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.
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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.