"Cristina is an amazing and talented designer and seamstress. Her skill at making your dress the way you imagine it to be is without comparison. Cristina was able to transform my dress to fit me perfectly! She had to add fabric and removed quite a bit of materials that did not suit me. She listens to your envision of your dream dress and makes it happen. Cristina was so patient with me and understanding through all the alterations. My dress turned out perfect and exactly how I wanted it! I would highly recommend her to everyone! Thank you Cristina!"
~ Mrs. Virlizan
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Cristina Chiosa Bridal Atelier
"I cannot say enough positive things about working with Cristina on my wedding and reception dress. In reflection, I looked forward to my time with Cristina more than any other "vendor" we worked with on our wedding. She provided us with two separate services. First, she completed the seamstress work on my wedding dress, bringing it down from a floor size 10/12 to a 4 (including handling numerous layers, and beading). Her work was impeccable. She was incredibly patient with my mother, taking time to explain each step. The dress was truly transformed by her work. I loved it on the floor - but I loved it even more when I saw the final dress. Second, she created a custom reception dress. I pulled together a bunch of pictures of dresses I liked, and she helped me decide on what I liked the best. Then she designed a dress from there, ordering the fabric and beading, and building it herself. I loved it so much! It was light and flirty, and had a ton of movement. (I plan on making it a party dress for future events so I can keep wearing it). I've never had a dress custom-made, but when I thought about risking it and ordering one from a site, I decided it was more in my comfort zone to work with someone in person. I'm so glad I did! Also, Cristina performed miracle work on one of my bridesmaid's dress - when we brought it in, it was like a potato sack, but within 10 minutes Cristina had penned it up on my friend, and figured out exactly what needed to be done. She completely transformed the dress and how it fit. I would not hesitate to recommend Cristina to anyone looking for wedding seamstress work or a custom dress. She is an absolute talent and a joy. (In fact, I've sent friends to her already). My only disappointment is, I'm never getting married again, so I'm going to have to create reasons to work
with Cristina again in the future!"
~ Mrs. Schuler
"Cristina is the most talented and amazing designer you will ever have the pleasure of working with! My journey with Cristina began by chance of me purchasing my wedding gown from a bridal shop, where she worked at the time. When the shop was unable to fill my bridesmaid's dress order because they did not order the dress in time for my destination wedding, it was Cristina that stepped up to the plate and made things right (even though it was not her responsibility). Cristina had been altering my wedding gown through the shop and knew actually what I wanted for bridesmaid's dresses. She was able to design a custom bridesmaid dress that complimented my wedding gown perfect for our destination wedding. Not only did she make my bridesmaid's dresses, she made all the alterations to my wedding gown! Cristina did such an amazing job on my wedding gown and the bridesmaid's dresses, I got her to make my table runners and table clothes for the wedding reception. She also constructed my rehearsal dinner dress from a simple photo and it fit like a glove. Since it was a destination wedding, I had her make my bridesmaid's a cute summer dress and ribbons for their hats. To compliment the girl's summer dresses she also altered a dresses I had ordered online that was horrible! This dress did not fit, had a horrible layer of lace and train, and just would not do! Cristina was able to use her amazing talent and altered the dress to fit my body type and even made the train detachable. Cristina is amazing to work with and makes you feel so comfortable. Thanks to Cristina I not only had my dream dress, I had my dream wedding! Now all my family and friends use Cristina for all alterations and weddings, my cousin is currently using her for all her bridal needs!" ~ Mrs. Lewis
Testimonies from Cristina's Brides
"Cristina is amazing and did the most wonderful work for me! She altered my wedding dress and made me a brand new veil with lace from scratch in under 2 weeks. In short, I had a bit of a situation with my wedding dress arriving late and needing very last minute alterations done. It seemed impossible thinking about how much needed to be done and then someone recommended I call Cristina! My dress needed to be hemmed and brought in (a lot), it needed a sweetheart neckline and a brand new veil to match. With my wedding a little over 2 weeks away, let's just say I was a little panicked. Cristina immediately made me feel like a priority and promised that she would get it done. She was extremely flexible, creative, and listened to my envisioning of the dress. It turned out more beautiful than I could ever have imagined! My experience working with Cristina was nothing but positive and I would highly recommend her for any alterations you need. (Not just time sensitive ones like mine!) She loves what she does and it shows in her work.
Thank you, Cristina!" ~ Mrs. Murray
"Cristina did an amazing job on my wedding gown. When I first met Cristina, I was so impressed by her professionalism and talent. I knew I could trust her with my wedding gown. I am so pleased with how my dress and veil turned out, they are perfect! I have recommended her to family and friends. She truly is a joy to work with!"
~ Mrs. Roberson
"Cristina is the BEST steamstress I have ever had the pleasure of working with! Our business relationship started in 2015 when she saved my wedding! After a difficult experience at a bridal store, Cristina took me under her wing and completed my alterations. During the course of 4 months, I lost roughly 30 pounds. Cristina worked with me and was very patient during the process of my alterations. A week before the wedding, she fixed some tulle under my dress that had ripped and she was so kind. It's was an amazing experience and the dress fit like a glove! Her ability to complete my dress in a quick manner was greatly appreciated. I would HIGHLY recommend her work for future alterations and/or designing dresses. She has a gift and everything she makes is beautiful and customized for you. Thank you Cristina! You helped me feel like a princess on the most special day of my life!!"
"After realizing that I had been scammed by a bridal shop owner, my doubts of having the wedding dress of my dreams to fit my pregnant belly were crushed. Cristina was able to still make my dreams come true! She told me that she would make me a dress and veil from scratch! After she took my measurements, I came back a week later and my dress fit! Since the dress already had a corset back, she added fabric and thicker ribbon so that I was able to adjust the dress without being exposed on my wedding day. The veil looked exactly the same as the one I wanted to order. I am so please with her diligence and hard work. She relieved my stress and made me feel beautiful on my wedding day. I would definitely recommend anyone in need of alterations or custom attire to visit her! Her honesty, high quality work, and efficiency won me over! Thanks again Cristina for being apart of my special day that I would cherish for the rest of my life!"
"I fell in love with my dream wedding dress at a trunk show- a lace, mermaid style, beautiful ivory dress. There was just one slight problem- it was about 5 sizes too big! I was sure that taking so much material away and still maintaining the integrity of my dress would be impossible. Then I met Cristina, the miracle worker! She assured me that it could be altered and still be my dream dress. When I tried my dress on a short time later, it fit perfectly and was more than I ever imagined it could be! Cristina also hand-made my veil to compliment my dress. I found four pictures of different veils that I liked, and sent these to Cristina. Again, Cristina exceeded my expectations. She combined elements from each veil to create one veil that completed the 'look' I wanted to achieve on my wedding day- all within my budget! Cristina has been a pleasure to work with- she took the time to decipher my confusing descriptions of what I wanted, promptly responded to my needs, has reasonable prices, and always has a smiling face! Her talent is amazing- she was able to take an idea and make it reality.
And for that, I thank her!"
"Cristina did a wonderful job altering my two wedding dresses and the flower girl dress for my daughter. She was very detailed in making the alterations. Before, my dress was okay but after Cristina's alterations my dresses fit perfectly and were beyond gorgeous!"
~ Mrs. Wells
"My mom and I had the pleasure of meeting Cristina when I first started shopping for wedding dresses. We ended up calling her for alterations and she did a beautiful job. She is so sweet and talented! She even made my veil and if you are looking for any type of accessory, she is your girl! My dress was perfect and it fit like a glove. She made me feel super confident and pretty on my special day! Thank you Cristina!"
"Cristina truly made my dream dress become a reality! Cristina was SO wonderful to work with! She is very professional and responds quickly. She has a clean home studio where I could comfortably try on my dress and we could discuss alterations. I purchased my wedding gown from a retailer and did not feel that the lace sleeves were intricate enough. Cristina helped me select gorgeous lace that perfectly blended with the style and color of my gown. She worked with me to ensure my dress was ready in plenty of time for my bridal portraits and wedding. I will keep my gown forever and Cristina was key in creating this beautiful family heirloom. She is a joy to work with, extremely skilled, talented
and her prices are very reasonable! I highly recommend her!!!"
~ Mrs. Terry
"Cristina is a talented and skilled seamstress. I met her when she worked for the bridal boutique where I bought my dress. I had a horrible experience with the bridal boutique and it was Cristina who saved my wedding. After much disappointment from the bridal boutique I took my dress straight to Cristina for help. She was able to add gorgeous lace straps to my strapless wedding dress and lowered the back to make them Eiffel tower straps. I was very pleased with my wedding dress and the alterations she made were prompt and at a fair price. She also made me a beautiful veil at a third of the price I was quoted elsewhere. She is amazing and I would 100% recommend her for any alterations or creating your wedding dress, veil, or wedding accessories!"
"Words cannot express how thankful I am for your amazing work on my wedding dress. Not only was it stunning, but you made it incredibly comfortable by adding the bra cups and the bustle. I was getting compliments all night about how stunning the dress was with the intricate beading. Little did anyone else know, you had to take the beading off every time the dress was taken in. You were ever so patient with me as my size continued to get smaller. I was blown away at my last fitting that you didn't even need me to try on the dress, you knew how much to take in. When I picked it up a few days later, my dress fit perfectly. You were a gem to work with and very accommodating with my appointments. Any bride would be lucky to have you alter their dress or make a lovely creation for them." Much love & gratitude
"Not only is Cristina great at what she does, she is such a sweet person and was truly a pleasure to work with. Coming from out of town, I found Cristina to be extremely flexible when it came to scheduling time on weekends for alterations. After just one fitting, my wedding dress fit like a glove! Her attention to detail is amazing and the alterations were very affordable. Can't wait to walk down the aisle in my dress in just two weeks! To anyone looking for bridal alterations: look no further!! Book your appointment with Cristina today!"
~ Mrs. Klindworth
"Cristina does AMAZING work! When my wedding dress came in, I was disappointed. It was much too revealing and too tight for my comfort. I was so nervous to have alterations done, however, Cristina took care of everything for me and made my dress fit and look ten times better than when I first tried it on! She altered the dress to fit perfect to my body and even managed to add even more beading and bling across the neckline, making it look like a totally different dress! I never felt rushed or embarrassed while talking to Cristina, she made me feel a wonderful sense of comfort! I would definitely trust her with ANYTHING! Thanks to her I was able to wear the gown of my dreams on my wedding day!!!"
~ Mrs. Ward
"I met Cristina in the midst of my wedding planning. I had been looking for a birdcage veil and was not having any luck. When she told me she could custom-make one I thought, "I’ll give her a try." Honestly, in the back of my mind I was a little nervous because I had been looking for a while, no one else had offered to custom-make one, I didn’t know her, I hadn’t seen any of her work, I was just trusting that she was going to make it to my liking. So I talked with her for 5 minutes describing what I wanted, gave her my information, and a couple days later she called me to pick up the finished birdcage. It was STUNNING. It was a perfect fit and exactly what I needed to add the finishing touch to my dress. So upon picking up the birdcage, she informed me that she did alterations as well. Now, I was convinced she was truly talented. I went ahead and made an appointment with her for my dress alterations. "Late" should be my first, last and middle name, because I was late to every appointment I scheduled with her. Still, Cristina was so patient, understanding, flexible, and always took the necessary time to work with me and answer all of my questions. My dress was dazzled with Swarovski Crystals and trimmed in intricately detailed lace. Cristina was so attentive to the all the detail that it was impossible to tell where the alterations had been done. I could only tell by the perfect fit she created. Her alterations allowed the dress to accentuate my body type perfectly. She created a lift in the bust that gave just the right amount of sexiness but yet still very classy. The bustle she created was beautiful. It was also very easy to attach. I am so thankful for all that Cristina did to make me feel exactly like I wanted to in my dress. I must also add, she was so good, my mother and sister also used her for their alterations and were both thoroughly pleased. Cristina was truly a blessing and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a seamstress. Thank you for all you did for me. I have already passed your name along to a bride getting
married in May. I really love your work, and working
with you was such a blessing."