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
As good as it gets!!
I was referred to Van Lear from Louise Christine Bridal in Oakwood. And of course Lora did not disappoint. She knew exactly what to do. The dress of my dreams had to be taken in quite a bit. But she made it perfect! Attached my belt and sleeves. It all turned out perfect. Lora knows exactly what to do. So glad I went the extra couple of hours away from home to trust her with something so special. Our day was perfect~ Thank You!
- Nicole Chaney-Long
Literal fairy godmother
I brought in a dress that was given to me from a friend who was married in the 80’s. I wanted it redone in a style that suited me and once she sketched out my ideas I could hardly contain my excitement. I felt like a princess on my special day and I got SO many compliments on my dress. She really does amazing work!!! Worth every penny!!!
Couldn’t have been a better experience!
The sisters that own the store are the sweetest people you can meet. When I had my dress made they involved me from the beginning where they asked what I wanted and started drawing the dress of my dreams through the fabric choices and how the dress presented when worn. Every detail on the dress was placed with care and pride.
- Catherine George
Most amazing seamstress I have ever worked with
Lora is probably the most amazing seamstress I have ever worked with. My wedding dress was a size 10 designer gown and I wear about a negative 0! It was a $2000 dress, so I was nervous about having it altered. She not only got it to fit like a glove, but you would never even know it was altered. She worked with me around my schedule, and talked with me through every little detail. She even helped steer me in a better direction than I would have gone with it…and boy am I glad I listened to her. Stunning work Laura! Truly a one of a kind dress. Thank you!