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    Hot Wedding Season

    I feel sorry for all brides who are having their weddings this weekend in our Northern Californian town of Redding. It’s supposed to be 109 degrees. Outdoor weddings are really popular around here and I can understand why. We have gorgeous views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. We have the river and all the lush vegetation that goes with it. Big oak and cottonwood trees. I GET that people love the outdoors here. But wedding gowns and tuxes are hot! And I don’t…

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    “The Wedding is this Saturday!”

    Even if you are a guest for a wedding and not actually in the wedding party, you want to look your best. So why would you wait till the last minute to find the perfect outfit and then expect your alterationist to fit it for you? In my one-person business, I almost always have a two week turn around time. Sometimes, if I get a little ahead on my work, I will take on rushes but I will charge a rush fee because I…

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    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…