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L'Mode Bridal by Multiple Award Winning Designers

Canoga Park , CA

LOCATION

7216 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA US 91303 (map)

PHONE

714-730-8919

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

* Customized one-of-a-kind 'haute couture' bridal gowns

* What , how and when YOU want it

* Flattering slender look - GUARANTEED!

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* Customized one-of-a-kind 'haute couture' bridal gowns

* What , how and when YOU want it

* Flattering slender look - GUARANTEED!

* Wedding Gown Alteration Specialist - 33 years experience

* Best-fit Guarantee

* Custom restyling, refitting, revamping, reconstruction

* Award-winning gown designer educated in Europe fashion centers - Milan, Paris, London

* Established in 1978; Founder of Fashion Institute of Design in Malaysia


Contact Form


1450 El Camino Real #F
Tustin, CA 92780, USA

(714) 730-8919 (any time for Mike)
www.Lmodebridal.com
visit our sister site www.doriebridal.com for more detailed information
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Dress & Attire

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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
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are highly recommended for best service, but walk-ins are welcome if you can be patient.
What specialty dress and attire items, such as a Kimono or Sari, do you provide?
Customized high-fashion gowns for all celebrations and occasions.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
Depends on your wedding day or special occasion date but sequential fittings are necessary to guarantee only the very best fit. The earlier you order, the lower the price.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
We carry some new gowns. We focus on altering gowns bought elsewhere. If you have pictures of gowns you want made just for you, we are experts at it.
How often do you receive new dresses?
We don't carry any brands. We are designers and makers of bespoke gowns.
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
Alterations of gowns purchased elsewhere brought to us will be guaranteed to fit you. If you lose or gain weight after our alterations but before your wedding or event date, we will alter the gown again at NO additional cost to you.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
We have a master designer and dress maker on-site supported by a team of experienced assistants.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We carry bridal veils, microfiber strapless 'miracle' bras and sew-in bra cups; and wedding jewelry, petticoats, gloves, head-pieces, tiaras.

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Dalila
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I've never met Dorie Kong in person. I just sent her my measurement through facebook messages. I can't believe that my custom made dress is a PERFECT FIT! She is highly skilled in her field and I truly recommend her for tailoring your wedding dress.
I've never met Dorie Kong in person. I just sent her my measurement through facebook messages. I can't believe that my Read more...
I've never met Dorie Kong in person. I just sent her my measurement through facebook messages. I can't believe that my custom made dress is a PERFECT FIT! She is highly skilled in her field and I truly recommend her for tailoring your wedding dress. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Dori is an amazing creator!! She took my Grandmothers gown, that both my Auntie and Mother wore and redesigned it to be Mine!! The Dress was MAGNIFICENT!! Truely one of a kind! She also added a great pop of color to my Bridesmades dresses and altered the back to match mine that laced up! I could not have been happier with my dress, Bridesmades dresses, hand designed Garter and a perfectly color pop matching Jacket that was created as well! The Pictures are the best reminder of the Best Day!!
Dori is an amazing creator!! She took my Grandmothers gown, that both my Auntie and Mother wore and redesigned it to be Read more...
Dori is an amazing creator!! She took my Grandmothers gown, that both my Auntie and Mother wore and redesigned it to be Mine!! The Dress was MAGNIFICENT!! Truely one of a kind! She also added a great pop of color to my Bridesmades dresses and altered the back to match mine that laced up! I could not have been happier with my dress, Bridesmades dresses, hand designed Garter and a perfectly color pop matching Jacket that was created as well! The Pictures are the best reminder of the Best Day!! Read less
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keely
Wedding:
9/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Dorie is a true pleasure to work with. She listens, is patient, gives recommedations...but lets you make the decisions. She does absolutely beautiful work. Her work is a mix of creativity and precision. I felt truly amazing on my wedding day! I will not hesitate to use Dorie again.
Dorie is a true pleasure to work with. She listens, is patient, gives recommedations...but lets you make the decisions. Read more...
Dorie is a true pleasure to work with. She listens, is patient, gives recommedations...but lets you make the decisions. She does absolutely beautiful work. Her work is a mix of creativity and precision. I felt truly amazing on my wedding day! I will not hesitate to use Dorie again. Read less
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Venita
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
L'Mode Bridal was wonderful. They worked with us at the last minute to provide excellent alterations to our daughter's wedding dress. They made a stressful time, calming and did it quickly and without flaws. I would highly recommend them for their service and customer service as well. Thanks from the mother of the bride.
L'Mode Bridal was wonderful. They worked with us at the last minute to provide excellent alterations to our daughter's Read more...
L'Mode Bridal was wonderful. They worked with us at the last minute to provide excellent alterations to our daughter's wedding dress. They made a stressful time, calming and did it quickly and without flaws. I would highly recommend them for their service and customer service as well. Thanks from the mother of the bride. Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
7/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot stop talking about Dorie! I absolutely love her!!! She is just amazing! She not only provided me my wedding dress, she made it from scratch. We planned it out together and she sketched out exactly what I wanted and I watched as my dress came to life on paper. She worked with my budget, and did not overcharge me for anything. She is absolutely amazing! I recommend her to anyone for any occasion. She made my wedding dress, and made my bridesmaids dresses as well. When my husband saw my bridesmaids and myself walk down the aisle, his jaw was just dropped. He loved all the dresses. Thank you Dorie!!!
I cannot stop talking about Dorie! I absolutely love her!!! She is just amazing! She not only provided me my wedding Read more...
I cannot stop talking about Dorie! I absolutely love her!!! She is just amazing! She not only provided me my wedding dress, she made it from scratch. We planned it out together and she sketched out exactly what I wanted and I watched as my dress came to life on paper. She worked with my budget, and did not overcharge me for anything. She is absolutely amazing! I recommend her to anyone for any occasion. She made my wedding dress, and made my bridesmaids dresses as well. When my husband saw my bridesmaids and myself walk down the aisle, his jaw was just dropped. He loved all the dresses. Thank you Dorie!!! Read less
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Adena
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress at a sample sale, so it needed to be altered quite a bit. Dorie Kong, the owner, did a superb job of basically re-constructing the bottom 1/3 of my dress and creating a bustle and sash. The end product looked flawless, and I could not have been happier with my wedding day look.
I bought my wedding dress at a sample sale, so it needed to be altered quite a bit. Dorie Kong, the owner, did a superb Read more...
I bought my wedding dress at a sample sale, so it needed to be altered quite a bit. Dorie Kong, the owner, did a superb job of basically re-constructing the bottom 1/3 of my dress and creating a bustle and sash. The end product looked flawless, and I could not have been happier with my wedding day look. Read less
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Misty
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
L'Mode Bridal did an excellent job on alterations on my wedding dress! Dorie added sleeves and a corset and the dress looked like it was made that day. She is very easy to work with. A bit pricey but as they say you get what you pay for and it was perfect!
L'Mode Bridal did an excellent job on alterations on my wedding dress! Dorie added sleeves and a corset and the dress Read more...
L'Mode Bridal did an excellent job on alterations on my wedding dress! Dorie added sleeves and a corset and the dress looked like it was made that day. She is very easy to work with. A bit pricey but as they say you get what you pay for and it was perfect! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Dori was amazing! I'm so glad I found her on this website. I have already referred many of my friends; and my mom got her dress altered here as well. I couldn't have been happier with the service. My dress looked amazing! I received so many compliments on my dress. Thank you so much!
Dori was amazing! I'm so glad I found her on this website. I have already referred many of my friends; and my mom got her Read more...
Dori was amazing! I'm so glad I found her on this website. I have already referred many of my friends; and my mom got her dress altered here as well. I couldn't have been happier with the service. My dress looked amazing! I received so many compliments on my dress. Thank you so much! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I took my dress to Dorie to alter before the wedding after finding her review on Wedding Wire. At first I was a little shocked/disappointed/annoyed that it cost so much for a simple bust alteration, bustle and steam ($489) but after she finished the dress and I went to pick it up I could not BELIEVE how amazing she made my already perfect dress. I was sure my dress needed no alterations and the fact that she made it fit even better than before was a very pleasant surprise. The dress fit perfectly and the bustle was in line with the rest of the dress. It was ready to go on time and looked amazing on me. I would go back to Dorie in a second no matter what the price. She really does work miracles.
I took my dress to Dorie to alter before the wedding after finding her review on Wedding Wire. At first I was a little Read more...
I took my dress to Dorie to alter before the wedding after finding her review on Wedding Wire. At first I was a little shocked/disappointed/annoyed that it cost so much for a simple bust alteration, bustle and steam ($489) but after she finished the dress and I went to pick it up I could not BELIEVE how amazing she made my already perfect dress. I was sure my dress needed no alterations and the fact that she made it fit even better than before was a very pleasant surprise. The dress fit perfectly and the bustle was in line with the rest of the dress. It was ready to go on time and looked amazing on me. I would go back to Dorie in a second no matter what the price. She really does work miracles. Read less
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angelswalk
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I had a dress purchased by family that was custom made but when it got to me, the top would not stay up and the bustle was not done well. It was a little too big too. I found L'mode on a google search. The website said that Dorie likes a challenge and that she could fix any dress and makes them too. Dorie made me comfortable almost immediately. She performed alterations on the dress that made it fit better and the dress looked great on our wedding day. Dorie got the wedding gown done in time and it was so much better than when I took it to her. Her prices for alterations were fair. Her work was professional and efficient.
I had a dress purchased by family that was custom made but when it got to me, the top would not stay up and the bustle was Read more...
I had a dress purchased by family that was custom made but when it got to me, the top would not stay up and the bustle was not done well. It was a little too big too. I found L'mode on a google search. The website said that Dorie likes a challenge and that she could fix any dress and makes them too. Dorie made me comfortable almost immediately. She performed alterations on the dress that made it fit better and the dress looked great on our wedding day. Dorie got the wedding gown done in time and it was so much better than when I took it to her. Her prices for alterations were fair. Her work was professional and efficient. Read less
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let
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Dorie is a Magical Dress-maker and Wedding Gown Restylist. My wedding gown didn't fit me. It was 3" too tight. Dorie and her crew did some magic and it looked far beautiful than I could imagine. I was so worried and was on the verge searching for another gown. I was very lucky I called L'MODE before I made the move. L'MODE altered it to fit me and made me look like an angel. I looked 20 lbs lighter than the original design in the magazine. Don't be fooled by any cheap alterations seamstress. Acheiving qualtiy wedding gown alterations require profound skills. As this is my once in a lifetime event to impress and cherish my memory, I am so thankful to my friend Lysay for referring to me who had her wedding gown custom designed by her in 2005. Being said that I should have gone to her in the first place for having my wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses cusotm made by L'MODE. Dorie was very professional and very helpful working to benefit our interest. She did not try to convince me to buy another gown and she helped me to revamp the existing gown to help me to save thousands of dollars. I am very appreciative for her genuie interest helping me who was in desparate needs and met my deadline. I had a great experience working with Dorie and her crew members. If you need wedding gown custom made to fit you and worries free, Dorie is the one you should consult with. Or you should at least bring the wedding gown to L'MODE for the final adjustments and custom fit before the wedding day. Dorie, I can't say enough THANK YOU!
Dorie is a Magical Dress-maker and Wedding Gown Restylist. My wedding gown didn't fit me. It was 3" too tight. Dorie and Read more...
Dorie is a Magical Dress-maker and Wedding Gown Restylist. My wedding gown didn't fit me. It was 3" too tight. Dorie and her crew did some magic and it looked far beautiful than I could imagine. I was so worried and was on the verge searching for another gown. I was very lucky I called L'MODE before I made the move. L'MODE altered it to fit me and made me look like an angel. I looked 20 lbs lighter than the original design in the magazine. Don't be fooled by any cheap alterations seamstress. Acheiving qualtiy wedding gown alterations require profound skills. As this is my once in a lifetime event to impress and cherish my memory, I am so thankful to my friend Lysay for referring to me who had her wedding gown custom designed by her in 2005. Being said that I should have gone to her in the first place for having my wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses cusotm made by L'MODE. Dorie was very professional and very helpful working to benefit our interest. She did not try to convince me to buy another gown and she helped me to revamp the existing gown to help me to save thousands of dollars. I am very appreciative for her genuie interest helping me who was in desparate needs and met my deadline. I had a great experience working with Dorie and her crew members. If you need wedding gown custom made to fit you and worries free, Dorie is the one you should consult with. Or you should at least bring the wedding gown to L'MODE for the final adjustments and custom fit before the wedding day. Dorie, I can't say enough THANK YOU! Read less
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Dorothy
Wedding:
4/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I love my dress! The people at the shop were very kind and helpful. Best of all they were not pushy and gave me the time I needed to decide on a dress! They never made me feel pressured or rushed. I would recommend them to anyone
I love my dress! The people at the shop were very kind and helpful. Best of all they were not pushy and gave me the time I Read more...
I love my dress! The people at the shop were very kind and helpful. Best of all they were not pushy and gave me the time I needed to decide on a dress! They never made me feel pressured or rushed. I would recommend them to anyone Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dorie Kong is my super hero! She made my dream wedding dress come true. Not only is she darling and a pleasure to work with, she is incredibly talented. She has the gift to visually perceive the way a garmet will best accentuate your body~ complimenting you most fashionably!
she is working around the clock. Answers phone calls 24 hrs. a day~ She is flexable and accomodating. reliable, professional, and most reasonable. Soft spoken, she listens, and pays 100% attention to what she is doing.
I first had the pleasure of meeting her, discovering her great services: a year ago, summer of 2008 when she custom made a bridesmaid dress, for me to wear in my best friends wedding. With 7 of us in the bridal party, All turned out to be stunning.
The night before by friends wedding, she was with Dorie~ who was fixing her gown, from another seamstresses "bad alteration" I couldn't believe her ease, working with a frantic bride. She worked some true magic with in minutes. Accepting the job most gracefully!
So when i purchased my wedding gown, off the rack SAMPLE and had the lady at the bridal shop (won't mention where i bought it) begin alterations~ I quickly returned to pick it up...She was butchering it!
It should have gone first to Dori!
She found time to re-create my gown, 1 week before my big day! My dress was more beautiful than i could have ever imagined! It was not cheap, but it WAS reasonable. Considering the amount of work and the time frame~ the outcome was priceless! She did EVERYTHING under the sun to perfect it! My dress and I were stunning!!!
Not only is she the BEST seamstress around, Ive been to many...Nobody, compares to her quality! She also gave me great advise for the type of heals i should be wearing. My vail, under-slip, jewlery, hair etc. without trying to sell my anything. She just had my best interest in mind. This is rare, and i believe it's hard to find.
I'll back up my story with photos, just contact me! If I could I would write her name in the sky, and refer her to Every body. Any one needing an alteration, or custom wedding gown, DORIE KONG IS THE ONE!
Dorie Kong is my super hero! She made my dream wedding dress come true. Not only is she darling and a pleasure to work Read more...
Dorie Kong is my super hero! She made my dream wedding dress come true. Not only is she darling and a pleasure to work with, she is incredibly talented. She has the gift to visually perceive the way a garmet will best accentuate your body~ complimenting you most fashionably!
she is working around the clock. Answers phone calls 24 hrs. a day~ She is flexable and accomodating. reliable, professional, and most reasonable. Soft spoken, she listens, and pays 100% attention to what she is doing.
I first had the pleasure of meeting her, discovering her great services: a year ago, summer of 2008 when she custom made a bridesmaid dress, for me to wear in my best friends wedding. With 7 of us in the bridal party, All turned out to be stunning.
The night before by friends wedding, she was with Dorie~ who was fixing her gown, from another seamstresses "bad alteration" I couldn't believe her ease, working with a frantic bride. She worked some true magic with in minutes. Accepting the job most gracefully!
So when i purchased my wedding gown, off the rack SAMPLE and had the lady at the bridal shop (won't mention where i bought it) begin alterations~ I quickly returned to pick it up...She was butchering it!
It should have gone first to Dori!
She found time to re-create my gown, 1 week before my big day! My dress was more beautiful than i could have ever imagined! It was not cheap, but it WAS reasonable. Considering the amount of work and the time frame~ the outcome was priceless! She did EVERYTHING under the sun to perfect it! My dress and I were stunning!!!
Not only is she the BEST seamstress around, Ive been to many...Nobody, compares to her quality! She also gave me great advise for the type of heals i should be wearing. My vail, under-slip, jewlery, hair etc. without trying to sell my anything. She just had my best interest in mind. This is rare, and i believe it's hard to find.
I'll back up my story with photos, just contact me! If I could I would write her name in the sky, and refer her to Every body. Any one needing an alteration, or custom wedding gown, DORIE KONG IS THE ONE! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding gown was originally altered at a big bridal store that I purchased from. It was a nightmare. While I was shopping for another wedding gown at Los Angeles, I met an acquaintance in the bridal store, she referred me to L'MODE. I am very thankful to this stranger.

Dorie had saved my life. She had my wedding gown revamped and miraculously finally adjusted to fit me. Best of all, with her magic touch, it made me look flattering and as if I had lost 10 lbs instantly. What a life saver Dorie was.

I would recommend her service to brides who need minor or major alterations work done. Believe me, you may save hundreds and hundreds and could be thousands of dollars working with the right professional.

By the way, she custom made one-of-a-kind gowns too. She is an award winning designer as well. Dorie told me she enjoys doing wedding gown alterations for the final finishing touches than any other department. I had a great experience working with Dorie and her crew.
My wedding gown was originally altered at a big bridal store that I purchased from. It was a nightmare. While I was Read more...
My wedding gown was originally altered at a big bridal store that I purchased from. It was a nightmare. While I was shopping for another wedding gown at Los Angeles, I met an acquaintance in the bridal store, she referred me to L'MODE. I am very thankful to this stranger.

Dorie had saved my life. She had my wedding gown revamped and miraculously finally adjusted to fit me. Best of all, with her magic touch, it made me look flattering and as if I had lost 10 lbs instantly. What a life saver Dorie was.

I would recommend her service to brides who need minor or major alterations work done. Believe me, you may save hundreds and hundreds and could be thousands of dollars working with the right professional.

By the way, she custom made one-of-a-kind gowns too. She is an award winning designer as well. Dorie told me she enjoys doing wedding gown alterations for the final finishing touches than any other department. I had a great experience working with Dorie and her crew. Read less
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Kristinalan2
Wedding:
9/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Dorie Kong is an amazing dress maker and woman. She cares so much about each person she helps. All I had to do was take her a picture of a dress idea and she drew an amazing picture of the perfect dress for my wedding. She also succeeded at making amazing dresses for my bridesmaids. They all looked beautiful. If I ever need a dress made in the future I will go no where else but to her.
Dorie Kong is an amazing dress maker and woman. She cares so much about each person she helps. All I had to do was take Read more...
Dorie Kong is an amazing dress maker and woman. She cares so much about each person she helps. All I had to do was take her a picture of a dress idea and she drew an amazing picture of the perfect dress for my wedding. She also succeeded at making amazing dresses for my bridesmaids. They all looked beautiful. If I ever need a dress made in the future I will go no where else but to her. Read less
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Bibi
Wedding:
8/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Dorie is an amazing wedding gown maker. I had my wedding gown customized to my specifications. I am happy with the result turned out. No extra charges on alterations although I had lost a significant of weight before the wedding. It's well worth spent the money considering it's one-of-a-kind, master piece of wedding gown. No regret! Happy happy. Best of all, my husband was very impressed when I walked down the aisle. That matter the most. I would recommand brides-to-be to Dorie.
Dorie is an amazing wedding gown maker. I had my wedding gown customized to my specifications. I am happy with the result Read more...
Dorie is an amazing wedding gown maker. I had my wedding gown customized to my specifications. I am happy with the result turned out. No extra charges on alterations although I had lost a significant of weight before the wedding. It's well worth spent the money considering it's one-of-a-kind, master piece of wedding gown. No regret! Happy happy. Best of all, my husband was very impressed when I walked down the aisle. That matter the most. I would recommand brides-to-be to Dorie. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.9/5.0
Dorie did an exceptional job, my dress was perfect. It is a little expensive but worth it!
Dorie did an exceptional job, my dress was perfect. It is a little expensive but worth it!
Dorie did an exceptional job, my dress was perfect. It is a little expensive but worth it! Read less
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socalbride
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.9/5.0
I purchased my dress from the White Dress and was referred by several friends to L'Mode. Dorie was very reassuring from the beginning that she could make the changes I needed, which included letting out the bust, removing 3 layers of tulle and changing the neckline. Her work was impeccable and I couldn't be happier with my dress.
The reason I scored a little lower on value was because I didn't negotiate at all or have an itemized list of what each change cost. I think if it was spelled out more clearly I would have realized the value in each alteration. But I do love that she will do unlimited alterations up to your wedding, even if it is from weight gain or loss that is not her fault. Trust Dorie - she will make you look beautiful!
I purchased my dress from the White Dress and was referred by several friends to L'Mode. Dorie was very reassuring from Read more...
I purchased my dress from the White Dress and was referred by several friends to L'Mode. Dorie was very reassuring from the beginning that she could make the changes I needed, which included letting out the bust, removing 3 layers of tulle and changing the neckline. Her work was impeccable and I couldn't be happier with my dress.
The reason I scored a little lower on value was because I didn't negotiate at all or have an itemized list of what each change cost. I think if it was spelled out more clearly I would have realized the value in each alteration. But I do love that she will do unlimited alterations up to your wedding, even if it is from weight gain or loss that is not her fault. Trust Dorie - she will make you look beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
They took a dress that was already made and did a total remake for me. I wanted a detachable train so they cut off the existing train, we had fabric for them to make the new train and she also made a balero jacket for me as well. I thought at first I was not going to be happy but when I went in and they did the first adjustments everything fell into place. I had been very sick for about 3 months and gained 10 pounds, they took out the zipper and added the corset type back to make the dress fit with no additional charge. Dori (the owner) make a quick drawing of the back to give me an idea, 2 weeks later and I was back in for the fitting and voile the perfect fit! Dori and Vicki are both great, at times the is a bit of a language barrier but no big deal. She may not be the cheapest place in town but by far the best in invissioning YOUR dream and then making it come to life. Pam
They took a dress that was already made and did a total remake for me. I wanted a detachable train so they cut off the Read more...
They took a dress that was already made and did a total remake for me. I wanted a detachable train so they cut off the existing train, we had fabric for them to make the new train and she also made a balero jacket for me as well. I thought at first I was not going to be happy but when I went in and they did the first adjustments everything fell into place. I had been very sick for about 3 months and gained 10 pounds, they took out the zipper and added the corset type back to make the dress fit with no additional charge. Dori (the owner) make a quick drawing of the back to give me an idea, 2 weeks later and I was back in for the fitting and voile the perfect fit! Dori and Vicki are both great, at times the is a bit of a language barrier but no big deal. She may not be the cheapest place in town but by far the best in invissioning YOUR dream and then making it come to life. Pam Read less
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candice
Wedding:
11/19/2005
4.9/5.0
Don't let the gaudy, circa-1999 website or the kinda-sketchy husband put you off.

Dorie Kong is a genius.

She operates a tiny bridal salon and alterations business in Tustin, and driving by or walking in, you would think it's just gaudy strip-mall-style prom gowns.

But oh, my friend, this place is such a jewel.

Please understand first-off that I'm a huuuuge clothing snob. My friends make fun of me for inspecting a garment's construction and fabric content before purchasing it.

That being said, I'm NOT a label whore. If I find something well-made at Target, I grab it. Most Juicy and crap like that is made to fall apart, so you go back in three weeks ... plus, if you need a friend, a celebrity or a magazine to tell you it's cute, c'MON.

Anyway. This ends my rant. Let's get on with it. I just didn't want you to think I equate Seven jeans with couture.

Dorie is an amazing seamstress with a great crew. She operates her wedding business entirely though word-of-mouth; I've recommended her to all my friends, and heard about her through a friend.

Just bring her a photo or an idea, and she'll work up a masterpiece that's the same price as something at David's.

She'll do it to your budget, as well; anything from polyester to imported silk.

I've taken gowns to her for everything from minor alterations to full-on revamping (added a corset back, redid the sleeves, you name it).

I also had her do up my army of bridesmaids from scratch, each with their own style of top that suited their figures, and now they're all going to her for their own weddings -- both custom bridesmaid dresses and custom wedding gowns.

One brought in a pic she took of a Versace bridal gown in Vegas on her cell phone, and it's turning out magnificently. (BTW, Versace bridal does not equate to Versace South Coast Plaza mass-made crap.)

Bit of a language barrier, and a husband/employee who's more an annoyance than useful, but ... meh. For the service you're getting at the price you're paying, there's simply no one better.

Oh, and she has a dog named King. King Kong. Yeah, she rocks.
Don't let the gaudy, circa-1999 website or the kinda-sketchy husband put you off.

Dorie Kong is a genius.
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Don't let the gaudy, circa-1999 website or the kinda-sketchy husband put you off.

Dorie Kong is a genius.

She operates a tiny bridal salon and alterations business in Tustin, and driving by or walking in, you would think it's just gaudy strip-mall-style prom gowns.

But oh, my friend, this place is such a jewel.

Please understand first-off that I'm a huuuuge clothing snob. My friends make fun of me for inspecting a garment's construction and fabric content before purchasing it.

That being said, I'm NOT a label whore. If I find something well-made at Target, I grab it. Most Juicy and crap like that is made to fall apart, so you go back in three weeks ... plus, if you need a friend, a celebrity or a magazine to tell you it's cute, c'MON.

Anyway. This ends my rant. Let's get on with it. I just didn't want you to think I equate Seven jeans with couture.

Dorie is an amazing seamstress with a great crew. She operates her wedding business entirely though word-of-mouth; I've recommended her to all my friends, and heard about her through a friend.

Just bring her a photo or an idea, and she'll work up a masterpiece that's the same price as something at David's.

She'll do it to your budget, as well; anything from polyester to imported silk.

I've taken gowns to her for everything from minor alterations to full-on revamping (added a corset back, redid the sleeves, you name it).

I also had her do up my army of bridesmaids from scratch, each with their own style of top that suited their figures, and now they're all going to her for their own weddings -- both custom bridesmaid dresses and custom wedding gowns.

One brought in a pic she took of a Versace bridal gown in Vegas on her cell phone, and it's turning out magnificently. (BTW, Versace bridal does not equate to Versace South Coast Plaza mass-made crap.)

Bit of a language barrier, and a husband/employee who's more an annoyance than useful, but ... meh. For the service you're getting at the price you're paying, there's simply no one better.

Oh, and she has a dog named King. King Kong. Yeah, she rocks. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Dorie is very talented. She can listen to your vision and make it come to life. My dress was made from scratch and it was EXACTLY what I wanted. She is very talented.
Dorie is very talented. She can listen to your vision and make it come to life. My dress was made from scratch and it was Read more...
Dorie is very talented. She can listen to your vision and make it come to life. My dress was made from scratch and it was EXACTLY what I wanted. She is very talented. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Dorie was great and super flexible. I brought my dress in 4 days before my wedding...initially it needed a slight tuck that my mom could do but when I tried my dress back on you could fit a cantelope in the back of it. L'Mode did a good job with alterations but good thing I was wearing a bra when I brought it in because she took it in just a bit too much. Thankfully with no bra it worked perfectly and looked great but if I was bustier and needed a bra it could have been a problem
Dorie was great and super flexible. I brought my dress in 4 days before my wedding...initially it needed a slight tuck Read more...
Dorie was great and super flexible. I brought my dress in 4 days before my wedding...initially it needed a slight tuck that my mom could do but when I tried my dress back on you could fit a cantelope in the back of it. L'Mode did a good job with alterations but good thing I was wearing a bra when I brought it in because she took it in just a bit too much. Thankfully with no bra it worked perfectly and looked great but if I was bustier and needed a bra it could have been a problem Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.5/5.0
I had taken my gown to another seamstress and while nice, her work left me very disappointed. I knew I had to find someone else to help fix it. I search the web and found Dorie and L'Mode Bridal. After reading reviews I was confident that while a little pricey they would do the job well the first time...they proved me right! They changed my bustle and contructed a beautiful French bustle. The existing sleeves restricted my arms so that I couldn't lift them past my shoulders...they fixed that problem and made beautiful little cap sleeves. They elongated the bodice and added the extra buttons I had to the back of the gown. I highly recommend L'Mode Bridal. They listen to what you want and make you feel like a queen. :)
I had taken my gown to another seamstress and while nice, her work left me very disappointed. I knew I had to find someone Read more...
I had taken my gown to another seamstress and while nice, her work left me very disappointed. I knew I had to find someone else to help fix it. I search the web and found Dorie and L'Mode Bridal. After reading reviews I was confident that while a little pricey they would do the job well the first time...they proved me right! They changed my bustle and contructed a beautiful French bustle. The existing sleeves restricted my arms so that I couldn't lift them past my shoulders...they fixed that problem and made beautiful little cap sleeves. They elongated the bodice and added the extra buttons I had to the back of the gown. I highly recommend L'Mode Bridal. They listen to what you want and make you feel like a queen. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
She does a fantastic job and is very sweet.
She does a fantastic job and is very sweet.
She does a fantastic job and is very sweet. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
I think that Dori is an amazing person. She knows her customers. She took a dress down for me that was about 8 sizes to big and made it look beautiful. My only concern is in the chest there was wrippling of the material and the price was a bit high (although to be expected in my situation) If you have money to spend this is a great place. She has an eye for design.
I think that Dori is an amazing person. She knows her customers. She took a dress down for me that was about 8 sizes to Read more...
I think that Dori is an amazing person. She knows her customers. She took a dress down for me that was about 8 sizes to big and made it look beautiful. My only concern is in the chest there was wrippling of the material and the price was a bit high (although to be expected in my situation) If you have money to spend this is a great place. She has an eye for design. Read less
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Sindy
Wedding:
3/21/2009
2.8/5.0
If you want a completely new dress made, you might have better luck here. The owner is undoubtedly very talented at designing. I could not find a fabric within their inventory so ended up going to them for alterations instead. I should have had my dress made there because it would have only cost $1200 including alterations.

I needed some minor alterations and paid ~750+ for 2 dresses (one bridal, one reception) after a 20% discount. This comprised of taking in the torso of one dress via the zipper, cutting off and hemming one train (2 layers), adding 2 sets of external bust pads, and reducing 2 seams around the hip area.

The dresses looked great and had nice fit by the time they were finished. But there were some problems. Instead of making the bust smaller, they added 2 more pads to the padded chest because it would take much more work to take apart the seams. I thought they were going to place the bust pads inside the lining but the padding was externally attached. One dress they made so tight I could not sit down. Luckily they fixed it , but there are small holes in the taffeta where the seams had to be taken apart again.

My final recs: Either get a new dress designed here, or come here for complicated problems that need creative fixes.
If you want a completely new dress made, you might have better luck here. The owner is undoubtedly very talented at Read more...
If you want a completely new dress made, you might have better luck here. The owner is undoubtedly very talented at designing. I could not find a fabric within their inventory so ended up going to them for alterations instead. I should have had my dress made there because it would have only cost $1200 including alterations.

I needed some minor alterations and paid ~750+ for 2 dresses (one bridal, one reception) after a 20% discount. This comprised of taking in the torso of one dress via the zipper, cutting off and hemming one train (2 layers), adding 2 sets of external bust pads, and reducing 2 seams around the hip area.

The dresses looked great and had nice fit by the time they were finished. But there were some problems. Instead of making the bust smaller, they added 2 more pads to the padded chest because it would take much more work to take apart the seams. I thought they were going to place the bust pads inside the lining but the padding was externally attached. One dress they made so tight I could not sit down. Luckily they fixed it , but there are small holes in the taffeta where the seams had to be taken apart again.

My final recs: Either get a new dress designed here, or come here for complicated problems that need creative fixes. Read less
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