Bridal and Special Occasion
Dress Alterations

Whether you desire a simple alteration or a totally custom design, I will work with you to give you that beautiful silhouette. With years of experience guiding my hand, I bring the perfect balance of passion for the fit and light touch
that honors your delicate garment.

The Perfect Fit for that special day!


Photo by Kimber Watkins of Photo-Fever

Photo by Kimber Watkins of Photo-Fever

About JK

My name is Janice Kerwin (Jan), and I am a Springfield native, having lived almost my entire life in Springfield.  I attended Springfield schools and upon graduating from high school, entered St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing.  I am an RN by training, but have always loved sewing.  My nursing career has spanned over 42 years, but my love of sewing called to me, which is why I took on this venture.   I have been married to my husband for over 42 years, and we have four grown children and six grandchildren.

My love of sewing and creating magic with fabric came from my mother.  I have been sewing--especially doing alterations--since high school when I worked backstage on costumes for various musical productions at Sacred Heart Academy.  Several years later, I found myself again costuming shows for Sacred Heart-Griffin High School as well as The Muni (Springfield Muni Opera).   Costuming theatrical shows involves a lot of altering of rental costumes, so my experience has been extensive.  While working as an RN, I also sought a part-time job as an alterations specialist at David’s Bridal in Springfield, which is where I developed my love of seeing a bridal gown fit a bride perfectly, making her feel beautiful and confident on one of the most important days of her life.  I also worked on prom and homecoming dresses, as well as mother of bride/groom, bridesmaid, and flower girl dresses.

I believe that any woman who has need of a formal gown for a wedding, prom, or social occasion also deserves to have that special gown fit her perfectly.   Feeling comfortable in a dress altered specifically for her instills confidence that she looks her best for the occasion.

I strive to accomplish this goal with every customer I work with.  I have been a bride as well as the mother of the groom and mother of the bride.  All eyes are on you, and you want to look and feel your best!  Let’s find YOUR perfect fit together!

Photo by Kimber Watkins of Photo-Fever

Photo by Kimber Watkins of Photo-Fever