Customer Reviews & Photos


Barbara is AMAZING!!! She is such a sweet women and cares dearly about how you feel on your big day! She is very patient and flexible! She will be my personal seamstress for lifetime! Can't wait to see what she will make me look beautiful in next! Thanks Barbara for all your hard work! Highly recommended!


Hi Barb,

First I just wanted to thank you for what an amazing job you did on my wedding dress. You took a dress that I liked and turned it into the dress from the magazine and a dress I loved. In fact, prior to coming to you I was thinking of getting a second dress to wear to the reception because I didn't love my wedding dress. After the work you did on my wedding dress I didn't want to wear anything else, it was perfect, it fit me like a glove and I got so many complements. I will recommend everyone I know to you, you are sweet, accommodating and do amazing work. THANK YOU.

Thanks Barb!!!!
-- Alicia Ward


I just wanted to say thanks again for such a fun fitting, and for taking all the pictures for my mom.I know she hates to miss out, but hopefully she can live vicariously through photos : ) I can't wait to see the dress again, and I look forward to our next appointment!


Hi Barb, 

Thank you so much for your excellent work on the Clay dresses! They all looked so lovely and the bride was really pleased. I will definitely be in touch about future events. 

Take care, 
Becky Brock
Something To Celebrate -- Wedding & Event Coordination


I just wanted to write and tell you thank you so much for the beautiful work you did pressing my gown. It was a magical evening and truly a dream come true.

Thanks in advance,
Laura Hand-Priest


You were an absolute delight to work with I felt so comfortable with you and really enjoyed my fittings! The end result was stunning and I felt so wonderful in my gown.  Thank you so much for all your hard work! 

Jennifer Flynn

Bride: Jennifer (Dale) Flynn, Wedding: 2009
Alterations: Sized-down bodice and side seams,
corrected fold-line in front lining, made over-bustle at back.

You were an absolute delight to work with!  I felt so comfortable with you and really enjoyed my fittings!  The end result was stunning and I felt so wonderful in my gown.  Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Jennifer Flynn

I just wanted to write and tell you thank you so much for the beautiful work you did pressing my gown.  It was a magical evening and truly a dream come true.  Now that the big day is behind us, I was wondering if you are able to clean bridal gowns?  Mine took a beating on the dance floor and could definitely use some TLC before storing it away.  If you are unable to clean gowns, do you have any good recommendations on someone who can?

Thanks in advance,
Laura Hand-Priest
Laura Hand - Wedding: August 2009 /Pressed gown and veil


Bride: Jennifer Jones
Wedding: Mar 2009

Custom Re-Design of Gown

Alterations: Added 30" Length to Train  to make it a cathedral length train; Added Halter Strap with beading to match motif on gown, Added 6 inches extra length to front of gown by adding tulle to the front skirt.  Added lace appliques to 3-tired veil.



Hey Barb!

I saw my picture on the website and got soooo excited!!! I don't have but only one picture of the dress at the wedding so far. I think you're going to love it though!!! Well, can you believe the wedding finally came? It was perfect in every way. I wish I could relive the day over and over again!! I will be getting my pictures in early May and I'll be sure to share them all with you.

Thanks for absolutely everything you did for me. You're simply the best!

Julie Hutchins (no longer Walsh!)
Julie Walsh, Wedding: March 2009. Alterations/Pressing

From Becky Brock, On-site visit/Pressing for Wedding Party of 9 (7 BM/ MOB/ Bridal Gown)

Hi Barb!
Thank you for all your help with my 8/22 wedding. Everyone looked amazing -- I can always count on you! Thanks for being flexible and for coming onsite to help with the pressing. You are definitely a big asset on our preferred vendor list!!

Thanks so much!

From Michelle Tate. Wedding Jun 2009. Alterations/Pressing/Delivery

Hey Barb,
I wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for doing my alterations for my dress.  You really were a life saver!  You were such a sweet woman to work with and I thank you so much. I wanted get some information about dress and veil preservation.  I know you had mentioned that your shop does it.  I would love to have you do it for me if you could.  Look forward to speaking with you soon.

Michelle McCreary

Barb -
I have attached several photos from our photographer on the wedding day!  She only asked that she be cited for the photography, Amanda Hagood with Whitney Lee Photography. One of them is with my mom, who wore the dress originally in 1982 and another of the veil, worn originally by my great-grandmother in 1913.

They looked beautiful - thank you for all of your help!

Katharine Priddy, Wedding Apr 2009

Sandra Gonzales. Wedding, Mar 2009

Hi Barb!
I photographed Sandra's wedding. Her dress really was fabulous! Thanks, Barb! And again, wonderful job on Sandra's alterations! If I know of any brides who need work done in the future I will send them you way.

Carli R Kiene
{ inkedFingers Fotography }

Susie  Pruett, Mother-of-the-Groom. Wedding: May 2009.  Made Bolero Style jacket. 

Barb:  I am finally sending you a picture of my dress with the jacket you made for May!  sorry it took so long.  You may well have been able to use the other picture but I bought these so you can use them as you need/want.  I think I told you the jacket fit so perfect that I didn't remember to take it off during the reception!

Thanks again.  

"Hey Barb!
I'm not sure if my dress needs to be pressed or not, but I thought I would bring it by and get your opinoin. And of course I need to pick up my other dress anyway! My bridesmaid dresses all came in. I know Tavia will go to you for altreations. There are two bridesmaids that live close that I'm going to refer to you as well. Here are some pictures from the bridal portraits last month. I can't wait to share more with you later!!!! I hope you're having a great 2009! See you soon! - Julie"

Julie Walsh, Wed Date:Mar 2009
Bridal Alterations: Shoulders/Bodice & Pressing

It was nice to see you yesterday.  Here are some pictures.  When I have some more, I'll send them along.
- Mary Beth Hayes"

Mary Beth (Wibbelsman) Hayes - Wed: Dec 2008
Bridal Gown Alterations (Hem, Side Seams, Bustle & Pressing).

Quite a difference! Thank you for making it look beautiful again, my mom will love it.  I will be sure to send you a 'final product' photo from the day of the wedding also! - Katharine"

Katharine Priddy - Wed Date: May 2009
Bridal Alterations:  Remove Sleeves, Repair Zipper, Extend Hemline, Press/Refresh fabric on vintage gown

Bridal Alterations for Tavia-Wedding: Nov 2008


Bridal Alterations,
Custom Veil & Garter for
Briana - Wedding: June 2008

Briana and Steve by Kim Maguire Photography

Love, Briana"


Bridal & Bridesmaid Dress Pressing & Delivery for Clay Wedding - Aug 2008

"Thank you so much for your excellent work on the Clay dresses! They all looked so lovely and the bride was really pleased. I will definitely be in touch about future events.  Take care."

Becky Brock
Something To  Celebrate -- Wedding & Event Coordination

Bridal Alterations - Diane T. - Wedding Jun 2008 

"I wanted to thank you for doing such a good job on the dress.  Everything went perfectly.  I was worried about the heat but instead I had the wind.  If you would like to use me as a reference, feel free to pass my name along.  I will definitely keep you in mind if I need any other alterations and I will pass the word around if I hear of anyone else needing alteration works. 

Thank you.  
Diane T."

Bridal Alterations - Sharon  B. Wedding Jun 2008

"Hi Jen, I was satisfied with all of my vendors, but here are the ones that I would give a "glowing" recommendation...Alterations/Steaming/Pressing - Barbara Jacobs. Barbara did the alterations, cleaning, and pressing for my dress and my mom's dress.  She was also an excellent deal for the money.  She found ways to alter my dress in creative ways that would cost less money and the result was beautiful.  She also let me store the dress at her shop (to keep it hidden from my fiance) at no cost and delivered both our dresses to the wedding site for a very low cost so we didn't have to worry transporting them.  She was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for asking! ....Sharon"