And so the adventure begins…
You’ve found the person of your dreams to spend the rest of your life with. Now, let us help create the dress of your dreams to make your special day all the more memorable.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Jocelyn began sewing at just the young age of nine. Growing up in a home full of fabric and sewing machines with her mother as her teacher and mentor, she was the only daughter out of six who took a liking to her mother’s profession. Home was where Jocelyn began sewing more extensively on detailed fabrics like lace, silk, and satin. She watched what her mother was able to do with all of those fabrics, transforming measurements on patterns and pieces of fabric into a masterpiece. It was at this time that Jocelyn asked her mother to teach her how to sew and she began drawing and sketching the dresses of her dreams for herself.
Growing up in a home with nine other siblings did not leave much room in the family budget for fancy new dresses so whenever she saw a dress in a storefront window or one that someone was wearing that she liked, she always made sure to sketch the design in her notebook. She would then begin measuring herself so she could make her own patterns and sew her own dresses.
Beginning her career in the US in 1983, it wasn’t until 1987 that she made her very first custom wedding gown for a friend and from then on, it was a long road of simple alterations and reweaving moth holes to make ends meet. All the while, creating wedding gowns being her true passion which she continued to pursue in the background for years until a special creation for her goddaughter in 2006 pushed her to bring her dreams into the foreground. Nearly a decade later, Jocelyn finally decided it was time to open her own bridal studio, fulfilling the dreams of that once nine year old girl.
Finding the dress for your special day can be difficult. Whether you’ve searched far and wide but simply cannot find a dress that meets your needs and expectations or you’ve been envisioning a one-of-a-kind creation for years, we can help bring your vision to life! Using just your ideas and your measurements, we can design a unique creation from scratch that will wow everyone and help you stand apart from the rest. From your wedding gown to bridesmaids dress, mother of the bride and groom dresses, flower girls and everything in between – we can outfit your entire party in custom pieces you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
From sample sales to online shopping and dresses passed down from generations, you have the dress but it isn’t quite the dress of your dreams just yet. Whether the dress looks nothing like what you expected or doesn’t fit the way you want it to, making alterations to your dress can help ease your mind on your special day and transform your dress to make it your own.
Complete your custom or altered creation with custom accessories that compliment your look. From veils and headpieces to belts and anything else to fit your vision, we can create what you need!
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Jocelyn is so amazing! I met Jocelyn at the ML Sample Sale and she helped me decide on a dress with my family. We made magic happen! I wanted a low back lace dress so she altered it accordingly to make it the perfect low back. She also made me a tulle skirt that I wanted to wear over my dress for the ceremony and remove for the reception. She was very attentive to what I wanted on my dress and so hospitable to me and my mom. She even altered my mom’s dress and fixed some missing sequins that fell off the dress. Her new space is amazing and really cute! She even makes custom wedding dresses! She sketches them and everything!
Jocelyn is extremely talented! She works with your personal vision for your wedding dress and takes it to another level with her creative eye, careful attention to detail and skillful hands. She took extra time and thought to customize my wedding dress into a dream like wedding dress. She downsized my gown from 10 to 0 as if it was effortless. I love her sincere passion for the styling of wedding dresses and professionalism. She is not only concern how you feel in the dress but cares that the dress perfect 🙂 She knows how to work with intricate pieces and alter it into a customized fit and even into a new look. I wish I knew about her sooner for all my dresses! She even helped customize the mother of the bride, maid of honor and my sponsor’s dresses! If you have an uncertain task or nearly impossible dress or piece of clothing she can transform it to what you have in mind. I have nothing bad to say about her. She goes the extra mile and gives her extra hours. When my dress was complete we were all in tears. Check out her work and her studio; you will not be disappointed!
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