Alterations + Mending + Custom-Made Garments

by appointment only

We're located in the heart of Ionia, Michigan.

Contact Chrys to request an appointment by emailing her at
or call/text her at 616-425-9397.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do alterations and mending on?

  • Prom Dresses
  • Homecoming Dresses
  • Other Special Occasion or Formal
  • Dresses
  • Semi-Formal Dresses
  • Casual Dresses

  • Bridal Gowns
  • Maid or Matron of Honor Dresses
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Junior Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Flower Girl Dresses
  • Mother of the Bride Dresses
  • Mother of the Groom Dresses

  • Skirts
  • Blouses
  • Pants (except jeans)

This isn’t a complete list, so please contact me if you want to know if I’ll alter or mend your garment.

What don’t you do alterations or mending on?

I don’t work with any garments made of denim or leather. And, I don’t do alterations or mending on jeans or outerwear–overcoats, wool jackets, parkas, ski jackets, race suits, etc.

This isn’t a complete list, so please contact me if you want to know if I’ll alter or mend your garment.

I’m ordering my dress online and need to have my measurements taken. Do you do this?

Yes! I can take your measurements for ordering your dress online.

I’ll ask you to send me a link to the dress you’re ordering and any information you have on the requirements for the measurements before you book your appointment.

At the appointment, you’ll need to be wearing the undergarments and shoes that you’ll be wearing with the dress (or something similar). And, you’ll need to wear tight-fitting clothes. This will help us get the most accurate measurements!

I take clients on a first-come, first-served basis, and my bookings do fill fast. You can secure your appointment with a deposit.

Do you have any availability?

I take clients on a first-come, first-served basis, and my bookings do fill fast.

Please contact me to talk about your dress (or garment) and how we’d work together.

Your spot is secured when you’ve had your consultation and have left your garment with me to begin work.

What happens at the consultation appointment?

You’ll need to bring your dress (or garment) and the undergarments and shoes that’ll you be wearing with the dress. If you don’t have these yet, bring something close to what you plan on wearing so we can see an accurate fit.

When you get to my studio, you’ll be shown a private space to change. After you have your dress and accessories on, we’ll look at your dress together in a full-length mirror.

You’ll tell me what you’d like changed, and we’ll talk about the fit and changes that could be made so you look your best!

I’ll share the expected timeline and next steps at the end of the consultation.

How soon will my dress be done?

I can be flexible depending on how many clients I’m currently working with.

The timeline depends on the alterations, when you need the dress (or garment), and my current workload.

I’ll ask you about the date of your event when we first talk. And, we’ll talk about the timeline in detail at your consultation.

I need my dress quickly. Can you do this?

I do take dresses (or garments) that are needed in a rush on a case-by-case basis.

Whether I can do it or not will depend on the alterations needed and how soon you need it done.

Contact me right away! A rush fee may apply.

How much do you charge for alterations and mending?

My rates vary depending on the alterations or mending that’s needed, the style of the garment, and the type of fabric.

On average, my clients with formal dresses pay $100-$200. But, you could pay more or less depending on the factors that I listed above.

What form of payment do you accept?

You can pay with any debit or credit card. Or, you can pay with cash in the exact amount of the invoice.

I don’t accept any payment method not mentioned here.

When do I have to pay?

Your invoice will be sent to you by text or email within 7 days of your consultation appointment.

You may pay before or at your final fitting before taking your garment with you.

I got my invoice and I have questions. What do I do?

Please call, text, or email me right away so I can answer your questions.

I tried on my dress at home and it doesn’t fit the same as it did at my final fitting. What do I do?

I always recommend trying on your dress at home after your final fitting.

If you’re not happy with the fit or if the dress doesn’t look the same as it did at your final fitting, please call, text, or email me right away so we can talk about what’s happening.