so well or be so well made - no detail was left without thought. I was given a very accurate estimate of the cost before any fabric was ordered or work was done. Having a dress made does take several fittings so do plan ahead. My guess is you will find the entire process very enjoyable.
Kristen recently made a beautiful mother of the groom dress for me. I showed her a photo of something I liked and as a Read more...
Kristen recently made a beautiful mother of the groom dress for me. I showed her a photo of something I liked and as a result of the photo, our conversations, and several fittings, she created a design that was better than what I had imagined. She is professional, good natured, listens well, and is a superb seamstress. I have never had a dress fit so well or be so well made - no detail was left without thought. I was given a very accurate estimate of the cost before any fabric was ordered or work was done. Having a dress made does take several fittings so do plan ahead. My guess is you will find the entire process very enjoyable. Read less
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emilypearson
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I brought my wedding dress to The Dress Maker for some alterations; hem, bustle, let out the hips so it sat correctly . We met for a couple really quick dress fittings and in the end my dress fit perfectly! My maid of honor and the event coordinator even commented on how easy the bustle was to put up! I'd recommend her to anyone for dress alterations of any kind!
I brought my wedding dress to The Dress Maker for some alterations; hem, bustle, let out the hips so it sat correctly . We Read more...
I brought my wedding dress to The Dress Maker for some alterations; hem, bustle, let out the hips so it sat correctly . We met for a couple really quick dress fittings and in the end my dress fit perfectly! My maid of honor and the event coordinator even commented on how easy the bustle was to put up! I'd recommend her to anyone for dress alterations of any kind! Read less
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nzgilbe
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
The Dressmaker made a lovely shrug for my wedding ceremony. Quality and skill was high. Price was reasonable. I would recommend this dressmaker.
The Dressmaker made a lovely shrug for my wedding ceremony. Quality and skill was high. Price was reasonable. I would Read more...
The Dressmaker made a lovely shrug for my wedding ceremony. Quality and skill was high. Price was reasonable. I would recommend this dressmaker. Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I bought a sample sale dress, and Kristin was able to recommend somewhere to have it cleaned well (Mashek's in Wayzata, who did a great job!) and then she made the appropriate alterations. The dress turned out great. She is obviously a perfectionist, which shows in her work. I would recommend getting started with her at least several months in advance for alterations, likely sooner if she is making your dress from scratch.
I bought a sample sale dress, and Kristin was able to recommend somewhere to have it cleaned well (Mashek's in Wayzata, Read more...
I bought a sample sale dress, and Kristin was able to recommend somewhere to have it cleaned well (Mashek's in Wayzata, who did a great job!) and then she made the appropriate alterations. The dress turned out great. She is obviously a perfectionist, which shows in her work. I would recommend getting started with her at least several months in advance for alterations, likely sooner if she is making your dress from scratch. Read less
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Bride4Ohio
Wedding:
3/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Wonderful!! Was happy to do an alteration on a gown she didn't make. The timing worked well and she did a very nice job considering the challenge of pleated chiffon. Pricing was less than the quote I got from the seamstress who works with the store I bought my dress from. And she was a pleasure to visit with. Given my great experience with only an alteration, if you want a custom gown, go here! (I had received her name from a friend who had her create a custom gown and loved it!)
Wonderful!! Was happy to do an alteration on a gown she didn't make. The timing worked well and she did a very nice job Read more...
Wonderful!! Was happy to do an alteration on a gown she didn't make. The timing worked well and she did a very nice job considering the challenge of pleated chiffon. Pricing was less than the quote I got from the seamstress who works with the store I bought my dress from. And she was a pleasure to visit with. Given my great experience with only an alteration, if you want a custom gown, go here! (I had received her name from a friend who had her create a custom gown and loved it!) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.9/5.0
Kristin was great! She did my wedding dress alterations and took a lot of time making sure everything was perfect, which I appreciated. She made changes up until the week of my wedding, which I also appreciated. I had removable straps on my dress and the snaps were lose on the wedding day but that wasn't anything Kristin would have known beforehand. I also had it taken out a lot because it felt tight, but on the day of it turned out to be slightly lose, which again isn't something Kristin had control over, I guess just a note to brides-as worried as you may be about your dress, it all works out on your wedding day :) Kristin is a true expert though and I definitely recommend her, you'll be well taken care of.
Kristin was great! She did my wedding dress alterations and took a lot of time making sure everything was perfect, which I Read more...
Kristin was great! She did my wedding dress alterations and took a lot of time making sure everything was perfect, which I appreciated. She made changes up until the week of my wedding, which I also appreciated. I had removable straps on my dress and the snaps were lose on the wedding day but that wasn't anything Kristin would have known beforehand. I also had it taken out a lot because it felt tight, but on the day of it turned out to be slightly lose, which again isn't something Kristin had control over, I guess just a note to brides-as worried as you may be about your dress, it all works out on your wedding day :) Kristin is a true expert though and I definitely recommend her, you'll be well taken care of. Read less
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Tami Decker
Wedding:
9/25/2009
4.9/5.0
I wanted to wear my Mother's wedding gown from 1968, but wanted to make a change to the top to make it my own. Kristen said she could absolutely do what I wanted and did a beautiful job re-making the top of the dress, as well as some changes to the slip. This happened over the course of 4-5 fittings over 6 months or so. She is a master with great attention to detail. She also helped make a revision to my veil in the last month before the wedding. The dress was gorgeous and I felt so comfortable and beautiful in it all day long! Thanks to Kristen, I had the special chance to wear my Mother's gown.
I wanted to wear my Mother's wedding gown from 1968, but wanted to make a change to the top to make it my own. Kristen Read more...
I wanted to wear my Mother's wedding gown from 1968, but wanted to make a change to the top to make it my own. Kristen said she could absolutely do what I wanted and did a beautiful job re-making the top of the dress, as well as some changes to the slip. This happened over the course of 4-5 fittings over 6 months or so. She is a master with great attention to detail. She also helped make a revision to my veil in the last month before the wedding. The dress was gorgeous and I felt so comfortable and beautiful in it all day long! Thanks to Kristen, I had the special chance to wear my Mother's gown. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I had a very intricate, lace wedding dress that needed significant alterations done prior to my wedding. The Dressmaker did a phenomenal job and was able to alter the dress without having to eliminate any of those special embellishments at the hem of the dress. It was very difficult to find someone capable of altering my dress and I couldn't have been happier with the end result! I would recommend her to anyone looking to get their wedding dress altered!
I had a very intricate, lace wedding dress that needed significant alterations done prior to my wedding. The Dressmaker Read more...
I had a very intricate, lace wedding dress that needed significant alterations done prior to my wedding. The Dressmaker did a phenomenal job and was able to alter the dress without having to eliminate any of those special embellishments at the hem of the dress. It was very difficult to find someone capable of altering my dress and I couldn't have been happier with the end result! I would recommend her to anyone looking to get their wedding dress altered! Read less
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Roselyn
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.8/5.0
I am very pleased with the alterations from The Dressmaker! My dress fit like a glove and it looked great in my professional photos. The cost is a bit pricey (mainly because I had a difficult hem) but in the end worth it. My dress got compliments the entire time!
I am very pleased with the alterations from The Dressmaker! My dress fit like a glove and it looked great in my Read more...
I am very pleased with the alterations from The Dressmaker! My dress fit like a glove and it looked great in my professional photos. The cost is a bit pricey (mainly because I had a difficult hem) but in the end worth it. My dress got compliments the entire time! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Kristen is SO much fun to work with, and has a marvelous eye for detail. The fabrics she uses are almost exclusively natural fibers (my dress was 100% silk), and her pricing is extremely fair.
Kristen is SO much fun to work with, and has a marvelous eye for detail. The fabrics she uses are almost exclusively Read more...
Kristen is SO much fun to work with, and has a marvelous eye for detail. The fabrics she uses are almost exclusively natural fibers (my dress was 100% silk), and her pricing is extremely fair. Read less
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kost
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.7/5.0
She nearly had to cut my dress in half but she did it flawlessly. It (I) looked amazing. The only hick up I had was that it was to be taken in one more time before the wedding but it wasnt. She also made my veil too :)
She nearly had to cut my dress in half but she did it flawlessly. It (I) looked amazing. The only hick up I had was that Read more...
She nearly had to cut my dress in half but she did it flawlessly. It (I) looked amazing. The only hick up I had was that it was to be taken in one more time before the wedding but it wasnt. She also made my veil too :) Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.7/5.0
Kristen took my grandmother's 50 year-old wedding dress and turned it into a masterpiece. It couldn't have turned out any better. I enjoyed working with her in designing it. She had great ideas and was able to fullfill my requests.
Kristen took my grandmother's 50 year-old wedding dress and turned it into a masterpiece. It couldn't have turned out any Read more...
Kristen took my grandmother's 50 year-old wedding dress and turned it into a masterpiece. It couldn't have turned out any better. I enjoyed working with her in designing it. She had great ideas and was able to fullfill my requests. Read less
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hbmccall
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.7/5.0
I got my alterations done at The Dressmaker. She did a wonderful job and my too-big dress ended up fitting perfectly. She only works with wedding dresses and is an expert in the field. Expect to spend at minimum $250. Would recommend.
I got my alterations done at The Dressmaker. She did a wonderful job and my too-big dress ended up fitting perfectly. She Read more...
I got my alterations done at The Dressmaker. She did a wonderful job and my too-big dress ended up fitting perfectly. She only works with wedding dresses and is an expert in the field. Expect to spend at minimum $250. Would recommend. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
7/27/2012
3.6/5.0
Kris added straps to my strapless wedding gown. She also steamed and prepped my gown and veil before the wedding. I did not do much price comparison when it came to my alterations service so I'm not sure if I got a good deal or if I overpaid, but Kris did a beautiful job. She made a last minute change to the design of the straps that made all the difference in the world to me and she was very accommodating to do so. Was a pleasure every time we worked together!
Kris added straps to my strapless wedding gown. She also steamed and prepped my gown and veil before the wedding. I did Read more...
Kris added straps to my strapless wedding gown. She also steamed and prepped my gown and veil before the wedding. I did not do much price comparison when it came to my alterations service so I'm not sure if I got a good deal or if I overpaid, but Kris did a beautiful job. She made a last minute change to the design of the straps that made all the difference in the world to me and she was very accommodating to do so. Was a pleasure every time we worked together! Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
7/10/2011
3.6/5.0
She did wonderful work to my wedding dress. However, I do wish she would have kept me more informed of the expenses.
She did wonderful work to my wedding dress. However, I do wish she would have kept me more informed of the expenses.
She did wonderful work to my wedding dress. However, I do wish she would have kept me more informed of the expenses. Read less
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