I am a Dressmaker whose primary interest is making women look their personal best in their Bridal gowns, their children's weddings and other special occasions. I gladly do any alterations as well as new custom creations.
Bridesmaids and Flowergirls too.
My pricing is established with a FREE CONSULTATION
To get reviews:
The Chicago Reader https://chicagoreader.com/people-issue/2022-11-10/julia-needlman/
I make new gowns to fit and suit my women of all ages. I can work from a picture or create a sketch.
I can alter or re-make any gown. I do on-body patterning and will help to find any missing fabrics.
Once we make a commitment to work together, I promise to make you comfortable and happy in your clothing.
My name really is Julia Needlman. I live in Chicago, on the near North side. I have been in business for over 40 years, working out of my home.
I started sewing when I was a child and never stopped. I hold BFAs in Costume Design and Play Directing.
I have been studying Historical Clothing for all these years: Learning and investigating the shapes and movement of fabric and bodies. I am efficient and enjoy hand work as much as machine work - whichever is going to give me the best results for the perfetly fitted Bridal Gown.