Created By Steph's Mom, LLC

Seamstress (Formal Clothing Alteration Service and Couture) 3 miles outside of Kutztown Open by Appointment Only
Opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow
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You look Beautiful for your Christmas Dance. Thank you for choosing me to alter your gown.

Heather, it was so much fun designing with you. Congrats on your 9/1/19 beautiful wedding. Thank you!

What happens when your jean zipper stops working, gets caught mid-way, the teeth pull away, the zipper pull breaks off, the slider pulls off, or it doesn’t stay closed.

Should the zipper be replaced or can it be repaired

Replacement: At Steph's Mom, the cost is $15 to $25 plus cost of zipper...

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10 months ago
Susie was so nice and does great work! She took a mediocre bridesmaid dress and turned it into a lovely dress that fit me perfectly. It is so much more flattering now that it fits well. I highly recommend Susie!
- Jennifer M
11 months ago
Susie is awesome! I’ve had her work on several custom sewing jobs for me and she meets or exceeds my expectations every time.
- Mitch M
2 years ago
If i could give Susie 10 stars i would. I needed a dress taken in and only had two weeks to get it done. Susie squeezed me in her busy schedule and the dress looked amazing. She suggested some boning to give the dress better shape and I'm glad she did. Her pricing is very affordable and she does amazing work. Thank you Susie!!
- Heather F

I specialize in Women's formal wear

I specialize in altering ready-made formal wear and if you can't find what you like from a store/online, I create one-off formal dresses and accessories for any Special Occasion in life.   
Open by appointment only and I schedule around your availability.  

Contact Susie at Created By Steph's Mom to discuss your alteration or couture item and schedule an appointment.  All work is done by me, Susie Barlow.

Alterations require in person fittings at 44 Skyview Drive, Lenhartsville, PA 19534 (3 miles outside of Kutztown off of route 737)   

Payment can be made by check, cash, or all major credit cards via PayPal. 

6% PA sales tax will be charged on formal wear alterations and creations. 

Alterations must be paid for in full before any dress leaves my shop.
  First Fitting At the first fitting, you will be pinned in your dress and I will make a note of everything that needs to be done to your dress so it is altered to perfection. (If hem only, skip to Pick up Date below)   

  Second Fitting At this fitting, your dress alteration will have been basted.  In order for this to happen, certain seams need to be open. These seams will remain open until you are satisfied with the fit.    Your hem length will be measured at this fitting since alterations can change the length.  If a substantial amount needs to be cut from your hem, I may cut some off and measure your final hem at next fitting.    

  Final Fitting This fitting will be a final check up to make sure everything is going as planned with your alterations so we can make our final changes (if needed) and close up all the seams so your dress will be ready for pickup.  

  Pickup Date Alterations will be finished.  I will have you try on your dress one last time to make sure that it is absolutely perfect.   To each fitting, bring the shoes and undergarments that you wear with the article being altered.  


Custom Fit Couture Wedding Gowns, prom Dresses, Women's articles of clothing etc. require in person fittings at 44 Skyview Drive, Lenhartsville, PA 19534. Press the above CONTACT US button or or phone/text 484-388-3120 to discuss the item you want made and schedule an appointment. During the first appointment, we will discuss the material you want, style etc.  Bring pictures of how you want the bodice, back, skirt, train, sleeves etc. and We design together.  

Pricing and completion time are determined on design details, pattern development and fitting issues, fabrics and trims, and anticipated sewing time.

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44 Skyview Dr
Lenhartsville, PA 19534
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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