Okay. I cannot help but think that some of these reviews are written by her husband or friends or something. I was not pleased with my experience with Tatyana, and I should have followed my gut. Okay here is my experience.
I moved here with a bridesmaids dress that needed to be altered. I was 6 months pregnant, and I needed it to be made bigger to fit around my belly. I had an extra yard of the same fabric to make it easier for whoever was to alter it. After looking around online, I found Tatyana and thought that her reviews were good and I would try it out. I gave her a call and her husband made my appointment for one week before I needed to leave for the wedding (it was out of town). He assured me that Tatyana would have no problem making the dress fit and that a bridesmaid dress was one of the easiest things. No big deal. I thought it was weird that I wasn't able to talk to her directly, but she was out of the country and there was nothing I could do. I was hesitant, but I made the appointment.
My google maps gave me perfect directions to their house, so I didn't need the long explanation from her husband on how to get there. It wasn't too hard to find.
When I arrived at her house, she was shocked to see that I was pregnant. I told her that I had explained this to her husband and she rudely told me she was not in the country.. She has the strongest accent, so I could hardly follow along with what she was saying. She took like 3 measurements around me and shoved me around telling me to get dressed. I didn't understand how she got enough out of my 5 minute consultation. I was there for a total of 10 minutes or less. She didn't pin anything, and she acted overwhelmed.
The day before I needed to leave for the wedding, I had to call her to see what was going on and she told me I could come in to get my dress. I live an hour and a half away in the gorge, so it wasn't an easy trip to just get up and go.
It was horrible. She took the entire dress apart, made a whole new skirt part with the extra yard of fabric, and made me look like I was 16 months pregnant, not 6. The dress was a completely different dress than what it originally looked like. She made it ruffly all around the seam above my belly, when she originally told me it would be flat with two small pleats. It looked like a 6 year old made it. I told her I didn't like it and she told me I could come back the next day - but I had to leave for the wedding. She made me still pay the $150 for alterations (more than the dress even cost in the first place) and let me go. I flew to the wedding with a completely different dress than all of the other bridesmaids.
I ended up taking it to my mother in law in Atlanta and she took out the seams, took off TEN inches of extra fabric around the skirt, and made it fit perfectly. I don't know how she did it, but she saved the day. I should have planned on my mother in law doing it from the beginning. And I could have saved my $150.
My experience with Tatyana was not a good one. I don't know why people would come on here and tell other girls to be on time and that her time is valuable. That sounds like friends or family going on to do a favor for their friends.
Whatever you do, make sure your dress is simple, you are assertive and make sure you understand her before you leave. She was rushed and made me feel very uncomfortable.
I attached pictures of her work, and my mother in law's fix.