Are you looking alterations? Natalie is happy to assist with your alteration or design needs. Please call the studio at 506.206.7397. Spots book very quickly so you are advised to call as soon as possible.
We're a Cell-Phone Free Zone~
. Your dress planning time is special and valuable, and really, deserves undivided attention, right? We respectfully ask that all cell phones are left behind in your vehicle during your appointment time at Nobility. 100% undivided attention for you & your once-in-a-lifetime gown.
The Alteration Process
A friendly welcome to all clients looking for an experienced, and technically trained clothing designer that will make your gown fit perfectly.
As a custom clothing designer and dress maker, Natalie specializes in altering all types of ready made bridal gowns and dresses for your entire wedding party as well as prom dresses, and is recommended by several bridal boutiques in the Maritime provinces.
For those who want there existing gown more customized with a sleeve or making a zippered back into a corset, this is possible…in most cases.
A wide array of belts and veils are available, ready made in studio. For those who want something custom that is available as well.
She can also turn a vintage dress, that belonged to a family member, it to something truly unique.
All fittings are done personally at Rivendell Studio in the picturesque community of Rusagonis, 15 minutes south of Fredericton.
Booking Your Alteration Appointment
Fittings generally start 2 months before your wear date. It is very important that your weight is stable as possible before fittings begin. During your first fitting we focus on the bodice and pin your under layers of your gown. Your first fitting takes about 20 minutes.
The second fitting is, generally, 3 weeks after the first fitting. At this time we refine the fit or your bodice, hem and bustle your gown. Your second fitting takes about 45 minutes.Your pick up is scheduled 1 ½ to 2 weeks before your big day. At this time we ensure that your gown is perfect. Your pick up takes less than 20 minutes. If an extra appointment is needed we have plenty to time to make any tweaks possible.
You should bring your shoes and any undergarments you will be wearing to all fittings. This includes your bra and any shape wear you intent to wear. If you have an illusion back or a low cut dress back, and you require bra cups, many shapes and sizes are available in studio.
Feel free to bring a person or two to your fitting to support you, so you can be relaxed and calm. Natalie is very laid back and will put you
This is just a time guideline. If you are arriving a week before your wedding, your dress hasn’t quite arrived or if you are pregnant or just had a baby, the appointments are made to fit the schedule. These must be made in advance as Natalie books quickly. So instead of being a few weeks apart, you a seen a few days apart.
“ I want your time with me, weather it be a gown alteration or a custom designed gown, the easiest thing that you have to do for your wedding. I studied clothing design for 4 years and have been in business for more than 25 years, with my years of experience, you will be well looked after.”
Prices for bridal gowns alterations are all dependent of the construction, design and fabric of each individual gown. The average gown alteration is generally $350 to $450. If there are extras such as putting on a sleeve or making a gown more modest, by lining it, you will be priced according to the work and fabric used. If It’s a little extra sparkle you’re seeking, hand beading can also be done, as well. Natalie always does her very best to match up fabrics and beads.
For those who know at the point of ordering your gown, that you want a lace sleeve for example, it is best to order extra lace at the time of ordering your gown at the bridal boutique, if possible.
Appointments are available 6 days a week,
Monday to Friday 9am to 730pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.
During the busy month of April to October, hours are extended.
Nobility Clothing Designs is by appointment only, so Natalie can give you her undivided attention.
242 Bryson Rd, Rusagonis NB E3B 8E7