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Desirees Custom Sewing

Hampton , VA
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LOCATION

1908 Kensington Drive
Hampton, VA US 23663 (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

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Karen
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The best experience ever!!! Take your dress to Desiree and just relax. I'm glad I did!
The best experience ever!!! Take your dress to Desiree and just relax. I'm glad I did!
The best experience ever!!! Take your dress to Desiree and just relax. I'm glad I did! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Desiree was wonderful! I was still trying to lose weight so she saw me much closer to my wedding date than others would see me. Her work is beautiful and spot on. Both fittings went smoothly and she made my dress look like it was custom made for me!
Desiree was wonderful! I was still trying to lose weight so she saw me much closer to my wedding date than others would Read more...
Desiree was wonderful! I was still trying to lose weight so she saw me much closer to my wedding date than others would see me. Her work is beautiful and spot on. Both fittings went smoothly and she made my dress look like it was custom made for me! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Desiree was amazing to work with. My dress had so many different hidden layers to the skirt of it and she really to her time and made the dress fit me like a glove and not drag. She also took very careful when it came to altering the halter top that had tons of beading work on it. She added a broch to the side of my dress and did a beautiful bustle! Highly recommend her!
Desiree was amazing to work with. My dress had so many different hidden layers to the skirt of it and she really to her Read more...
Desiree was amazing to work with. My dress had so many different hidden layers to the skirt of it and she really to her time and made the dress fit me like a glove and not drag. She also took very careful when it came to altering the halter top that had tons of beading work on it. She added a broch to the side of my dress and did a beautiful bustle! Highly recommend her! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding dress taken in and bustled by Desiree. I moved to Virginia 3 months before the wedding and needed to find someone quick! She was more than happy to do my alterations and was so accommodating with my schedule. There wasn't one thing I wasn't happy with. Would definitely recommend her to any bride and would definitely use her services again. Also, her prices are very reasonable and she is the sweetest person!
I had my wedding dress taken in and bustled by Desiree. I moved to Virginia 3 months before the wedding and needed to find Read more...
I had my wedding dress taken in and bustled by Desiree. I moved to Virginia 3 months before the wedding and needed to find someone quick! She was more than happy to do my alterations and was so accommodating with my schedule. There wasn't one thing I wasn't happy with. Would definitely recommend her to any bride and would definitely use her services again. Also, her prices are very reasonable and she is the sweetest person! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Desiree was great to work with and helped me achieve the look I wanted with my dress. I bought it off the rack and needed it taken in and chose to take out the crinoline to make the skirt smaller. I was very impressed with the quality of her work and she charged me significantly less than my bridal salon would have. I'd recommend her to any bride!
Desiree was great to work with and helped me achieve the look I wanted with my dress. I bought it off the rack and needed Read more...
Desiree was great to work with and helped me achieve the look I wanted with my dress. I bought it off the rack and needed it taken in and chose to take out the crinoline to make the skirt smaller. I was very impressed with the quality of her work and she charged me significantly less than my bridal salon would have. I'd recommend her to any bride! Read less
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Tessa
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I originally had my dress altered at the bridal salon where I purchased it. Long story short, the alterations department at the salon messed up the alterations pretty badly. I contacted Desiree in a panic after being referred by a friend. Desiree saved the day and did a wonderful job! She was also very quick considering the amount of work the dress needed. She made me fall in love with my dress all over again and I can't wait to wear it on Sunday!
I originally had my dress altered at the bridal salon where I purchased it. Long story short, the alterations department Read more...
I originally had my dress altered at the bridal salon where I purchased it. Long story short, the alterations department at the salon messed up the alterations pretty badly. I contacted Desiree in a panic after being referred by a friend. Desiree saved the day and did a wonderful job! She was also very quick considering the amount of work the dress needed. She made me fall in love with my dress all over again and I can't wait to wear it on Sunday! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Desiree is awesome. She did a great job altering my wedding dress! My dress has a lace layer on the outside and a satin layer on the inside, and she was great at working with both of them. She hemmed both layers of the dress and added a bustle to both as well. It was a gorgeous bustle. It was a pleasure to work with her and she obviously knows what she is doing. She also worked with my schedule and met me after her normal working hours so that I could come by after work. I was so happy with the work she did and happy to support her business!
Desiree is awesome. She did a great job altering my wedding dress! My dress has a lace layer on the outside and a satin Read more...
Desiree is awesome. She did a great job altering my wedding dress! My dress has a lace layer on the outside and a satin layer on the inside, and she was great at working with both of them. She hemmed both layers of the dress and added a bustle to both as well. It was a gorgeous bustle. It was a pleasure to work with her and she obviously knows what she is doing. She also worked with my schedule and met me after her normal working hours so that I could come by after work. I was so happy with the work she did and happy to support her business! Read less
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Bree
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Desiree altered my wedding dress and I could not be happier. She is extremely knowledgeable, great personality, great prices, and timely. I would recommend her to anyone! My mom is currently getting her dress altered with her as well. She is a must if your in the Hampton roads area.
Desiree altered my wedding dress and I could not be happier. She is extremely knowledgeable, great personality, great Read more...
Desiree altered my wedding dress and I could not be happier. She is extremely knowledgeable, great personality, great prices, and timely. I would recommend her to anyone! My mom is currently getting her dress altered with her as well. She is a must if your in the Hampton roads area. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Desiree did an awesome job on my dress alterations. She was professional, personable, and took the time to show two of my bridesmaids how to handle my dress's 8-point behemoth of a bustle. Thanks for everything!
Desiree did an awesome job on my dress alterations. She was professional, personable, and took the time to show two of my Read more...
Desiree did an awesome job on my dress alterations. She was professional, personable, and took the time to show two of my bridesmaids how to handle my dress's 8-point behemoth of a bustle. Thanks for everything! Read less
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Sophia
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Desiree is welcoming and wonderful! It was a pleasure to meet her! We looked for someone to alter our daughter's dress since we were apprehensive about having it sent off a few times with the company she purchased it from. The reviews brought us to Desiree. We were amazed at the quality of work she put into the dress! She sewed an undergarment into the bodice that is hidden and comfortable. She took in the sides of the dress (which has considerable beading), shortened the dress (which has multiple layers of fabric underneath), and added a no-fuss bustle. Honest to goodness, the dress was even more beautiful after Desiree altered it, as it looked more full and elegant. We are on a budget, and her pricing was extremely fair! Desiree, if you are reading this, thank you so much! It warmed my heart to see you smile along with my daughter as she stood on that pedestal to see herself in your mirror, and I felt like you put as much love into your work as if you were doing it for your own daughters.
Desiree is welcoming and wonderful! It was a pleasure to meet her! We looked for someone to alter our daughter's dress Read more...
Desiree is welcoming and wonderful! It was a pleasure to meet her! We looked for someone to alter our daughter's dress since we were apprehensive about having it sent off a few times with the company she purchased it from. The reviews brought us to Desiree. We were amazed at the quality of work she put into the dress! She sewed an undergarment into the bodice that is hidden and comfortable. She took in the sides of the dress (which has considerable beading), shortened the dress (which has multiple layers of fabric underneath), and added a no-fuss bustle. Honest to goodness, the dress was even more beautiful after Desiree altered it, as it looked more full and elegant. We are on a budget, and her pricing was extremely fair! Desiree, if you are reading this, thank you so much! It warmed my heart to see you smile along with my daughter as she stood on that pedestal to see herself in your mirror, and I felt like you put as much love into your work as if you were doing it for your own daughters. Read less
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Desirees Custom Sewing responded with the following comments:

Hi Sophie,

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed working with both you and your daughter.

Thanks,
Desiree
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Laura
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
LOOK NO FURTHER LADIES! I don't have enough words to explain how wonderful Desiree is! She is truly a master of her craft! She has the kindest heart and an incredibly calming disposition. My dress was a difficult dress to tackle and Desiree didn't hesitate for a second when explaining what would need to be done and how she would complete the work. She's very knowledgeable about bustles and demonstrated different options for us to choose from. During the last fitting, I felt like Desiree was just as excited and happy as I was in the dress. If you're looking for a seamstress who gives you 110% of their attention and puts their whole heart into your beautiful dress, look no further! You found your girl.
LOOK NO FURTHER LADIES! I don't have enough words to explain how wonderful Desiree is! She is truly a master of her craft! Read more...
LOOK NO FURTHER LADIES! I don't have enough words to explain how wonderful Desiree is! She is truly a master of her craft! She has the kindest heart and an incredibly calming disposition. My dress was a difficult dress to tackle and Desiree didn't hesitate for a second when explaining what would need to be done and how she would complete the work. She's very knowledgeable about bustles and demonstrated different options for us to choose from. During the last fitting, I felt like Desiree was just as excited and happy as I was in the dress. If you're looking for a seamstress who gives you 110% of their attention and puts their whole heart into your beautiful dress, look no further! You found your girl. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved the work, loved the price and loved her personality! She not only made alterations to my wedding dress to include a very unique bustle, but fixed my mothers dress which was much too busty but now fits perfect. I've even been back to have a ball gown altered.
Loved the work, loved the price and loved her personality! She not only made alterations to my wedding dress to include a Read more...
Loved the work, loved the price and loved her personality! She not only made alterations to my wedding dress to include a very unique bustle, but fixed my mothers dress which was much too busty but now fits perfect. I've even been back to have a ball gown altered. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter needed alterations on a dress she ordered on line for a wedding in which she was a bridesmaid. I found Desiree Browns website and read the reviews. We are just as pleased as everyone else who has posted a review. Ms Brown is very warm and welcoming and made a beautifully fitting dress at a reasonable price. She also made a few great additions to the inside of the dress so that undergarments wouldn't be peeking out during the ceremony. I highly recommend Ms. Brown for any alterations you may need.
My daughter needed alterations on a dress she ordered on line for a wedding in which she was a bridesmaid. I found Desiree Read more...
My daughter needed alterations on a dress she ordered on line for a wedding in which she was a bridesmaid. I found Desiree Browns website and read the reviews. We are just as pleased as everyone else who has posted a review. Ms Brown is very warm and welcoming and made a beautifully fitting dress at a reasonable price. She also made a few great additions to the inside of the dress so that undergarments wouldn't be peeking out during the ceremony. I highly recommend Ms. Brown for any alterations you may need. Read less
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Samara
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Ms. Desiree was warm, welcoming and genuine! She tries to limit her workload to ONLY alterations but when I begged her to make a custom train as well as alterations she agreed! She is very detailed in her work. She asked lots of questions about what my vision was just to ensure her work was perfect! She exceeded my expectations! I was a last minute customer and she not only finished the job quickly she also went out of her way to do the custom work for me!
Ms. Desiree was warm, welcoming and genuine! She tries to limit her workload to ONLY alterations but when I begged her to Read more...
Ms. Desiree was warm, welcoming and genuine! She tries to limit her workload to ONLY alterations but when I begged her to make a custom train as well as alterations she agreed! She is very detailed in her work. She asked lots of questions about what my vision was just to ensure her work was perfect! She exceeded my expectations! I was a last minute customer and she not only finished the job quickly she also went out of her way to do the custom work for me! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Ms Browne is a miracle worker. After a bridal shop sold me a dress that "just needed a few nips and tucks", I went to Desiree's for my first fitting to discover that my dress just didn't fit my body. I was broken hearted thinking that I had to buy a new dress. But Ms. Browne started her magic with her imagination and expertise and turned my ill fitted mess into my dream wedding gown. During this I was also going through some serious family illness. Desiree was most compassionate and worked with me as far as schelduling my appts.
She is, in my opinion, heaven sent! I feel blessed to have found her!
Ms Browne is a miracle worker. After a bridal shop sold me a dress that "just needed a few nips and tucks", I went to Read more...
Ms Browne is a miracle worker. After a bridal shop sold me a dress that "just needed a few nips and tucks", I went to Desiree's for my first fitting to discover that my dress just didn't fit my body. I was broken hearted thinking that I had to buy a new dress. But Ms. Browne started her magic with her imagination and expertise and turned my ill fitted mess into my dream wedding gown. During this I was also going through some serious family illness. Desiree was most compassionate and worked with me as far as schelduling my appts.
She is, in my opinion, heaven sent! I feel blessed to have found her! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Desiree is the best kept secret on the East Coast!!! My dress looked GOOD on me when I bought it, but once she got a hold of it she made the necessary changes and I turned around and saw the MOST BEAUTIFUL dress!!! The dress fit me like a glove, and those are the words of all my guests/bridesmaids...She is beyond an expert in her field. I actually first took my dress to a local alternations store and the lady had no idea what to do for my dress (it was heavy on lace) and it was a bit tight in the back and I had that "back roll" and the lady who's name I will withhold suggested that I "lose 5lbs"...I snatched my dress and started looking on weddingwire and came across Desiree...She was a lifesaver!!!! She made my dress fit ME not the other way around.
Desiree is the best kept secret on the East Coast!!! My dress looked GOOD on me when I bought it, but once she got a hold Read more...
Desiree is the best kept secret on the East Coast!!! My dress looked GOOD on me when I bought it, but once she got a hold of it she made the necessary changes and I turned around and saw the MOST BEAUTIFUL dress!!! The dress fit me like a glove, and those are the words of all my guests/bridesmaids...She is beyond an expert in her field. I actually first took my dress to a local alternations store and the lady had no idea what to do for my dress (it was heavy on lace) and it was a bit tight in the back and I had that "back roll" and the lady who's name I will withhold suggested that I "lose 5lbs"...I snatched my dress and started looking on weddingwire and came across Desiree...She was a lifesaver!!!! She made my dress fit ME not the other way around. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.0/5.0
My dress was done quickly and it looked perfect. The only problem I tring to find a Wednesday or Friday that I could get off work so I could go. But the time off work was well worth it!
My dress was done quickly and it looked perfect. The only problem I tring to find a Wednesday or Friday that I could get Read more...
My dress was done quickly and it looked perfect. The only problem I tring to find a Wednesday or Friday that I could get off work so I could go. But the time off work was well worth it! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/29/2012
5.0/5.0
She is the best...I will tell any and everyone that she is the Vera Wang of wedding dress alterations. Her work is a high grade of quality.
She is the best...I will tell any and everyone that she is the Vera Wang of wedding dress alterations. Her work is a high Read more...
She is the best...I will tell any and everyone that she is the Vera Wang of wedding dress alterations. Her work is a high grade of quality. Read less
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tsper001
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.9/5.0
Ms. Brown is the queen of alterations! Every wonderful thing on this site about her work is tue, and still does not do her justice. I can not say enough good things about her. Not only was the turn around time only 2 weeks, but the wedding dress came out better than I could have ever imagined! All I said is I want it to fit like a glove and she knew all the right place to pinch and tuck. She pays attention to all the small details in order to make the dress just right. For example, my bustle. She sewed the buttons in under some folds so you could not event see them. Ms. Brown is incredibly good at what she does! Not only is she good, but she is highly professional, honest, and sweet. We communicated a lot before hand and she was always very timley in her responces. I have a few other weddings I will be in this year, and will defintley be returning to her for any needed alterations!
Ms. Brown is the queen of alterations! Every wonderful thing on this site about her work is tue, and still does not do her Read more...
Ms. Brown is the queen of alterations! Every wonderful thing on this site about her work is tue, and still does not do her justice. I can not say enough good things about her. Not only was the turn around time only 2 weeks, but the wedding dress came out better than I could have ever imagined! All I said is I want it to fit like a glove and she knew all the right place to pinch and tuck. She pays attention to all the small details in order to make the dress just right. For example, my bustle. She sewed the buttons in under some folds so you could not event see them. Ms. Brown is incredibly good at what she does! Not only is she good, but she is highly professional, honest, and sweet. We communicated a lot before hand and she was always very timley in her responces. I have a few other weddings I will be in this year, and will defintley be returning to her for any needed alterations! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Desiree altered my Military Ball Gown. She did an amazing job and was very accommodating to my timeframe. I would highly recommend her services!
Desiree altered my Military Ball Gown. She did an amazing job and was very accommodating to my timeframe. I would highly Read more...
Desiree altered my Military Ball Gown. She did an amazing job and was very accommodating to my timeframe. I would highly recommend her services! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Believe every positive thing you read on this and any other site about 'Ms Desiree'. Her work is impeccable! She is a professional in every sense of the word, yet personable in the way you want and need someone working with you to create your perfect gown to be. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the turn-around time, even with the most difficult of tasks (2 weeks to do what a costume designer in another city had said would be impossible!). My dress is BETTER than I had envisioned it, thanks to her input, vision, and talent!
Believe every positive thing you read on this and any other site about 'Ms Desiree'. Her work is impeccable! She is a Read more...
Believe every positive thing you read on this and any other site about 'Ms Desiree'. Her work is impeccable! She is a professional in every sense of the word, yet personable in the way you want and need someone working with you to create your perfect gown to be. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the turn-around time, even with the most difficult of tasks (2 weeks to do what a costume designer in another city had said would be impossible!). My dress is BETTER than I had envisioned it, thanks to her input, vision, and talent! Read less
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April
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Desiree completely gave my dress two different looks. I was more than happy when I saw my dress after she completed the alterations. She is the absolute best.
Mrs. Desiree completely gave my dress two different looks. I was more than happy when I saw my dress after she completed Read more...
Mrs. Desiree completely gave my dress two different looks. I was more than happy when I saw my dress after she completed the alterations. She is the absolute best. Read less
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Benita
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.9/5.0
Desiree's custom sewing was amazing! Mrs. Brown did an excellent job, was quick and she is the nicest person!! I bought a dress online that needed a few alterations, a bustle, and a zipper fix. She did a great job! Then, my friend had her dress altered there also! I would recommend her to anyone!!
Desiree's custom sewing was amazing! Mrs. Brown did an excellent job, was quick and she is the nicest person!! I bought a Read more...
Desiree's custom sewing was amazing! Mrs. Brown did an excellent job, was quick and she is the nicest person!! I bought a dress online that needed a few alterations, a bustle, and a zipper fix. She did a great job! Then, my friend had her dress altered there also! I would recommend her to anyone!! Read less
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Jaclyns84
Wedding:
6/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Desiree literally saved my wedding!! When my dress was late and had to be altered last minute here in Virginia due to a delay at the manufacturer, she agreed to work with me when I thought no one would! On top of that, she did an amazing job on my dress, she beautifully hemmed the complicated silk organza layers and designed a bustle that make it look perfect even when bustled. I am so lucky and happy to have found Desiree and I would recommend her to anyone here in Virginia who needs wedding dress alterations!! Thanks again!
Desiree literally saved my wedding!! When my dress was late and had to be altered last minute here in Virginia due to a Read more...
Desiree literally saved my wedding!! When my dress was late and had to be altered last minute here in Virginia due to a delay at the manufacturer, she agreed to work with me when I thought no one would! On top of that, she did an amazing job on my dress, she beautifully hemmed the complicated silk organza layers and designed a bustle that make it look perfect even when bustled. I am so lucky and happy to have found Desiree and I would recommend her to anyone here in Virginia who needs wedding dress alterations!! Thanks again! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I called Desiree desperate for help in altering a prom gown that we had ordered online. My daughter was extremely nervous and Desiree immediately put us both at ease. Not only is she very professional, but more importantly, she is extremely kind and personable. In a world that has become business oriented, Desiree is a throwback. For the hour or so that you are IN HER HOME you are her sole focus and she is there to make sure that you feel special. We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable experience and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Desiree went above and beyond by adding little details to make sure that my daughter was comfortable. Desiree's heart and talents took my little athlete and made her the bell of the ball. Her gown fit perfectly and the confidence that gave her showed all over her face; she couldn't quit smiling. I would definitely recommend Desiree to anyone and everyone and if next year's gown come in too big in certain places, I will definitely be calling Desiree as soon as possible.
My daughter and I called Desiree desperate for help in altering a prom gown that we had ordered online. My daughter was Read more...
My daughter and I called Desiree desperate for help in altering a prom gown that we had ordered online. My daughter was extremely nervous and Desiree immediately put us both at ease. Not only is she very professional, but more importantly, she is extremely kind and personable. In a world that has become business oriented, Desiree is a throwback. For the hour or so that you are IN HER HOME you are her sole focus and she is there to make sure that you feel special. We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable experience and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Desiree went above and beyond by adding little details to make sure that my daughter was comfortable. Desiree's heart and talents took my little athlete and made her the bell of the ball. Her gown fit perfectly and the confidence that gave her showed all over her face; she couldn't quit smiling. I would definitely recommend Desiree to anyone and everyone and if next year's gown come in too big in certain places, I will definitely be calling Desiree as soon as possible. Read less
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skrupka
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.5/5.0
Desiree saved me A LOT of money versus a popular bridal chain and I am very appreciative! She did exactly what I asked for in a short amount of time and even steamed my dress at no charge. You can't go wrong with her!!
Desiree saved me A LOT of money versus a popular bridal chain and I am very appreciative! She did exactly what I asked for Read more...
Desiree saved me A LOT of money versus a popular bridal chain and I am very appreciative! She did exactly what I asked for in a short amount of time and even steamed my dress at no charge. You can't go wrong with her!! Read less
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mjk
Wedding:
11/25/2010
4.9/5.0
I went to Desiree's based on good reviews, and was not disappointed. I'll echo what others have already said: she's professional, does quality work and focuses on one bride at a time. A bonus is that she is a very nice person who's pleasant to work with. And, bottom line, my dress turned out beautifully in all respects.
I went to Desiree's based on good reviews, and was not disappointed. I'll echo what others have already said: she's Read more...
I went to Desiree's based on good reviews, and was not disappointed. I'll echo what others have already said: she's professional, does quality work and focuses on one bride at a time. A bonus is that she is a very nice person who's pleasant to work with. And, bottom line, my dress turned out beautifully in all respects. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
There are not enough wonderful things to say about Desiree! She was so helpful from the very beginning when I was first just talking to her about purchasing a used bridal dress to have altered to when I came to her to have her design & sketch a custom gown for me to have had made elsewhere to when I finally found my gown at a bridal salon and came to her to have my alterations done. First off, her home is CLEAN!!! No smoking, no pets, etc. Second, she KNOWS her stuff. Lets just say I wanted to make mountains out of molehills when it came to my cleavage and she made me look phenomenal :) I also wanted her to take extra material and hand sew two extra pleats to the bottom of my bodice. She talked me out of this (which wasn't easy to do!) because she knew it would mess up the proportions of the dress & wouldn't look right in the end. She added an under bustle to my dress since I never found an outer bustle that I liked. And she also flipped the comb on my mom's veil as well as removed the barrette clasp on my hair flower to add a comb instead. Last, but certainly not least, the customer service & attention you get from Desiree cannot be beat!! She schedules you by appointment only so you are the only bride there during your appointment. It was awesome never being interrupted or feeling like I had to compete for attention. I am so glad I found Desiree!! Her prices are very fair & her work is flawless.
There are not enough wonderful things to say about Desiree! She was so helpful from the very beginning when I was first Read more...
There are not enough wonderful things to say about Desiree! She was so helpful from the very beginning when I was first just talking to her about purchasing a used bridal dress to have altered to when I came to her to have her design & sketch a custom gown for me to have had made elsewhere to when I finally found my gown at a bridal salon and came to her to have my alterations done. First off, her home is CLEAN!!! No smoking, no pets, etc. Second, she KNOWS her stuff. Lets just say I wanted to make mountains out of molehills when it came to my cleavage and she made me look phenomenal :) I also wanted her to take extra material and hand sew two extra pleats to the bottom of my bodice. She talked me out of this (which wasn't easy to do!) because she knew it would mess up the proportions of the dress & wouldn't look right in the end. She added an under bustle to my dress since I never found an outer bustle that I liked. And she also flipped the comb on my mom's veil as well as removed the barrette clasp on my hair flower to add a comb instead. Last, but certainly not least, the customer service & attention you get from Desiree cannot be beat!! She schedules you by appointment only so you are the only bride there during your appointment. It was awesome never being interrupted or feeling like I had to compete for attention. I am so glad I found Desiree!! Her prices are very fair & her work is flawless. Read less
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WritingBride
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
100% worth the drive from Richmond.

Desiree took a very intricate J. Crew wedding gown that was a little too big and too long for me and made it fit PERFECTLY. All the while, setting me (who was quite nervous at first) at ease. At first I was a little uncertain, being that her shop is in her home (my first time with a real seamstress!) But her home soon became part of what I liked about the whole experience of working with her; very clean, comfortable, and her grandkids are adorable!

So my dress was a J. Crew sample sale item valued at just under 3,000 bucks I bought on ebay (a gamble that paid off) for $800. It was a vintage, flapper style, heavy, sweeping, antique white gown, with layers of silk slub tiers, that might have made me look like a wet sheepdog with some unwise moves on the part of a seamstress.

Desiree saw right away what this dress needed. From the moment she first pinned it up, I knew she was the one. She managed to make the dress even fuller and more sweeping in the manner by which she layered and over layered the tiers. She did not remove a bit of fabric, but left it so I could have it let back out to resell if I wanted to (which I will Not).

She gave me tons of good advise about care for the dress, and really instilled confidence in me in helping to make decisions about fit and accessorizing. She knows her stuff. I would trust her with anything. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her price was very fair. My mom and I were blown away.

Thanks Desiree!!
100% worth the drive from Richmond.

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100% worth the drive from Richmond.

Desiree took a very intricate J. Crew wedding gown that was a little too big and too long for me and made it fit PERFECTLY. All the while, setting me (who was quite nervous at first) at ease. At first I was a little uncertain, being that her shop is in her home (my first time with a real seamstress!) But her home soon became part of what I liked about the whole experience of working with her; very clean, comfortable, and her grandkids are adorable!

So my dress was a J. Crew sample sale item valued at just under 3,000 bucks I bought on ebay (a gamble that paid off) for $800. It was a vintage, flapper style, heavy, sweeping, antique white gown, with layers of silk slub tiers, that might have made me look like a wet sheepdog with some unwise moves on the part of a seamstress.

Desiree saw right away what this dress needed. From the moment she first pinned it up, I knew she was the one. She managed to make the dress even fuller and more sweeping in the manner by which she layered and over layered the tiers. She did not remove a bit of fabric, but left it so I could have it let back out to resell if I wanted to (which I will Not).

She gave me tons of good advise about care for the dress, and really instilled confidence in me in helping to make decisions about fit and accessorizing. She knows her stuff. I would trust her with anything. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her price was very fair. My mom and I were blown away.

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Faith
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Dress came out Perfect- Desiree was polite and professional. Great overall experience.
Dress came out Perfect- Desiree was polite and professional. Great overall experience.
Dress came out Perfect- Desiree was polite and professional. Great overall experience. Read less
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Abbey
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Ms Desiree was wonderful to work with! I was nervous I had ordered my strapless dress too small, but she assured me if I had gotten it a size bigger I would be pulling my gown up all night. She helped me make a simple gown very elegant by adding lace at the bodice, hemming it. adding a bustle, and adjusting the bust. Her prices were very reasonable. She works out of her home which is spotless and she schedules one on one appointments with you for the fittings. I would recommend her to any brides in the Hampton Roads/ Richmond area!
Ms Desiree was wonderful to work with! I was nervous I had ordered my strapless dress too small, but she assured me if I Read more...
Ms Desiree was wonderful to work with! I was nervous I had ordered my strapless dress too small, but she assured me if I had gotten it a size bigger I would be pulling my gown up all night. She helped me make a simple gown very elegant by adding lace at the bodice, hemming it. adding a bustle, and adjusting the bust. Her prices were very reasonable. She works out of her home which is spotless and she schedules one on one appointments with you for the fittings. I would recommend her to any brides in the Hampton Roads/ Richmond area! Read less
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boogie_boosie08
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Ms. Desiree is a Wonderful and affordable seamstress. I found her looking on wedding wire after I went to a seamstress business and they wanted to charge me an arm and leg for my dress alterations. I was so impressed with her knowledge of fabric and designers. The person I originally went to pinned my dress in a manner and was going to cut fabric from my dress. Well Ms. Desiree uses a pattern where she tucked the fabric so I can possibly sell the dress later on. Her professionalism and quality of work was impeccable she showed my matron and bridesmaid how to bustle my dress correctly. I also lack breast so she sew in some pads in my dress so my dress would be full. When my girlfriends saw me come out of the room with my dress on their mouths were wild open they were so amazed. The only issue I had was my bustle wouldn’t say in place at the wedding but the dress was so beautiful on me I didn’t mind it dragging behind me, I really wanted the princess/queen look!!!!! She completed all of my alternations weeks before my wedding. She really impressed me. I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Desiree for ALL alteration needs. Thanks for everything Ms. Desiree

Shannon Smith
Ms. Desiree is a Wonderful and affordable seamstress. I found her looking on wedding wire after I went to a seamstress Read more...
Ms. Desiree is a Wonderful and affordable seamstress. I found her looking on wedding wire after I went to a seamstress business and they wanted to charge me an arm and leg for my dress alterations. I was so impressed with her knowledge of fabric and designers. The person I originally went to pinned my dress in a manner and was going to cut fabric from my dress. Well Ms. Desiree uses a pattern where she tucked the fabric so I can possibly sell the dress later on. Her professionalism and quality of work was impeccable she showed my matron and bridesmaid how to bustle my dress correctly. I also lack breast so she sew in some pads in my dress so my dress would be full. When my girlfriends saw me come out of the room with my dress on their mouths were wild open they were so amazed. The only issue I had was my bustle wouldn’t say in place at the wedding but the dress was so beautiful on me I didn’t mind it dragging behind me, I really wanted the princess/queen look!!!!! She completed all of my alternations weeks before my wedding. She really impressed me. I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Desiree for ALL alteration needs. Thanks for everything Ms. Desiree

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Jeanette
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Ms. Desiree did a fabulous job on my wedding dress! Everyone commented on how beautiful it is, little did they know how much alteration went into it. It fit like a my body like a glove and i was very happy. She is so talented at what she does with a wonderful personality! I will definitely recommended her to any bride in the tidewater area that needs alteration. I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Desiree..she is just so awesome!
Ms. Desiree did a fabulous job on my wedding dress! Everyone commented on how beautiful it is, little did they know how Read more...
Ms. Desiree did a fabulous job on my wedding dress! Everyone commented on how beautiful it is, little did they know how much alteration went into it. It fit like a my body like a glove and i was very happy. She is so talented at what she does with a wonderful personality! I will definitely recommended her to any bride in the tidewater area that needs alteration. I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Desiree..she is just so awesome! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/31/2010
3.4/5.0
I went to Desiree with a simple halter gown that only needed a hem and a bustle. The price was well within what I thought the two together should cost but imagine my surprise when I find out that I did not get my money's worth. The hem was wonderful but when I went to bustle my dress at my reception it simply fell off. She had put a marking stitch in it but had never actually sewn the button onto my dress. My train was extremely dirty after the reception and I had to hold my dress up all night. She's gotten so many great reviews but I guess she didn't check behind herself on my dress.

Update: Desiree truly puts her customers first. After finding out about what happened to my dress at the wedding, she immediately called and apologized and offered a full refund of the bustle! I doubt that this has ever happened before and she made me feel so confident, I will be returning for an alteratioin to a bridesmaids gown.
I went to Desiree with a simple halter gown that only needed a hem and a bustle. The price was well within what I thought Read more...
I went to Desiree with a simple halter gown that only needed a hem and a bustle. The price was well within what I thought the two together should cost but imagine my surprise when I find out that I did not get my money's worth. The hem was wonderful but when I went to bustle my dress at my reception it simply fell off. She had put a marking stitch in it but had never actually sewn the button onto my dress. My train was extremely dirty after the reception and I had to hold my dress up all night. She's gotten so many great reviews but I guess she didn't check behind herself on my dress.

Update: Desiree truly puts her customers first. After finding out about what happened to my dress at the wedding, she immediately called and apologized and offered a full refund of the bustle! I doubt that this has ever happened before and she made me feel so confident, I will be returning for an alteratioin to a bridesmaids gown. Read less
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Mikkey
Wedding:
6/25/2010
3.0/5.0
I purchased a sample gown which needed minimal alterations. Since the dress was heavily beaded, I needed someone with experience. I chose Desiree because of great reviews and I called her to ask whether she could do it. She said people brought her dresses all the way from Kleinfeld's to alter, so I was reassured. I was originally very happy with said alterations, but when I put the dress on 2 days before my wedding, the bust was huge! I had not lost any weight, so I didn't understand what had happened. I rushed to Desiree's and she fixed it. However, the same thing happened at the wedding. I think my dress may have been too complicated for her.
I purchased a sample gown which needed minimal alterations. Since the dress was heavily beaded, I needed someone with Read more...
I purchased a sample gown which needed minimal alterations. Since the dress was heavily beaded, I needed someone with experience. I chose Desiree because of great reviews and I called her to ask whether she could do it. She said people brought her dresses all the way from Kleinfeld's to alter, so I was reassured. I was originally very happy with said alterations, but when I put the dress on 2 days before my wedding, the bust was huge! I had not lost any weight, so I didn't understand what had happened. I rushed to Desiree's and she fixed it. However, the same thing happened at the wedding. I think my dress may have been too complicated for her. Read less
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Desirees Custom Sewing responded with the following comments:

I am disappointed to hear that your gown didn't fit the way you wished the day of the wedding. Just as you said after the initial alterations (taking it in, hemming, and bustle), in May you picked up the gown which fit well and the alterations meet your expectations. Then 11 days before the wedding, two days before you left the area, you contacted me because you needed another adjustment to tighten the neckline/bust area. After making that adjustment, we (including your fiancé) agreed after trying the on gown you were both pleased again with the results. So I totally empathize with the fact that on your wedding day you were disappointed to find that some how within the 11 days when you last saw me a change occurred with you and the dress no longer fit as closely as before.

My goal is to have brides look great and feel comfortable in their gown on their wedding day. I am sorry you feel that in the end I didn't meet that goal. But despite the problem you encountered, I was glad to read in one of your other review comments, that you had dozens of people give you compliments on how you looked in the dress! Looking back at the pictures I took of you when you picked up the gown... I am sure you were a beautiful bride on your wedding day! I still appreciate your using my services and I wish you the very best!
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Emily
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow! What can I say about Desiree! She saved me and my wedding dress!!!
My husband and I were married in a civil ceremony last year (2009) in Canada, as he is in the Navy and was off for deployment, but we began planning our bigger, family & friends wedding immediately. I found my wedding dress right away and it was perfect. But, what we didn't know, was that a little surprise would be on the way as of January this year. We were expecting! But how was I going to fit in my dress at 5 months pregnant??!! Thankfully, I found Desiree's Custom Sewing! She removed the entire zipper in the back of my dress and created a lace up back with a modesty panel. She saved my dress and kept the integrity of the design - you would have thought the dress was made like that! I would highly recommend Desiree for all your sewing needs!
Wow! What can I say about Desiree! She saved me and my wedding dress!!!
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Wow! What can I say about Desiree! She saved me and my wedding dress!!!
My husband and I were married in a civil ceremony last year (2009) in Canada, as he is in the Navy and was off for deployment, but we began planning our bigger, family & friends wedding immediately. I found my wedding dress right away and it was perfect. But, what we didn't know, was that a little surprise would be on the way as of January this year. We were expecting! But how was I going to fit in my dress at 5 months pregnant??!! Thankfully, I found Desiree's Custom Sewing! She removed the entire zipper in the back of my dress and created a lace up back with a modesty panel. She saved my dress and kept the integrity of the design - you would have thought the dress was made like that! I would highly recommend Desiree for all your sewing needs! Read less
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jhanson
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Desiree was wonderful. She is one of the nicest people I have ever encountered. I was l30 minutes late for my first fitting, because I had written the wrong time down. She attempted to call to make sure I was coming, but I did not have my phone on. I'm sure her first impression of me was terrible! Desiree never said a word about it and was so helpful and wonderful the whole time. When I realized my mistake, I called and apologized for the misunderstanding. No problem. I was on time when I went to pick up the dress. We were all so excited. The veil and dress were perfect!
Desiree was wonderful. She is one of the nicest people I have ever encountered. I was l30 minutes late for my first Read more...
Desiree was wonderful. She is one of the nicest people I have ever encountered. I was l30 minutes late for my first fitting, because I had written the wrong time down. She attempted to call to make sure I was coming, but I did not have my phone on. I'm sure her first impression of me was terrible! Desiree never said a word about it and was so helpful and wonderful the whole time. When I realized my mistake, I called and apologized for the misunderstanding. No problem. I was on time when I went to pick up the dress. We were all so excited. The veil and dress were perfect! Read less
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arobertson20
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Desiree took my wedding dress in over 2 sizes and created a master piece. I danced the night away and it stayed in place comfortably. She worked with me and my schedule!

I have used Desiree's seamstress services in the past over the years and will continue to use her in the future!
Desiree took my wedding dress in over 2 sizes and created a master piece. I danced the night away and it stayed in place Read more...
Desiree took my wedding dress in over 2 sizes and created a master piece. I danced the night away and it stayed in place comfortably. She worked with me and my schedule!

I have used Desiree's seamstress services in the past over the years and will continue to use her in the future! Read less
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A&W
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
My dress needed altering and I chose Desiree because of her wealth of experience in wedding dresses. Boy am I glad I did! During the fitting she noticed that the buttons on the back of my dress would pull to one side as a I walked or moved around. Upon further investigation she determined that the fabric panel had been cut the wrong width on one side of the dress. There was no time to buy a new dress and I started to panic. She calmed me down and assured me that everything would be fine and she would fix it. The dress was amazing when she was done with it. She even added a bustle! I received compliments all night due to her handiwork. Her prices are terrific and just knowing that she is a true professional helped to calm me more than anything could. I would recommend her time and again. Thank you Desiree!
My dress needed altering and I chose Desiree because of her wealth of experience in wedding dresses. Boy am I glad I did! Read more...
My dress needed altering and I chose Desiree because of her wealth of experience in wedding dresses. Boy am I glad I did! During the fitting she noticed that the buttons on the back of my dress would pull to one side as a I walked or moved around. Upon further investigation she determined that the fabric panel had been cut the wrong width on one side of the dress. There was no time to buy a new dress and I started to panic. She calmed me down and assured me that everything would be fine and she would fix it. The dress was amazing when she was done with it. She even added a bustle! I received compliments all night due to her handiwork. Her prices are terrific and just knowing that she is a true professional helped to calm me more than anything could. I would recommend her time and again. Thank you Desiree! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Ms. Desiree is an EXCELLENT and affordable seamstress. Having bought my dress in a sample sale, my gown needed a couple of repairs and alterations. After receiving a quote of $450 from a local bridal salon, I began to seek alternatives. Thanks to wedding wire I found Ms. Desiree. She was able to make all of the alterations, repairs, and even added a bustle to my dress for a fraction of the cost quoted by the salon. Not to mention the quality of her work was impeccable and her work was complimentary to my designer dress. I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Desiree for all your alteration needs.
Ms. Desiree is an EXCELLENT and affordable seamstress. Having bought my dress in a sample sale, my gown needed a couple of Read more...
Ms. Desiree is an EXCELLENT and affordable seamstress. Having bought my dress in a sample sale, my gown needed a couple of repairs and alterations. After receiving a quote of $450 from a local bridal salon, I began to seek alternatives. Thanks to wedding wire I found Ms. Desiree. She was able to make all of the alterations, repairs, and even added a bustle to my dress for a fraction of the cost quoted by the salon. Not to mention the quality of her work was impeccable and her work was complimentary to my designer dress. I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Desiree for all your alteration needs. Read less
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mrsedwards
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Desiree is an AMAZING woman. I brought her a dress that was 2-3 sizes too big, was a very fragile fabric and needed a lot of rebuilding. She worked with me every bit of the way. I always felt comfortable in her home and am so pleased with the transformation of my dress. I truly feel that you would not get the same service at a dress shop or sewing shop. She is very personable and informative about what could and could not be done. I even called her one day after a fitting wanting to change something and she took my that same day! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone to alter a dress.
Desiree is an AMAZING woman. I brought her a dress that was 2-3 sizes too big, was a very fragile fabric and needed a lot Read more...
Desiree is an AMAZING woman. I brought her a dress that was 2-3 sizes too big, was a very fragile fabric and needed a lot of rebuilding. She worked with me every bit of the way. I always felt comfortable in her home and am so pleased with the transformation of my dress. I truly feel that you would not get the same service at a dress shop or sewing shop. She is very personable and informative about what could and could not be done. I even called her one day after a fitting wanting to change something and she took my that same day! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone to alter a dress. Read less
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marlo
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Desiree is wonderful to work with! I found her on this website and was so glad I did. I wore my sisters dress that she used 12 years ago when she got married and amazing enough we are very close in size and I just needed to have the hip area taken in because my sister is taller. Desiree does this out of her home and she makes you feel so comfortable. I actually forgot to pick my dress up on the day we had arranged and she went out of her way to reschedule with me. Thank you so much for everything!
Desiree is wonderful to work with! I found her on this website and was so glad I did. I wore my sisters dress that she Read more...
Desiree is wonderful to work with! I found her on this website and was so glad I did. I wore my sisters dress that she used 12 years ago when she got married and amazing enough we are very close in size and I just needed to have the hip area taken in because my sister is taller. Desiree does this out of her home and she makes you feel so comfortable. I actually forgot to pick my dress up on the day we had arranged and she went out of her way to reschedule with me. Thank you so much for everything! Read less
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Afterwedbride09
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Desiree is amazing at what she does, I am 5'10 ish and my dress was almost 2 inches to short she hand sew lace all around the bottom of my dress it made it more original unique and even more beautiful, she is deff the best for anything. Deff go see her!!!
Desiree is amazing at what she does, I am 5'10 ish and my dress was almost 2 inches to short she hand sew lace all around Read more...
Desiree is amazing at what she does, I am 5'10 ish and my dress was almost 2 inches to short she hand sew lace all around the bottom of my dress it made it more original unique and even more beautiful, she is deff the best for anything. Deff go see her!!! Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
4/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Desiree did the alterations for my wedding dress and my sister's Maid of Honor dress. From the first phone call through the final fittings, Desiree was professional and knowledgeable. She listened to what we wanted done with our dresses and then made recommendations on how to best achieve the results we were looking for. The fabric and design of my sister's dress was a little tricky to work with, but the results were amazing, you can't even tell the difference between the original dress and where Desiree worked on it. Desiree promised both dresses would be done in two weeks and they were finished right on time.

Desiree was a pleasure to work with and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing alterations. I told my soon to be Mother-in-law about Desiree and she had her dress for the wedding altered by Desiree as well.
Desiree did the alterations for my wedding dress and my sister's Maid of Honor dress. From the first phone call through Read more...
Desiree did the alterations for my wedding dress and my sister's Maid of Honor dress. From the first phone call through the final fittings, Desiree was professional and knowledgeable. She listened to what we wanted done with our dresses and then made recommendations on how to best achieve the results we were looking for. The fabric and design of my sister's dress was a little tricky to work with, but the results were amazing, you can't even tell the difference between the original dress and where Desiree worked on it. Desiree promised both dresses would be done in two weeks and they were finished right on time.

Desiree was a pleasure to work with and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing alterations. I told my soon to be Mother-in-law about Desiree and she had her dress for the wedding altered by Desiree as well. Read less
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EBAYBRIDE
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Desiree was so professional, yet she added her personal suggestions to make a dress I depised to a dress I love. She is an expert and perfectionist in her detail. I will use her for all of my alterations. Thank You so much Desiree! Even when I came to you a couple days before my wedding, you saved me. You are apart of my happy wedding memories. Thank you!!!!!
Desiree was so professional, yet she added her personal suggestions to make a dress I depised to a dress I love. She is an Read more...
Desiree was so professional, yet she added her personal suggestions to make a dress I depised to a dress I love. She is an expert and perfectionist in her detail. I will use her for all of my alterations. Thank You so much Desiree! Even when I came to you a couple days before my wedding, you saved me. You are apart of my happy wedding memories. Thank you!!!!! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
8/24/2008
5.0/5.0
I had special ordered my dress from Hawaii, when I received it I tried it on and I couldn't get it on, it was to small with a no return policy. I found Desiree and I was in a panic,she assured me she could help. I met with her within a few days and a week later she had fixed my dress to perfection!!!! She is awesome, easy to work with and a wonderful lady!!! I would highly recommend her!!!!!!
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I had special ordered my dress from Hawaii, when I received it I tried it on and I couldn't get it on, it was to small with a no return policy. I found Desiree and I was in a panic,she assured me she could help. I met with her within a few days and a week later she had fixed my dress to perfection!!!! She is awesome, easy to work with and a wonderful lady!!! I would highly recommend her!!!!!! Read less
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krisarie0207
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
My dress turned out gorgeous. Everyone complimented me on how great it looked. Desiree had great idea's on how to change the dress to my liking.
My dress turned out gorgeous. Everyone complimented me on how great it looked. Desiree had great idea's on how to change Read more...
My dress turned out gorgeous. Everyone complimented me on how great it looked. Desiree had great idea's on how to change the dress to my liking. Read less
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tppeters
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Desirees Custom Sewing is the best place to have your dress alteration. She had such great attention to detail and really took her time to explain the process to me and to give me multiple fittings along the way with each step of the process to ensure the perfect fit. I highly recommend Desirees Custom Sewing for all of your alteration needs.
Desirees Custom Sewing is the best place to have your dress alteration. She had such great attention to detail and really Read more...
Desirees Custom Sewing is the best place to have your dress alteration. She had such great attention to detail and really took her time to explain the process to me and to give me multiple fittings along the way with each step of the process to ensure the perfect fit. I highly recommend Desirees Custom Sewing for all of your alteration needs. Read less
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VirginiaChicken
Wedding:
1/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Provides fast service at a fraction of the price of local tailors/seamstress
Provides fast service at a fraction of the price of local tailors/seamstress
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I won a spot in the Valentine’s day mass wedding with our local morning radio show, which only gave us less than 2 weeks to get alterations done to a dress I purchased in 2009. It didn’t need much in the alterations because of the excellent advice Desiree gave me in the past. However, I still needed a bustle.

I previously contacted Desiree in 2010 when I had some concerns with how the dress that I ordered fit me (versus how it was supposed to fit & how I wanted it to fit). I even considered selling the dress because I didn’t think that alternations would be so hard or expensive with the embroidered lace overlay on my gown. Without even seeing my dress in person, Desiree asked me if I had tried on my gown with a slip or petticoat. Which I had not, so when she advised me to try on gown with a slip or crinoline and it worked, I knew she was the first person I would contact when we had the money & decided on a wedding date.

When we found out we won this spot in the Valentine’s Day mass wedding, I immediately contacted Desiree. Whit the short time frame we had to get our wedding attire together, I prayed that Desiree would have an appointment available and could do the alterations. She was able to fit me in and did all the alterations in a few days. I was able to see her after work on her later appointment day and everything worked out perfectly. Thank you for everything Desiree! Even when I came a few days before my wedding, you were able to make my dress fit like a dream and I can’t wait to wear again for our wedding reception this month.

Desiree’s experience with wedding gowns is beyond any I have seen in our local formal/bridal gown shops. She knows how to work with all the bridal materials and she fixed all of my original dress concerns. During my fitting, Desiree even pointed out that my dress was dragging on the floor when I walked around. I didn’t notice this the times that I tried my dress on before. Her prices are very reasonable and her schedule/hours are was more flexible than the other alteration/gown shops. Desiree’s website was one of the only websites that showed the different gowns bustled/unbustled and all the different bustle styles. I would definitely recommend Desiree’s Custom Sewing to all my friends and family that need alterations in the future.
My fiancé and I won a spot in the Valentine’s day mass wedding with our local morning radio show, which only gave us less Read more...
My fiancé and I won a spot in the Valentine’s day mass wedding with our local morning radio show, which only gave us less than 2 weeks to get alterations done to a dress I purchased in 2009. It didn’t need much in the alterations because of the excellent advice Desiree gave me in the past. However, I still needed a bustle.

I previously contacted Desiree in 2010 when I had some concerns with how the dress that I ordered fit me (versus how it was supposed to fit & how I wanted it to fit). I even considered selling the dress because I didn’t think that alternations would be so hard or expensive with the embroidered lace overlay on my gown. Without even seeing my dress in person, Desiree asked me if I had tried on my gown with a slip or petticoat. Which I had not, so when she advised me to try on gown with a slip or crinoline and it worked, I knew she was the first person I would contact when we had the money & decided on a wedding date.

When we found out we won this spot in the Valentine’s Day mass wedding, I immediately contacted Desiree. Whit the short time frame we had to get our wedding attire together, I prayed that Desiree would have an appointment available and could do the alterations. She was able to fit me in and did all the alterations in a few days. I was able to see her after work on her later appointment day and everything worked out perfectly. Thank you for everything Desiree! Even when I came a few days before my wedding, you were able to make my dress fit like a dream and I can’t wait to wear again for our wedding reception this month.

Desiree’s experience with wedding gowns is beyond any I have seen in our local formal/bridal gown shops. She knows how to work with all the bridal materials and she fixed all of my original dress concerns. During my fitting, Desiree even pointed out that my dress was dragging on the floor when I walked around. I didn’t notice this the times that I tried my dress on before. Her prices are very reasonable and her schedule/hours are was more flexible than the other alteration/gown shops. Desiree’s website was one of the only websites that showed the different gowns bustled/unbustled and all the different bustle styles. I would definitely recommend Desiree’s Custom Sewing to all my friends and family that need alterations in the future. Read less
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