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Isabel Donnelly Bridal Alterations

Ellicott City , MD
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5145 Morningside Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21043 US (map)

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443-765-5465

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ABOUT US

I have been in business since 1992, and I am proud to provide customers with high-quality sewing services.

I want you to look your best on your special day. My bridal... Read more
I have been in business since 1992, and I am proud to provide customers with high-quality sewing services.

I want you to look your best on your special day. My bridal alterations and sewing services have been used by thousands of customers over the past 20 years. Located in Ellicott City, my shop is on the border of Columbia and is a few mintues from Elkridge and Catonsville; although, customers travel as far as Germany, New York, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach and Richmond for fittings and alterations.

Please google my first and last name, my reputation speaks for itself. I do not run an off-the-rack operation; but I can take an off-the-rack bridal dress and have you look like your wearing a custom-made dress. I get many requests for veils as well. My services are in high demand, so please book early. All work is completed in my shop, mostly by hand. There are many requests for multiple dresses for bridal parties both wedding and reception.

Did your Mom save her dress for you? Do you have plans to save your dress only for it to remain in a box and never used? If you don't re-sell but want a family heirloom, use the material the first baby's baptismal gown and bonnet. I'm proud to say I had joyful experiences with christening gowns as well.

Let's talk and I'll be happy to help you! My number one service is lowering the anxiety level of my brides (and sometimes the bride's Mom). I'll do my part to ensure you look your very best to enjoy the special day! Read less
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Tanishia
Wedding:
6/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Isabel is amazing at what she does. She is very busy and not cheap but worth it. She is so sweet and accommodating and you can tell that she wants you to feel like your dress is perfect and she won't stop until you do. Thank you Isabel!!!
Isabel is amazing at what she does. She is very busy and not cheap but worth it. She is so sweet and accommodating and you Read more...
Isabel is amazing at what she does. She is very busy and not cheap but worth it. She is so sweet and accommodating and you can tell that she wants you to feel like your dress is perfect and she won't stop until you do. Thank you Isabel!!! Read less
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devin
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Isabel is truly amazing in her work! She was so friendly to work with and quickly understood what I was looking to adjust with my dress. I used her for my wedding dress and a few weeks later for a bridesmaid dress. Her work is beautiful and exceptional; you can trust Isabel to go above and beyond your expectations. I can’t imagine using anyone else!
Isabel is truly amazing in her work! She was so friendly to work with and quickly understood what I was looking to adjust Read more...
Isabel is truly amazing in her work! She was so friendly to work with and quickly understood what I was looking to adjust with my dress. I used her for my wedding dress and a few weeks later for a bridesmaid dress. Her work is beautiful and exceptional; you can trust Isabel to go above and beyond your expectations. I can’t imagine using anyone else! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Isabel is great. I felt so confident in her. She altered two of my dresses, and made them fit perfectly. One involved very detailed silk and lace work. She really made me feel like she cared about me as a person, not just a customer. Honestly one of the kindest people I have been able to work with.
Isabel is great. I felt so confident in her. She altered two of my dresses, and made them fit perfectly. One involved very Read more...
Isabel is great. I felt so confident in her. She altered two of my dresses, and made them fit perfectly. One involved very detailed silk and lace work. She really made me feel like she cared about me as a person, not just a customer. Honestly one of the kindest people I have been able to work with. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
After reading lots of reviews for alterations online, I chose Isabel to do my alterations for my wedding. My dress needed to be taken in and I wanted to add sleeves made out of the lace on my mom's wedding dress. Isabel did a phenomenal job!! The dress fit perfectly and she was able to match the ruching perfectly. The sleeves were my favorite part of the entire dress. She matched them to the seams of my dress and attached them to the back so beautifully.

She also took in my rehearsal dinner dress. Isabel does amazing work and is so kind and personable. The reviews are absolutely correct--if you need a dress altered in the Baltimore area, definitely go see Isabel!
After reading lots of reviews for alterations online, I chose Isabel to do my alterations for my wedding. My dress needed Read more...
After reading lots of reviews for alterations online, I chose Isabel to do my alterations for my wedding. My dress needed to be taken in and I wanted to add sleeves made out of the lace on my mom's wedding dress. Isabel did a phenomenal job!! The dress fit perfectly and she was able to match the ruching perfectly. The sleeves were my favorite part of the entire dress. She matched them to the seams of my dress and attached them to the back so beautifully.

She also took in my rehearsal dinner dress. Isabel does amazing work and is so kind and personable. The reviews are absolutely correct--if you need a dress altered in the Baltimore area, definitely go see Isabel! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Isabel’s reviews are accurate – her work is exceptional and you won’t be disappointed! Handing over your wedding dress (maybe the single most important piece of clothing for you wedding day!) could be a stressful experience but not with Isabel. From the moment she began working with my daughter’s dress, we had complete confidence that we’d made the right seamstress selection. The dress was beautiful from the start, but Isabel’s suggestions and alternations made it perfection. I literally witnessed a garment transform into a beautiful wedding gown that my daughter wore comfortably and confidently!

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Isabel’s reviews are accurate – her work is exceptional and you won’t be disappointed! Handing over your wedding dress Read more...
Isabel’s reviews are accurate – her work is exceptional and you won’t be disappointed! Handing over your wedding dress (maybe the single most important piece of clothing for you wedding day!) could be a stressful experience but not with Isabel. From the moment she began working with my daughter’s dress, we had complete confidence that we’d made the right seamstress selection. The dress was beautiful from the start, but Isabel’s suggestions and alternations made it perfection. I literally witnessed a garment transform into a beautiful wedding gown that my daughter wore comfortably and confidently!

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Kristen
Wedding:
8/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Isabel did beautiful alterations on my wedding dress. I have never had success with having clothes altered in the past. I found Isabel on wedding wire and upon meeting her instantly knew I made the right choice. Isabel is very dedicated to her work. She cares about her customers and works hard to get to them. On top of that she fit my dress to my body as if it were made just for me. I could not have been happier with the dress! I will go to Isabel for all alterations from now on!
Isabel did beautiful alterations on my wedding dress. I have never had success with having clothes altered in the past. I Read more...
Isabel did beautiful alterations on my wedding dress. I have never had success with having clothes altered in the past. I found Isabel on wedding wire and upon meeting her instantly knew I made the right choice. Isabel is very dedicated to her work. She cares about her customers and works hard to get to them. On top of that she fit my dress to my body as if it were made just for me. I could not have been happier with the dress! I will go to Isabel for all alterations from now on! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Isabell did a fantastic job on my dress!! I was debating whether or not I wanted to wear my mother's dress from 1981. Once we had our consultation with Isabell, I was so excited to have her restyle the dress! I had total confidence in her work and ideas - her studio and work space was clean and nice; I knew immediately that she would be meticulous and detailed. She was careful to keep the most important aspects - lace and collar - but modernized it by shortening the sleeves, taking in some of the skirt and "poof", opening the neckline (which was especially challenging with the design), changing the bustle, and adding a belt and buttons. They were such minor changes, but made a huge difference in the look! I received so many compliments on the dress and people couldn't believe it was originally my moms! I had many fittings through the process to make sure it was going as I wanted and make adjustments as needed. The final dress was ready weeks in advance, even providing a solid dress bag so that my fiance/husband wouldn't see it! All of her reviews are right - Isabell was fantastic!
Isabell did a fantastic job on my dress!! I was debating whether or not I wanted to wear my mother's dress from 1981. Once Read more...
Isabell did a fantastic job on my dress!! I was debating whether or not I wanted to wear my mother's dress from 1981. Once we had our consultation with Isabell, I was so excited to have her restyle the dress! I had total confidence in her work and ideas - her studio and work space was clean and nice; I knew immediately that she would be meticulous and detailed. She was careful to keep the most important aspects - lace and collar - but modernized it by shortening the sleeves, taking in some of the skirt and "poof", opening the neckline (which was especially challenging with the design), changing the bustle, and adding a belt and buttons. They were such minor changes, but made a huge difference in the look! I received so many compliments on the dress and people couldn't believe it was originally my moms! I had many fittings through the process to make sure it was going as I wanted and make adjustments as needed. The final dress was ready weeks in advance, even providing a solid dress bag so that my fiance/husband wouldn't see it! All of her reviews are right - Isabell was fantastic! Read less
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Isabel is an amazing seamstress and genuinely gifted. Isabel was very professional and quite responsive. I appreciated that she had suggestions on what to do to improve the fit of my gown. She was also very flexible and fit me in for fittings when necessary. Not only did she do a great job on my gown, but she did a wonderful job with my royal cathedral length veil and my mother's shawl. I recommend her without hesitation.
Isabel is an amazing seamstress and genuinely gifted. Isabel was very professional and quite responsive. I appreciated Read more...
Isabel is an amazing seamstress and genuinely gifted. Isabel was very professional and quite responsive. I appreciated that she had suggestions on what to do to improve the fit of my gown. She was also very flexible and fit me in for fittings when necessary. Not only did she do a great job on my gown, but she did a wonderful job with my royal cathedral length veil and my mother's shawl. I recommend her without hesitation. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I found and contacted Isabel after a bad experience with the alterations department at the bridal shop where I bought my wedding gown. Isabel was always available, responsive and eager to help right from the very beginning. She was able to quickly fit me in for an appointment the day after I called/emailed her and told her about my dilemma. Her prices are high, but you truly get what you pay for and I was happy to pay for a high-quality job from a seamstress I trusted with a quick-turn around time. Isabel offered suggestions to me and always listened to what I wanted. She's a truly sweet and talented woman who helped take me from a disappointed bride to a bride very much looking forward to her wedding day. And, I looked so beautiful on my wedding day and got many compliments on my gown from friends, family and most importantly, my husband! I loved wearing my dress and didn't want to take it off thanks to the amazing work of Isabel! Worth every penny!
I found and contacted Isabel after a bad experience with the alterations department at the bridal shop where I bought my Read more...
I found and contacted Isabel after a bad experience with the alterations department at the bridal shop where I bought my wedding gown. Isabel was always available, responsive and eager to help right from the very beginning. She was able to quickly fit me in for an appointment the day after I called/emailed her and told her about my dilemma. Her prices are high, but you truly get what you pay for and I was happy to pay for a high-quality job from a seamstress I trusted with a quick-turn around time. Isabel offered suggestions to me and always listened to what I wanted. She's a truly sweet and talented woman who helped take me from a disappointed bride to a bride very much looking forward to her wedding day. And, I looked so beautiful on my wedding day and got many compliments on my gown from friends, family and most importantly, my husband! I loved wearing my dress and didn't want to take it off thanks to the amazing work of Isabel! Worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I bought a sample dress at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Shop and had it altered at the shop that they recommended- Dalinda's. My dress only needed cups and the straps taken in and Dalinda's did a very bad job (don't go there). Two weeks before my wedding with my straps falling down and my cups showing, in tears, I scoured the internet to try to come up with a solution. I came across reviews like this one, and sent Isabel an email. She responded right away and scheduled me in. Her work is amazing! It's worth every penny and she is such a pleasure to work with. Isabel literally saved my wedding dress and gave me the dress that I thought I was buying the first day at Betsy Robinson's. She has amazing ideas about how to work out solutions- like sewing in a bit of elastic to keep the straps on your shoulders. She's the best! I would absolutely and whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
I bought a sample dress at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Shop and had it altered at the shop that they recommended- Dalinda's. Read more...
I bought a sample dress at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Shop and had it altered at the shop that they recommended- Dalinda's. My dress only needed cups and the straps taken in and Dalinda's did a very bad job (don't go there). Two weeks before my wedding with my straps falling down and my cups showing, in tears, I scoured the internet to try to come up with a solution. I came across reviews like this one, and sent Isabel an email. She responded right away and scheduled me in. Her work is amazing! It's worth every penny and she is such a pleasure to work with. Isabel literally saved my wedding dress and gave me the dress that I thought I was buying the first day at Betsy Robinson's. She has amazing ideas about how to work out solutions- like sewing in a bit of elastic to keep the straps on your shoulders. She's the best! I would absolutely and whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone and everyone! Read less
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