I used Kathi to alter my wedding dress based on recommendations from other brides. I also learned that she did all of Miss America - Katie Harmon's pagent alterations. I figured if she was good enough for Miss America, she just might be good enough to work on my wedding gown.
I had walked out of the dress shop feeling like I was being cheated since the seamstress was suggesting alterations that I felt I didn't need, nearly doubling the cost of my dress.
When I took the dress to Kathi and pointed out areas of the dress that didn't fit properly, she did simple little tricks to change the fit of the dress that ended up costing me nothing. The alterations that did need to be done were completely quickly and beautifully. An added bonus is that Kathi is one of the sweetest, most personable people to work with. She genuinely cares about making each bride she works with feel beautiful in their gown.
It is so refreshing to deal with a wedding vendor that is honest and helpful instead of upping the price because the word "wedding" is mentioned.
Even if Gresham is a bit of a drive, she is worth the drive for all the money saved and attention to detail.
Kathi also rents slips, makes veils and garters for less than the bridal shops and carrys a great selection of jewelry in her store. She also has bridesmaid and prom dresses