Mother of the Groom Alteration Review for Desiree's Custom Sewing
by Ann M.
I bought a very expensive mother of the groom dress for my son's May wedding. It had a ton of ruffles in the front and a bit of a train (also with ruffles!). I needed to get it shortened and taken it a bit to make it look just perfect. Since I had bought the dress in Florida at an exclusive boutique shop, none of the stores here would alter it for me. I finally took it to an alteration shop in Norfolk. The woman there just looked at it and shook her head before telling me that she wouldn't touch it. I then took it to another woman who was recommended to me by a boutique store in Norfolk. She looked at the dress and started pinning up the shoulders and the waist but when she came to the ruffles and the length, I could tell that she wasn't sure how to shorten the dress. I could also tell that her plan was just to cut off the ruffles at the bottom which would have changed the look of the dress. When I asked her if she could fix the dress, she paused and said, "Sure...but you will have to come back after I do the shoulders and the waist and let me see what I can do with the length." She also couldn't tell me how much it would cost since she didn't know exactly how she was going to fix the length. Not reassuring. By now I was beginning to panic - was there anyone out there who could fix this dress in time for the wedding? I spent all evening scanning the internet and came across Desiree's website. I immediately emailed her and pleaded my case. She responded very quickly and assured me that she could indeed fix the dress since she has 28 years of experience designing and making wedding dresses! I just got the dress back today and it fits like a dream! She is EVERYTHING I had hoped she would be and fixed the dress in no time flat! Nothing was cut off, I still have the train, and the dress looks gorgeous! I am thrilled to have found my new go-to seamstress! She is absolutely the best and I can't say enough good things about her! Her price was reasonable given all the work she had to do (she shortened EACH layer of ruffles!)and managed to fit me in during a very busy season! I absolutely recommend her for anything that needs fixing!