I started working at a Bridal Salon in Sacramento California in 1982 while in college studying design. I went from doing basic alterations to custom designing dresses and accessories.
In 1995 I started doing alterations for a bridal boutique in Salt Lake City, Utah. Adding shoulders and sleeves and raising up necklines and it became my specialty for about 18 years. This customization type work also increased my experience with adding corsets and lowering the backs of dresses and creating high lows.
In the summer of 2013 I moved to Seattle WA and as an independent contractor I can customize a gown or do regular alterations to make every dress perfect for that 'one' special day.