The Gilded Thimble specializes in Bridal gown alterations.  We only serve brides.

     Their passion for beautiful design converges with perfectionism.  Because of the marriage of art and skill, dreams are realized in this downtown loft studio everyday. Browse through the galleries here, ask your friends and wedding industry professionals, or make an appointment to stop in and see for yourself.  We look forward to working with you!



Carissa is the owner and principal seamstress of The Gilded Thimble, inc. 

She graduated from Hollins University In Roanoke Virginia. She has been sewing for over 20 years. She has designed and manufactured clothing lines for boutiques but now finds her niche in the bridal industry. Learn more about her journey into sewing here.

She is an outgoing, creative soul who infuses her work with passion and laughter.  Expect spontaneous interaction as she crafts your gown to your form.

Her feelings about sewing?  This is about detail.  This is crucial.  But this is also fun! 



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(We must warn you.  We sew really well, and this place is really cool looking and beautiful and all... but we are NUTS!! You will have a blast.)