There is something about clothing bought off the rack… it never quite fits the way you like. The good thing is there is something you can do about it. With so many different body types, not everyone fits the mainstream standard, so having your dress altered or custom-made is the next option.
When you have your dress altered or custom made it is made to fit your body and only your body. Dressmaking and alterations should be performed as a work of art, not an assembly line product. Our custom dresses are made from scratch, from your imagination and our alterations are quality couture.
At Colletti Threads we are passionate about what we do and believe that every woman deserves to have a perfect fit in the dress of her dreams.
On June 4, 2021, Colletti Threads hosted its first fashion show featuring some of Michelle Lowery’s Custom Wedding Gowns from past brides as well as some of her own creations as she prepares to develop some concepts for her future dress line.
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Michelle was awesome! The whole process was so fun. She has a great personality, very easy to work with, very creative, and she is extremely reasonable! What more could you want?! BRIDES…listen up… if you have done your due diligence to research to whom you are entrusting your gown, trust them when you get there! Because I had researched Michelle, I knew I was in good hands. There were some changes I wanted to my sleeves and we really couldn’t see it accurately unless she started cutting. Let them cut! Don’t be afraid! You can’t make an omelet until you break a few eggs and you can’t make gorgeous changes to your dress unless you are willing to try some different things! My dress came with a beautiful beaded belt and I just couldn’t figure out if I wanted to use it. I loved the sparkle it added, but didn’t like how it cut my figure up. (I’m short and curvy) After a couple of questions, Michelle picked up some scissors and started clipping the beaded portion off of the belt. I started to say something but didn’t. I trusted where she was going. I’m so glad I did! She took it and placed it on the bust line of my dress as a jeweled detail and it’s perfect there! She took it apart and stitched it on perfectly! It looks divine and I’m so excited to wear my dress! She is really great and so much fun. I HIGHLY recommend her! She also makes appointments after hours, which is nice, because I come from downtown Houston. Definitely give her a call!!!
– Jennifer Johnson
I brought my mother’s 1980s wedding dress to Michelle in October 17. I had dreamed of wearing my moms dress on my wedding day but I had been having a hard time finding someone that could see my vision of preserving the dress’ original look while updating it slightly and altering it to fit my frame. I had brought it other places and everyone I talked to just wanted to cut the dress up and leave me with a simple dress that very slightly resembled the original. This was heartbreaking for me. But when I brought my dress to Michelle her excitement and passion said it all. She listened to exactly what I wanted and worked tirelessly to make every part of the dress exactly what I wanted. She spent countless hours and many appointments working to place each peice of the puzzle in just the right place. She even met us at fabric stores to work with us to find just the right fabrics. She also made sure we never overbought as fabrics can be very expensive, especially lace. When it was all said and done the final product was beautiful. The dress was restored to it’s original glory and my dream of wearing my moms dress on my wedding day was brought to life. Michelle was such an angel to work with and charged us a more than reasonable price for the hours of design and hand sewing that went into this dress. She gave us a flat rate and never once added on extra fees when challenges and changes came up throughout the process. I would recommend her to anyone needing dress alterations. Especially if you are making big changes to a dress.
– Mary Danforth
If I could give Michelle more than 5 stars I would! She made sure my vision for my wedding gown came to life. When I first purchase my gown I thought I loved it especially since I was so excited about getting married to the love of my life but the thing is my dress was FAR from something I truly
Loved and couldn’t see myself walking down the aisle in. So I found Michelle riding around old town spring and she changed my life. Not only was I her client but I was family when I walked in that dressing room. Not only is Michelle great but so are her prices shes VERY reasonable! I just want to say again THANK YOU to Michelle for making my vision come true and I received and still receiving compliments on my dress. I got married September 15! Now that my mom and my dad are renewing their vows guess who’s back!! I will forever recommend her!
– Michella Boyd
I couldn’t wait to share a review but had to wait until after my wedding. Michelle did amazing on my dress! I lost a ton of weight after buying my dress, like 10 inches off my waist alone and not to mention I’m pretty short. I was so nervous my dress could not be altered to fit but man was I wrong. The cost was less than I was expecting and the service was hands down top notch.
– Jamie Cummings