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Wedding Dress Design/Redesign
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Have you ever dreamed of designing your very own Wedding Dress? Maybe you have seen several gowns that you would love to combine into one dream gown?

Each bride is unique with sparkles of personality so your gown has to shine just as you do!

we take Bridal dressmaking very seriously. It all starts with high quality true Bridal fabrics that have high thread counts. The higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the fabric is. Depending on the style, we use one or a combination of Satin, Taffeta, Organza, Chiffon, Tulle, Lace, Georgette, Mikado as well as many others. Most fabrics are available in every color. Fabric choice is extremely important when constructing a Wedding Gown as the gown will not fit properly on the body when using low-quality fabric. There is a world of a difference between a cheap Satin fabric and a high-quality Satin fabric. The fabrics we source are hand selected from the finest fabric mills. These fabric companies supply Bridal fabrics to the Luxury Bridal Designers.

The next step is the construction of the Wedding Gown. There’s a right and wrong way to construct Wedding Gowns. constructing Couture Wedding Gowns is the only thing we do. Every gown starts with creating the proper pattern for the size and/or measurements to fit the silhouette of the gown. Since every woman is shaped differently, a size 2 pattern must be designed differently than a size 16 pattern. This means that all of the darts and curves must be in the right places for that specific size and silhouette. Once the pattern is created, the exterior Bridal fabric will be cut according to the pattern designed for it.

The next step is to properly Interface the bodice exterior. We use a very specific type of Interface that is soft but durable and provides very good support and texture to the exterior/base fabric. The Interface is sewn on the inside of the exterior fabric, following the same pattern. To create an optimal bust shape, we then insert bust support contouring.

Once the exterior is completed, we then move onto the lining of the gown. For the bodice, we only create the bodice lining in the same fabric as the exterior gown fabric. For example, if the gown is based in Satin, the bodice lining will also be made in Satin. We do not use regular lining fabric on the bodice as this is not the proper way to line a Couture Wedding Gown bodice. Lining fabric is only used for the bottom portion of the gown. Once the lining is sewn, boning channels are aligned along the seams, front and back of the bodice to provide additional support. The number of boning channels will depend on the size and style of the gown. For some styles (such as soft Chiffon and Charmeuse gowns) we do not use boning channels.

After the exterior/base of the gown and the fully boned lining is created separately, we then move onto the design features of the gown. All of the design elements are also made of the finest quality and care. Our beading is made with high-quality beads that are hand sewn, not glued. We use mostly French Lace, which is very fine and sourced from luxury Lace suppliers. Once all of the design elements are incorporated into the gown, the gown finally gets sewn together. For most full gowns, we insert 1-2 layers of crinoline tulle into the skirt for volume. A wrist loop is typically added to most gowns so that the bride can hold up the train.

Don't wait, contact us today to get started on making your fabulous wedding gown.

This gown takes 5-6 months to complete but is available sooner for an additional fee depending on your wedding date.

Wedding Gown Alterations

Working with over 1,000 clients per year and 35 years experience this has given me a unique opportunity to see designers from pretty much everywhere in the world. There are few tailors or seamstresses that have worked with a wide variety of wedding dress designers and from the large number of bridal stores that I have been given the opportunity see. 

In order to ensure you have your dress on time for your wedding day, I prefer to start the process of dress alteration with an initial fitting 4-6 weeks before your wedding day.

 If time is more limited, don’t hesitate to contact me. Alterations can still be possible.

Don’t wait until a month before your wedding just because you are working on improving your figure. We understand that this is typical for brides, and so even if we begin working on dress alterations much earlier, we have a final fitting close to the wedding. While some adjustments will be made later, the hem and bustle will not change, so the sooner we can start work, the better.
Carmen's Formalwear Alteration Pricing

Below are a list of common dress alteration and tailoring services. Please note that these are MINIMUM PRICES, and in most cases, your estimate will be higher than the prices below. Items that will increase the pricing include layer count, linings, construction style, beading, lace, material type and the need for added material. An accurate estimate will be given at the time of your FREE initial private consultation.

I operate on an appointment only basis and try to work around the schedules of my busy brides. 

Monday - Sunday, I also take evening appointments. It is my goal to be as accessible as possible to each and every bride as well as her family.

Call/Text me at 410-440-2992 or send me an email at
to arrange a free private consultation.

Gown Alteration Prices:

- Hem (bridal gown) - starting at $65

- Hem (bridesmaid dress) - starting at $24

- Sides
taken in (bridal gown) - starting at $20 per side

- Sides taken in (bridesmaid dress) - starting at $12 per side

- Shoulder Adjustment - starting at $32 

- Zipper - starting at $15

- Pressing/Steaming - starting at $45

- Custom Dress Design - Must set an appointment

- Express service available - call for pricing