Your wedding is a day you’ll remember forever. The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio provides various garment services to help make it perfect.

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Custom Gowns

Looking for something to add a unique and personal touch to your wedding?

The studio can make custom gowns and other clothing items for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, mothers of grooms and brides, and party goers.

To get started, please call or e-mail the Studio to schedule a consultation with Marilyn. The consultation will cover discussion of the design, timeline details, fabrics, and construction techniques.  Consultations usually last between 1.5 to 2 hours. The fee is $125.

You will be given an estimate via e-mail within 72 hours of the meeting. Once you accept the estimate, a contract will be presented to you for signature and work will begin.


Is your new dress or suit not fitting the way you want it to?

The Studio provides alterations and advice regarding all women’s wear and some menswear.

We take pride in our work and believe in the adage “countless unseen details are often the only difference between the mundane and the magnificent!

Our alteration pricing reflects those set by the Joyce Simmons Murphy National Pricing System. If any alterations total more than $100, a 50% deposit must be paid upon signature on contract.

Restorations, Renovations, and Redesigns

Do you plan to wear an heirloom gown?

The Studio takes great pride and care to restore vintage clothing to its former glory. Along with vintage restoration, we can renovate and redesign pieces for the modern look clients desire.

Redesigning a clothing item requires a very similar process to creating custom clothing, so the pricing structure will reflect that.

The consultation fee for complete redesigns is $125.


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?

The studio has various pieces for rent to complete your wedding including ring pillows, hair pieces, and more. Special occasion rentals are pulled from the Rentals Closet and most of the information about theatrical rentals pertains here as well:

  • Garments/Accessories will be clean and in good repair.
  • Any alterations needed will be performed by the Studio as part of the rental process.
  • If a garment/accessory is lost or damaged beyond repair, the renter will be responsible for its full replacement cost.
  • At the time of pick-up, the full rental fee must be paid (cash, check or credit card) along with a security deposit (cash or checks only). The security deposit will be returned to the renter when the garments/accessories are returned in good condition.

Rental fees are based on the garments/accessories being rented and the length of the rental period. Rentals not returned on the agreed date will be charged a $10/day late fee which will be deducted from the security deposit. Any missing hangers are $1/each.

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