Aneita's Alterations & Sew Forth
had heard good things so I took my wedding dress to her - she did not listen to a thing I said about what I wanted it to hang on me, how I wanted the train to hook up to the back for dancing or anything. I took it to her 4 months in advance, she apparently kept putting it to the side for "more important" things; finally had me come in for my first fitting since dropping it off 1 month before my date. Told me she would have done 2 weeks prior for $150 - finally had it "done" 2 days before for almost $300 (I had gone to her in first place to save $ over David's Bridal where I bought the dress) - and I still hated the way it looked, but at that point had no time to get it fixed elsewhere! Aneita's Alterations is the only thing that went wrong with my wedding and almost 2 months after the event, still almost brings me to tears when I think about how my dress fit! I was not able to get pictures of it from the back because you could see my undergarments and the train button looked horrible. Some of her stitching started coming out during the wedding so in some pictures there is a weird bulge on my chest and I could actually feel the threads pulling! I would not trust her with anything valuable or meaningful to you! It seemed to me she did not actually have the know how to be working on wedding dresses, but did not tell me this and when I would tell her it wasn't feeling right she ignored my feelings and basically said well that's how it goes. On my final fitting when undergarments were still showing she tried to blame it on the undergarment - 1) It was the undergarment I was wearing when I bought the dress and alteration lady at David's Bridal said it would work great! 2) It was the same undergarment I had worn to every fitting, so she should have said something sooner and I maybe could have found a different one if that truly was the issue. IF I could change anything about my wedding it would be taking my dress to Aneita!
Aneita's Alterations has been my go to on all alterations and tuxedo rentals. I've always had great customer service and their prices are incredibly reasonable. I've tried other places but have been disappointed in their craftsmanship. Besides, Aneita's has been around for quite some time and I'm always willing to support the local businesses!
AVOID THIS HORRIBLE PLACE!
I walked into the store and the clerk was unpleasant and looked as if she wanted me to leave.
I asked for her to shorten my pants by an inch and she threw the pants back at me disgusted and said my pants were dirty and needed to be laundered before she could do anything to them....and my pants were freshly laundered!!!
My pants are very old and should have been tailored years ago, so naturally the bottoms are stained and torn...the whole reason I decided to go there. She insisted they were worn (duh!) and not clean (untrue!) and coldly said in a loud voice, "That's store policy!" All the other clerks working in the back stared at me disgusted that I would bring dirty pants to the store (but again they were washed and hadn't been worn since!)
I don't think this women knows anything about material either. These pants are painted and the color fades easily so that's also what she was seeing. I was so mad and humiliated I walked out before I could tell her that.
I visited another tailor down the street who was shocked the mean queens at Aneita's said my pants were dirty. She said she could tell they were clean, just old and well-worn and that the material is painted and had faded. This other person finished my job well and on the spot (!) and charged a lot cheaper too.
Avoid Aneita's, their ignorant staff, and their mean, belittling and humiliating ways of treating customers.