Created By Steph's Mom, LLC

Seamstress (Clothing Alteration Service and Couture) 3 miles outside of Kutztown Open by Appointment Only
Open today until 7:00 PM
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Replacement: At Steph's Mom, the cost is $15 to $25 plus cost of zipper...

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Thank you for being a loyal customer and choosing me for all your awesome dress alterations from your sweet sixteen dress to your senior prom.

Thank you for being a loyal customer and choosing me for all your stunning dress alterations.


Women's Alterations: Wedding and Bridesmaids gowns, Prom and special occasion dresses.

  • Hem 0-50 inches = $25; 51-100" =$27, 101-150" =$32, 151-200" =$37, 201-250" =$42, 251-300" =$45

    Hemming is based on circumference of skirt. Linings and netting are included in the inch count. Most prom and bridesmaid gowns fall within this category.
  • Hem 300 plus: 1st 300 inches $45 plus $1 for each additional foot

    Most wedding gowns fall within this category due to the number of layers of netting and linings. R&R lace, beads and trim not included in price listed.
  • Wedding gown Bustles charged per point

    There are a few different types of bustles. The two most common are the French and American bustles. The American Bustle, also called Over-Bustle, lifts up from a pick-up point half way down the train and hooks over the top of the dress itself. The French Bustle, or sometimes referred to as the Victorian Bustle or Under-Bustle, is the reverse of the American Bustle. This design technique folds underneath the back of the gown and hooks below. There can be one point or up to as 10 or 12 depending on the dress style.
  • Sides of bodice taken in or out $25, with boning $35

    Each bodice seam pricing includes opening bodice to get to the inner makings and tearing out of existing stitches in order to do the alterations on both outer designer material and lining then closing bodice. If there are multiple bodice alterations pricing will be adjusted due to only one opening needed. R&R lace, beads and trim not included in price listed.
  • Front of bodice Addition of darts or Princess seams taken in or out $25.00 with boning $35.00

    R&R lace, beads and trim not included in price listed.
  • Shoulder seam $25.00

    R&R lace, beads and trim not included in price listed.
  • Shoulder seam with sleeve $35.00

    Alterations to sleeves are additional. R&R lace, beads and trim not included in price listed.
  • Spaghetti strap adjustment $7.50 per strap

    Price includes straps around the neck or across the back.
  • Removal and replacement of lace, beads, trim, for alterations is $25/hour

    This is in addition to alteration prices listed above. R&R can get costly depending on the type of lace, beads or trim.
  • Re-Styling $25.00 per hour

    Taking apart a ready made gown and making something new with the existing material can be beautiful. Keep in mind, there must be enough material to do what you want.
  • Bra Cups $11.00 (sewn in to dress)

    I also sell Braza reusable adhesive "Magic cups" and "Angel strapless"
  • Pressing/Steaming $25.00 (free with alterations)

Custom made Gowns: I offer my customers the opportunity for US to design together. If you have an idea, we can work together to produce it.

  • Flower girl dresses: Labor starting at $75 depending on complexity plus cost of material

  • Prom and Bridesmaid gowns: Labor starting at $150 depending on complexity plus cost of material

  • Wedding gowns: Labor starting at $400 depending on complexity plus cost of material


3 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
5 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

I specialize in Women's formal wear

I alter 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.   
March, April and May are dedicated to Fittings and Sewing for Proms and Summer Weddings.  

Spring, Fall and Winter Weddings and All other offered services are done during the remaining months.  

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.

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
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