About Our Studio
About Our Studio
The Iron Horse Atelier (atlˈyā) (French for workshop) opened in April 2016 by designer and seamstress, Amanda Vereb.
Located on Butler Street in Upper Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, this private studio offers services such as bridal alterations, suit tailoring, and bespoke special occasion.
Bridesmaids & Flower girls
Mother of Bride/Groom
Special Occasion & Wedding Guests
Custom Suiting Accessories (ties, bow ties, ascots, etc.)
About The Owner
With her degree in fashion design from Philadelphia University and The American University of Rome, Amanda refined her skills in fashion illustration, design, and concept development, as well as pattern making and garment construction. During her senior year, she received awards for her menswear collection for the Joseph Klein NAMSB Foundation for Excellence in Menswear Design and the Philadelphia University Fashion Faculty Award for Excellence in Design and Execution. Her work is known for an inherent sense of craftsmanship and meticulous devotion to detail.
In 2011, she was featured in Sally Congdon-Martin's book, Emerging Fashion Designers 2, as one of the top 50 up and coming fashion designers in the United States. Amanda has also been featured in WWD Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Magazine, Whirl Magazine, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Hiscox business insurance blog.
Most recently, Amanda won Best Design at the 2021 Salvation Army 'Runway Repurposed' an event that benefits displaced and homeless families in Western Pennsylvania.
What can I say, I am the owner and head work horse of the studio. I like long walks on the beach and road trips complete with snacks and a great playlist. Kidding (but really). I am an old soul with the love of horror movies and shopping (even though I can make almost anything). My great-grandmother taught me how to sew when I was 3-years old. I never thought my passion would lead me towards a career. I am a loving mother to my son and I have a drive and passion for caring for him and what I do. I love collaborating with other business owners and clients. I love when clients come to me with creative ideas and excitement. I feed off the emotions from others, and that's where my passion comes from; the heart.