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We only do bridal gown alterations.

(Please, please, please don't call or text us to ask if we do anything other than bridal.  Please also don't call us for a referral.  The call volume is overwhelming. This is bridal season, and we are very busy serving our brides.)

Text: 434.515.1436  (preferred and fastest way to get us) To book with us, see below. You can also text us pictures.  Because we have a busy shop, texting is our preferred way of communicating when you have a quick question. If you need to have a conversation, you may set up an appointment for a phone consult.

Call: 434.515.1436

Book: To book an appointment, fill out the fields below.  Filling out this form is the only way to get in. Please see our Booking Guide  if you need more info.  

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We are open by appointment only and closed on Sundays and Mondays. 

If you are getting married soon, (before Spring 2019) then read these pointers before filling out this form. 

*** 2018 is fully booked ***

If you have a need by date before May 1st, 2019, we will not be able to do your alterations.

You can still submit a form so that we have it should there be a cancellation.  Due to the volume, we will not be able to contact you to confirm that we are booked. 

We apologize, but do not have referrals.


Important- You need to text pics of your gown to us! Please text pics of you in your gown to 540.312.9868. Your request is not complete until you do this.  These do not have to be perfect bridal portraits.  The cell snaps you took when you purchased will do.  Mirror selfies are fab. Screenshots of the gown you ordered online are just great.  We only need to get an idea of the construction of your gown.  Also, pay attention to the dialog box that opens after you submit this form.

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Name *
Proxy submissions are not accepted. This can only be filled out by the bride, (not mom, MOH, etc.)
Event date *
Event date
Need-by date (Currently must be after June 1, 2019.) Your availability and scope of project also greatly affects whether or not we can do your alterations. *
Need-by date (Currently must be after June 1, 2019.) Your availability and scope of project also greatly affects whether or not we can do your alterations.
Phone number *
Phone number
(A cell number that receives texts is preferred. We often text.)
Verify *
Please verify that this is a bridal gown that you need altered. We do not perform alterations on bridesmaids, M.O.B., M.O.G., or Prom dresses.
(It's okay if you don't know yet.)
Dry Cleaning *
We dry clean wedding gowns. Let us know if we can help you with that. We can also spot clean wedding gowns. We have safe yet strong chemicals that can chase away ink stains and even lipstick! We recommend dry cleaning if you have several spots, your gown was a sample gown, has visible signs along the inside edge of the bodice from being previously worn, or if it has an odor.
Please give us a general idea of your availability. For instance, you are generally available "from 10-1 on Wednesdays, every evening after 4, and most Saturdays." This will allow us to give you a few appointment times to choose from. Sew While Wait sessions are only booked during *weekday* hours. (There are often more daytime slots during the weekdays, and Saturdays and afternoons book up quickly.)
You may type in any details of which you would like to make us aware. When you submit your request, please text pics of you in your dress to 54O. 3I2. 9868. This is an important step.
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