We had to take 3.5 inches out of
the hem, but SAVE the scallop
edge and don't lose any feathers!
All pinned up, from a size 12 to maaaybe
a 6. We had to raise the "V" back to
narrow the shoulders, take them up
then shorten the lace hem.
Then she sews sequins All Over
the dress, I couldn't be prouder,
it was so perfect!
We were ready for an elegant
cowgirl wedding and pictures
with her horse!
This dress just didn't fit
anymore. We let it out,
made it lace up and
It was perfect!
When your Internet
Purchase is different than
the picture! They change
necklines and backs all
the time, so we cut this
If you buy a dress with several layers of Tulle , it probably needs to be tacked
down all around the train, or you are going to fight those layers the whole time
you wear it. I tacked the layers of tulle and lace down so it fell perfectly
EVERY time, and gave her a bustle. And I Love this little shoulder
drape thing she got at David's! (lower right pic) It hooks on but I sewed it in
place, it was just beautiful. If you click on these images, you'll see this dress
had a pink lace layer, it was just super sweet.
|She needed something shiny- like a completely Rhinestoned belt! And
the little trim at the top completed it. Or was it the fur topped cape?
|This super elegant- all lace dress
needed taking in down the sides,
remove lace over shoulders to not
interrupt the scallop pattern (because
the shoulders were too tall) and take
off a few inches in the front hem.
This little bride wasn't thrilled with off the shoulder neckline so we
usde what was there to make a halter that fastened smooth
behind her neck.
|Wedding Gowns and Formalwear Alterations
Some Services I offer:
Alterations and Customizations
Placing bustles, both french and traditional.
Aisle-ready steaming for photos and wedding day
Iron crenolyns (the stiff tulle under your dress and
what your slip is made of)
Spot cleaning and repairs
Each one is different and can vary in difficulty by
the height of the Bride and length and width of the
before: 6 hooks later:
|This dress we took the sleeves off, took it up
in the shoulders and took it up in the bodice
and waist by about 8 sizes! Taking off the
sleeves updated the dress, made a huge
difference and kept her from buying a new
dress. It had a huge train and just turned out
|If the crenolyn under your dress looks
like this, you need to call me. This
needs to be smooth, not bumpy! You
won't know how poufy your dress should
look - and it can't be hemmed until this
|This is a lace hem - after
photographs. I do lots of
spot cleaning after photos
and before the wedding.
|I do LOTS of lace edge hems.
|I do a lot of taking up under the
arms or darts to pull the bodice in
at the top. Like this one, the
gorgeous, silver embroidered lace
with tiny beads all over had to be
peeled back, altered then the lace
put back and rebeaded. But lace is
wonderful to cover much needed
darts so the dress really hugs you.
|This silhouette top dress was a size 22, brought to me by the size 6 you see on
the far right. I pinned several inches all the way around, took the sleeves off.
Then proceeded to Reconstruct. I was super happy when those shoulders fit
that way- they hung 4 inches off her shoulders before! Noone would ever
believe her if she told them without these before pictures.
| The top of your dress
CAN NOT do this!
inches of lace up
instead of zipper will
make All the
difference you need!
|Multi layer circle cut Tulle hem.
|Mom's Deb/Wedding Dress, made into
fabulousness for Rebecca!
|This Mom's Wedding dress got a whole
new look for Deb Ball, love the tulle!
|This wedding dress went from portrait neckline to Way up on
her neck, and key hole back to Whole filled back with buttons.
I added sleeves and appliqued them to the wrist, also with
buttons. Luckily they brought me Lots of lace to work with
|What your multi layer train does on its
own vs what it does after I sew several
floating tacks to keep it and the lining
where we want them.
|I fill in LOTS of extremely low
necklines. I did not get a finished
picure of this, but it's worth showing.
The ad pic doesnt look that low, but
she was very petite from shoulder to
waist, that makes a difference!