On a whim, I bought a blue wedding dress made in the 1950's from a thrift store. The dress was a little too small and would not zip fully up the back. The owner of the thrift store said that I wouldn’t be able to find someone to alter it. I tried the dress on for Rhutu at Zebra Cleaners and not only did the dress not fit, it was not flattering. It extenuated my hips, it did not fit in the shoulders and the fabric was cut all the way to the zipper. He studied the dress and came up with an idea on how to fix the back. By making the length and hem shorter there was fabric to make a panel and piping to lace up the back and taking the zipper completely out. Every two weeks I would try on the dress. Each time Rutu would spend at least 30 minutes with me going over the next change. He was excited about the dress & genuinely cared. After altering the dress it was carefully cleaned. I could not be more pleased with Rutu and his staff. It is a work of art and it exceeded my expectations.