Welcome to Barbara Stone Designs!

Hello! This is my very first post on my new website. My name is Barbara Stone and I’ve been a dressmaker and tailor for over 30 years here in Northern California. Please peruse the website ~ I have many pictures of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mob, and mog dresses that I have altered or custom made. I work on all men and women’s clothing.

In addition to showcasing my portfolio, I also want to impart information on fashion, fit, design, and running a one person business. It’s been a journey which I have thoroughly enjoyed and I look forward to sharing the knowledge I have gained throughout my career!

I love a challenge whether it’s a difficult design, a problem figure, or a new fabric. I like to “figure things out!”

Please leave a comment or a question!

Barbara Stone


Barbara Stone Designs has been a full service Alterations and Custom Clothing business since 1981. Barbara started her training at UC Santa Barbara, where she majored in Art. Wanting to work with her hands, she then earned her Dressmaking and Alterations Certificate at Shasta College in Redding, CA. After that she honed her craft by taking workshops and classes all over the United States, studying with teachers from all over the world. Some of the classes included advanced tailoring, pattern making, image consulting, design and color, moulage, proper fit, and many classes on specific construction techniques such as lace applique, working with sheers and satins, interfacings, and dye techniques. Barbara continues to advance her skills. Her most recent workshop was on teaching an on-line class which she hopes to offer very soon.

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