Dressigner - Bridal Alterations & Dressmaking
2129 Glenview St, Philadelphia, PA 19149
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I needed a very classy wedding dress. All of the shops are full of those cupcake strapless gowns, I wasn't able to find anything that I liked. The minute I walked inside, I was blown away by how beautiful, clean and well organized her studio was. I immediately felt like at home. She was very professional and easy to work with. She listened carefully to all my requests and she designed a gorgeous wedding dress for me. The laces and appliques from Europe that she offers are very original, of a superior quality hard to find in US fabric stores. The dress was sewn beautifully all the stitches were perfectly straight, it was finished with the amazing attention to every smallest detail inside out. In addition to that it fit me like a glove. Her prices might not be the lowest in town, but "you get what you pay for" and it's worth every penny. If you add alterations costs to a manufactured gown of a good quality the total cost is going to be about the same. I picked up my custom dress from Malgo ready to wear, no alterations needed. It was an amazing experience to have a dress designed just for me. I felt so special on my wedding day and I received plenty of compliments.
Amazing and Wonderful for Formalwear!
I am very pleased to highly recommend “Dressigner” by Malgo Szczepek for dressmaking and alterations. After my wedding in 2010, I decided to have my wedding gown altered into a cocktail dress by Malgo. I found her online and she was very pleasant and easy to talk to, and I enjoyed seeing the photos of her creations. Her studio is very professional and neat, and it is easy to see why she is in demand as a seamstress and designer. Her work is just gorgeous! She does extremely fine and detail-oriented work and she is amazingly talented and particular when it comes to the delicate precision required in her designs and alterations.
Although I do sew myself, I was not ready to tackle such an intense project. My wedding gown is ivory silk, without lace or ornaments, and would show any errors I made. Malgo is a trained and experienced designer, and for her, my dress was a piece of cake! I met with Malgo three times: once for my measuring and assessment of the project, once for a second fitting with the seams basted, and a final time to try on the finished product. I felt very comfortable leaving the dress with her, and she took a deposit and I signed a contract; she walked me through each step. I was truly blown away with the wonderful job she did. The stitching is fine and beautiful, and the dress looks elegant and as if it was a cocktail dress all along. I look forward to wearing it on future anniversaries and special occasions.
Malgo was very flexible when I needed to reschedule an appointment, and she got the work done in a very efficient manner. There is lots of parking by her studio. I would definitely consider hiring her again for future work, and I would certainly recommend her to friends and family who need custom work or formalwear alterations. This kind of work demands talent, expertise, and perfection, and Malgo will EXCEED your expectations! She is wonderful!
I came to Malgo with a concept and a picture of what I believed to be the perfect wedding gown. She designed and re-designed a pattern until I was satisfied. I am so happy that I listened to her advice despite my reluctance. I was so please with my wedding gown. She made my full figure look slimmer but most importantly I felt beautiful. I look forward to working with her again, many Blessings to Malgo, and her family.
I had a great experience with Malgo. She was swamped with so many outfits that she was making but you would never know it because when you are there, its all about you. My dress looked great and it didn't look rushed or thrown together at all. I will definitely go back to her in the future for any alterations or dressmaking. Also her studio is VERY clean and professional (I'm a clean freak so those type of things are important).