Formal Gowns:

2022 UPDATE: Deb is semi-retired now and alteration appointments are limited. Thank you.

Bridesmaids, Mothers of the Bride AND Groom are important to us 

And don't forget the Flower Girl!

We want you to look and feel great as you participate in your family's special event. If it's just a hem or shortening the shoulder straps, it's important to you and it's important to us. 

For the most attractive pictures, all the bride's maid gowns should be the same length. 1" off the floor is a comfortable long length. Be sure to ask you Bride what length she prefers your gown to be.  

Prom Gown alterations and re-beading.

This fuchsia gown needed a hem as well as the beaded shoulder strap shortened.

On the right, again, we shortened the shoulder strap on this gorgeous blue beaded gown but hemmed only the front of the skirt. There was a small train that we bustled under with a one point attachment. The bustle enables the wearer to be on the dance floor without worries of damage to the gown's hem. The attachment can be undone when pictures are taken. 

Deb's Sewing Service will show you a PROM GOWN BUSTLE if you like.

Please check out our slide show page for additional prom and formal gown photos.

If you're no longer wearing that beautiful gown? Create a keepsake from the fabric. Imagine a small version of your gown created to fit your childhood doll like the American Girl Dolls. We can use the actual gown itself, or find similar feel and color fabric to match. Grown-ups often still like dolls. What a great excuse to take your favorite childhood doll off to college with you!

Speaking of the college dorm room. What a great way to easily decorate for your favorite holidays. A Valentine, Fourth of July or Halloween theme dress could be created for your doll as well. Momentous like these can brighten up your room, bring back fond memories and make life away from home just a little easier. Your customized doll would be a great conversation starter as well.

Remember, all of these doll dress projects are available through mail order if you are not near Williamsport, PA.

Our fittings are by appointment and completely private, but you can bring family or friends to help make decisions about your alterations.

Contact us for your private appointment today!