I’m Ashley Kelsey, the owner and sole operator of Alabaster Alterations.
Creative ventures have called my name since Barbie was my best friend. My older sister’s clothing and socks stood no chance against me as I would convert them into sweater vests and evening gowns for Ken & Barbie.
I grew older and thrift stores were my primary shopping scene. If I loved a pattern or fabric, size never kept me from taking new treasures home. That funky blazer or comfy gaucho pant became favorites as I altered them to fit me! Thus, a love for altering clothing erupted.
This love followed me to college at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA where I graduated with a BAT in Apparel & Textiles. And also to my first industry job; a large bridal store where I became an alterations specialist working on large and often meticulous bridal gowns and formal dresses. I completely fell in love with the bridal business and decided to venture out on my own.
Alabaster opened March 2019 with great anticipation of the journey ahead!
I pride myself on quality work, my eye for detail, and staying up to date on current fashions and classics. I look forward to working with you!
3 Reviews for Alabaster Alterations
Recommended by 100% of couples
4 User photos
Sarah Wood · Married on 08/09/2020
I purchased my dress from a boutique that didn’t offer alterations, and I was TERRIFIED of having someone whose work I hadn’t seen personally, alter my perfect dress. Ashley altered a bridesmaid dress for me, and after seeing her work, I knew she would be the person for the job. I only thought there was one kind of bustle, but she was able to do a “ballroom bustle” which allowed the beading and detail on my dress to be shown. My dress fit perfectly and I have never felt more beautiful!Sent on 09/03/2020
Whitney Esguerra · Married on 08/31/2019
Incredible Service and Value
I hired Ashley to hem my wedding dress last summer. She made sure I got exactly what I wanted and was very professional and friendly. The fee she charged was also about 40% less than what a chain dress store quoted me to hem my bridesmaid dress for another wedding. The quality was excellent and if I was in the area I would use her for all my special event alterations.Sent on 09/03/2020
Ally Mcnally · Married on 07/06/2019
Service was fast and friendly. Did great work for a reasonable price.Sent on 09/03/2020