- Autumn Beebe
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!
- Susan Kash
Laura created my wedding dress from a photo I showed her. She did a simply beautiful job! I’d recommend her for your wedding or special occassion dress.
- Lauren Palm
She took the vision I had for my wedding veil and created it from scratch. She also did the alterations on my wedding dress and couldn’t have done a more incredible job. Lastly, and closest to my heart, she made hankies for my mom and dad out of pieces of my mom’s wedding dress. They were absolutely stunning and clearly crafted with love. Working with Lora and Angela was an absolute pleasure, and I looked forward to the time we got to spend together during my appointments. Not only will I be using them for any future alternation needs, but I will be highly advocating that anyone I know in need of alterations pays them a visit.
- Stephanie Larson
They did the best work on my wedding gown. It fit me like a glove and in the lace bodice you couldn’t even tell that the lace was cut! They took it in an inch or so and really I was just so pleased. They’re so nice there and absolutely professionals. I’d highly recommend this place for any alterations. Reasonably priced too! Around $200 for the bodice work.
- LINDA MOORE
I had a great experience with Lora Van Lear and Van Lear Custom Couture! Lora did an amazing job altering my wedding gown, allowing me to wear the dress of my dreams on my wedding day! She worked with me to ensure the dress fit me perfectly. Part of the alterations required her to do some beading, and it completely matched the original bead work on the gown. No one could tell that any bead work had been added later. I would recommend her for any of your alteration needs, especially those involving wedding gowns! The cost of the alterations was consistent with what I read online to be the average cost of wedding gown alterations.
Your day, your style, your design.
Creating a one-of-a-kind design requires time.
Contact us to see if our availability matches your timeline.
For BRIDAL alterations:
Call 3 months before the event date, whether the garment is currently in your possession at the time of the call or not, to book a first fitting.
First fittings should be scheduled for at least 2 months prior to the event.
For NONBRIDAL alterations:
Time is of the essence for both of us! The sooner you book, the better. Call for availability.