Amanda’s French Ball Gown

My client found a dress that she really liked, but it needed a few adjustments……..


This is the dress at the time it was purchased.

Amanda really wanted it to have more bustles and a fuller skirt, like a French Ball Gown. So she sent it for  alterations.  It did not go well…..This is what it looked like by the time I got it. Yeah, it needs some work….


47 roses, 14 yards of silk and 3 revisions later….




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“Lannette took what a previous seamstress had ruined (previously purchased dress that I wanted to make changes to) and made it more than I had ever hoped for. She was able to see my vision when I couldn’t even fully describe or fully understand what I wanted. The end result was incredible and something drooled over by many brides. I am so thankful to Lannette for her willingness to go above and beyond and all at a reasonable price. And she was so patient with me to boot! I cannot say enough good things about her work and her professionalism. I look forward to finding an excuse to have her make another dress for me, this time from beginning to end .” ~ Amanda


In the end the finished dress(with petticoat) weighed 20 lbs!

Big THANKS!!! to Sison Photography for the use of their beautiful images.


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 “Lannette was a joy to work with and made me a fantastic dress. The “Abigail” dress on her website is mine! She was upfront and direct with me, very very communicative and listened to everything I wanted. 

I cobbled together the idea of a dress from 5 different pictures and had specific wants for feel of fabric/dress shape/and an absolute HATE of satin/sparkles/beading. She sent me samples of fabrics and mocked up a great design outline before I even signed the contract, which made me feel secure that she was the correct seamstress to hire. 

Even though I didn’t meet her until the day I picked up my dress, she kept me updated every step of the way. I never felt out of control or not listened to. She was so fast, too! Conventional wisdom says I need to order a dress from a store at least 6 months in advance, if not more. She had my dress done in under 4 months. She even added in some gorgeous details, like using the lace I chose to add freshwater pearl accents and creating a detachable adorable hanger. She also made a last minute matching bolero to accent my dress! It was perfect and made me look AMAZING. 
I whole-heartedly recommend Lannette as a seamstress. If you want professional, high quality work with reasonable prices, look no further. I tell everyone to get their dresses made by a seamstress like her if they want a unique style and family heirloom for years. No one else has my dress because it was uniquely mine.” ~ Lorraine