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Desirees Custom Sewing

Hampton , VA
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LOCATION

1908 Kensington Drive
Hampton, VA 23663 US (map)

PHONE

757-850-3282
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ABOUT US

"I am a wedding dress alterations specialist and former wedding dressmaker designer serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

Fashion experts all... Read more
"I am a wedding dress alterations specialist and former wedding dressmaker designer serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

Fashion experts all agree that "without fit... there is no style." This is especially true of wedding dresses. So it is important that you choose someone with a lot of experience in fitting and sewing wedding dresses.

For over 29 years I have been helping brides look ’picture perfect’ for their wedding day. How do I accomplish this? "By making sure you wedding gown fits perfectly!"

A custom fit is crucial! The skills and knowledge that I acquired from designing and making wedding dresses, helped fine tune my alterations skills. Because of this I have achieve a skill level that most wedding dress alterations specialist rarely reach. But guess what?

"The knowledge I’ve acquired as a wedding dressmaker will benefit you." How?

"You will receive the look and fit usually only experienced when wearing a custom made wedding gown!" When you pick the bridal gown that is right for you and have the correct alterations made to it... your dress becomes your perfect wedding dress.


Notice...the key to having your dress fit right is by picking the right one from the beginning. There is help available. Where? Through my website... you can receive help in the beginning of your wedding dress search to find the perfect wedding dress.

Buying the right dress , saves you money when it comes to the alterations needed later. If you are at this stage... you can read tips and advice on how to choose, find, buy and alter the dress that is perfect for you.

But what if you have purchased your bridal gown and see you have made the wrong choice in size or design? Don’t worry! I can help you by resizing and/or redesigning your dress since I have the designing and dressmaking skills to do so. You would be surprised at how much of a difference little changes can make changing you dress "from a nightmare" to being "your dream dress."

"My goal is to help you become the picture perfect bride so that you can experience the ’wow effect’ when you walk down the aisle in you dream wedding gown!" Read less
Dress & Attire

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
Which of the following services do you provide??
Sample Sales
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Desiree Brown is a life savor! So my wedding dress fits great and I fortunately did not need any alterations for the fit but I did need a bustle added to my dress because it has a very long train. My first thought was to just take it to David's Bridal because that is where I purchased the dress but I am a bride on a budget and I called to get an estimate for pricing and was shocked at the pricing they gave me. I immediately became discouraged as there was no way I could afford to have the bustle done by Davids Bridal. Also to add to that I read the reviews for my local Davids Bridal and they were horrible one after another after another of just plain horror stories of the service, quality and pricing. So I began to research top rated seamstress in Hampton Roads and found Desiree....all of her reviews were amazing! I now know why all of her reviews are amazing....from the very beginning to the very end she was professional and helpful and best of all affordable while also providing top quality work. I couldn't be more happy with the bustle she added to my wedding dress its just perfect!
Desiree Brown is a life savor! So my wedding dress fits great and I fortunately did not need any alterations for the fit Read more...
Desiree Brown is a life savor! So my wedding dress fits great and I fortunately did not need any alterations for the fit but I did need a bustle added to my dress because it has a very long train. My first thought was to just take it to David's Bridal because that is where I purchased the dress but I am a bride on a budget and I called to get an estimate for pricing and was shocked at the pricing they gave me. I immediately became discouraged as there was no way I could afford to have the bustle done by Davids Bridal. Also to add to that I read the reviews for my local Davids Bridal and they were horrible one after another after another of just plain horror stories of the service, quality and pricing. So I began to research top rated seamstress in Hampton Roads and found Desiree....all of her reviews were amazing! I now know why all of her reviews are amazing....from the very beginning to the very end she was professional and helpful and best of all affordable while also providing top quality work. I couldn't be more happy with the bustle she added to my wedding dress its just perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
You will not go wrong having Desiree work on your gown. I have an extremely hour glass frame and bought a dress WAY too big. After my second fitting (my dress needed lots of lovin') I wasn't able to sleep because of how I thought my dress looked. This had nothing to do with her work. Sometimes the manufactures inhibit how dresses can be altered. She understood my 1 AM email and responded quickly. I was concerned that going to someones home would be uncomfortable or that their home's smell would meld into my dress but not this instance. Her home is clean and inviting. I don't know about how her prices compare but every penny was worth getting the fit I wanted. Desiree is a diamond in the rough and my dress perfect for this perfect day.
You will not go wrong having Desiree work on your gown. I have an extremely hour glass frame and bought a dress WAY too Read more...
You will not go wrong having Desiree work on your gown. I have an extremely hour glass frame and bought a dress WAY too big. After my second fitting (my dress needed lots of lovin') I wasn't able to sleep because of how I thought my dress looked. This had nothing to do with her work. Sometimes the manufactures inhibit how dresses can be altered. She understood my 1 AM email and responded quickly. I was concerned that going to someones home would be uncomfortable or that their home's smell would meld into my dress but not this instance. Her home is clean and inviting. I don't know about how her prices compare but every penny was worth getting the fit I wanted. Desiree is a diamond in the rough and my dress perfect for this perfect day. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Desiree was extremely helpful and made me feel very comfortable. She responded quickly and I got an appointment right away. I went to a fitting consultation and my dress didn't need to be altered, but I really appreciated that the time she took to answer all of my questions. I appreciated the second opinion she provided.
Desiree was extremely helpful and made me feel very comfortable. She responded quickly and I got an appointment right Read more...
Desiree was extremely helpful and made me feel very comfortable. She responded quickly and I got an appointment right away. I went to a fitting consultation and my dress didn't need to be altered, but I really appreciated that the time she took to answer all of my questions. I appreciated the second opinion she provided. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Desiree was so great! I dropped off my dress and when I went back to pick it up, it fit perfectly that I did not need another fitting! I felt not only beautiful but comfortable in my dress, exactly what I wanted. I liked my dress but when it came down to wearing it the day of the wedding, I LOVED it. It was made perfectly for me, with the help of Desiree!
Desiree was so great! I dropped off my dress and when I went back to pick it up, it fit perfectly that I did not need Read more...
Desiree was so great! I dropped off my dress and when I went back to pick it up, it fit perfectly that I did not need another fitting! I felt not only beautiful but comfortable in my dress, exactly what I wanted. I liked my dress but when it came down to wearing it the day of the wedding, I LOVED it. It was made perfectly for me, with the help of Desiree! Read less
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CNUsuz
Wedding:
10/15/2016
4.8/5.0
I bought my dress out of state and had a hard time finding alteration recommendations from friends in the area. So I literally Googled bridal gown alterations and found Desiree's Custom Sewing. She had the highest ratings online over any other area seamstress, so I was beginning to think maybe she wasn't real. However, I still took a giant leap of faith and called to make an appointment. She was very nice and personable on the phone, asking a variety of questions. She then asked for me to email a photo of the dress, and she replied with her estimates. I bought my dress on consignment, so I needed the hem to be taken up a few inches, and the bust to be taken in. During the first fitting, she was very professional and made me feel comfortable. When I went to pick up my dress 4 weeks later, it fit like a glove and the final cost was a lot lower than the estimate (yay!) I am so glad I took a chance on choosing Desiree. I would highly recommend to any bride in the Hampton Roads area.
I bought my dress out of state and had a hard time finding alteration recommendations from friends in the area. So I Read more...
I bought my dress out of state and had a hard time finding alteration recommendations from friends in the area. So I literally Googled bridal gown alterations and found Desiree's Custom Sewing. She had the highest ratings online over any other area seamstress, so I was beginning to think maybe she wasn't real. However, I still took a giant leap of faith and called to make an appointment. She was very nice and personable on the phone, asking a variety of questions. She then asked for me to email a photo of the dress, and she replied with her estimates. I bought my dress on consignment, so I needed the hem to be taken up a few inches, and the bust to be taken in. During the first fitting, she was very professional and made me feel comfortable. When I went to pick up my dress 4 weeks later, it fit like a glove and the final cost was a lot lower than the estimate (yay!) I am so glad I took a chance on choosing Desiree. I would highly recommend to any bride in the Hampton Roads area. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
I got so lucky - my little sister got married before me and I knew the work that went in to altering her dress and how amazing her wedding dress looked during the big day. So when it came time to get my dress altered, I called my little sister for the referral. She sent me to Desiree and I never looked back. To say I was nervous about having anything taken to my dress is an understatement but Desiree calmed my nerves. She was very professional and flexible (when I had to cancel an appointment due to work). Every time I arrived for my appointment she had my dress pulled aside and ready for me to try on. What was to be my final fitting turned into two extra weeks to let the dress out a little more (thank you stress eating). When making the decision, which I was a nervous mess about, Desiree kept me calm. She completed the work in no time and it fit perfect. Her attention to detail and level of expertise is unmatched!!
I got so lucky - my little sister got married before me and I knew the work that went in to altering her dress and how Read more...
I got so lucky - my little sister got married before me and I knew the work that went in to altering her dress and how amazing her wedding dress looked during the big day. So when it came time to get my dress altered, I called my little sister for the referral. She sent me to Desiree and I never looked back. To say I was nervous about having anything taken to my dress is an understatement but Desiree calmed my nerves. She was very professional and flexible (when I had to cancel an appointment due to work). Every time I arrived for my appointment she had my dress pulled aside and ready for me to try on. What was to be my final fitting turned into two extra weeks to let the dress out a little more (thank you stress eating). When making the decision, which I was a nervous mess about, Desiree kept me calm. She completed the work in no time and it fit perfect. Her attention to detail and level of expertise is unmatched!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/3/2016
4.9/5.0
Desiree used to make bridal gowns and now works out of her home for alterations. She was recommended to me by a family member and I am so happy that I found her. She was attentive to detail and helped in every way to make my gown fit me like my dream wedding dress. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend and will continue to use her for my alterations in the future.
Desiree used to make bridal gowns and now works out of her home for alterations. She was recommended to me by a family Read more...
Desiree used to make bridal gowns and now works out of her home for alterations. She was recommended to me by a family member and I am so happy that I found her. She was attentive to detail and helped in every way to make my gown fit me like my dream wedding dress. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend and will continue to use her for my alterations in the future. Read less
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Nano
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Desiree was wonderful! I had just a couple of alterations needed for my dress and was hoping to find someone who wouldn't break our budget. She was very helpful, returned my calls promptly, gave me a very reasonable price, did great work on my dress, and was just a pleasure to be around and talk to! I would highly recommend her.
Desiree was wonderful! I had just a couple of alterations needed for my dress and was hoping to find someone who wouldn't Read more...
Desiree was wonderful! I had just a couple of alterations needed for my dress and was hoping to find someone who wouldn't break our budget. She was very helpful, returned my calls promptly, gave me a very reasonable price, did great work on my dress, and was just a pleasure to be around and talk to! I would highly recommend her. Read less
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MrsAck
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I wish I could add a before/after picture of my dress, to show how amazing Desiree is. I bought a sample dress about a year before my wedding, and then proceeded to gain about 20 pounds. After months of unsuccessfully trying to lose the weight, I finally had to schedule my dress fitting. My fitting was at Desiree's house, in Hampton, and it was a really comfortable experience. She saw the problems with my dress and assured me that I wouldn't have to buy a new dress at last minute, then proceeded to snip and pin away. She was so knowledgable about wedding dress design. In a short time, she had everything she needed and asked for 2 weeks to complete the alterations. Two weeks later, I was amazed. Instead of letting out the dress to accommodate the extra weight, she redesigned the back and the result was both beautiful and unique. On my wedding day, I received so many compliments on my dress and I really have Desiree to thank for that. I wouldn't hesitate a moment in recommending her to anyone else, especially someone who has fit problems. Thank you, Desiree!
I wish I could add a before/after picture of my dress, to show how amazing Desiree is. I bought a sample dress about a Read more...
I wish I could add a before/after picture of my dress, to show how amazing Desiree is. I bought a sample dress about a year before my wedding, and then proceeded to gain about 20 pounds. After months of unsuccessfully trying to lose the weight, I finally had to schedule my dress fitting. My fitting was at Desiree's house, in Hampton, and it was a really comfortable experience. She saw the problems with my dress and assured me that I wouldn't have to buy a new dress at last minute, then proceeded to snip and pin away. She was so knowledgable about wedding dress design. In a short time, she had everything she needed and asked for 2 weeks to complete the alterations. Two weeks later, I was amazed. Instead of letting out the dress to accommodate the extra weight, she redesigned the back and the result was both beautiful and unique. On my wedding day, I received so many compliments on my dress and I really have Desiree to thank for that. I wouldn't hesitate a moment in recommending her to anyone else, especially someone who has fit problems. Thank you, Desiree! Read less
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mellissa
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Thank you Desiree for your beautiful work on my daughter's gown and bustle! My daughter had the gapping bodice problem that often comes when a bust size is larger than a B cup. Desiree was able to alter the top so it lay smooth across her chest without gapping. The French bustle was perfect for the style of the train! My daughter was so relieved to have her dress looking perfect for her big day! Thank you for making this such an enjoyable and stress free situation!
Thank you Desiree for your beautiful work on my daughter's gown and bustle! My daughter had the gapping bodice problem Read more...
Thank you Desiree for your beautiful work on my daughter's gown and bustle! My daughter had the gapping bodice problem that often comes when a bust size is larger than a B cup. Desiree was able to alter the top so it lay smooth across her chest without gapping. The French bustle was perfect for the style of the train! My daughter was so relieved to have her dress looking perfect for her big day! Thank you for making this such an enjoyable and stress free situation! Read less
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