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Reviewed On 2/18/2021 by Gianna S
Heather is everything a bride could hope for. She is so friendly, extremely fast, and did an incredible job on my gown. She was very upfront about what work my dress would need and the costs associated with the work. Her pricing is SO reasonabl...
e, and she made the entire process absolutely seamless (pun intended). Thank you Heather!
Reviewed On 1/22/2021 by Brooke O
Heather is AMAZING! She is so personable and makes you feel so confident in her abilities to alter your dress. I was shocked at how quickly Heather worked, for such a reasonable price. 10/10 would recommend everyone to book her.
Reviewed On 1/19/2021 by Alecia W
Heather came highly recommended and I am so glad we went with her. I couldn’t be happier with my wedding dress. I am currently expecting and bought a dress from a lovely consignment shop. Heather was able to transform the dress into an empire w...
aist to accommodate my growing belly and she also created a beautiful bustle that I could only dream of! I can’t wait until the day of my wedding to wear the dress.
Reviewed On 1/08/2021 by Analyssa B
Being the procrastinator I am I waited until two weeks before my engagement shoot to have that dress altered. Heather fit me right in and had the dress done way before the day. She also fitted my wedding dress and when I picked it up I was so s...
tunned by how beautiful it looked on me. It made reality sink in like the Titanic and I was actually speechless by the amazing job she did on my wedding dress. It's perfect and exactly how I wanted it!
She has such a fun personality and really made me feel comfortable as I am self conscious about every inch of my body. Her house is so cute and her husband is such a character! I can't recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by Cheyenne B
Thank you for making my dress perfect for ME. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to work with my wedding dress.
Reviewed On 10/24/2020 by Tamara G
I have known Heather for several years now, we met through networking events. Her personality and energy is beyond amazing. I don't think she has ever met a stranger. So I knew I wanted her to do alterations on my wedding dress. With Covid I wa...
s kind of a last minute bride but she got me in and had my dress done extremely fast. I loved my dress to begin with but after everything being just right I didn't want to take it off, I told her I was going to drive home in it. She is also practicing safe protocols during this time so I felt completely safe while there.
Reviewed On 10/22/2020 by Tim H
Heather has been a friend of ours for many years and we've watched in awe as she has created amazing wedding dresses as well as holiday and mascot costumes. So when our seventh wedding anniversary rolled around this year, I decided to commissio...
n Heather to create a Halloween costume for my husband.
We spent more than an hour with Heather via videochat, talking about options and ideas and finally landed on a Henry VIII costume. With a narrow timeframe, Heather worked her magic and created an amazing costume, with historically accurate features including an glorious topcoat and hat.
We are both thrilled and so grateful to Heather for her hardwork, professionalism, creativity, resourcefulness and stamina.
I cannot give Heather anything but an outstanding review, and a big thank you!
Reviewed On 10/22/2020 by Jessica A
I first met Heather at a networking group and I just so happened to be pregnant at the time and wanted something super different and custom for a maternity dress. Sooo of course I started talking to Heather about it! She helped me pick the mo...
st amazing fabric and pulled the design together flawlessly. She is FANTASTIC!
Reviewed On 10/19/2020 by Sarah S
We found Heather 'The Singing Seamstress' via Facebook. Because our Christmas themed wedding needed the perfect outfits and we loved her different Santa and Mrs Clause costumes and hoped she would be able to make ours to our specifications.
were beyond delighted with the results. She was able to make my dress going from a simple drawing I had done myself, and using the patterns we had found for the embroidery work on the dress as well as my partner's outfit.
The outfits had to be made without fitting as we were in the UK and she in America. She worked strictly from measurements and our ideas, bouncing different things back and forth with us to get the most beautiful outfits possible.
She worked with us, keeping us updated each step of the way and we were so happy with the final results.
I definitely suggest you contact Heather for any of your wedding clothing designs and needs.
Reviewed On 10/18/2020 by Rick L
For our seventh wedding anniversary, my husband decided he wanted to provide me with a custom-made Halloween costume, so we reached out to the fabulous Singing Seamstress to help fill the order. After much deliberation about what to choose, I ...
ultimately landed on Henry VIII. Heather gladly took on the task, sharing photos of her progress throughout the process. It was so fun to see it coming together in the pictures, but it was nothing compared to receiving the actual product. Heather did beautiful work! The materials are luxurious. The details are exquisite. Needless to say, I am overjoyed with her creation for me. Heather is one talented person—both as a seamstress and as a performer. Thank you so much, Heather, for helping make this anniversary—and this Halloween—so much more special.
Reviewed On 10/18/2020 by Adam S
Having found Heather online, I contacted her about making matching bespoke Santa and Mrs Claus outfits for our Christmas-themed wedding. She took great effort getting to know us and finding out exactly what we wanted to make sure the outfits we...
'd receive were perfect. We already had quite specific ideas about what we wanted and she was great at helping us work out how to make our dream outfits reality.
My Santa Suit is amazing and my wife's dress is a true work of art with a reversable cloak which can be worn as white with a red lining or red with a white lining, both sides decorated with lovely embroidery, the patterns of which match those on my jacket.
We really could not be happier both with the wonderful clothes which we will use in grottos and at other events for many years to come and also with the fantastic personal service we received every step of the way!
I would urge any brides or couples looking for something extra special for their big day to let Heather inject her own personal brand of magic into your celebrations!
Reviewed On 10/17/2020 by Amber H
Heather is hands down the best seamstress! Not only is she professional and timely, but she GENUINELY enjoys what she does. I told her the alterations I envisioned for my wedding dress and how I wanted to look. She took my vision and made it re...
ality. I HIGHLY recommend her ☺️
Reviewed On 9/22/2020 by Stephanie B
Heather was absolutely amazing during this process. I live in Fort Worth and drove to Houston for her to alter my dress. She has an amazing personality and great sense of humor. She was very understanding and flexible with her time. My dress fi...
t perfectly after she was finished. I would recommend her to any bride who wants to feel comfortable with their seamstress!
Reviewed On 8/15/2020 by Caitlynn M
Heather did a great job on my dress!! I needed the sleeves tightened and the bottom hemmed. She also did a bustle. The lace on the bottom looked difficult to hem, but she did a fantastic job with it. I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day. I...
t first perfectly now!
Reviewed On 8/07/2020 by Jezlyn B
Couldn’t believe how seamless and beautiful my dress looked after taking it in in several places and hemming the bottom. Heather (the singing seamstress) did an INCREDIBLE job. It’s no wonder she has all of these great reviews and awards! SO WE...
Reviewed On 4/19/2020 by Brittany P
Heather came recommended from Marry Go Round, where I purchased my wedding gown. There were a few large alterations that were needed to the dress but in my head I did not think it was going to be a big deal to do them. However, my dress was FUL...
L of surprises in the way it was designed and was a real challenge! Heather rose to the challenge and went above and beyond with coming up with new inventive solutions to get the look I wanted - and she achieved it! Very talented, and more than fair pricing considering her skill level!
Reviewed On 4/04/2020 by Emily W
Heather did an incredible job on my dress! She was so easy and fun to work with. She even did alterations 2 weeks before the big day because I had lost a little weight right before and needed some more alterations. The dress looked absolutely a...
mazing and fit me so perfectly after her work. I 100% recommend her!
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Kelly E
I can not recommend her highly enough! She did absolutely fabulous work on my dress (7+ layers of poof,) took my straps up and added “push up pads” to the bra oh my dress. She did amazing work and now my dress fits like it was made for me. It ...
was done in a super timely manner, and her prices are fair too!! Like I said, I would recommend her to absolutely anyone and everyone!!!
Reviewed On 3/25/2020 by Kara M
I would recommend Heather 10/10 times! She does amazing work at a fair price and has such a fun and joyful personality! I couldn't be happier with the alterations she did to my dress and she was able to be flexible work with my timeline as an o...
ut of town bride! Book her!!
Reviewed On 3/16/2020 by Aela S
The Singing Seamstress in Houston not only got my dress hemmed, shortened the straps, added a bustle, and fixed the weird triangle boob thing I originally had in the dress in a matter of DAYS, she also charges by the hour so you don't have to p...
ay a "base" fee, she also did all the work for about half what everyone else tried to quote me. I had NUMEROUS people tell me the dress looked like it was made for me and that was all thanks to her! Definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 3/15/2020 by Darien F
Heather is such an amazing person to work with. She is nothing but professional and makes you feel entirely comfortable in her work space, encouraging me at every point to speak my mind. I am currently living in Germany and she found the hours ...
to work on my dress and be in continuous communication until the job was done. She exceeded all of my hopes and dreams with my bustle and fitting the dress to my form. There were six layers of lace, beadwork, and tulle to work through and she did it all (sewn-in cups, moveable off-the-shoulder straps, darts to bring in the waist, and accommodated my hips while not making the dress bubble). And may I mention again, THE BUSTLE! She was patient while we figured out the best form together and then gave a color-coded map to help us on the day-of! 🤣
I can’t wait to wear my dress when the time comes (Our date is postponed due to COVID-19), but I couldn’t wait any longer to post a review and show her beautiful handiwork!
Reviewed On 2/16/2020 by Kathy B
We were so pleased with the beautiful work Heather did on my daughter’s wedding dress. She is so knowledgeable in her field & so easy to work with. We highly recommend her for any wedding dress alterations!!
Reviewed On 2/06/2020 by Jordan D
I don’t even know where to start on how amazing Heather is. When I brought her my wedding dress, I was terrified that the alterations I needed would ruin the dress or worse, that they’d cost more than I paid for it. Heather eased every concern ...
I had— she kept me laughing through my appointments instead of worrying, she seamlessly added an extra inch to the bodice of my dress and artfully layered lace to look like the original design, and she was completely transparent about the entire process (ex. What materials cost, how many hours we’d reached and how many more were needed, the realistic options for my price range and dress). She was my easiest vendor to work with and is fairly priced as well. She’s completely amazing at what she does, and I’d recommend her to every bride!
Reviewed On 12/05/2019 by Adrianna M
Heather did an amazing job altering my wedding dress to fit perfectly. My dress had beaded embroidery over illusion tulle on the top with a taffeta ballgown skirt - it was taken in beautifully. Heather was very responsive and had a very quick ...
turnaround. She sent photos as she progressed through the alterations so I knew exactly how long it was taking her and what she had done - definitely made me feel at ease!!
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Shirley W
I highly recommend the Singing Seamtress. She is wonderful. I trust her for all my custom needs. She puts her heart and soul into everything she makes. She altered my dress and made me the coolest cape for my son”s Wedding. It looked spectacula...
r. I got so many compliments.
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Rudy M
I highly recommend “The Singing Seamstress” for all your custom clothing needs. Heather prepared a custom vest for me for my son’s wedding in October and did an outstanding job. It fit well and looked luxurious under my tux, as well as being ...
a conversation piece. She’s creative, efficient, and highly sought after. Book her quickly before her time gets snatched up by large commercial customers. She’s that good!
Reviewed On 10/13/2019 by Emily H
I went to The Singing Seamstress on the recommendation of the shop that I bought my dress from, Marry Go Round. While Heather may be good at costume making, she lacks finesse, skill, and attention to detail when it comes to wedding dress altera...
Let's start with the good... Credit where credit is due, she did do a great job on my bustle, the sewn cups into my dress, hemming my dress, pulling up my straps, and she made a vest for my man of honor. All of those were done well and up to my expectations. It's the only reason she gets any stars at all.
However, the alterations to the fitted bodice of my dress were inexcusably sloppy. The two seamstresses who looked at the dress after I got it back from Heather were appalled by the work that was done. She left 4 inches of excess fabric inside my dress despite my repeatedly asking her to cut the fabric out. She kept refusing, saying that it was standard practice to leave it in there. Her tapers to my waist were not smooth and ended up giving me a very weird lumpy silhouette. I had to basically beg her to take the bust in, and when she did she didn't even do it correctly and I had weird creases all over the once smooth bodice.
I did sign off on the dress and pay Heather for the work she did because she told me the wrinkles and lumpiness were just because the dress needed to be steamed, and since I didn't know any better I believed her. Fortunately I had the wherewithal to try on the dress again before packing it up to ship to the destination of my wedding. When I saw it again in my home I knew that a simple steaming would not fix the level of problems that the dress now had. I never contacted Heather to fix said problems, because if she could mess up that badly in the first place I didn't trust her at all to fix it.
I ended up going to another seamstress and she had to resew basically everything that Heather did to the bodice of my dress. After redoing all of Heather's work properly my dress is once again my dream dress. She also noticed that the elastic loops for my back buttons were tearing and torn in some places and fixed those for me too. Something Heather never even noticed or tried to fix. I wish I'd brought my dress to the second seamstress in the first place. It would've saved me the undo stress and worry of having to get my dress altered again a week before my wedding.
Maybe simple wedding dresses and costumes are more of Heather's forte but complex wedding dresses with fitted bodices most definitely are not.
Reviewed On 9/29/2019 by Michelle S
Heather was absolutely amazing in realizing my goals for my wedding dress. I bought a sample dress and she was able to fit it to me and add the color I wanted, all at a very reasonable price. I told her what color I wanted to add and she made i...
t happen with such creativity and enthusiasm, it was wonderful! It really took the dress I chose from "I like it" to "I LOVE IT AND I CAN'T WAIT TO WEAR IT!" I couldn't recommend her enough: she kept me updated as she altered my dress, came up with amazingly creative ideas to make it unique when I asked, fixed a ton of beadwork that needed to be re-beaded, and was completely professional throughout the process. I cannot thank her enough for making it the perfect dress! Will post pictures when I have them.
Reviewed On 8/29/2019 by Michelle O
Highly recommend! My experience with Heather this month was fantastic. I visited her for alterations and construction on my wedding gown. Y’all. This seamstress knows exactly what she’s doing. She was super knowledgeable about the materials and...
design I wanted and pulled it all together in ONE week. As I’m sure you’d guess, I was very pleasantly surprised! If you like expertise and efficiency, Heather is your gal! <3
Reviewed On 8/23/2019 by Lakeisha C
I trusted Heather with my wedding gown when I dropped it off last year, since she was recommended on the knot.
I think she deals more with costumes versus wedding gowns. What should’ve been a quick few hour ordeal, turned into a long drawn out...
thing with nothing but mistakes that she made and charged me almost 1400 dollars for.
There was supposed to be a split in my gown, turns out the split should’ve never been made because it was terribly done. Which resulted in her having to stitch every layer of my gown back together.
As a supposed person who knows all about sewing and fixing clothes, if the split couldn’t be done, it should’ve been stated from the beginning.
The second mistake was when she decided to add long sleeves to my gown when we agreed on quarter length sleeves. Which she stated that she thought long would look better.
The third mistake was gluing rhinestones on my sleeves only to have glue all over my sleeves.
The sleeves had holes in the arm pits, as I’m guessing she used the wrong material, which was a stiff tulle instead of a softer tulle. She also had terrible stitching around the collar, neckline and arms of my dress which all had tearing where she stitched.
The next mistake was putting a terrible, small and non matching button on my dress, instead of telling me so that I can get one from the designer.
The next mistake which was that upon close inspection, there were beading loose on my gown, stray threading, which heather was supposed to fix but didn’t.
Another mistake was the cut she created for my veil.
I couldn’t wait to get my dress and move on because we already had some back and forth text messages towards the end and I was very upset and annoyed.
It’s great that I decided to pull my dress out of the bag 2 months before my wedding and closely inspect it since I didn’t at her house.
Now I have to pay for her mistakes to get corrected. I could’ve literally bought a new dress with all the money I’ve shelled out with alterations gone wrong!
And the even worse thing about this is when I messaged her about all the things I found wrong with my gown, she texted me back saying for my outbursts, it must be nerves since I approved the finished product.
Yes I approved the finished product to get my gown and move on because of the blatant mistakes and I was highly upset that she claimed to have spent 18 hours on something that should’ve taken a few hours and then charged me for all her mistakes!
But didn’t think sitting down and inspecting my gown, that I would find all the issues I found.
Bottom line is, I’d never recommend this woman to work on anyone’s wedding gown. Maybe she’s better at costumes, I won’t ever know because I wouldn’t even go to her for that! But for sure she’s definitely not good at working with a wedding gown.
Reviewed On 8/02/2019 by Jennifer R
Heather was an absolute joy to work with. I purchased my dress at an off the rack sale and knew it needed quite a bit of work. Heather was able to take one look at me in my dress, and knew exactly what we needed to do to get the dress I wanted....
She was great at communicating throughout the process, answered all my questions and concerns, and made the whole process fun! Incredibly thankful for her. I highly recommend The Singing Seamstress!
Reviewed On 7/31/2019 by Anna G
Heather was amazing to work with! My wedding dress was a sample sale dress, so its fit was not quite right. She knew exactly where it needed to be taken in, and it looked like it was made for me by the time she was done! She was so accessible ...
and easy to work with, and her prices are very reasonable. She was even able to get it finished a month early so I could take bridal portraits. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to alter their wedding dress!
Reviewed On 7/26/2019 by Kelsey H
Heather was amazing to work with. She had reasonable prices, got my dress back to me quickly, and kept me updated while she was working on my dress. 2 weeks before my wedding I tried my dress on again, and it was too big (I had lost weight). Sh...
e squeezed me into her schedule for the week, and fixed it. So grateful for Heather!
Reviewed On 7/10/2019 by Amber D
If you have anything that needs to be altered, fixed, redone, matched, or anything at all.... all you need in Heather!!!! She is absolutely amazing!!! She works very well and keeps in contact with you every step of the way.
I more than likely ...
wouldn’t have been able to wear my wedding dress on my wedding day if it wasn’t for her extreme talent and willingness to take on the impossible.
She was able to fix my dress and made it fit perfect for my special day. Thank you so much for everything Heather. I am telling everyone about you!!!!
Reviewed On 7/03/2019 by Tamara G
Heather was referred to me by Marry Go Round where I bought my dress. I liked that Heather was affordable and very transparent about her rate. Heather is very talented and I loved the hi-lo effect she did for the front part of my dress and she ...
created my bustle as well. Heather communicated well and finished my dress ahead of schedule, texting me updates as she was doing the alterations. My main reason for the 3-star rating instead of 5-stars was I had to go to another seamstress (Stitches Couture) to get my dress fitted. When I picked up the dress from Heather and wore it I mentioned that the bust portion of my dress (I had a sweetheart top) felt loose, but Heather insisted the dress sits that way and it was okay.
I found out after I developed some of the photos from my bridal portraits photo shoot, that the bust part of the dress was loose and not snug enough. Unfortunately, by that time I had about a week until my wedding day. When I contacted Heather, she told me her rate is doubled. I thought this was unfair because I’m a returning customer and the end product was not complete. Thankfully, my hair stylist referred me to Monica at Stitches Couture and I was able to get my dress fitted tighter within 2 days. I was able to comfortably dance and enjoy my wedding day.
Reviewed On 6/30/2019 by Kimberly B
Heather was extremely helpful and honest in helping me decide between two dresses and was very realistic about what alterations could be done. Additionally, Heather noticed a few small things on my dress that needed to be professionally cleane...
d and even took my dress to be cleaned on her own so it would be one less thing I had to do. We were working on an extremely short timeline and she worked quickly and efficiently. I’m honestly not sure many other people would have taken me on or would have charged me an extremely higher price. Heather was honest, quick and good. I really enjoyed working with her and couldn’t have been more grateful or appreciative of her services and support. Thank you will never be enough for her help and talent!!
Reviewed On 6/19/2019 by Hannah O
Heather was amazing! I was very nervous about getting my wedding dress alterations because I had so many layers in my dress, but she did such a great job. As soon as you walk up to the door of her home you can tell how passionate she is about h...
er job. As you walked into her house you can see other clothing projects she is working on. It was amazing. If you have any ideas to totally change your gown into what you have always pictured your wedding dress to look like than she is your girl. Very talented. Heather made me feel very comfortable, and listened very well so that my dress was EXACTLY how I wanted. Lastly, she was very affordable! After all the money I put into my dress I was hoping to not send a lot on alterations, and she was in my price range. I would defiantly recommend her to anyone who needs their dress altered.
Reviewed On 6/17/2019 by Erika L
From our very first phone call, I knew I was in good hands. Heather is not only extremely gifted in her craft, she is also sweet, funny, and very down to earth. She made the entire experience stress free for me, and was transparent with her pri...
ce and final payout from the start. It’s obvious how much she loves what she does, and you can see it in her work. She does whatever she can to make your dress beautiful, and I would recommend her to ANY bride who is in need of alterations for their special day!
Reviewed On 6/05/2019 by Anna G
Heather did an amazing job with my wedding dress that I found at Merry Go Round (a sample sale/consignment spot!). She made it fit me perfectly, and even was able to get it to me a few weeks early for bridal portraits! It was a pleasure to work...
with her, and I am so excited to wear my dress!
Reviewed On 5/26/2019 by Imelda V
Heather did a fantastic job! She is very professional, warm, and wonderful to work with. She was willing to try out a couple of ideas as well as offered to make extras with my leftover fabric such as pocket squares. She was also incredibly fa...
st! I’ve heard of places we needing to hold onto a dress for months for alterations but mine was ready In a matter of weeks. I highly recommend her for your wedding dress as well as other seamstress and alteration projects!
Reviewed On 5/22/2019 by Samantha B
The Singing Seamstress did a beautiful job with my wedding dress! She was communicative, accommodating and easy to work with. Not to mention her work was excellent. A pleasure to work with! A great choice to use the Singing Seamstress!
Reviewed On 5/11/2019 by Joanna C
I bought my dress second hand and The Singing Seamstress altered it to fit me perfectly! She is so fun to work with and I fully trusted her!
Reviewed On 5/05/2019 by Danielle F
I needed major alterations to my dress. Heather was super easy to work with, always provided status, would use her for any of my needs!
Reviewed On 5/02/2019 by Marilyn M
Heather took a $300 dress I’d purchased from Harwin and turned it into a gown beyond my wildest dreams! Custom bolero to match, bustle added to back to hold train up for reception, and custom made veil. I appreciate her working with my size (pe...
ar-shaped beauty :)) as well as with my crazy schedule (I got married in under 3 months of contacting her!!). I highly recommend.
Reviewed On 4/29/2019 by Nancy P
This was an amazing stress free experience. Heather was so nice and welcoming and my wedding dress looks phenomenal. She really listened to what I wanted and executed it perfectly. My dress was ready with in 3 days and I was extremely surprised...
as I was not expecting that. She is so skilled and that is very evident by her work that is displayed in her home. I would definitely recommend her and her talent.
Reviewed On 4/25/2019 by Cierra E
I LOVE Heather!!! She was so amazing and passionate about her work, and did a beautiful job bustling my dress and hemming the bottom! She really pays attention to the details in any gown, and her finished work made sure that the beauty in my dr...
ess was never lost, only enhanced! And she is very reasonably priced. The Singing Seamstress is absolutely the way to go!!!
Reviewed On 4/18/2019 by Caryn W
Heather did a great job with my dress! It was 4 inches too long and instead of hemming the bottom she removed a part in the middle to save the design of the bottom and it’s not noticeable at all. She also created bustles so now it bustles beaut...
ifully. She works with a lot of complicated fabric and layers and I couldn’t be happier how it turned out it’s perfect!
Reviewed On 3/27/2019 by Megan M
I can NOT say enough amazing things about Heather! She was so great at communicating with me and was very patient with my dress change. Yes, I bought a dress and decided it wasn't perfect, so I went back to her with ANOTHER dress! She was so pa...
tient and realistic and positive. I would not use anyone else if I had to do it again!
Reviewed On 3/23/2019 by Chelsea G
I had a dress I bought for my wedding two years ago but had gained weight so it didn't fit anymore. Heather was able to turn the zip-up into a corset back so I could fit into the dress! She did such a great job in the little amount ...
of time that I had to get it done.
Reviewed On 3/18/2019 by Kelly J
Great job on my wedding dress alterations. Was honest and trustworthy about the time it took her to finish it. Took feedback from my mom and I on my last fitting and did some alterations right there before we left. She is creative and professio...
Reviewed On 12/17/2018 by Cayla M
Heather is so awesome!!! Working with her for alterations on my dress was the easiest, least stressful part of the entire wedding planning process. Definitely recommend her, even if you live an hour away like I do!!
Reviewed On 12/13/2018 by Kelly A
Heather is amazing!! She was so easy to work with, listened to my concerns, and altered my dress till it was perfect! I felt beautiful the day of my wedding and without Heather, I would have been messing with my dress all day. She is an amazing...
seamstress and I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 12/12/2018 by T L
Heather was amazing! I drove about 40 miles to see her due to her high reviews and the delicate nature of my lace gown (I was very picky about who touched my dress). I only needed a quick take in of the straps to make my gown fit and she had ti...
me to do it right there so I would not have to drive back. If you do not know where to go for your alteration needs, call Heather!
Reviewed On 12/10/2018 by Mariah M
Heather is amazing to work with. As soon as you walk into her home you can tell that she loves what she does. I just picked up my dress from her today and am thrilled with the fit and length. I was initially super concerned with how costly my ...
alterations would be because the bottom of my dress had lace and to get it hemmed they would have to remove the lace layer and cut and then sew the lace layer back on. I went to Heather after reading through lots of reviews online and when I tried on my dress she was able to give me an estimate of how long it would take her to do the project and how much it would cost, which was a very reasonable price. I also loved that when she started working on my dress she sent me pictures to confirm where the bustle would be. I would recommend her to any bride, because when someone loves what they do that shows through in their work.
Reviewed On 11/29/2018 by Ashley M
Heather did an amazing job on my wedding dress. Would highly recommend her for any type of alteration. My dress had a significant amount of beading and I was worried it would be a challenge to take it in without removing too many of the beads/a...
ffecting the pattern but I couldn’t even notice the alterations after she finished! She also created a beautiful custom bustle and filmed an instructional video (twice) for my bridesmaids since they were not able to be at my appointment. All in all, I’m so happy I chose her and I loved my dress even more after she was done with it.
Reviewed On 11/22/2018 by Linda L
Flawless craftsmanship, true artistry and professionalism. I can't say enough about Heather. She is honest, trustworthy and timely. She is kind, peaceful of spirit and has a wonderful sense of whimsy. If Heather gives you a time frame for compl...
etion, you can count on it. Period. My mother and grandmother were old school seamstresses, and I know what to look for in finish work, details, linings, REAL craftsmanship , NOT taking shortcuts, etc. Heather, The Singing Seamstress, is THE REAL DEAL. Thank you, Heather.
Reviewed On 11/16/2018 by Melissa V
Heather is so AMAZING. Not only is she super talented but she has an awesome personality. From begin to end she was a joy to work with. I was nervous I wasn’t going to find someone AFFORDABLE that would fix my dress, so that it can look modest ...
for my wedding. But she worked her magic and gave me exactly what envisioned in a timely manner. She made me love my dress more than I already did before. I really recommend working with heather! Don’t hesitate! 🙂
Reviewed On 11/08/2018 by Mirna H
I was referred to "The Singing Seamstress" (Heather) by the Bridal shop where I purchased my wedding dress. After trying on 30 dresses :), I found "the one" but it was a few sizes larger than my true size and it was a one-of-a-kind. Initially...
, I was nervous to get the dress altered by someone I didn't know but I went with it and contacted Heather and made an appointment with her. From the time I walked in, to the time I left, we chatted, we laughed and made adjustments to the dress where they needed to be. Heather explained what she would be doing and even wrote it all down for me for my records. She also assured me that I would have the dress back in plenty of time before the wedding. Here we are 4 weeks away from the wedding and I receive a text from Heather saying my dress is done. :) I made an appointment and went in for my fitting. I slipped the dress on and it fits PERFECTLY from top to bottom!!! So happy and I'm so excited! I cannot wait to walk down that isle feeling like a princess in the dress! Heather, you are amazing, you are extremely talented and you are a true beauty inside and out!! Thank you SO much!
Reviewed On 11/07/2018 by Andrea L
Heather made my too-long dream dress work on my super short frame! She was easy to work with and a great communicator. The only small issue was getting the fit on the bodice of the dress a little snug the first time, but she made sure to make t...
he alterations to ensure a perfect fit before my wedding day. Great to work with!
Reviewed On 10/27/2018 by Susan R
Heather Gabriel, “The Singing Seamstress,” was a delight to work with. It was easy to schedule time with her, and she altered my gown in a timely manner. She provided great suggestions on styles of jewelry to compliment my neckline, made a pock...
et square out of leftover fabric for the groom, and recommended a pro to press my gown to ensure it was beautifully packaged and wrinkle-free. Heather is friendly and way to work with. I hope to have another occasion to work with her.
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Peter M
Heather was the third seamstress I visited, and the only one who was willing or able to make the modifications that I wanted. She is an EXCELLENT communicator, and is very reasonable. Her craftsmanship is impeccable!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Tracy G
I adored Heather. Not only did she do a beautiful job on my dress, which had layers for days, but was so accommodating to me. I live out of state, so was only able to have the first alteration meeting, then she said she would set aside half her...
day when I came back for the wedding in case last minute alterations needed to occur. Luckily, that wasn't needed because she did a fantastic job and the bustle was awesome and looked like the dress was made that way. I would highly recommend Heather for all alteration needs.
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Victoria L
If I could give her 6 stars, I would. Heather is so talented and fair. She quoted me at 4-6 hours and it ended up being 4. She could have easily said 6 but she didn’t and I really appreciate that. It only took two weeks from drop off to pick up...
and heather was in contact with me the whole time. She also sent me pictures of the bustle before she did anything, just to make sure I still liked it. I really can’t praise heather enough. Everything about this process was enjoyable, easy, and fair!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2018 by Amanda W
Perfection! So grateful for Heather!
Reviewed On 9/29/2018 by Sara H
I am so grateful to Heather, "The Singing Seamstress"! Could not more highly recommend a seamstress for wedding dress alterations, vintage dress restoration, or friendly conversation. I've included way more rambling information below about the ...
story of my Granny's 1961, Mom's 1988, and my 2017 wedding dress for fun - but if you don't feel like reading all of that... trust that you are in great hands if you choose to work with Heather. She is the best!
My mom and I called Heather at the recommendation of a friend, after another seamstress had ripped the bodice from the skirt of my grandmother (and my mom's!) wedding dress during a consultation (before quoting what I considered to be an insane price).
We visited Heather with a very sentimental dress, in multiple pieces, and a vision of hope to restore it. The original dress was still so beautiful in my eyes - despite being a little worn in places, with set-in champagne stains on the skirt, not "heir-loomed" in the slightest, and with the distinct smell of my Granny's closet where it had been sitting for the better part of 56 years. As a last ditch "why not" effort, my mom and I even soaked the lace bodice in OxiClean before visiting Heather to try to restore the original ivory that had yellowed over time (probably not recommended... but it worked!). All that to give you a picture of what Heather had to work with.
We wanted to retain or reuse as much of the original dress as possible, but also use a couple layers of flowy fabric to hide the stains in the skirt that were too set-in to come out. Heather was incredibly helpful in explaining her process. She recommended types of fabric, fabric stores, and provided us with an estimate of hours and her reasonable hourly rate up-front. All in all, Heather did a full revamp of the skirt and train, altered the bodice and cap sleeves, and replaced worn covered silk buttons.
This was all also happening right before Hurricane Harvey. In the midst of evacuating before the storm, Heather reached out to let us know she was bringing the dress with her to Dallas to ensure it was safe and dry. Talk about going above and beyond!
When she returned and the dress was ready, we had one last fitting to be sure everything was just right! There were tears and lots of hugs and appreciation. My now husband thinks it is the coolest thing that we wore the dress for three generations - while at the same time, with Heather's help, I feel it was made just for me.
Thank you so much for everything!
Reviewed On 9/06/2018 by Brittany J
GREAT! She’s hilarious and super easy to talk to. She put up with my not being able to figure out exactly what shoes I wanted - but once I did, we were golden and she made my dress perfect! I was worried about the lace hem of my dress, but she ...
did absolutely wonderful on keeping each detail perfect
Reviewed On 8/30/2018 by Kim M
Heather did such a fantastic job with my dress! Before I was stepping on it, and tripping over it and now I can walk! :) I absolutely cant wait for the big day! Thanks so much Heather!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2018 by Erica S
I would recommend Heather 100%! She did an amazing job hemming my dress and creating a beautiful bustle for me! My dress looks amazing and I cant wait to wear it on the big day!
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Courtney C
Heather is nothing short of amazing - she is very efficient and hemmed my dress in less than a week! I called her on very short notice and she saw me the same day. I’m so thankful for Heather and would recommend her to others!
Reviewed On 7/29/2018 by Stephanie H
Heather was amazing! I was very anxious and self conscious about the entire wedding dress fitting process but she was kind, patient, and helpful. I’m so thankful for everything she did to get my dress ready for my big day!
I would highly reco...
Reviewed On 7/22/2018 by Karen L
Really happy with Heather's work on my dress. It didn't need much alterations (mainly just adding the bustle), but she was very thorough through the whole process. She's very friendly and send updates on when she started working on the dress....
She was patient when teaching my maid of honor how to work the bustle. I definitely recommend her for fixing up your gown!
Reviewed On 7/14/2018 by Natalie G
Amazing! I would highly recommend The Singing Seamstress to any future bride! My dress turned out beautifully and Heather was fantastic!
Reviewed On 7/12/2018 by Tess H
I had such an incredible experience getting my wedding dress altered by The Singing Seamstress. I needed someone who was confident with altering lace and I really hit the jackpot. She sure knew what she was doing and she didn’t quit until SHE ...
AND I thought it was absolutely perfect. The day of my wedding, it fit like a glove, stayed in place and made me feel like a gorgeous Bride!
Reviewed On 7/08/2018 by Krystal B
Heather was amazing at everything! She was very quick with recognizing what needed to be done. She gave me a lot of confidence in her work before I even left the dress with her. She was considerate when the weather delayed our plans and was sup...
er sweet when the dress fitting was perfect! She even took a few pictures for me on my phone since I was alone. 10/10 would recommend again and again!
Reviewed On 7/05/2018 by Stephanie C
I highly recommend the singing seamstress! I just went on Tuesday to pick up my dress. She 100% saved me. I went from not being able to sit in my dress to being able to sit! She worked her magic and I cannot thank her enough! She is also very c...
heerful and a delight to be around.
Reviewed On 6/25/2018 by Ben H
The Singing Seamstress is incredible! I had to get a new/different wedding gown 3 weeks before my wedding day (long story). It needed SO MUCH work and I was totally panicked about it.. I took it to an “affordable” alterations place they day aft...
er I bought it, and they quoted me more than I paid for the actual wedding gown. I got her number from the shop that sold me the dress and from the instant we started talking, I had the best experience with her! Long story short, she ended up totally revamping my dress in less than a week and charged me 1/3 what the original alterations place quoted me. She is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! My dress looks amazing thanks to her. I thank the Lord for this miracle worker that saved my big day!!!
Reviewed On 6/16/2018 by Adalie R
Heather is amazing at what she does. I’m in love with my dress. She is also so sweet, funny, and alternates dresses at a reasonable price. I can’t wait to wear my beautiful wedding dress on the big day 😊
Reviewed On 6/04/2018 by Danielle T
I was recommended to Heather by a friend from work and I can’t thank him enough for helping me find her! Heather was so easy to work with from the beginning to end. She is honest, friendly and extremely reliable! I took my wedding dress to her ...
for alterations and after trying it on in front of her, she could immediately see what areas needed work. She adjusted the bodice, cut & hemmed the front of the dress, added cups, created a bustle and made the cutest veil! Seriously, what more could a bride ask for!!? She made me look and feel comfortable in my dress and I can’t thank her enough! She is extremely knowledgeable in her craft and her prices are very reasonable! You can tell that REALLY loves what she does because it shows in her work! If you are looking for someone to do your alterations, look no further! THANK YOU HEATHER! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by knottieb8f1c1aaf09f0e57
Heather Gabriel thank you so much for the wonderful costumes that you made for myself and my wife and the other things that you have done for me you are great at what you do I will continue to use you as my go to seamstress
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Bill O
My husband and I didn't need a wedding dress for our legalization. Or we would have known exactly where to go - Heather Gabriel.
How do I know that? I was one of her first Santa Claus customers and have great joy and happiness from the suit she...
And her husband Jim is great with leather! He has done several pieces for me, including a title sash and I would send anyone to him, too!!
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by John C
I found Heather On line after she had posted work she had done for other Santas. After becoming extremely jealous of the work she had done for others I ordered a vest. When I received it I was amazed at the craftmanship of the garment. Heath...
er asked me to try it on and send her a picture. Although I was happy with the fit she insisted that i return it so she could make it better. he attention to detail is nothing short of astounding. no matter what costuming or outfit I wear with this amazing garment it is the only thing people notice. I have since commissioned many other things from her and will not order custom Santa apparel from anyone else. I am pleased and happy to recommend her to anyone seeking a quality custom garment. I think it speaks volumes here that there is only one negative review about this outstanding professional.
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Bill W
I have gone to Heather for three different costumes. One was pretty simple. The other two were very complex. I didn’t really have a concrete idea what I wanted; I just wanted my costume for this character to be awesome.
Heather took her time. S...
he visited many fabric stores, always on the lookout for something that might fill the ‘awesome’ requirement.
I am just thrilled with the results. I have won contests with these costumes and it is because Heather has put so much energy and creativity into them. Recently, I was contacted by a Facebook friend who had won a role in a major movie. He wanted to know who had made my costume because it was the best he had seen. I fully expect to see Heather listed in the credits of this upcoming movie. She does a great job.
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Kris T
The professionalism and knowledge of this vendor is amazing. She's warm, easy to work with, has reasonable rates, and is honest. But most importantly, she is a wizard with fabric and design. I highly recommend.
Reviewed On 5/30/2018 by Bethe M
I paid Heather $1750 (for labor costs) to make my wedding dress (for a quoted 26.75 hours). I also paid for the materials, which came to $1078. In total (with Heather), I paid $2828. When the back felt too tight, she told me that “you don’t...
want the dress going anywhere...”.
There were multiple opportunities for Heather to get the fit right over the 3 months that I worked with her, but it continued to feel uncomfortable. She complains about the stylistic changes that I requested; however, with the amount that I paid her (which works out to more than $65/hour), she should have been more than willing to make changes AND achieve an ideal fit. Sadly, she didn’t see that anything was wrong with the fit. It was also a disappointment that she had chosen cotton as a lining, which pulled at the silk satin causing excessive wrinkling.
With weeks away from my wedding, I felt there was no other choice but to bring my dress to another seamstress. (Arlene Gamble from Beautiful You). Immediately, Arlene recognized that the chest did NOT fit right. She had to sew me a brand new bodice. The careful measurements that Arlene took at every single visit were so much more detailed than any that Heather ever did. Thanks to Arlene, I finally got the dress I wanted. Heather refused to offer even a partial refund. A dress that was supposed to be custom made required rush alterations in order to fit right. After paying her so much money, I expected so much more.
It took me a year to write this review because I wanted to give Heather time to make this right and offer a partial refund. I never requested a full refund, but I did think that a partial one was more than fair. I don’t like giving negative reviews, but this really hurt me and I have to stand up for myself.
Reviewed On 5/19/2018 by Kelli L
Heather was amazing. I live in Huntsville, TX and I was having a hard time finding someone that I could trust with my dress. Everyone kept telling me to take it to the cleaners here in town. I was nervous. Even scared about doing that. I knew I...
had found “The Dress” and I would have been devastated if someone had messed it up.
I found someone in the Spring, TX area but she was terrible about calling back to schedule an appointment. I understand people being busy but it’s not just good business not to return phone calls. So I started searching again. I found Heather on theknot.com website and after reading her reviews I reached out to her. She responded back promptly. I told her what I was needing and even shared a picture with regarding Some of the potential alterations that needed to be done. I made an appointment. She was pleasant, personable and very professional. She had me try on my dress and she showed me how to fix one of the issues without any needed alterations. She figured out where to put the bustle on the dress and did the alteration right then and there. Her price was great. It was worth the drive to know someone competent was working on my dress. Highly recommend her for any alterations. I’m positive that she will be able to handle anything you ask her.
Reviewed On 5/09/2018 by Mallory L
Heather was a joy to work with! Her work on my dress was gorgeous! Most importantly, she was quite flexible with the timing. I first went to Heather about 8 weeks before the wedding but ended up losing weight and needing more alterations done a...
bout 1.5 weeks before the wedding. Without hesitation, she agreed to do the alterations, and my dress was perfect! Her prices are also very reasonable and fair!
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Elissa H
Heather is an absolute revelation in the alterations industry! I was searching for somewhere to help me get my wedding dress just right and came across Heather. I'm glad I did. She was supremely fun to work with, understood my excessive attenti...
on to the bust of my dress (she sewed in cups to get the look just right) and was beyond reasonable with pricing. I am so very pleased with my dress and the artful way Heather designed the bustle. As my wedding will be outside, the dress needs to be off of the ground. Even working with a lot of fabric, she managed to get it up and out of the way while adding a touch of flare and beauty.
I would highly recommend Heather a thousand and one times!
Reviewed On 4/07/2018 by Bethany S
I can't say enough good things about Heather! She loves what she does and took such good care of my gown during alterations. She was very patient as I decided what I thought I wanted, changed my mind, and finally figured it out together. She ma...
de me a belt for my gown and I am just so so happy with the result! I can't wait to wear my dress in just 7 short weeks!! Thank you, Heather!
Reviewed On 3/24/2018 by Isabel G
Heather is soooo amazing. I had a difficult dress to alter due to all of the lace and I came in to see her around 5-8 times until the dress was perfect. She not only took the time and always had a smile on her face but she charged an extremely ...
reasonable price for the amount of work she did. If you live in the Houston area look no further. She IS the best!
Reviewed On 3/01/2018 by Gaby R
Heather was a pleasure to work with! She turned my dress around in 1 week! Most other places said they needed 2 months’ notice. She did a great job on my bustle and hem, and her pricing was very reasonable. Definitely give Heather a call for yo...
ur wedding dress needs!
Reviewed On 2/10/2018 by Maliah H
Heather is amazing she did a wonderful job on my wedding dress. I will definitely be back if I ever need alterations in the future. Her prices are very reasonable, she kept me in the loop, and she was personable. Thank you again Heather!!!!
Reviewed On 2/08/2018 by Brittany H
So pleased! She altered my wedding dress the week of my wedding because I lost weight. I am so thankful to have found her :-)
Reviewed On 2/06/2018 by Katie W
Heather is awesome!! She can work some serious magic on wedding dresses. I was worried was that the changes that were needed for my alterations would completely change the pattern of my dress, but Heather pulled it off perfectly. I would highly...
recommend any bride to take their dress to her!
Reviewed On 1/18/2018 by Lina B
Heather is the best! I’m so glad I found her on The Knot. I brought my dress to her a few weeks before my wedding and she made it happen. She stayed in touch
with me and updated me often. My dress was extremely beaded and she made magic happen...
. Quality of work is execellent. I can’t wait to wear it! She is an awesome person to work with and I highly recommend it!
Reviewed On 1/12/2018 by Gale M
Heather is amazing!!! My sister got a dress made from another country and I wish we took 'before' photos prior to Heather working her magic on this dress. Heather also worked on my sister's main wedding dress and altered my bridesmaid's dress. ...
Not only does she have an awesome personality, but Heather is wonderful to work with and has awesome communication and response times. I am definitely coming back for any future alteration/tailoring needs.
Reviewed On 11/29/2017 by Camille R
Heather is PHENOMENAL! I explained my vision and she executed it perfectly. She went above and beyond and stayed within my budget. I just love her and her work. She made me look like a perfect princess on my wedding day.
Reviewed On 11/28/2017 by Lauren J
Heather is a fantastic seamstress! I came to her with a pretty short turnaround time on my wedding dress (just over a month) and she was able to alter it very quickly. Not only did she alter what I was aware of (as someone with no sewing experi...
ence!) but she noticed things that could have been better done in the first place (pearls on the straps did not cover all the strap material) and offered to fix them for me - she did a great job with adding the pearls as well. She also was able to alter an adorable giraffe jumpsuit that I've needed fixed for a few months to perfection! I conveniently wore that for wedding festivities as well :D She's friendly, efficient, and a delight to work with.
Reviewed On 11/01/2017 by Heather H
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!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Jim W
She is super talented, creative and fast ... a magician with fabric!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Lauren K
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 s...
he 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?
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!