As a professional seamstress with over 30 years of experience, I pay attention to not only your body but the intricate details of your garment. With a creative mind, an eye for detail and experience with all types of fabrics, I can provide you with extraordinary alterations so your garments fit properly.
As the youngest child of a Midwestern farmer and home-maker, my mother made clothing for my sisters and me. I can still remember learning from her, laying out fabric on the kitchen table and using butter knives to hold the pattern in place – there was way too much to do on the farm to be bothered with pins! That was the beginning.
I thank my mother for sparking my interest and for my initial skills. While working my way through college, I picked up the more technical aspects of sewing working at a high-end clothing boutique. Their motto of ‘yes, that can be done’ has stuck with me all these years. I learned how to alter furs, suede, leather and women’s ready-to-wear and started my professional career in alterations.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in textile & clothing design, I altered bridal gowns, bridesmaids and wedding parties at a bridal boutique. Then I moved to the world of costuming. As a stitcher for the Washington D.C. Opera and Wolftrap Opera in Vienna, Virginia, I created stunning costumes for The Magic Flute, La Boheme, Don Pasquale, and Turandot, just to name a few. Now my dream of having my own design and alteration business is a reality. As a third generation seamstress, I’m proud and passionate about sewing and design and would love to share my talents with you.
Alterations including the most basic to complicated, major reconstruction.
Alterations on dresses for prom, bridesmaid, flower girl, mother of the bride or groom, First Communion, sweet 16, debutante, pageant and dance costumes.
Alterations including zipper replacement and jean hems (keeping original stitching).
Tailoring for men’s suits and/or tuxedos as well as women’s suitings.
Alterations on department store clothing, high-end or couture fashions, trunk-show items etc.
Are you too busy or nervous to transport your gown after it’s been pressed? I’ll deliver it your ceremony site and touch-up pressing where necessary. If you need me to stay longer, just ask. I can also perform last-minute repairs for bridal party members and also bustle your gown post-ceremony.
Did someone else alter your gown/dress and you need it pressed/steamed for your special occasion? Services available for items from informal to ballgown silhouettes.
Are you too busy to come to me? Allow me to come to your residence and perform the fitting in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’d like to turn it into an afternoon of fittings for your wedding gown and bridal party or have an elderly parent, I can simplify the process for you.
Are you too busy to pick up your items once they’ve been altered? I’ll deliver them to your residence at your convenience.
Will someone else be performing your alterations? Pin-only services available.
Whether your dress came in late, you couldn’t find a seamstress, or time just got away on you, quick turn-around services are an option.
* Pricing for the above services determined by location and availability.
Seamstress Extraordinaire is located in the borough of North Wales, servicing customers in Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania.
By appointment only.
Send me a message. I look forward to receiving your questions, comments, and feedback!