What a pleasure it was to work with Betty Ting in the creation of "my" dress for my daughter's wedding. She is a genius and belongs in New York in some haute couture salon. She created the most beautiful dress I have ever owned and worn. My daughter's wedding took place in Chicago on a Friday evening and she "did not" want a "mother of the bride" look. It was a very chic and urban setting and I had in mind I wanted black lace, very clean lines and sophisticated. Betty read my mind and created the perfect little black lace dress. I received many complements at the wedding regarding my beautiful dress. From friends, family and strangers, young and old. She started from scratch with no pattern. No problem for Betty. There were never any mistakes, fittings were on time and were never long. She was very accommodating regarding my schedule and a very warm and sweet person to work with. Her eye for detail and for fitting is impeccable to say the least. As a designer, she stays on top of the latest fashions and makes the appropriate suggestions to her clients. She also is wonderful at vintage design. She also makes sure that her designs are very comfortable to wear and suit her body type. I couldn't have found a nicer, more talented designer anywhere. I would recommend Betty Ting, without reservation, to anyone no matter what they want created....they will recieve it.
Betty Ting has made 5 evening gowns for my wife. Each gown was made from a photograph from a fashion magazine - InStyle, W,Vogue. All five evening gowns have 2-3 foot trains. We provided Betty with the fabric for the gowns, fabric that we purchased from a textile house in Toronto. The most recent evening gown that Betty made for my wife is a beautiful turquoise backless lace ruched gown with a two foot train. Betty's attention to exquisite detail is the work of a truly gifted professional seamstress. We were to receive a lace lining for the dress from Toronto on a Wednesday. We received a notice on Friday that we could pick up the package containing the fabric at the US Post Office on Saturday at 9:20. I assured Betty that I would have the lace fabric to her by 9:45 that morning. Betty worked the rest of the morning and into the afternoon [4:30] so my wife could wear the dress to the Cotillion Dinner Dance at Oak Hill Country Club that evening. My wife received many comments of how beautiful her dress was, and a comment from the director of the Cotillion who said to her, "I have never seen a more beautiful gown." This gown would match any evening gown worn at the Golden Globe Awards or Academy Awards. We are now making plans for the next dress to be sewn by this beautiful gifted and talented seamstress.
With the upcoming Oscar Awards, my husband surprised me with tickets to attend the gala at George Eastman House. Of course, I had not a thing to wear. I found Betty kind of by mistake while surfing the Internet. The BEST mistake I ever made. In 7 days Betty created an exact replica of Jennifer Hudson's 2011 Versaci gown. Without a pattern and only a computer printed photo of the dress, she exceeded my expectations. I received so many compliments from women and their husbands; one stating, "Had there been an Award for the Best Dressed...you would have won, hands down." Betty's expertise, vision, talent and master sewing skill is beyond belief. She is friendly, considerate, professional, accurate, meticulous, and detailed-oriented. She gave suggestions when I was unsure about a fabric or a hemline length, offered a useful coupon at the fabric store saving me $75 and even made a matching hankerchief to compliment my husband's tuxedo. I can't wait to use her services again. If you do hire Betty, please keep in mind I have first dibs on her for future Oscar parties, as I want my gown to be a one-and-only creation by Betty Ting. :)