About this Vendor
Seamstress: Custom Designs and Alterations
Whether you need alterations to a gown purchased off the rack or want to design something truly unique, I can help! I specialize in period pieces, special designs for the men in your party and unusual sizes.
Alterations, Bridal Stylists, Custom Designs, Fashion Services, Fashion
I can’t say enough about this amazing woman!! I am the extreme when it comes to things being perfect, especially on my wedding day and Heather Gabriel succeeded any expectations I had! She not only customized my dress with but took an ordinary traditional dress and made my vision come to life! She was efficient, quick, personable, and very professional. If you saw my pictures of my dress it would take your breathe away! Imagine romantic Moulin Rouge meets Victorian Goth, deep reds,purples, and black of course! Not only did she customize it but she designed it! I told her the look I wanted and she worked her magic and it was perfect! I also work crazy hours and she accommodated me which is never the case at a bridal store! VIP service! She even gave me advice on undergarments for this particular dress and she did all my bridesmaids dresses too in a very short period of time; not to mention one was preggo and one had to be take in three sizes! You would have never known!! Her studio is the most quaint little boutique feel! Definitely VIP service! I can’t tell you enough how much I was dreading the alterations process of the wedding and it was my favorite! I would recommend her to anyone I know. She is definitely 100% a genius at her craft! There isn’t enough stars to choose for the experience I had!! Well done Heather Gabriel!
She is super talented, creative and fast ... a magician with fabric!
Heather made me an absolutely stunning memory quilt for my parents for Christmas last year. I gave her a pile of baby clothes that my two girls had worn from birth to toddler (they’re only 5 and 6 now) and asked her to work her magic. Boy did she ever. The layout was beautiful, and the accent fabrics complimented each and every piece. My parents were thrilled! I have already asked her to make one for each of my girls for when they go to college with clothes spanning from birth through senior year of high school. I also plan on having a dress made for a special occasion I have coming up, and there’s no one else I would even consider doing it. You can tell she works love into every project, and that’s one of my favorite things about her. She’s definitely worth every penny, but the best part is that she is really reasonable when it comes to cost. Excellent work for an excellent price! Unfortunately, I was married before I met her so I didn’t get to use her for my wedding dress. But my 10-year anniversary is only two years away, and guess who will be asking Heather to make a new dress to renew her vows?
Heather is an outstanding seamstress. She can alter anything! Most recently, we had a rush order of 70+ custom / personalized sports jerseys for our company open house and she work day and night with the custom fabric vendor to get them sewed (including correcting some of the collar blanks) and delivered to us on time and neatly prepared. Needless to say, the employees were over the top and have worn their jerseys to multiple functions. We will definitely use the Singing Seamstress again for any custom work, as she has tremendous pride in her work and takes customer service to a new level.
She met with me to help me decide how to create a memory quilt of my daf’f shirts after he passed. I was very emotional but she was patient with me as we had to keep choosing more and more fabric. She even gave me a minute as I stepped away to wipe away my tears. Then the miracle occurred, she sent me my first picture of the quilt. All I can say is, it was so beautiful in the beginning stages, and it became more beautiful because she sent me pictures throughout the entire process. She created the most amazing quilt for me and she made 6 coordinating pillows from the left over material. She is just so creative and listens when you want something special done and if you are struggling understanding the entire quilting process, she helps you understand what is going to happen and updates you throughout the process. . Overall, my experience with her was amazing and I already have plans for her to create a few more items for me. I am lucky to have found such an honest and kind creator.
My husband was very please with the 3 shirts that Heather made for us. They were of the Christmas theme as he is a Santa Claus. Workmanship was outstanding. Fit very well. Very professional and we received them even sooner than they were promised. We will be ordering more clothing items from Heather. We are very glad we found Heather as it is extremely hard to find someone who is as skilled as Heather. Thanks for a job extremely well done.
Heather is amazing! I gave her a vision for a custom Santa suit and it surpassed all of my expectations. I will definitely be commissioning her for more. She is simply the best!
I am a short lady who needs some extra help with tailored items. I asked Heather to make a black blazer for me. Best time and effort I could have made!!! The jacket is goregous and I am happy it's cooler and there are many opportunities to wear it!!!! Thank you Singing Seamstress!!!
Heather is just simply amazing! I took my wedding dress to her for alterations and she just did an amazing job! When I read all her good reviews I knew I had to take her my dress! From now on I will only let her do alterations on any of my future gowns etc. Thank you so much Heather!!!
Heather was AMAZING! She took my wedding dress that was pretty to STUNNING by adding my own customizations (That weren't simple cut and dry requests) to make the MOST PERFECT dress for me! I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with her! She is a magician and so nice and fun to work with and I hope I can work with her again!
Mrs. Heather is not only an amazing seamstress, but a beautiful and inviting spirit. She delivered her services an extremely professional and efficient manner. The turnaround time for my wedding dress was quick with a perfect fit. The cost was very reasonable and the work was excellent. She will now be my personal seamstress for all of my needs. Thank You, from Meghan , a truly grateful bride
Words cannot express how thankful I was to find Heather. I was trying to find the best quality yet affordable seamstress and she is seriously the BEST! She updated me every step of the way, she would make sure I liked something before she'd do it. The sparkly belt (don't know the correct term) that I purchased to add to my dress ended up being too short but she went to the store, picked up some fabric, and she made it look like it was part of the belt. My dress looked absolutely stunning. I am so glad I trusted her with my dress. She is so friendly, sweet, and genuinely put in love when altering my wedding dress. She actually cares about each client vs the big alteration places that just go through your wedding dress like it's an everyday dress and they charge out the wazoo too. My worries were gone with Heather. Thank you so so much!!
Heather is amazing. She took the time and listened to my suggestions and was able to finish work in timely manner. She also took the time to answer all my questions and be accommodating to my hectic work schedule so I would work with her. She really goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy with your dress. I highly recommend her.
I wish I could give her 100 stars. Heather goes above and beyond to make dreams come true. I decided to wear my mothers dress from 1985 and it needed some revamping! She made my moms dress into a dream dress! I'm so glad I found her! I recommend the Singing Seamstress to EVERYONE!!! She can do it all!!
I love Heather's work! I brought her my crazy, overly beaded Lazaro gown and she was able to work her magic on it. It fits perfectly and has a bustle that complements it as well. She does great work and has the best pricing. I completely recommend her to any other Houston Brides!
Heather is the most patient seamstress in the world, dealing with making 12 bridesmaids dresses, (some out of town ) ,, and myself having Bride brain, she was VERY understanding. The fabric was difficult , she made my vision come to life! Thank you, thank you Heather for being so professional and understanding!!! !
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am a very petite lady and even with the dress being 00, it had to be taken up and in and Heather did an amazing job! I was worried that it would be difficult to alter the dress since it is completely lace and has a keyhole back but Heather had several tricks up her sleeve that she was able to use to ensure that the look of the dress did not change as alterations were made. I love it! It fits perfectly! And her prices beat every other store in Houston! Thank you, Heather!
I can go on for days about how amazing Heather is. She had my dress ready in just TWO days! She's so passionate about her work and her personality is just delightful. I couldn't thank her enough for the amazing job she did on my dress!
We love Heather! She has done custom costuming work for me and my daughter - both for stage work and for ballroom exhibitions. She is skilled with all kinds of fabric needs, is great about working with your design needs, and even has reasonable rates, both for advance notice and rush jobs. I have sent many friends and professional contacts to her, and they have all been so happy with my recommendation and her work. She is absolutely fabulous!
Heather did an amazing job on my dress! The dress was missing a few pieces as I bought it off the rack from a gently used store, and Heather worked on getting the dress in better shape, and also made some adjustments to the straps, which gave the dress a totally different back/strap look. She also made some great suggestions (such as sewing on the belt) so that it was easier for me to deal with the day of the wedding. Thanks so much, Heather! I definitely recommend her.
There are not enough words to explain how amazing Heather is!! I'm new to the Houston area and didn't have any idea where to start looking for someone to trust with such an important task. A couple of searches and I saw amazing reviews for the singing seamstress. My dress needed some serious work. It was probably 4 sizes to big and had a bolero that also needed to be altered quite a bit. She hit the nail on the head at the first fitting! I'm glad I listened to the reviews. I am so impressed with her work!! I already hired her again to alter another dress :) thanks Heather!!
Heather did an awesome job altering my wedding dress and veil! When I bought the dress it was about 2-4 sizes too big so there was a lot of work to be done to it. I also had her add a belt and she did the bustle. Everything turned out wonderful and my dress fit like a glove! So happy with everything!!
I cannot possibly rave enough about Heather! I moved to Houston and needed my dress altered less than a month away from the wedding. It's been 2.5 weeks: my dress is PERFECTLY altered, AND she made a vest, bowtie, and pocket square out of the extra material for my dad! And the price cannot be beat, truly. Not only is her handiwork impeccable, but she is so fun and easygoing - easily makes any bride feel welcome- even sends picture updates! She was flexible with me only being able to meet in the evenings, which was SO stress-free as a bride. If you are a bride around Houston, GO TO HEATHER. She will NOT disappoint!
Heather accepted my wedding alterations with just a month timeline without hesitation. She worked quickly and was so sweet and calming that I couldn't recommend her enough. 2 fittings in 2 weeks and I took my dress home. Thank you Heather!!!
I can't even put into words how amazing Heather is! She was so accommodating and worked extremely quickly. She even texted me pictures of her progress along the way! I told her what I needed altered on my wedding dress and she went above and beyond to make it perfect. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know!
Meet The Owner
As far back as I can remember, I've been the one altering clothes for dolls, for myself, for my friends. Off the rack can be boring so I love adding embellishments too! It just seemed a natural thing that I graduate to doing it for a living (and I've been at this for over 30 years!). I will tell you a secret ... there's nothing like having a client, bride, groom or otherwise, look at themselves in the mirror wearing something that I've either made or altered and seeing the look of absolute glee grace their beautiful faces. Makes my week and I love helping people feel fabulous!