Vacation Closing

It has been a LONG time since I have written anything on my blog and I apologize for that!  Hope everyone is surviving this heat wave~I prefer to stay inside and work on my dresses where it is a bit cooler!

I've been VERY busy; at one point during the height of prom season and May weddings, I had 52 dresses in my little shop.  Was having a hard time finding room to hang everything!  But I survived!

However, due to the fact that I was so busy, I was unable to take any time off!  So, the shop will be closed starting Sunday, July 9 through Sunday, July 16.  During this time, my access to internet may be spotty or even non-existent so if there is no response on my end to an email or a question, rest assured, I will be answering emails when I return!  See you in a week!

Wedding Wire Winner-2nd straight year

I am extremely pleased to announce that Wedding Wire has named The Perfect Fit by JK a Couple's Choice Award winner for the second year in a row.  

I am sincerely grateful for this vote of confidence from my clients because without all of you, this would not be possible!  I have truly enjoyed working with my past clients and look forward to all of my clients this year.  2017 is already showing signs of being a very busy year for the shop!  

Thank you again!

 

News

I was surprised to see that my last post was May!  Guess that means I've been busy, which is a very good thing!  I have had a very busy and productive year thus far!  

I do want to provide notification that the shop will be closed October 11-21.  Email contacts will be checked during this time but appointments will not be scheduled until after October 24.

I truly appreciate having the opportunity to work with all my wonderful clients; brides, moms, bridesmaids, flower girls and homecoming/prom girls!  I'm seeing some wonderful dresses in the shop and am very happy to be able to help make that dress look it's best on you!  Thank you for your trust and confidence!

Announcement and News

I'm amazed that it has been so long since I have last updated my blog!  Of course, that means I have been keeping very busy since the beginning of the year!  Prom season started early this year and has now wrapped up.  Many new clients are keeping me on my toes, handing me some interesting challenges and leaving as happy brides/mothers/bridesmaids!  That is my goal!

I also wanted to announce that the shop will be closed from June 3-June 23; I will be on vacation with limited access to email.  Emails will not be returned until June 24.  If you have been thinking about contacting me for a fitting and your wedding falls within this time period, it is imperative that we make a connection now in order to be sure that everything is completed before these dates.

Just a reminder that the Elegant Bridal Expo is just around the corner in August; we will be there again for what I know will be a great show!

Stay cool/warm and dry and hope to see you soon!  Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!

Fall is Here!

Well, to say we were busy this year would be an understatement.  Lots of weddings and all the various dresses associated with getting married, prom and then homecoming have kept the shop hopping!

I have joined The Chamber (Springfield Chamber of Commerce) as well as Wedding Wire.  Due to three fabulous reviews from some brides, I have achieved a Badge with Wedding Wire.  I also will be sending out some email ratings to prior clients so we can see how we are doing as we near the end of the first year in the current location.

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather/Indian summer before the cold comes in for good!  

Any prospective brides looking for another option for wedding websites are encouraged to check out Wedding Wire!

 

Elegant Bridal Expo

I had a great time on Sunday, August 23 at the Elegant Bridal Expo.  I met so many wonderful engaged couples and really look forward to working with them!

There is another Expo occurring in early January here in  Springfield so if I missed you in August (or maybe you didn't have your dress yet but now you do and need some help) please come and see us at the show in January, 2016!

Homecoming and Fall/Winter Weddings

Happy September!  This year has flown by and I find it hard to believe that school has started again!  And with school starting, Homecoming is right around the corner for the high school students.  If you find you need a little adjustment done to make that dress look a little more stunning or more comfortable to wear, please contact me!

I am also starting to get contacts for fall and winter weddings.  I believe I have done work on dresses for three separate weddings on Sept 19!  Sept 5 was also a popular date!

Watch this spot for some stunning pictures of something I have been doing lately.  I have had two brides want to wear their mom's wedding dress; with some clean up of the lace, I have to say that both of them still have the look of the original dress but the bride has turned designer and made it her own.  I will be posting pictures of these dresses AFTER the events have occurred.  As always, I NEVER post a photo of a bride in her dress before the wedding~you never know who might be trying to catch a peek!

Busy Busy Busy

The shop is alive and well; have been incredibly busy, which is good; but not too busy to accommodate new clients!  Have had some very beautiful dresses come into the shop for altering.  I always like to see what is 'in season' for Springfield and the surrounding area.  Lace of all sorts seems to be very popular this summer!  I will be posting some photos to the site, with the brides permission, of course.  I always try to wait until AFTER the wedding has taken place though~don't want to risk someone looking for sneak previews of 'the dress'!

Hope everyone's summer is going well and that you have a chance to cool off.  I have enjoyed this recent reprieve from the heat and humidity! 

Hope to see you soon in the shop if you have a need for my assistance!

Prom and wedding season are in full swing!

Check back after the weekend for some photos of a bride getting married this weekend!  I promised I wouldn't display pictures until after the wedding-can't risk a groom trying to sneak a peek!  I'm trying to get pictures more often so I can showcase my beautiful brides in their gorgeous gowns!

Been really busy with prom and weddings but I am keeping up and am available for new clients!  Looking forward to working with some wonderful brides who have made contact with me for the alterations to their gowns in the next several months and even into the fall.  Candice's Bridal and Prom has also been generously sending some of their brides my way and I appreciate that!

Hilton Garden Inn Wedding Showcase

I'm here at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn awaiting the start of the Wedding Showcase!  Hoping to make connections with some new clients for bridal, mother's dress, bridesmaid/flower girl or any other type of women's formal wear alterations!

Will provide an update after it is over at 4!  

Open House

Please plan to visit the shop at our Open House, to be held at the shop location (917 Clocktower Dr Suite 130) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2-4 pm.  Refreshments will be served and we look forward to seeing many friends, old and new, at this event.

Why haven't I been posting?

I have been getting busier~which is a good thing!  I'm enjoying meeting all the new brides and prom/special occasion girls.  Lots of beautiful gowns out there!  

If you find you have purchased a gown and are in need of some fitting/alterations assistance, please look me up~let's connect and get you the perfect fit for your special day!

Opening date

I am very happy to announce that I will be doing fittings in the shop, located at 917 Clocktower Dr Suite 130 in Springfield on February 9.  I am getting more contacts and making connections with new customers frequently and I look forward to working with all of them!

Thanks to the hard work of my family, especially my husband, the shop will have 3 dressing areas, a consultation area and a platform/runway for fittings.  I will also have a workroom for the actual sewing and steaming of gowns.

I am VERY excited that my dream is finally taking off!  

Progress on location

I want to share that work is progressing on the location space.  The fitting platform is nearly complete and there are walls going up for fitting rooms.  It is my hope that this work will be completed before the end of the month and I will be able to start doing fittings at 917 Clocktower.  Many thanks go to my husband, son and son in law, as well as our daughter for their help in getting the furnishings put together and all the building!  I'm very excited to begin doing business onsite!

LOCATION!

I am happy to report that we have finally reached an agreement on the location for my bridal alterations shop.  Papers will be signed sometime tomorrow at which time I will announce the location via this blog!  I'm excited and happy to be starting this new venture in a business location.

Elegant Bridal Expo

If you are planning to be married please come to the Elegant Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 11, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Springfield from 12 noon to 4 pm.  

I will be there ready to meet and assist anyone who finds they need some alterations on a wedding gown, bridesmaid dress, mother of bride/groom dress or flower girl dress.  Look me up-The Perfect Fit by JK!  Looking forward to meeting lots of new faces!

Source: http://elegantbridalexpo.com