"Valerie has an eye that understands different body proportions and why clothes fit the way they do. A year ago she took a size 14 bridesmaid's dress (the only size left!) down to a size 8 and made it fit like it was made for me--not an easy task. Then, in the winter of '09, she began to work on my bridal gown, which I bought off the rack. The dress was 3 layers of Spanish silk. She caught things and made adjustments that I needed, but would not have known how to ask for. The result was a stunning--and comfortable--gown that fit me perfectly. The double French bustle was 24 ties that gave me a completely new look for the reception--amazing! Valerie also designed and made the faux fur shrug I wore, which was a perfect complement for the dress, and helped me to be warm in the unexpected snow. She also made me a small bag to carry which matched my bridesmaid's dresses. I felt so elegant. She is a gifted tailor with years of experience (and stories to last through your longest fitting!). I could not recommend Valerie more highly." 

--Amy Malskeit, one of Val's biggest fans http://lbanderson.com/#/cg-30/

Doc and Beth Maranville "Val has fixed some of the most difficult pieces we could have ever imagined. She is always ready with her needle, thread, and a big smile. We just love her!"