Dawn Brooky with Tony Bowls
I currently do alterations on gowns from J & B bridal in Chambersburg, Pa., DeJaVu in Mt Airy, Md., K & Bridal in Hagerstown, Md. , I DO I DO in Gaithersburg, Md, Brides for Haiti, Suzanne", Cecilias, Martins, Formal Expressions, Elegance, Serendipity, Say yes for less, and Fairy talle brides on a shoestring.
I would like to tell you a bit about myself and what I do... My name is Dawn Brooky.. I have been a clothing design specialist since 1974 and started in the Washington DC area. I used to design and make gowns for the brides, but I soon became well known in the Washington area, Virginia, Rockville, Maryland, Gaithersburg and the surrounding areas. The bridal shops began referring their brides to me for alterations and soon I had to choose what I preferred....and it is the alterations. I find the challenges exciting and rewarding for both the bride and for myself. I can do anything from making a "too small" dress into a corset back because the bride becomes pregnant, or adding shoulders and sleeves because it is going to be a Mormon wedding, or even putting a double French bustle in a gown so the bride can have a sweep train going down the aisle and then take it up for the reception. I have been featured in the Washingtonian Magazine, I have been included in “Best Weddings” and you can find my name mentioned several times on the Wedding Knot Website. If you googled my name, you will see several wonderful comments come up in the search including yahoo listings, yelp and wedding wire.
From “ The Best of Dc.....Alterations, if you choose to have them done there, I DO I DO... they are contracted through independent seamstress Dawn Brooky, who has been working with the shop, I DO I DO for 19 years. Her prices, too, are extremely reasonable.”
From “Yelp.com” “ HI.....I must say this..the seamstress is absolutely incredible....fair prices, fast turn around and excellent work...I could not be more pleased.
I now live in the Hagerstown area and am now offering my serivices to the brides here locally and beyond. I love working with the brides as their happiness is contagious. As I rebuild business in the Hagerstown area, I will bring to the brides the best service and make certain the bride looks their very best on their special day. My workmanship is outstanding, my turnaround fantastic and the prices are excellent.You wont be disappointed. I hope to see you soon!! Dawn Brooky
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Alterations by Dawn Receives 2013 Best of Hagerstown Award. Hagerstown Award Program Honors the AchievementHAGERSTOWN November 13, 2013 -- Alterations by Dawn has been selected for the 2013 Best of Hagerstown Award in the Sewing & Alterations category by the Hagerstown Award Program.Each year, the Hagerstown Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hagerstown area a great place to live, work and play.Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Hagerstown Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Hagerstown Award Program and data provided by third parties.About Hagerstown Award ProgramThe Hagerstown Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hagerstown area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.The Hagerstown Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.SOURCE: Hagerstown Award Program
Welcome to the Hagerstown Business Hall of Fame 2018!
Alterations by Dawn is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Hagerstown Award for six consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Alterations by Dawn for the 2018 Hagerstown Business Hall of Fame. To commemorate your inclusion in this elite group an exclusive Hall of Fame Award, available only to Hall of Fame inductees, has been created.
VIP Karen · on July 1 at 9:50 AM
I didnt have alot done to my dress, but.... my seamstress was excellent!! She moved the straps on my dress, put an American bustle on it, hemmed it and did an "on the spot" alteration because it was still a little too low cut at the last alteration. (I'll admit I was a little concerned about not having my last fitting until close to the wedding, but I have to say, she knew what she was doing there too). My TOTAL bill was only $140! Its Dawn Brooky of Alterations by Dawn in Hagerstown Md, you can find her on the internet.
Enter the search for Dawn Brooky, seamstress in Hagerstown and you will find many delightful reviews!!!!
Dawn is fantastic. I went to her a few months ago for a different dress to be altered and it ended up looking beautiful. I went back to her for my wedding gown, and I am amazed at how good it looks now! She did an expert job at letting the waist out, fixing the bust and sleeves, fixing lace and beading, and even made a bustle in the back. I am so happy with the results and can't wait to get married in it!
Dawn was absolutely wonderful. She got me in with a very quick turn around and the dress was phenomenal. I needed a hem and the shoulders pulled in, and she made it better than I imagined. She went above and beyond for sure! I absolutely will be back for future alterations
After searching for months, I finally found a dress I liked online. Unfortunately, it didn't fit right. The bust was too large, the sleeves were too long, and it needed to be shortened. Dawn was able to get it all done in record time, and my dress looks amazing! I highly recommend her for bridal alterations and will be coming back if I ever need a seamstress again!
We loved her!!
Me..the bride..and my entire wedding party....she did a great job...could not of asked for a kinder person...
her website is alterationsbydawn.com if you want to check her prices...
the very best
That is really what sums up Dawns Alterations...
her prices are great, very flexible schedule, she did an awesome job with my wedding gown
Dawn was amazing!
Rachel L. Married on 10/03/2020
Dawn altered my lace wedding gown and did a phenomenal job! She added a new belt and beautiful pearl bustles that blended in seamlessly. She was even able to fit me in two weeks before my wedding when I needed some last-minute alterations. Dawn was responsive, personable, and made the whole process so easy. I would recommend Dawn in a heartbeat!
Mother of Bride alterations 10/12/2020
Dawn is so talented and really knows what she is doing! I highly recommend!!
Wedding gown alterations
Dawn was recommended to me by family friends. I wasn’t sure who to go with as I live in PA and it’s hard to trust somebody with your wedding dress, but they were so sure she would do a good job i decided to make the hour and a half drive over every time I had an appointment. It was well worth it! She fit my dress to me perfect and saw my vision of what I wanted and made it come true. If you are in Hagerstown or the surrounding area I definitely recommend dawn!
Sarah Married on 06/01/2019
So glad I got in touch with Dawn!
Heather M. Married on 04/06/2019
Dawn is professional, knowledgeable, quick, thorough, personable, and invested in making sure her clients walk out the door with a smile and a beautifully altered dress! Thanks again, Dawn! I knew my wedding dress would be a challenge and you were just the person to tackle it!!
Michelle W Sent on 04/28/2019
Dawn’s the BEST!!!
We’re planning our wedding in just 4 months so once I had my dress I needed it altered ASAP. One call to Dawn and I was not only put at ease by her cheerfulness but by how quickly she was able to get me in for my initial fitting. She has my lace wedding dress completely done in under two weeks and it fit PERFECTLY! She was so sweet and since my Mom & sister couldn’t be there with me she helped me FaceTime with them while I modeled the dress. Her pricing is fantastic and the quality of workmanship is top notch. I recommend her to everyone. Thank you Dawn!
Dawn is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!
Maria Married on 08/05/2017
I needed alterations done quick. Within a week of my wedding, my other dress hadn't arrived. I was about to panic. I went and bought a new dress and had no idea who to get to alter it for me. I searched online and found Alterations by Dawn. Reviews looked good so I gave her a call. I was there within the hour getting fitted. She was amazing. She lived up to all the reviews I read. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a friendly and experienced seamstress who is quick and efficient. Did I mention friendly!!!! Dawn, Thank you for turning what could have been a nightmare into a fabulous experience.
Sent on 03/31/2019
Kimberly Married on 08/20/2016
Dawn was amazing! She did my dress perfect and couldn't be more happier/excited!
She was very sweet and professional and her prices are reasonable. Can't thank you enough!
Samantha Married on 09/25/2011
I have been going to Dawn for alterations of my clothing for over 10 years, including my bridal gown being amazingly created by her. I am sad to see that some people weren't as happy with her work as I know her very personally and know how amazing of a seamstress and designer of wedding gowns she is. She's worked with designers like Skazzi and Vera Wang which should tell you how inincredible her work and professionalism is. I work for a very important person where I need to wear high end designer suits and would just die if it weren't for Dawns help in altering my clothes for my petite size. I think she is just great and... Read more
Sent on 02/20/2015
Jennifer Married on 01/01/2011
Dawn Brooky is an amazing, friendly, talented seamstress! She did an amazing job in such a short amount of time. She made me feel comfortable and the results were perfect! She went out of her way to accomodate my schedule, and was very fair in her pricing. I will come back anytime I need formal alterations.
Sent on 10/08/2011
Jeanna Married on 03/09/2011
Dawn was wonderful! I didn't have much flexibility in my schedule to meet and I had a very short time frame to get my wedding dress altered (only 3 weeks); she went above and beyond to work with my busy schedule. The alteration were perfect; my dress fit exactly as I imagined it should! She was extremely professional and friendly and her prices were very reasonabe. It was an overall wonderful experience!!!
Chris Married on 02/14/2011
Dawn was able to turn my dress into exactly what I wanted. I wasnt too pleased when I first got it home..somehow the bling of buying it faded....but when dawn gave me ideas and put them in place...wow....I am a happy bride to be now!!
Sent on 02/16/2011
Daniela Married on 06/13/2010
I can not put into words how wonderful my gown looked...every bead in place..a perfect fit and wowed my now husband....
dawn is incredible
Josie Sent on 06/21/2010
Dawn did an amazing job with me dress. I contact her two weeks before our wedding and she was very flexible in her shedule. It was great to work with her and I would go to her again.
Sent on 10/31/2010
I was a little scared after reading some of the reviews I found online, but I really like working with Dawn. She was super flexible in scheduleing and very professional. You could tell she has a ton of experience! I loved the way my alteration turned out!
Rebecca Married on 02/20/2010
I cannot express how happy I was working with Dawn. I was referred to her by the bridal shop I was buying my dress from, and she came to the rescue when my mother had a meltdown about how the "from the factory" bridesmaid's dress fit on my sister. She assured my mom that everything would be alright, and quickly went to work pinning not only my sister's but my mothers and mine in no time at all. When we came back, my sister's dress fit wonderfully and she took the time to show my mother and my bridesmaid how to bustle my dress. She made all those strings look so simple! My bustle and my bridesmaid's bustles looked... Read more
Virginia Married on 07/04/2009
Dawn Brooky was wonderful. She made my gown look perfect on me and I am not an easy fit. She was pleasant and very patient. Her prices are very reasonable as well..I would recommend her to everyone I know.
Julia Married on 07/04/2009
Oh my gosh...I just read that awful review...BRIDES DONT LISTEN TO IT... that is not a real bride writing that review..it is her former employer at a dress shop that she quit because of the working conditions. I know this because she has been doing my entire families alterations and weddings for at least 15 years...and never have any of us had one complaing. I knew her former boss was nasty..but this takes it all.
I know for a fact that Dawn has set up shop in Hagerstown, MD and this has pissed off her former employer... She WAS NOT FIRED, SHE QUIT.. I have seen the paperwork as we have discussed the outrageous "contract" over dinner. ... Read more
ALTERATIONS BY DAWN'S REPLY:
Oh goodness...thank you for coming out and supporting me on this. I appreciate it.My best...dawn
Mary Married on 05/18/2005
Wow. What can be said about Dawn. Maybe the better question is what can't be said about Dawn? She is just awesome. If it needs to be done she can do it. She can and has preformed miracles. I have had her do many different alterations for me, everything from formal to minor alterations. Every job carries the same high quality, great prices, and wonderful friendly smile. Thank you for being flexible with my schedule. A++ in my book.
Sent on 07/31/2009
I am in just shock over the review I have read on here. I have worked with Dawn on several occassions. If there is anyone that can fix anything it is Dawn. I have watched her take dresses and make MAGIC happen. The brides that have been there while I was there had nothing but good things to say about her. She really makes you feel comfortable in an already stressful time. Dawn will make you feel like part of the family. She will listen to you complain or be cheerful about your day or the up coming events. She has never once been rude to me. I dont think there is a rude bone in her body. I... Read more
Sent on 08/04/2009
I also have known Dawn for years. I lost a LOT of weight before my wedding. Not only did Dawn alter my wedding dress, she altered many other clothes for me. I wear suits to work, and as I lost weight of course my clothes were too big. Not wanting to spend exorbitant sums of money for new suits, I took them to Dawn for alterations. Some of them were Pendelton wool suits. They fit perfectly when Dawn was finished--even better than they had fit when they were new!! If anything wasn't perfect, Dawn was quick to fix it. Her prices are reasonable, and she is very professional and courteous. She even made my veil and headpiece for my... Read more
Patsi Married on 11/30/2002
I have know Dawn for over fifteen years. She not only alters wedding gowns and mother's dresses, but also woman's slacks and blouses.
My mother lost a lot of weight but did not want to buy new clothes since she would have to wear juniors clothes. Juniors style of clothes did not fit her correctly nor did they suit her. So we asked Dawn to come to our rescue. Dawn told us it would be about four weeks before the five slacks could be tailored since she was very busy trying to alter a wedding gown. After three weeks, Dawn called saying the slacks were finished and would we please come in and try them on. The... Read more
Sent on 07/31/2009
Louis Married on 12/10/2016
My compliments on Dawns work for a short time frame.My fiance was very pleased with fitting her in to accommodate her schedule at a pressing time. Her work was bragged on for fitting and suggestions. Then finished in plenty of time. She was so happy to have it finished a quick turn around. Can't thank Dawn enough for her gown. Have referred others to her. Thank You very much Dawn.
Angie Married on 11/10/2016
I find Dawn to be a breath of fresh air. She helps to take away some of the stress of my wedding day. My dress needs help and she can make magic happen. She has ideas and helps to make everything fall in place. Something a bride needs with so much going on otherwise. Dawn has done other work for me as well and everything she does is top notch. She is just a wonderful person all around. Easy to work with and her prices are wonderful. She has my business. If you need someone to help with a dress or alteration Dawn is your girl. She is a wonderful lady. You cant go wrong. Thanks for all you do.
Connie Married on 06/25/2009
My dress was done by Alterations by Dawn. She is wonderful to work with and provided a professional, top-of-the-line gown. She was on time with deadlines and always willing to make a chage, if necessary. I have to wonder if the terrible review of Alterations by Dawn was written by someone with an ax to grind or submitted to the wrong vendor. None of the derroguatory remarks in the review applied to any of the contacts I had with Dawn.
Iris Married on 08/24/1974
I have known Dawn for over thirty years. She altered my wedding dress for me in 1974 and essentially made it over again in 2000 for my daughter who wore it in her wedding. What a gem she is ! Over this period of time, she has altered everything thing imaginable from suits, skirts, slacks, dresses, curtains, etc. You name it, she's fixed it, altered it, or created it. Never once have I ever found her to be less than perfect to deal with. Dawn and I have also become close friends over this period of time and knowing her the way I do, I can only say that I am sure the "raving bride" must have forgotten to... Read more
Scott Married on 02/14/2009
I was allowed to watch Dawn take apart and alter other gowns, I was very happy with her expertise and knowledge, we got to know each other quite well over the last 6 months and any negative comments about her would be from a former employer that is holding a grudge. Dawn is moving up in the world and has earned my support, I recommend her to everyone I encounter.
Chelsea Married on 09/14/2018
Dawn did a great job on my bustle of my wedding dress
Lily Married on 05/21/2011
I had Dawn alter my wedding dress. I had it brought in a little, the top clipped back at the bust, the dress shortened, and a bustle added. She did a great job on bringning the dress in, shortening it, and clipping the bust.