Its high time I review this business. Lillian has literally hand-tailored two of my sisters wedding dresses and my own wedding dress. (I bought my dress ten months before my wedding day, turns out I was expecting! Lillian got my into my post-partum dream dress with some extremely clever work!) She has also tailored my husbands dress pants, three of my mothers formal gowns, and almost every single bridesmaids dress that has come into my family. Her work is incredible, her attitude is cool and professional, visiting her location leaves you feeling fancy and fairytale like. I cannot express how much we love By Design. Now that I live in Seattle, and many of my sisters also live clear across the country, I would not be surprised if we took a trip to Alton for the next formal event we needed help with. Her short notice policy has saved my butt (and covered it) too many times! Leaving photos of my -amazing- wedding dress below, theres no way it was ever going to be on my body before By Design came to the rescue.
I had my dress alterations done here within a short amount of time and Lillian was very sweet! You can actually have custom couture done here which is pretty cool! Would recommend to anyone looking for alterations, she will set you straight.
Although I visited this establishment 2 years ago, I still remember how remarkable the customer service was. The seamstress is so talented. Not only does she tailor clothing, she can customize you and entire ensemble.
I took a sport jacket in to have the buttons fixed and the owner was so nice and efficient. I only had to wait a few minutes. The location is easy to get to and the store is amazing inside. I recommend that if you need any tailoring, that everyone should come here.
Great place for dress alterations!
Website said they were open until 4pm on Saturdays I went up there at 2pm and they were closed.
They do a perfect job