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The Seamstress

Winter Park

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Winter Park, US
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Tara
Wedding:
3/4/2017
5.0/5.0
Judi is a fairy godmother with the ability to make your dress shine, not a genie in a bottle granting wishes! I bought a beautiful princess wedding dress and Judi and her team made the dress perfect for me. Off the rack the dress made my boobs look cone shaped and the neck tie looked sloppy. Judi made alterations around the chest to give me a nice round chest and turned the straps at the top into a clasp which elevated the overall look of the dress. When I went for my first fitting Judi asked if I would like for her to sew in the corset I purchased to wear under the dress and cut it down so it did not appear at the top of the dress. I didn't even know this was a possibility. Having my undergarment in the dress gave me an added sense of security I didn't even know I wanted. Judi also taught my sister how to bussel the dress so she knew what to do the day of my wedding. For the people that purchase dresses that are too small for them or that gain weight after purchasing their dress you cannot go in and expect Judi to make you smaller... it just doesn't work like that. If you think you are going to lose 20 pound in 2 months... Realty check... you mostly likely won't. Judi is loving and kind and provides all of the right support that you need leading up to your big day! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Judi!! <3
Judi is a fairy godmother with the ability to make your dress shine, not a genie in a bottle granting wishes! I bought a Read more...
Judi is a fairy godmother with the ability to make your dress shine, not a genie in a bottle granting wishes! I bought a beautiful princess wedding dress and Judi and her team made the dress perfect for me. Off the rack the dress made my boobs look cone shaped and the neck tie looked sloppy. Judi made alterations around the chest to give me a nice round chest and turned the straps at the top into a clasp which elevated the overall look of the dress. When I went for my first fitting Judi asked if I would like for her to sew in the corset I purchased to wear under the dress and cut it down so it did not appear at the top of the dress. I didn't even know this was a possibility. Having my undergarment in the dress gave me an added sense of security I didn't even know I wanted. Judi also taught my sister how to bussel the dress so she knew what to do the day of my wedding. For the people that purchase dresses that are too small for them or that gain weight after purchasing their dress you cannot go in and expect Judi to make you smaller... it just doesn't work like that. If you think you are going to lose 20 pound in 2 months... Realty check... you mostly likely won't. Judi is loving and kind and provides all of the right support that you need leading up to your big day! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Judi!! <3 Read less
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Jodie
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I dont care what anyone says, Judi is a fairy godmother! First off, I bought the wedding dress of my dreams. It was gorgeous with amazing intricate beading and many many layers. Sadly I ordered a dress that was 1 (maybe 2) sizes too small. I was so upset. I thought I was not going to be able to wear it. I took it to Judi and she was brutally honest with me (which is what I wanted and needed to hear). She told me that she CAN take some out but that her biggest suggestion was to try to loose a few pounds. Im not overweight by any means. I am 5'4" at 124lbs. I wanted to loose about 5 lbs and tone up for the wedding anyways. Judi did not offend me at all mostly because I brought up loosing weight first. She was super nice and made me feel so much better knowing we could make my dress work. I lost the weight and judi made the dress fit perfectly! She even added beautiful ruffling to the top to make it a litte more modest and it looked like it was suppose to be on the dress. I LOVED IT. If it wasnt for Judi, I would not have been the beautiful princess I was on my wedding day.
THANK YOU!!!!
I dont care what anyone says, Judi is a fairy godmother! First off, I bought the wedding dress of my dreams. It was Read more...
I dont care what anyone says, Judi is a fairy godmother! First off, I bought the wedding dress of my dreams. It was gorgeous with amazing intricate beading and many many layers. Sadly I ordered a dress that was 1 (maybe 2) sizes too small. I was so upset. I thought I was not going to be able to wear it. I took it to Judi and she was brutally honest with me (which is what I wanted and needed to hear). She told me that she CAN take some out but that her biggest suggestion was to try to loose a few pounds. Im not overweight by any means. I am 5'4" at 124lbs. I wanted to loose about 5 lbs and tone up for the wedding anyways. Judi did not offend me at all mostly because I brought up loosing weight first. She was super nice and made me feel so much better knowing we could make my dress work. I lost the weight and judi made the dress fit perfectly! She even added beautiful ruffling to the top to make it a litte more modest and it looked like it was suppose to be on the dress. I LOVED IT. If it wasnt for Judi, I would not have been the beautiful princess I was on my wedding day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.6/5.0
I unfortunately have to agree with the negative reviews. I took my dress here to see if she could take in the top a little and also make the underskirt a column style from an a-line. I was told wrong by the bridal salon that it was a quick fix to change the underskirt and unfortunately Judi couldn't do it without changing a lot of the under fabric.I understood that and was disappointed but was alright with that. But the way Judi spoke to me and handled the situation was terribly unprofessional and rude. She made snarky remarks which were uncalled for, especially when it's the first meeting you have with a client. One in particular just set me over the edge- "maybe this isn't your dress. A lot of people think the dress is pretty and just not the one." I left after five minutes of just a consultation with her and just broke into tears. I think someone should feel comfortable with the person who's going to be altering one's dress and Judi is not an inviting person. I don't doubt that she knows what she's doing and many brides probably have gotten beautiful things from her. But the level of unprofessionalism and poor service is a huge red flag even if it is a job well done.
I unfortunately have to agree with the negative reviews. I took my dress here to see if she could take in the top a little Read more...
I unfortunately have to agree with the negative reviews. I took my dress here to see if she could take in the top a little and also make the underskirt a column style from an a-line. I was told wrong by the bridal salon that it was a quick fix to change the underskirt and unfortunately Judi couldn't do it without changing a lot of the under fabric.I understood that and was disappointed but was alright with that. But the way Judi spoke to me and handled the situation was terribly unprofessional and rude. She made snarky remarks which were uncalled for, especially when it's the first meeting you have with a client. One in particular just set me over the edge- "maybe this isn't your dress. A lot of people think the dress is pretty and just not the one." I left after five minutes of just a consultation with her and just broke into tears. I think someone should feel comfortable with the person who's going to be altering one's dress and Judi is not an inviting person. I don't doubt that she knows what she's doing and many brides probably have gotten beautiful things from her. But the level of unprofessionalism and poor service is a huge red flag even if it is a job well done. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/16/2016
0.5/5.0
DO NOT GO HERE!! If it were possible, I would give this woman zero stars for her "service." This was the absolute WORST experience I could've ever imagined. During the entire first fitting she criticized my physique (e.g., "well someone has a sway back, whose fault is that?", "you're just a little too short for your dress, I wonder whose fault that is" "you've got no chest" and more). One month out from my wedding , I come back only to find out that she had done NOTHING to my dress. She gave me a long excuse about what happened and promised that she would fix it and give me a discount. Her "discount" $500...the exact same price as before. When I called her out she simply said "oh, well then $450." I was almost in tears because this was the last time I could come into town before the wedding, but she said she would stay throughout the night to finish my dress. When I came back to try it on she was worse than the first time I met her. She didn't help me try on my dress - simply said "it's in the room", she had torn the lace, put in boning then took that out which caused creasing and rippling in my dress, it was still too big even though she fit me that morning, claimed to have pressed it (and charged me for it) even though there was a huge seam line across the front where it had been pinned, she called me a liar and over-dramatic, the list goes on. She also yelled at me, my moh, and bridesmaid when we pointed out her mistakes. She also tried to assure me that "I just must be her one dress that she screws up this year" because that's so reassuring. After a lot of back and forth (basically her shouting at us for calling her out on her lies), she said "I just want it gone" and refused to let me leave without paying $375 in cash for my dress that I would have to take elsewhere to get repaired. What should've been one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning was the absolute worst because of her. In sum, TAKE YOUR DRESS AND RUN FOR THE HILLS!
DO NOT GO HERE!! If it were possible, I would give this woman zero stars for her "service." This was the absolute WORST Read more...
DO NOT GO HERE!! If it were possible, I would give this woman zero stars for her "service." This was the absolute WORST experience I could've ever imagined. During the entire first fitting she criticized my physique (e.g., "well someone has a sway back, whose fault is that?", "you're just a little too short for your dress, I wonder whose fault that is" "you've got no chest" and more). One month out from my wedding , I come back only to find out that she had done NOTHING to my dress. She gave me a long excuse about what happened and promised that she would fix it and give me a discount. Her "discount" $500...the exact same price as before. When I called her out she simply said "oh, well then $450." I was almost in tears because this was the last time I could come into town before the wedding, but she said she would stay throughout the night to finish my dress. When I came back to try it on she was worse than the first time I met her. She didn't help me try on my dress - simply said "it's in the room", she had torn the lace, put in boning then took that out which caused creasing and rippling in my dress, it was still too big even though she fit me that morning, claimed to have pressed it (and charged me for it) even though there was a huge seam line across the front where it had been pinned, she called me a liar and over-dramatic, the list goes on. She also yelled at me, my moh, and bridesmaid when we pointed out her mistakes. She also tried to assure me that "I just must be her one dress that she screws up this year" because that's so reassuring. After a lot of back and forth (basically her shouting at us for calling her out on her lies), she said "I just want it gone" and refused to let me leave without paying $375 in cash for my dress that I would have to take elsewhere to get repaired. What should've been one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning was the absolute worst because of her. In sum, TAKE YOUR DRESS AND RUN FOR THE HILLS! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
10/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Judi is a pro! We took my dress here to fix what another alterations place around the corner had completely screwed up. My mom was so unhappy with the way the original place had done my bustle and insisted we take it to get another opinion. She found The Seamstress after a recommendation from my bridesmaid.

Judi took a look at the bungled bustle and promised she would be able to fix it quickly (1 week before the wedding!) and cheaply. She was extremely helpful, understanding, and knew her stuff. I do think she has a very dry sense of humor, which some may mistake for curtness or rudeness, but if you banter back with her, you will soon realize she is actually very friendly and really, really funny!

She corrected the mistakes of my previous alterations place and it came out looking better than I could have imagined. I wish Wedding Wire would let me upload Before and After photos to show how much of an improvement Judi was able to make. Contact me if you want to see the photos. Her expertise, turnaround time, and price were all invaluable to me. I will certainly use her in the future, and I would recommend her to any bride without hesitation. Thank you, Judi!
Judi is a pro! We took my dress here to fix what another alterations place around the corner had completely screwed up. My Read more...
Judi is a pro! We took my dress here to fix what another alterations place around the corner had completely screwed up. My mom was so unhappy with the way the original place had done my bustle and insisted we take it to get another opinion. She found The Seamstress after a recommendation from my bridesmaid.

Judi took a look at the bungled bustle and promised she would be able to fix it quickly (1 week before the wedding!) and cheaply. She was extremely helpful, understanding, and knew her stuff. I do think she has a very dry sense of humor, which some may mistake for curtness or rudeness, but if you banter back with her, you will soon realize she is actually very friendly and really, really funny!

She corrected the mistakes of my previous alterations place and it came out looking better than I could have imagined. I wish Wedding Wire would let me upload Before and After photos to show how much of an improvement Judi was able to make. Contact me if you want to see the photos. Her expertise, turnaround time, and price were all invaluable to me. I will certainly use her in the future, and I would recommend her to any bride without hesitation. Thank you, Judi! Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Upon arrival for my final appointment, I discovered that I needed the dress taken in 2 more inches! The seamstress was calm, and was able to make this alteration, as well as a few more THAT DAY! I would greatly recommend her work to anyone looking for wedding dress alterations in the Orlando area.
Upon arrival for my final appointment, I discovered that I needed the dress taken in 2 more inches! The seamstress was Read more...
Upon arrival for my final appointment, I discovered that I needed the dress taken in 2 more inches! The seamstress was calm, and was able to make this alteration, as well as a few more THAT DAY! I would greatly recommend her work to anyone looking for wedding dress alterations in the Orlando area. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
5/16/2015
1.7/5.0
Unfortunately, I had the same experience as several of the other reviewers. The owner is very rude and not friendly. The experience is anything but special. I should have taken my dress somewhere else after our first visit when she could not find my dress and my mom found it in their back room in the bag, balled up on the floor, but I went through with the fitting anyway. When I went to pick up my dress, the alterations were not complete and she did not make my hair piece as she was supposed to. She "ran out of time" and I am traveling now for work so I cannot have the additional work done. It is a shame to spend $5k on a wedding dressing and just have to "live" with it as is. It has just been the worst experience and I would never recommend any bride to have to deal with her.
Unfortunately, I had the same experience as several of the other reviewers. The owner is very rude and not friendly. The Read more...
Unfortunately, I had the same experience as several of the other reviewers. The owner is very rude and not friendly. The experience is anything but special. I should have taken my dress somewhere else after our first visit when she could not find my dress and my mom found it in their back room in the bag, balled up on the floor, but I went through with the fitting anyway. When I went to pick up my dress, the alterations were not complete and she did not make my hair piece as she was supposed to. She "ran out of time" and I am traveling now for work so I cannot have the additional work done. It is a shame to spend $5k on a wedding dressing and just have to "live" with it as is. It has just been the worst experience and I would never recommend any bride to have to deal with her. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/3/2015
1.8/5.0
When I first took my dress to Judi, I felt like I was in great hands, especially considering she was recommended by the store where I purchased my wedding gown. Unfortunately, when I came back to pick up my dress, I thought it was too short. She assured me that I was wrong and it was altered exactly where it should me. She kind of make me feel like I was crazy so I went home and tried it on again, looked at pictures of other brides in my dress, and I was confident that she did not alter my dress correctly. She not only cut the dress too short, but practically redesigned the ruffle pattern on the skirt by stopping them a few inches short from the bottom of the dress. After going back to the store to compare my dress and the original, it was clear that she had made a mistake. We took the dress back to Judi in which she was rude, short, and refused to look at the pictures of the original dress design. She made me feel awful, like she did not care a bit about her customers. Although she "fixed" the length of the dress without charging more, she had me driving home in tears because I had NO confidence that she was going to take good care of the very expensive dress that I purchased for my wedding day. She is not personable unless you are telling her what she wants to hear, and charged way too much for her services. I also felt that the bodice of the dress was too large after losing some weight in which she responded that "nothing could be done about that and I would have to tape the dress to my body". Turns out that wasn't true because I took the dress to another seamstress who charged me only $45 to make the bodice smaller and it looked amazing. I think Judi is a very capable seamstress but her professionalism and people skills are lacking. If you want to feel taken care of and confident in your seamstress I would recommend going elsewhere.
When I first took my dress to Judi, I felt like I was in great hands, especially considering she was recommended by the Read more...
When I first took my dress to Judi, I felt like I was in great hands, especially considering she was recommended by the store where I purchased my wedding gown. Unfortunately, when I came back to pick up my dress, I thought it was too short. She assured me that I was wrong and it was altered exactly where it should me. She kind of make me feel like I was crazy so I went home and tried it on again, looked at pictures of other brides in my dress, and I was confident that she did not alter my dress correctly. She not only cut the dress too short, but practically redesigned the ruffle pattern on the skirt by stopping them a few inches short from the bottom of the dress. After going back to the store to compare my dress and the original, it was clear that she had made a mistake. We took the dress back to Judi in which she was rude, short, and refused to look at the pictures of the original dress design. She made me feel awful, like she did not care a bit about her customers. Although she "fixed" the length of the dress without charging more, she had me driving home in tears because I had NO confidence that she was going to take good care of the very expensive dress that I purchased for my wedding day. She is not personable unless you are telling her what she wants to hear, and charged way too much for her services. I also felt that the bodice of the dress was too large after losing some weight in which she responded that "nothing could be done about that and I would have to tape the dress to my body". Turns out that wasn't true because I took the dress to another seamstress who charged me only $45 to make the bodice smaller and it looked amazing. I think Judi is a very capable seamstress but her professionalism and people skills are lacking. If you want to feel taken care of and confident in your seamstress I would recommend going elsewhere. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/2/2015
4.9/5.0
I've gone to Judy for a bridesmaid dress in the past and after being put off by the salon's seamstress where I got my wedding dress I decided to see if I could make an appointment to get my wedding dress altered, just 3 weeks before my wedding. She added an appliqué to the sash on my dress, sequins from my grandmother's dress and a 5 point bustle. My dress was ready in two weeks to pick up and looked fantastic.
I've gone to Judy for a bridesmaid dress in the past and after being put off by the salon's seamstress where I got my Read more...
I've gone to Judy for a bridesmaid dress in the past and after being put off by the salon's seamstress where I got my wedding dress I decided to see if I could make an appointment to get my wedding dress altered, just 3 weeks before my wedding. She added an appliqué to the sash on my dress, sequins from my grandmother's dress and a 5 point bustle. My dress was ready in two weeks to pick up and looked fantastic. Read less
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Mary Kate
Wedding:
4/11/2015
4.6/5.0
I felt compelled to write a review after seeing some of the negative reviews as I had a fantastic experience with Judy. I purchased a sample gown that needed to be cleaned, required 3 inches to be taken in, needed to be hemmed, and it needed a bustle. Judy and her team turned the over sized sample dress into my dream gown and I could not have been more happy with the fit and overall look. While Judy may not be super outgoing and friendly she knows what she is doing and at the end of the day having a perfectly altered dress is all that really matters.
I felt compelled to write a review after seeing some of the negative reviews as I had a fantastic experience with Judy. I Read more...
I felt compelled to write a review after seeing some of the negative reviews as I had a fantastic experience with Judy. I purchased a sample gown that needed to be cleaned, required 3 inches to be taken in, needed to be hemmed, and it needed a bustle. Judy and her team turned the over sized sample dress into my dream gown and I could not have been more happy with the fit and overall look. While Judy may not be super outgoing and friendly she knows what she is doing and at the end of the day having a perfectly altered dress is all that really matters. Read less
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