Welcome to DenverSeamstess.com. I’ll let you in on one of the best kept secrets in Denver: You’ve found the seamstress who values customer service as well as customer satisfaction. I’ve been in this business for almost four decades and have an extensive sewing background.
My specialties include:
Custom Bridal and Bridal Alterations
Restyling and Updating your present wardrobe
Prototypes from your designs
Leather wear and Repair
…and your ideas that you thought couldn’t be done!
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Regular $10.00 This week $5 Call for appointment 303-727-9703WEARING YOUR MOTHER’S WEDDING GOWN
DOESN’T HAVE TO BE JUST A DREAM! Although they were beautiful in the ’80s and ’90s, our mothers’ gowns usually make us cringe. But wouldn’t it be a lovely tribute to her to wear it on your most special day? Take another, careful look at it with the thought that you can change it to make it your own while preserving the essence of the gown. Some of my favorite and most successful projects have been restyling older, and even Vintage, garments. I especially enjoy bridal and formal gowns and dresses! Removing or shortening the sleeves, changing the back of the bodice, styling a different neckline, redistributing the lace and changing the skirt are just some of the possibilities.
If it has been frustrating and disappointing to look at and try on dress after dress and not finding The Dress, restyling one that isn’t quite “right” could be for you!
In 1975 the National Fire Protection Agency ruled that no firefighter or emergency crew clothing could contain polyester because it melts in extreme heat. Even fabric that contains just a percentage of polyester is dangerous in the right conditions. Polyester doesn’t burn, it melts. As it melts it literally melts into the wearer’s skin, making it impossible to remove without removing the skin, too. It’s a derivative of petroleum (yes, that petroleum that you put in your car!) and is plastic.
Most clothing is made of fabric that contains at least a percentage of polyester or its relatives- Tercel, Acrylic and the ever mysterious “Synthetic “. I tailor Wedding Attire and Formal Wear and can confidently say that, unless otherwise indicated, all of it is made of some form of polyester. Imagine a bridal attendant standing just a little too close to a romantic candle…if her gown catches a flame, it will be almost instantly consumed and will melt onto her skin. Tuxedos and suits aren’t exceptions. They also are made of polyester blended fabric.
Formal wear is by no means the only concern. ALL types of clothing are made with fabric containing polyester, as is furniture with fabric coverings. Bed sheets and bath towels are usually exceptions, but it’s a good idea to check the label.
If a fabric content label (usually a small, about an inch square, white piece of cloth inside the garment. Often they are found inside the back of the neck or waist or lower down on one side) does NOT say “100% cotton, wool, rayon, linen, raime or silk ” then a percentage of it is polyester or one of its relatives. Even a small amount has the potential to be dangerous.
I’m not suggesting that you panic, just know what the fabrics in your life are made of. Chances are excellent that you’ll never have a problem but you should be aware that the possibility of danger exists and you should be informed and cautious. After all, polyester has made our lives easier and more beautiful.
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I absolutely love the alterations work Kathleen did on my wedding dress!! When I first got it, it was badly in need of some work. I had explained to her what I wanted, and she gave me great suggestions, and knew I had a budget, and worked with me on all of these details, and she got my dress back to me two weeks after I brought it to her! She is an amazing lady with amazing talent and is very down to earth. I completely and totally recommend her to anyone who needs alterations or an…
Melanie D. Wheat Ridge, CO
Kathleen, you did a great job on my bridesmaid dress! Thank you so much and thank you for being able to get it done so quickly.
It is with great pleasure to have had the opportunity to be more creative with a dynamo like Kathleen on your team. Ideas Bloom— Uniqueness Grows—Smiles Shine I have brought my ideas to Kathleen for over 30 years now and each time. I find myself marveling over her creativity and care for the human condition. You will find yourself enjoying your wardrobe again with Kathleen’s ideas on accessories making those classic styles blossom into high fashion. She provides a great atmosphere for you …
Through the years I have known her, I’ve had Kathleen fix things I’ve ripped, things the dog has chewed, and things that just needed repair. I’ve also had her custom make some clothing for me. PLUS, I’ve had her make doggie coats for my little dog who is not a standard size. I’ve been more than thrilled with everything she has done. I’ve referred many of my friends to her, and each one has been satisfied, and gone back for more. Kathleen’s experience, knowledge and professionalism …
I was in a panic because I needed a bridesmaid dress altered and back to me in 3 weeks. I knew if I took it to a bridal shop, not only would they be displeased with my timeframe, but it would cost an arm and a leg. I could not be happier that I found Kathleen!!!!
I called her first thing in the morning and explained how short of time we had. So politely she said “oh that won’t be a problem.” I went in that day (she works out of her studio at home), and she said it would be finished in ONE WEE…
Samantha N. Wheat Ridge, CO
An artisan with a needle, Kathleen is as attentive to her clients as she is to her craft. I know my clothing alteration and mending needs will be completed beautifully and on time. No job is too small or too large for Kathleen. She is a pleasure to work with!
Kathleen is absolutely amazing. I brought in my (now) husbands grandmother’s wedding dress (it is 65 years old!) to see if it could be altered to fit me. Kathleen was able to take it out (grandma was tiny) without adding any extra fabric. She removed the sleeves and top lace piece to make a strapless, sweetheart top, and hemmed the bottom to make it tea length. She did an absolutely fabulous job on the dress. She added a zipper to the back and re-aligned the buttons. The dress was vintage lace a…
Sydney D. (yelp)
Thank you Kathleen! You were a life savor for altering my daughter‘s costume in such a short time frame so it would be ready before her show. Now it fits great!
Zipper broke on the way to my meeting. I was in Wheat Ridge, so I googled seamstress on my iphone. There was Kathleen! Thank god. 10 minutes later and I was back on the road! Thanks Kathleen! I’ll be back!