• Repairing and Altering Antique Clothing
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    Repairing and Altering Antique Clothing

    It was quite the wedding season this year! At one point I had to stop answering the phone because all I could do was turn down work. I apologize if you were one of those who called me and couldn’t get through. As a one-person business I have to sometimes choose between completing the projects I already have  and getting more work. One of the projects I enjoy the most as a dressmaker is working with vintage and antique dresses.  Whether it’s a wedding…

  • Alterations

    Whether you are a bride or a cowboy (or both!), BSD can take care of your alterations! In business for over 30 years, Barbara has worked with more than three decades of bridal fashion. From refitting and restyling vintage dresses to basic alterations on the latest styles, she can do the work you need to make your dress and your day unique. Barbara can also help the entire bridal party with their alterations: dresses for bridesmaids, mothers, and flower girls, as well as last-minute…

  • Custom Clothing

    Custom clothing is one of Barbara’s passions. Have you ever had an idea for a beautiful dress or suit but when you start shopping for it, you realize that the picture only exists in your head? “I love helping women create their fantasy clothes. Whether it’s a wedding gown, a suit, or a dress for a special occasion, if you can imagine it, I can make it. “Designing custom clothing since the 1980’s, I have helped women of all sizes and fashion tastes realize…

  • ANewsCafe.com Archive

    ANewsCafe.com Archive

    I have been writing columns for ANewsCafe.com since it’s inception in 2007. Some of the columns are about current fashion as shown on the runways from style.com and some are informational, like how to do an alteration. The first post is about altering lace wedding gowns…Enjoy! Lace Wedding Dress Alterations Tuesday, February 12, 2013 I mentioned in my last article that I have received questions about altering lace wedding gowns. With the 2013 wedding season quickly approaching, I wanted to start answering them so…