Alteration Services

Rates are based on an hourly rate of $18.
Estimates are possible after seeing the gown on the wearer.

Professional machines:
New Home/Janome, Pfaff embroidery system
Babylock and Elna sergers
Singer Tac-Sew blindhemmer

Karen first started sewing for the public in 1966 when she made a bridesmaid's dress for a friend. Within a year, she had expanded a little into informal dresses and most of the work over the years has been mostly women's clothing.  Over the years Karen has made about a dozen wedding gowns from scratch to finish, from silk to chiffon, even made up her own pattern for one.  As this is a time-consuming and therefore expensive process, most brides donít go for a custom-made gown.  With the alterations schedule being so demanding from April through October, she seldom makes a gown from scratch any more, though she wouldn't turn down a job if that was the bride's earnest desire.


Estimates for alterations are based on seeing the garment first, therefore not given over the phone.

Bridal gown pricing will be based on cost of materials and labor, as well as on how rushed the project must be.

Rush sewing is possible, even anticipated with bridal wear.

Alterations on bridal wear purchased elsewhere are welcomed.

Women's Clothing

Alterations range from hemming, to sizing for better fit, and some mending. 

A whole wardrobe of mix and match separates for a hard-to-fit professional woman can only be done in the off-season of Oct.-Dec.

We have the solutions to all your wedding, sewing & alteration needs. Click on any of the links at the top of the page for answers to your questions, our special services and discount bridal gowns and accessories.

Contact Karen

Karen Lockwood
4406 Dogwood Trail
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 734-2680
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