Client Testimonials

Easy to work with and does GREAT work

Lora is amazing! She took my mom’s wedding dress and changed it into something even more beautiful for me to wear at my wedding rehearsal held at the Dayton Art Institute. Being able to wear my mom’s wedding dress that day is a memory that I will always cherish. Lora is easy to work with and does GREAT work. Thanks again!

Molly Benson
THE TRANSFORMATION WAS AMAZING

I could not imagine my wedding day without the beautiful dress that Lora designed for me, she took my mother’s dress and turned it into my something new! The transformation was amazing but having her glowing personality at each fitting was even more amazing, it was like she was a part of the family and took so much delight in creating our custom piece!

Ashley Nicole Isaacs
Thank you for making the perfect wedding dress!!

Lora is amazing!! She turned a wedding dress I liked into one I absolutely loved. She recreated the neckline and added some beautiful custom beading. I’d highly recommend her and would certainly use her again. Thank you Lora for making the perfect wedding dress!!

Libby Langenderfer
Show stopping dress
I came in with a picture of a dress that had the style I wanted, but I wanted the colors changed, I literally had no idea how the custom dress process worked. Lora took my idea and vague directions and made the most amazing dress I could ever have imagined. She was so much fun to work with and I was actually a little sad the day I picked up my dress because I wouldn’t be seeing her anymore. Everyone was completely blown away by my dress, it fit me perfectly and was completely jaw dropping. If you need a dress for any occasion, go see her!
Alaura Pittman
LORA DOES OUTSTANDING WORK

I took my wedding gown to her for alterations. It was too big and I was worried the top wouldn’t fit correctly – I don’t know why I worried at all with her altering my dress, I swear she makes miracles happen! My dress fit me so well when she was done with it! VanLear is where I will be sending all my friends who are looking for alterations or a custom dress!

Caitlin Hayes

Gown Samples

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Interested in alterations?

For all garments regardless of event appointments must be scheduled 2 months prior to the event. 

There will be an additional fee if you require alterations for:

Bridal Gowns within:

8 weeks-----------------------$75

7 weeks-----------------------$90

6 weeks-----------------------$100

5 weeks-----------------------$125

4 weeks-----------------------$150

3 weeks-----------------------$250

2 weeks -----------------------$400

1 week-----------------------$600

 

Non-Bridal within:

8 weeks-----------------------$35

7 weeks-----------------------$45

6 weeks-----------------------$55

5 weeks-----------------------$65

4 weeks-----------------------$75

3 weeks-----------------------$90

2 weeks-----------------------$100

1 week-----------------------$150