This was my first experience with having alterations done and I must say it couldn't have gone any better. I called to ask if an appointment was needed and it wasn't. I took my dress, shoes, and my sister to Mary Anne's Place and proceeded to have what I call a very pleasant and enjoyable hour with her. She is very knowledgeable, skilled in her craft as evidenced by the finished work she showed us, and has a warm and inviting personality. After putting on my shoes and dress, Mary Anne proceeded to ask where I wanted the hem line to be, making suggestions, and once the length was decided, started pinning the dress lining first and then the dress itself, all the while checking and rechecking to make sure everything was even. Mary Anne said the dress would be finished July 16th and it was. When I picked up the dress, Mary Anne explained what she did about the hooks and eyes. The neck of the dress is embellished with rhinestones and removing the buttons would have made a blank space, which she didn't think would look good. So she left the buttons, but did add the hooks and eyes. That's a professional at work. All I can say is you will not go wrong having any type of alterations or sewing done by Mary Anne. I know I will be going back to her in the near future. A big Thank You Mary Anne.