Mrs. Young is happiest when she is guiding satin or silk through the humming sewing machine. Lace and brocade fabrics sitting nearby are added throughout the process. Sometimes, Mrs. Young creates attire for the entire wedding party. This is exciting because her creativity is present in all the dresses.
KInds of Dresses created
- Wedding Dresses
- Prom Dresses
- Custom Dresses
- Special Occasion Dresses
Many of Mrs. Young's customers come from surrounding states as they find out about her through family and friends. Clients come from as far away as Texas and Ohio. They visit Charlotte to meet with Mrs. Young, plan the gown and have measurements taken. Then, Mrs. Young creates the pattern and sews the gown.
Most gowns take about three to four weeks to make. Price is determined by time and fabric quality. Fabrics that are more expensive drive up the price as do intricate, labor-intensive details. A very simple gown by Mrs. Young runs $350, while those with numerous layers and greater detail run more than $2,000. Mrs. Young emphasized that customer-made gowns are more desirable because they are one-of-a-kind, not necessarily less expensive.
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