Formal Dress & Bridal Gown Alterations

Special Occasions Demand Special Attention

I specialize in formal dresses & bridal gown alterations, custom fitting, re-styling & re-sizing of formal garments. See the Photo Gallery for before & after pictures of a wedding dress, taken from dated to current & elegant.

I will assist you in making your special occasion extra special, be it a wedding, prom, first communion, christening, or other formal occasion. Attention to detail will make your gown or dress fit beautifully.

Personal Service for your Garment Needs

Since 1988, Ortiz Originals has provided custom sewing, alterations, clothing repair, & garment re-styling. I focus on personal service for new & repeat customers with long term relationships.

Formal Occasion Dress & Gown Alterations

  • Wedding Gowns & Dresses
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Mother of the Bride or Groom Dresses
  • Flower Girl Dresses
  • Prom Dresses
  • Homecoming Dresses
  • First communion Dresses
  • Christening Gowns & Suits


Ortiz Originals provides estimates at no cost, in person only at the studio. I do not respond to estimate requests by e-mail or telephone. Before contacting me, please see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) for further information on estimates.

Fitting & Consultation

All sewing services, including alterations, re-styling, repair of clothing, & custom sewn new garments, & dressmaking, must be handled in person at the studio by appointment. At least one personal appointment for alteration fittings & consultation at the studio will be required. Custom sewn garments will require one to three fittings. Proper undergarments, including shoes, must be worn at all fittings. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

Re-styling or Re-sizing of Formals & Bridesmaid Dresses

Wondering what can be done with a bridesmaid dress or formal you only wore once? Think about having it re-styled to ease the expense of these beautiful gowns & have a re-designed new gown you can proudly wear. With any re-styling project, there are limitations as to what can be successfully achieved. Ortiz Originals will advise you if the formal dress or gown is a good candidate for re-styling into a new gown & suggest alternatives when it is not. Your satisfaction is very important to me. Another option would be to have a special gown transformed into a Christening Gown or Suit, an elegant Memory Bear, Couture Bear, or Custom Designed Pillow with personalized embroidery added.

Alterations & Repair of Business & Casual Clothing

Ortiz Originals is a professional full-service sewing, alterations, & in-house embroidery business. I provide custom sewing & alteration services, including tailoring repair & sewing alterations for women & men. I add patches for military rank & insignia, sports related uniforms, & specialty clothing. Also, see the embroidery section for adding your business logo & wording. Leather repair is offered, but must be brought to the studio to see if it can be repaired.