We will be closed 10/15-10/22.

Wow, this has been an exciting year, full of changes! I can't believe how fast the summer flew by. It began with my moving to a new house in the middle of prom season - I hit the ground running and haven't stopped! There hasn't been a dull moment. In addition to a busy wedding season:

I enjoyed having a college student from Maryland spend the summer with me while she interned here in Colorado Springs. She is a wedding photographer, so she enjoyed spending time with many of my brides and admiring their gowns.

My middlest daughter, who lives here in Colorado, got married this summer! It was a very casual, intimate ceremony at their friends' cabin in the mountains, with her sister officiating and a small group of family and friends in attendance. Their 2 sons, ages 4 and 6, were happy to be both ring-bearers and flower boys :).

The most exciting event was the birth of my 4th grandbaby! My oldest daughter Beki and husband  Jeremy, whom I visited in Niger almost 2 years ago, came home for a few months and gave birth to a baby girl. They are back in Niger now, and 4-month-old Kalli is already making friends around the world! I'm thinking about planning another trip out there next year...

My youngest daughter who lives in Canada with her husband and baby came to visit twice this summer - for one sister's baby shower and the other sister's wedding! Now that the wedding rush is past, I'm taking a little break and going to Canada to visit her family and celebrate her son's first birthday. I can hardly wait!

The week I return is already fairly well booked, and that Saturday my new puppy is coming to stay!

Happy Fall!

We have moved!

     It is official! Our new location is 8011 Horizon Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920. This is a more convenient location for my clients to the south of Monument, and still easily accessible for my clients to the north.

Since my daughter and her family are coming to visit this week - to attend another daughter's baby shower - I will be back to business as usual on April 12. Looking forward to seeing my youngest grandson!

There is still time for late April and early May weddings and proms. Give us a call!

Big News!

We have some exciting news! We are moving to a new location! We will be more central in the Briargate area of Colorado Springs.

Unfortunately, this means we will be closed for a little bit while we relocate. We will be back to business as usual early in April.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or to schedule your wedding gown or formal dress fitting for after April 4.

More information coming soon!

Have a blessed Easter!


Fall Projects

Hello, Everyone! It was wonderful to be with my daughter as she gave birth to her first child! Of course, he is indescribably beautiful! It sure was hard to leave him.

Since there are less weddings to work on at this time of year, I've been working on some other projects. One of my long-time favorite clients is a NICU nurse, and she asked me to make some little Halloween costumes for babies at the hospital where she works. That was great fun!

Now, I'm working on modifying some training suits for The Luge Man. Way out of my comfort zone! I'll have more to tell about that in a few weeks. You can read more about him on his website: http://ruben-gonzalez.com/

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I'm leaving the U.S. again!

This time, I'm not going quite as far as West Africa. I'll be in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, visiting my youngest daughter and her husband. Their first baby is due October 13! My third grandson!

Hoping to be there for his birth, and to help my daughter as a new mom, I'm leaving October 11 and will return October 25.

I will have no phone service, and won't be spending much time on the internet, as you can imagine, so communication will be very limited. However, I'll be back to business as usual on October 26 - with photos to share :).

Thank you for your patience!

I'm back!

The very best part of my 2-month trip to West Africa was spending time with my daughter and son-in-law, being able to see and be involved in their lives.

I also enjoyed choosing
 beautiful African fabrics and having my clothes custom made.


It was a great privilege to be involved with the Dorcas Widows Project.

I spent many hours at several sewing centers learning and making friends.

I was able to visit some villages.

I even got to ride a camel in the Sahara Desert :).

And many, many more adventures! What a fascinating time!

 Now I'm back to business as usual, but dreaming of my next trip to Africa!

On my way to West Africa!

Well, after months of preparation and training, I'm ready to head out to Niger! My daughter and son-in-law, who live there, are preparing a room for me. The women of the Dorcas Widows Project are preparing a place for me to serve. Praying for no glitches en route.

I'm looking forward to being involved in my daughter's life, being a light in other women's lives, and experiencing a whole new world! 

I'm also excited about having a tailor make clothes for me for the first time EVER. :)

I will be back mid-February and resume business as usual. Merry Christmas to all!