Lakeland, FL 33801

(901) 377-1148



Custom dressmaking, restyles, alterations


bridal alterations, veils, bustles

custom bridal gowns

evening wear



career wear

Professional Association


As a long time member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP), I am held accountable to my peers to meet or exceed established standards for quality custom made garments.  

About Me


Creating with sewing is my passion!  Bring a sketch, picture or garment as an inspiration, and I’ll make it happen.  Choose from swatches provided or shop yourself for the perfect fabric.  After a free consultation, a cost estimate will be given.  

Client Notes


You made me feel comfortable and knew exactly what I wanted.  Being part of the process made me appreciate the dress so much more.  The dress is too perfect for words!  -Rebecca

I don’t know how I can thank you enough for making the perfect weddding gown for me.  I treasure the times spent on fittings and always looked forward to the appointments, because I knew I would not be disappointed.  Thank you for being such an important part of my wedding day!  - Whitney

What an absolute pleasure it was working with you on our wedding projects.  I am so thrillled with my mother of the bride suit.  You have a wonderful gift and talent and I look forward to another outfit!  -Gayle

Barbara VanHouten Dressmaking

(901) 377-1148

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