Lillian needed a gown for a work gala. like all women, she wanted to feel elegant, but also comfortable. Thanks to the new Hollywood Legends range, we found the perfect gown.
The noticeable alteration apart from taking up the hem, was removing the thick straps. It opened the neckline and made the gown even more elegant than before.
Lillian wrote: Thank you so much once again for your help in finding me a dress. I got many compliments last night at our event, and felt comfortable the entire night!
By far the comfiest dress I have worn to an event before! my mum (my toughest critic) loves it.
Thanks again, I'll definitely be referring you to my friends and family xx.
Hi Alison, I just wanted to thank you again for your help choosing one of your beautiful dresses.
If was our first fancy night out since my daughter was born and I definitely didn't expect to find a dress that made me feel so special.
As a very insecure and indecisive person myself, your friendly, honest and encouraging assistance in choosing a gown was wonderful.
Very grateful to have found such a wonderful local business for myself to return to in the future, and to recommend to others.
Hilary was entering her first ever ballroom dancing competition and wanted a gown suitable for the event and also her disability needs.
The black and silver tea length gown was the perfect style, but needed several alterations to make it fit correctly.
Hilary sent me this lovely photo and said " I was very happy with your service and how you accommodated my needs to slimline the dress, and provide extra room for upper body movement. I would definitely contact you again when I need another ball gown."
I was delighted when Hilary said she came 4th.....not bad for her first competition!!!
My daughter found the perfect ball gown and Alison also customised the dress to sit off the shoulders, she was absolutely thrilled! Such an amazing service thank you so much."
Jorja's gown was completely stunning and only needed minor alterations to make it fit perfectly.
Her mum Jen said
"Thanks so much for all your attention to detail Alison. We couldn't be happier. The gown is absolutely beautiful. She had a lovely time."
Jill and her husband attended the Diamond Charity Ball.
Jill said " My hair and make up didn't make me feel great, but that dress.....it made me feel very special. I had so may compliments.
Thanks for the trouble you went to squeezing me in before you went away. I will look forward to wearing it again.
If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have that dress."
I will never forget when Shaylea and her mum came to view the gowns. She pulled out her phone and showed me a picture of a gown she loves that she had seen on another companies website.
Shaylea's face lit up when I pulled out the exact gown!!!!!
After a few minor alterations, she was ready for her ball.
Shaylea's mum said she had a great time.
What amazing photos from Mc Kayline's school ball....they look like magazine shots!
She wrote: "Awesome, beautiful dress and excellent service from you. Done small alterations on my dress in very little time. Thanks for the beautiful dress."
Caroline sent me these beautiful photo's of her daughter Katie.
She was an extremely proud mum and said "Her ball finally arrived and she won Belle of the Ball in this gorgeous dress.
Thank you so much for providing the service you do, there's no way we would be able to afford a dress like this otherwise xx."
She also said "Katie had so many compliments."
"Just wanted to thank you for helping us chose and alter this beautiful dress. It fit Kolbe's strict rules about modesty, but still felt grown up and glamorous for Aimee.
Aimee felt really comfy all night. It fitted like a glove."
Georgia sent this photo and following message.
"Hey Alison, thank you so much for the dress! It was so comfortable all night and fit perfectly. I felt so confident in it and had a great night :)"
"Hey Alison, just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the effort you put in to making my dress beautiful.
I want to share a photo of me in the dress and show how perfect it looked for my graduation ball, I felt absolutely stunning all night & received many compliments
The diamanté straps were a perfect combination with the dress & completed the look. I am more than pleased!
Thank you so much once again, Dakota x
Thank you so much for the alterations that you did on my daughters ball gown, it fit her beautifully.
Shelley also gave me this 5 star
"Alison did an amazing job of altering my daughters ball gown, she is not only a lovely friendly person but also an amazing seamstress. Thank you so much!"
Nikki sent this photo along with the following message.
"Hi Alison I just wanted to share a photo taken of me in my gorgeous gown last night. I felt a million dollars and received so many compliments. Thanks again, Nikki 💕"
Ayla, pictured in the long sleeved raspberry Sherri Hill gown, sent me these great photos of her and her school friends. (permissions obtained)
"Hi Alison! I’m still waiting on the professional photos to come in but here’s some! I got so many compliments on the dress so thank you so much for that I loved it ❤️"
It's always lovely to see a client two years in a row, so it was great to see Jessica again. We looked at lots of style options, but as soon as Jessica tried this stunning royal blue sequinned gown on, we knew it was the one. She was beaming with smiles each time she put it on.
Caitlin's mum Tanya sent me this photo and the following message.
"Thank you so much for doing my daughter's alterations on her dress for her ball. Awesome price with not much notice. She looked absolutely stunning in her dress."
Caitlin's gown had so many sequins on it that were built up in multiple layers. It made the alterations quite a challenge, but the result was a perfectly fitted gown.
One year on and what a difference.
Bri looks completely stunning in this red and silver gown. Her mum Kristine was brimming with pride for her daughter. This is just part of the wonderful message she sent.
" It was PERFECT!! Oh my word that girl turned into a lady!!! I found it hard to pick which photo to send you because they all showed how much more confident she was since the last time I saw you!!! She felt beautiful in that gown!!!
Thank you again for helping us pick the perfect gown...in fact I believe we've only continued to improve as we watch her confidence grow!!! I'm so glad to have you part of exciting time of watching her grow!!
Bri's mum Kristine sent these beautiful photos and the following message.
"You looked after us so well that we came back again!!! Thank you for quickly organising a viewing and for your patience too We really appreciated the helpful tips you gave us on make-up and accessories as you can see by the above pics...it worked out beautifully! Now to do the same with the red dress We loved the fact that when Bri decided on this gown you were able to make it fit just for her...you're a very talented seamstress for sure!! So glad we saw you and got the dress picked ready to go for next Saturday...phew!! Thanks so much Alison xo"
Photo's above from her 2017 ball. The red gown for her 2018 ball will follow soon.
This silver satin gown was perfect for Jayde. It was elegant, full of detail and fit like a glove.
Her mum Cath sent the images with this message.
Hi Alison Jayde had her ball on Friday night and she looked so beautiful!!! Thanks again for the dress and everything you did for her xx
The original gown was strapless, so I added a lace top and a diamante applique for that bit of sparkle.
Demi's mum gave a 5 star review saying....
I think Alison's work is amazing! She is very professional and her work is of very high standard. One of a kind dresses, would highly recommend her. Such a talented seamstress!!
Some things are just meant to be!!
And this gown was always meant for Savannah.
Everything about it was perfect for her.
Her mum said Savannah had so many compliments. And that she loved every minute of the ball.
Shannon's gown featured some beautiful corded lace with sequins and pearls to finish.
Sincerely Helen & Chloe"
Attached is a photo of Ashlyn in her dress from her ball last night.