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Bridesmaid & Prom Dress Alterations   

 

Vivian B - Prom 2011 Vivian B - Prom 2011 Vivian B - Prom 2011 Vivian B - Prom 2011

Vivian B - Prom 2011

Brianna B - Prom 2011 Brianna B - Prom 2011

Adjusted beaded straps to fit nicely

Brianna B - Prom 2011

A dress that fits makes anyone smile

Emma C - Prom 2011 - Close-up of front after cups and side adjustment Emma C - Prom 2011 Emma C - Prom 2011 - Close-up of corset adjustment Emma C - Prom 2011
Emma C - Prom 2011 Side view after sides were taken in along w/hem work Emma C - Prom 2011 Emma C - Prom 2011 - close-up of corset adjustment and sides taken in Emma C - Prom 2011 Back view after hem work was completed 
Emma C - Prom 2011 - A fun pic! Ashley H - Prom 2011 - Side View Ashley H - Prom 2011 Ashley Hill - Prom 2011
Jennifer B - Prom 2011

Side seams adjusted

Ashley H - Prom 2011 Close up of Front after bodice work was completed Ashley H - Prom 2011 - close up of side after taken in, working with sequins Ashley H - Prom 2011 

A very happy young lady

Morgan M - A senior - Prom 2011 decided to wear her mother's prom gown from when she was in high school.  The only alteration that was needed was to let the zipper out on the back.  There was "just enough" seam allowance to provide this alteration.

 

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Jennifer B -  Prom 2011 Hem work   Morgan M - Prom 2011

Mother's Prom Gown - Zipper Adjusted

 
Kendall M - Prom 2011

 

Kendall needed some rush work done as her dress that arrived late and with a broken zipper.

Nothing better than seeing a smile!

 

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Devyn N - Prom 2011 - Side View Devyn N - Prom 2011 - Bodice Close-up Devyn N - Prom 2011 - Adjusted Staps Devyn N - Prom 2011 - Close-up of sides taken in
Devyn N - Prom 2011 - Floor length hem Devyn N - Prom 2011 - Floor length hem Sarah R - Prom 2011 Sarah R - Prom 2011
Sarah R - Prom 2011 Hem Length Sarah R - Prom 2011 - A beautiful fit! Sarah R - Prom 2011 - Adjusted Straps Sarah R - Prom 2011 Hem Length
Jennifer T - Bridesmaid July 2011 Jennifer T - Bridesmaid  July 2011 Sides Jennifer T - Bridesmaid July 2011 Jennifer T - Sides taken in to fit
Anna S - Prom 2011 - Showing beaded side adjustment Anna S - Prom 2011 - Add cups & take in beaded sides by a few inches each side. Kellie B - Bridesmaid - Adj Zipper Kellie B - Bridesmaid - Adj Shoulders

Melissa didn't need a lot of work done to her dress.  I took in sides to at the bodice to take away the opening that was present.  Then I tacked the front of her bodice to prevent it from gapping open while out and enjoying herself with others.

Melissa - March 2011 Melissa - March 2011 Melissa - March 2011 Kellie B - Bridesmaid - Adj Shoulders
July 2011 - Rachel at her mother's wedding.

 Dress fitting perfectly for her figure!!  

Rachel at her mother's wedding July 2011

A comfortable fit

Rachel - Mother's Wedding July 2011

Took in side seams for a better fit.

Rachel - Mother's Wedding July 2011

Took in front seams for her petite frame

Feb 2011 - Lois W Took in at zipper Feb 2011 - Lois W Anne D - June 2011 - Hem Chiffon and knit lining layer Anne D - June 2011 - Mother of the Groom
Jan 2011 - Lynn N - Mother of the Bride

A very busy & proud  mom who looks amazing!!

Jan 2011 - Lynn N - Outer & lining layer hems Jan 2011 - hem length Jan 2011- Lynn N - Adjusted straps in back of gown to keep them from falling off shoulders
Teri G - Cruise Feb 2011 - Dress 1 Teri G - Cruse Feb 2011 - Take in sides Teri G - Cruise Feb 2011 - take in sides Teri G - Cruise - Feb 2011 - Adjust shoulders

Due to the embroidered hem, making it difficult to raise without excessive cost, Teri decided to have the trim portion at the hem line removed while creating an inverted "V" in the front so that she could walk comfortably on the cruise.

Teri G - Curise Feb 2011 - Dress 2 Teri G - Cruise Feb 2011 B4 hem alteration Created a inverted "V" in front Teri  G - Crusie Feb 2011 - Sue Wong Dress

Brynn B wasn't too sure about this dress...

....until the final fitting when everything was pulled together making her look amazing!!

Three layers with overlay being chiffon needed to be brought up, sides taken in, along with the shoulder strap needed to be adjusted.

Brynn B - Bridesmaid July 2011 Brynn B - took in sides Brynn B - Bridesmaid July 2011 Brynn B - Bridesmad - July 2011 Back view
Brynn B - Bridesmaid July 2011 - side view Brynn B - Bridesmaid July 2011  Brynn B - Bridesmaid 2011 - a lovely fit! Brynn B - Bridesmaid 2011 showing a little more of the details w/the darker image
Laurel K - Bridesmaid - June 2011

Once the alterations were completed, Laurel looked amazing!!

For a better fit bra cups were added Hem was shorten... Took in back at zipper
Tara D - Bridesmaid June 2011 - Rush order Tara D - Bridesmaid June 2011 - hem shorten Tara D - Bridesmaid June 2011 - hem shorten

After recently having a baby, the dress fit nicely except for the sides.  Once adjusted the gaping space was no longer visible.

Stacey E - Bridesmaid - July 2011 Stacey E - Bridesmaid - July 2011 Kia F -Bridesmaid May 2011-Side seams taken in Kia F - Bridesmaid Mayb 2011 - 2 layer hem

Melissa H arrived not sure what to do.  The dress looked amazing on her except for the manufacturing flaw in the back of her dress.  There wasn't enough time to send it back.

The dress was being pulled on the side towards the center.  In order to fix the flaw the dress had to be taken apart in the back and re-aligned before re-sewing correctly in place.

Nothing nicer than seeing the smile of relief when a client sees the results of her alteration request being fulfilled.

Melissa H - Bridesmaid - Aug 2011 Melissa H - Bridesmaid - Aug 2011 BEFORE Melissa H - Bridesmaid - Aug 2011 BAFTER
Danielle M - Bridesmaid - Oct 2011 - close-up of zipper adjustment Danielle M - Bridesmaid - Oct 2011 - hem length Danielle M - Bridesmaid - Oct 2011 Danielle M - Bridesmaid - Oct 2011

Danielle called looking for someone who could alter her gown within a few days.  Brought her in the same day so that work could begin.  

The front fit her quite well, but the gown was still a bit loose in the back so it was decided to take it in at the zipper, as it did not affect the sides of her gown.

Then, to accommodate the needed length, both dress layers were shorten.   Within a day her alteration work was completed and ready for her to leave with her family for the wedding.

I always giggle when the ladies are able to have fun while I take pictures ----->

Danielle M - Bridesmaid - Oct 2011 Danielle M - Bridesmaid - Oct 2011 - Ready to enjoy the wedding with her family Kor P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

Close-up of finished work on zipper

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

Take apart & pin in place

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

Pinned & ready to stitch in place

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

First side of zipper in place

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

Zipper in and lined up

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

A nice fit - showing side view

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

The front view

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

Back view

Kori P - Mother's Wedding Aug 2011

Kori looked amazing for her mother's wedding.

Michelle R - Bridesmaid - June 2011  Michelle R - BM June 2011 - sew in straps & take in sides Michelle R - BM June 2011 - sew in straps Michelle R - BM June 2011 side  side view once sides were taken in to fit
Michelle R - June 2011 - Bridesmaid Traci S - Aug 2011 Bridesmaid - A perfect Fit Traci S - Aug 2011 Bridesmaid Traci S - Aug 2011 Bridesmaid

Take in at zipper

Traci S - Sept 2011 Bridesmaid 

Another great fit!

Traci S - Aug 2011 Bridesmaid Traci S - Aug 2011 Bridesmaid

Sides still line up after adjustment was made

Traci S - Aug 2011 Bridesmaid

Close-up of zipper adjustment

Traci S - Sept 2011 Bridesmaid 

A lovely side view

Traci S - Sept 2011 Bridesmaid 

...having fun!

Traci S - Sept 2011 Bridesmaid 

Side view after sides taken in

Traci S - Sept 2011 Bridesmaid 

Back view after sides were taken in

Junior Bridesmaid Aug 2011

Jennifer arrived full of excitement to be a Junior Bridesmaid!  The dress seemed long to her mom, but after consulting with the bride, it was decided to leave the hem length as is.  

To fit Jennifer, I needed to take the sides in, one being an invisible zipper, and adjust the bodice by taking it in slightly and  moving the straps in.  In an effort to preserve the dress for the potential of being able to wear again in the future, seam allowances were maintained.

 

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Jennifer E - Junior Bridesmaid 2011 Jennifer E - Junior Bridesmaid 2011 Jennifer E - Junior Bridesmaid 2011
Kathryn S - Maid of Honor - July 2010

Take in zipper, adj shoulder straps

Kathryn S - Maid of Honor - July 2010

Adjusted the front overlay so that it covered her front a little more to hide recent birth of child

Kathryn S - Maid of Honor - July 2010

Adjusted the front overlay so that it covered her front a little more to hide recent birth of child

Kathryn S - Maid of Honor - July 2010

Feeling much better about how the dress looks

Jessica W - Bridesmaid - Bodice adjustment Jessica W - Bridesmaid - Bodice adjustment Jessica W - Bridesmaid - Adjust zipper Jessica W - Bridesmaid - close-up of zipper adjustment (tag still on, added a little buldge...sorry )
Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl

Evenlyn needed her dress taken in on the sides as well as at the zipper.

Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl

Nothing more adorable than the beautiful big bow in the back

Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl

In an effort to preserve the dress for future wear, I left the seam allowances so that it could be let out for any future special occasion.

Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl
Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl

I don't know who was having more fun, Evelynn or myself.  She was such a sweetheart

Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl Sept 2010 - Evelynn - Flower Girl

She loved seeing herself in the mirror :-)

Jodi B - June 2010 - MOB - daughter also had her bridal gown altered at Davina Dawn Sewing

Dress was taken in at zipper, all the way down to the hem to take some of the excess fullness from the dress.

Jodi B - June 2010 - MOB

Two layer hem needed to be shorten

Jodi B - June 2010 - MOB

Jacket Alteration - Top front of jacket was taken in 1/2" and taper from the top of front waist section to prevent overlap on front

Jodi B - June 2010 - MOB

Back view after all work is completed

The dress was a size 18 being tailored for a much smaller young person.  In doing so, I had to move the straps in, adjust the sides at the bodice and waist, plus.... ....raised the hem 5 inches

...and adjusted back at straps & provided a back side modesty panel to prevent the back from hanging too low.

A young Katylynn who looks amazing in a dress that looks like it was made specifically for her!!  Can you beat that smile?.

The shoulders were too high with large arm holes.  In order to fit, the chiffon collar and sleeves had to be removed so that I could raise the shoulder seams, then replace the altered collar and sleeves.

Cindy thrilled with how well her dress fits A nice final look for her son's wedding. A Close-up of the collar that was reapplied Close-up after shoulders were altered
This outfit had a long length skirt which was shortened to a knee length...made a huge change in how the complete outfit looked. Cindy loved having a beautiful outfit to wear to her son's rehearsal dinner.  She looks amazing! Again, the shoulders were too high.  Needed to remove sleeves, adjust shoulders, then reapply the sleeves and collar Collar in back after being reapplied

March 2009 - Tracey X

Bridesmaid Dress that was taken in at the sides of the bodice for a more snug, yet comfortable fit.  Also, the dress was three layers, where only 2 of the three layers needed to be hemmed to the desired length required.  Fabric was a polyester Charmeuse and Chiffon overlay

This is a Barijay, Style 760

Strapless, ruched waist with self tie, includes matching shawl

 

August 2009 - Mother of the Bride

This golden tiered dress needed the hem, lining & tulle layers shortened.   

In addition, since the dress would not hang properly on the hanger, the hanger strap was repaired for her. 

Revital - Aug 2009 - Bridesmaid Dress

Revital needed her dress taken in to provide a nice snug fit.  I needed to take the dress in on the sides to keep the front & back of the dress in proper proportion, as well as not to change how the pleats fell with this dress style.  In addition, I had to work with pockets that had a hidden inset.  Revital was pleased with how well it fit after returning.  A beautiful dress and a beautiful fit!

Revital - Aug 2009 - Bridesmaid Dress

Close-up of side after taken in

Revital - Aug 2009 - Bridesmaid Dress
Prom Alteration - June 2009 - Maeve M

Two layered dress with chiffon as the outer layer.  Dress needed both layers hemmed.

Prom Alteration - May 2009 - Amy C

Amy needed her double-line gown hemmed 3 inches in the front as well as requested having the train removed from the back.  In addition, the zipper was creating some problems on the side that needed to be fixed along with a loose snap.

The hem does look a little long, because Amy forgot her shoes, taking that into consideration, she and her mom were comfortable with the length.

   

April 2009 - Mandy - Bridesmaid Dress

Mandy needed this dress altered at the hemline, where there was three layers (attached slip, main dress with a chiffon overlay)  Also the neckline needed to be shortened as well as have a metal loop placed in the back of the dress.

In order to save Mandy some labor costs, we were able to alter the halter neckline with hooks on the end and a snap on the inside.

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