Hello Gorgeous! My name is Debbie...
Since 1989, I’ve been mastering my craft in the bridal alterations industry.
I have been a bridal seamstress for over 25 years and I'm originally from just north of the Detroit area. In 1989, I started working as a bridal seamstress in a beautiful shop that was owned by two sisters-in-law. I apprenticed under an older Italian woman - my beloved, "Anna”. For 15 years she taught me the Old-World European way to alter bridal gowns. I have grown to appreciate what she taught me more every day. Over the years I have met countless bridal seamstresses that have not had this valuable teaching. Most are "self-taught" and consider their many years of experience to equal excellence in the quality of their work. I can assure you that experience does not always equal excellence.
While it is true that I have been in the business for many years, it is undeniable that I have earned an outstanding reputation of providing excellent alteration service and creating bespoke wedding gowns because I am truly passionate about making sure that every woman’s alterations are performed with every curve in mind (hence the name, Exquisite Fit.)
My philosophy is simple...
You have waited for this day for your whole life, you have dreamed of it - and finally found the perfect wedding dress! It is my job to ensure you continue to have a feeling of a perfectly exquisite experience. I want you to hear angels singing when you walk through my door! I believe that once you have your dress in your possession (after waiting approximately 6 months for it to be delivered) you want to put it on and spend time twirling and admiring and dreaming of your wedding day in my mirrors.
And that’s exactly what you’ll do - EVERY. SINGLE. APPOINTMENT!
Bridal fittings are typically 1 hour unless I feel you need more time - I want you to spend the time walking and spinning and looking at every possible angle of your dress!
Bring your entourage!! I have plenty of room.
The decision to choose who alters your gown should be carefully considered.
Most brides don't realize that they have much of a choice in wedding dress alterations other than to rely on the seamstress that is employed by the bridal shop where they purchased their gown. Please understand that in bridal shops, the seamstress, as an employee, has a loyalty to the owner of the store - not to the bride. In that scenario, the bridal shop becomes a third party that requires a percentage of your alteration bill (cha-ching). It also requires the bridal shop to give up valuable space in the fitting room area that would otherwise be used to create new sales. This leads to a rushed (usually 30 minute) fitting appointment in a very small room with minimal adjustments and customizations available. The fit and work "seems" okay because you have nothing to compare it to. Let the bridal shop do what they do best: provide you with plenty of beautiful dresses and sales consultants that understand body styles and trends.
I'll handle the rest!
My loyalty is with you, my bride! You are my only focus! I would love the opportunity to share my experience with you!
Let’s make bridal alterations magic together!
Become an Exquisite Fit Bride
What We'RE PROUD OF
WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice Awards Winner year after year!
90% of my our business comes from Word of Mouth from former clients!