A list of qualified dressmakers in Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia, their areas of expertise, and contact information.
Business Name Contact Name Location Specialties Professional Credentials Contact Info
West Side Sewing Studio Patti Barnatt Providence, RI Teaching With 16 years teaching, and 6 months in this location, West Side Sewing Studio offers individualized sewing instruction to adults and teens in a group setting on the west side of Providence, RI 02909 @ The Steel Yard. Private lessons are also available. Email
Phone: 401-474-0052
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Purrfit Fashions Alania Sheeley Pegram (just west of Nashville), TN Formal, Everyday and more... Dressmaker, alterations, fit specialist and instructor. Alania specializes in tailoring for women and men (suits, jackets, etc.), but enjoys working on all garments, from the simple to the elaborate. Also offers personalization of your garment with embroidery, and garment redesigns. She teaches one-on-one class instruction to those that want to learn to sew, or improve their current skill level. Certified in Alterations for Professionals and Specialty Alterations: Bridal and Formalwear, Chanel and that Suit, European Tailoring Techniques, and Tailoring Details. Trained JSM Pants fitting specialist. Diploma in Color Analysis. Member, Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly Professional Association of Custom Clothiers), American Sewing Guild. Business was established in 2003. Email
Phone: (615) 479-8541
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Ms. Shelly's Couture Designs Beverly Sterling Memphis, TN Bridal, Formal,Prom,Everyday, Home Decor, Alterations Part time sewing for ten years, Beverly is now taking her business full time. Having sewn for the public for 25 years now, specializing in creative designs ranging from bridal, formal,children's, plus sizes, men's clothing, drapery, special needs and costuming. She uses her abilities to create a perfect fit, fashioning original, intuitive designs and recreating garments, while using couture techniques. She has taught classes to beginning sewers locally. Her experience includes working alongside Atlanta couture designers, bridal shops, and specialty sewing businesses in Memphis. Her skill is appreciated when her clients exhale a sigh of surprise upon completion. By appointment only. Email
Phone: 901-562-8630
Natalie Z. Custom Dressmaking and Design Natalie Hylton Zeigler Knoxville (near Nashville area), TN Formal,Prom,Children, Casual, Patternmaking, Draping, Collaborative and Custom designs By appointment in her own studio or traveling to clients within a reasonable distance, this creative dressmaker/designer will use her experience using professional sewing and serging equipment and techniques, flattery through fit and proportion, and thorough understanding of fibers and fabrics to provide clients with high quality, professional results, surpassing their expectations. Four years' experience, with a strong background in custom dressmaking and tailoring, flat patternmaking and draping original garments, heirloom sewing, and costuming. Email
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Phone: 856-603-9621
Couture by Terri Tipps Terri Tipps Frisco, TX Formal, Costume, Everyday and more Dressmaker and alterations specialist. Terri accepts custom sewing and all types of alteration work... leathers, furs, beads, sequins - you name it. She is truly talented!
Member, Association of Sewing and Design Professionals, 8 years(formerly known as the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers)
Email
Phone: (214) 705-9992 (Studio)
JSW Creative Designs Jo West Gonzales,
(San Antonio area) TX
Formal, Everyday, Home Decor, Alterations, Children, Prom In business since 1972. Email
Available by appointment. Please call or email to schedule.
Phone: (830)-203-5189
Foxglove Custom Bridal Gowns Rachel Kurland South Strafford, VT Formal, Costume, Every day clothing Specializing in one-of-a-kind custom wedding gowns, Rachel workss with the client to design a gown to suit a bride's personality, body, and style. The same care goes into any project-- traditional gown, bikini, or business suit. With over 30 years experience as a costume designer in regional theatre, she is comfortable with vintage styles and techniques. Rachel is a member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly Professional Association of Custom Clothiers), the USA Local 829 (costume design union), and holds an MFA in costume design from Brandeis University. Email
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Phone: (802) 765-4076
Linda Stewart Couture Designs Linda Stewart Bristol, VA Dressmaker (Formal/Special Occasion wear), and Sewing Educator.
Visit her website and click "Classes and book" for information.
Dressmaker and alterations specialist. Linda is an award winning wedding gown designer. She was chosen as both 2006 & 2007 Bernina Fashion Show Designer. Linda is a Member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Appalachian Chapter, the American Sewing Guild, and Fashion Group International. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Sewing and Design Professionals as the director of their certification program. She teaches classes to train professional Alterations Specialists and has published her first book on CD. Visit her website for information on scheduled classes, her book or to contact her for custom wedding gown design. Email
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Phone: (276) 669-3299

Need more options? When appropriate, projects can be done long distance (by mail), with the dressmaker's guidance regarding measurements and fabrics. Some dressmakers will work with you long distance, using email, phone, snail mail, photographs, Skype, Facetime, or similar services. They are listed here.



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