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Posted: July 27, 2017

Tulsa seamstress helps bridges after Alfred Angelo closure

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OKALHOMA CITY —

Quick Facts:

  • A Tulsa seamstress is altering brides' dresses after a national business closed
  • She is working on the dresses for free
  • Brides are working together to make things easier for her

A Tulsa seamstress has no time to make herself a cape- she's too busy saving the day for dozens of brides. 

Rose Ellis did contract work for Alfred Angelo stores in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. 

The nation-wide bridal retailer shut down suddenly earlier in July, leaving brides and bridesmaids without answers- and their dresses. 

Brides were able to snag their dresses if they were in stores- but alterations on many of them were not complete. 

That's where Ellis swooped in, completing the work free of charge. 

She even snagged some of the dresses for brides who couldn't make it in time. 

For a while, Ellis was driving from Tulsa to OKC to deliver dresses in time for big days, but currently a bride pays for a local motel so Ellis can finish the work nearby. 

Ellis is the latest in a string of people coming to the rescue in Alfred Angelo's closing. A seamstress in Washington tackled alterations for more than 60 dresses rescued from the business. 

Across the world, strangers began offering their own gowns to brides left without their dress. 


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