Created By Steph's Mom, LLC

Seamstress (Clothing Alteration Service and Couture) 3 miles outside of Kutztown Open by Appointment Only
Opening at 10:00 AM
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a month 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
2 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
a year 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

No job is too small or big

I specialize in creating formal dresses and accessories for any Special Occasion in life; and alterations of ready-made formal wear and creating 100% certified organic cotton items for all family members including your furry family members;.

I offer my customers the opportunity for us to design together. If you have an idea, we can work together to produce it. 

Services I offer include:          
·      Women's Alterations  (see prices below)
·      Women's Couture Wedding & Prom Gowns
·      Women's Couture Special Occasion clothing
·      Custom Bags for All Purposes
·      Custom "Green Puppy" Organic dog toys 
·      Custom Pillows of all sizes 
·      Custom Valances and curtains
·      Custom Embroidery
·      Most anything that can be sewn using material! (except for leather)

Items I sell:      
·       Original Czech Glass Nail Files 
·       BRAZA Bras (sew in cups or adhesive)     

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.   

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

2019 Alteration Pricing  

Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids, & Prom Prices starting from: 
·         Hem first 48 inches circumferance  $25.00 minimum, Hem after first 48 inches $1.50 per foot, 
·         Removal and replacement of lace on hem $25 per hour  
·         Sides in or out $25 
·         Sides in or out with boning $35.00 
·         Sides in or out with lace or bead work $25.00 per hour  
·         Shoulder seam $25.00 
·         Shoulder seam with sleeve $35.00
·         Spaghetti strap adjustment $15.00 
·         Princess seams in or out $25.00 
·         Princess seams in or out with boning $35.00 
·         Princess seams in or out with lace or bead work $25.00 per hour
·         Re-Styling $25.00 per hour 
·         Bra Cups $11.00
·         Pressing/Steaming $35.00 (free with alterations) 
·         Rush fee of $25.00 may apply for wedding gowns scheduled later than 2 months before wedding   

          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. 

           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.  

Casual, non-formal Alteration Pricing   
(Add $10 to each procedure for lined garment, add $9 to each procedure if has top-stitching)  

This is a short list;For more pricing contact Susie           

Dresses Prices starting from: 
·         Hem $15.00 minimum
·         Spaghetti strap adjustment $12.00
·         Replace Zipper $18 - plus price of zipper 

 Women's pants Prices starting from:  
 ·         Hem; slacks, pants $10.00  
 ·         Hem with cuff $12.50  
 ·         Hem jeans with re-attached hem $20.00  
 ·         Replace Zipper - regular or invisible $12.00 plus cost of zipper
 ·         Replace Zipper - Jeans $15.00 plus cost of zipper   

  Skirts Prices starting from:  
·         Shorten $18.00
·         Replace zipper $15.00  plus cost of zipper 

Jackets / Coats Prices starting from: 
·         Hemming sleeves - no lining, no vent: $18.00 - $25.00
·         Hemming sleeves with a vent and lining: $26.00 + 
·         Hem sleeve from the shoulder (lined): $75.00 +  
·         Replace zipper - sport jacket / vest $20.00 plus cost of zipper 
·         Replace zipper - heavy duty jacket $30.00 plus cost of zipper
·         Replace zipper - ski jacket $30.00 plus cost of zipper  
·         Replace zipper - sleeve zipper $15.00 each plus cost of zipper 
·         Fix existing zipper-$5.00 plus cost of slider or stops   

  Sew on Patches
·         All sizes $5.00 each   

         Payment can be made by check, cash, or all major credit cards via PayPal. 
         No PA sales tax on casual wear

Order categories and Instructions:       

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.

Custom Designed Items are non-fitted items such as bags, totes, pillows, curtains, etc. designed by you and me; Press the above CONTACT US button or phone/text 484-388-3120 to discuss the item you want made.  

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

Custom Embroidery is all made to order.  Your classic car can be digitized and sewn on a hat, shirt etc.  Completion time is determined based on the complexity and quantity of the order.  All orders are created by Jon Barlow and go through Created By Steph's Mom, LLC  
Ready to Ship items are already created items from randomly chosen materials and may be similar to some of the custom categories.  Ready to ship items are all handmade with the same care as my custom items.  Ready to ship are occasionally sold on Etsy.  Proceed to my shop on Etsy.

Green Puppy toys are posted and sold on Etsy Most toys can be personalized and customized. Proceed to my shop on Etsy to view 100% organic chemical free toys for our furry family members.   Unfortunately in today's world 40% of pets are dying from cancer.  Pet toys are not regulated as our children's toys are.  Who knows what our furry friend's toys are made from.   

Together, Let's Make a Difference                 Go Green Puppy!   

Return  Policy: 10 day (including weekends) money back 100% satisfaction guarantee from the date shipment is received. 

Contact Susie at Created By Steph's Mom immediately with reason for return. 

Note: I am not responsible for damages or loss due to shipping or items stolen after delivery. Return Shipping charge is non-refundable. All exchanges (and returns if applicable) must: 
  • Be accompanied by the receipts.
  • Be within 10 day (including weekends) of the day shipped, or if shipping takes longer than 30 days - 10 days from when you received your purchases.
  • Be of original condition (unused, clean and undamaged, with no sign of wear), and with original product packaging (zipper bags, accessories, etc.) if any.
  • Have all labels and tags attached.

  • PERSONALIZED ITEMS: No return or exchange unless there is an error in the personalized embroidery from what you requested. For this, I will reimburse shipping. 
  • CUSTOM ORDERS: No return or exchange based on material chosen.  Color and scale of the material pictured may vary slightly on monitors from the actual material.  I use the store's swatch pictures. If you are uncertain about the color or texture of the fabric, please contact me and I will send a swatch of material.  My swatches cost $4.00 each. On custom orders, I must order material and then send the swatch.    

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44 Skyview Dr
Lenhartsville, PA 19534
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:12:00 – 2:00 PM