L’Mode Bridal Custom N Alterations is a wedding gown alteration business located in Tustin, California. The owner, Dorie Kong, has over two decades of training and experience to pull on when creating customized wedding gowns. An extensive design background, including creating dresses, Dorie Kong’s attention to detail and refined skills produce wedding gowns that mirror a client’s vision of the perfect wedding dress.
Dorie Kong’s design and dress production background spans over two decades, including international training and experience in places such as Malaysia, Singapore, Paris and Milan. Furthermore, she shared her talents in her role as a dress-making instructor in Malaysia for a period of ten years. Dorie Kong now specializes in customizing gowns as an alteration expert.
Dorie Kong of L’Mode Bridal Custom N Alterations uses her past experience as a custom-gown creator to now personalize gowns through her alteration skills. Clients can schedule a consultation to meet with Dorie Kong and discuss what they desire in a wedding dress, allowing her to alter the dress to the client’s vision.
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Recommended by 96% of couples
Linda · Married on 06/24/2018
Wonderful working with Dorie
I found Dorie on Wedding Wire. After she sets up your initial appointment, she sends a detailed text message with her address, directions and a map. She runs her business from her studio apartment so it can be hard to find without her details.Sent on 12/13/2018
I recommend coming 10-15 minutes early to find street parking as it can be difficult if your appointment is in the evening. Also, sometimes there's construction from the shopping plaza across the street so that will take away parking space.
Just in case you have allergies, she has a cute and friendly dog named King. He's the sweetest doggy.
Dorie has 30 years experience as a tailor. She is really nice, kind, patient and understanding. She will listen to what you want and will give you her suggestions. Her pricing is reasonable too.
She did alterations on my wedding gown. I didn't need too much done to my dress. She did suggest for me to hem just the front of my dress. I was hesitant at first because when I ordered it from the designer, the hem to length was measured perfectly with my wedding shoes so I didn't feel it was necessary. However, I took her up on her suggestion since she is the expert. The hemming did turn out to be a tad short once I put my heels on. But it actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise because my dress has a cute slit in the middle and with a shorter front hem, it actually shows off my wedding shoes even more. With most brides, you don't even see their wedding shoes! The dress fit me like a glove and I received many compliments.
I brought a white dress and my then fiance's attire that we were planning to wear to the courthouse to get our marriage license for her to do alterations. Our outfits turned out great!
I also had her do alterations on my honeymoon outfits and even my regular clothes.
I would definitely recommend her to any bride who is looking for wedding gown alterations. I know it can be scary to leave your dress with a stranger but trust me, you're in great hands. I wouldn't bring my clothes to anyone else for alterations after meeting Dorie.
Stephanie · Married on 03/24/2018
Dorie did an excellent job altering my Stella York wedding gown. We had several appointments together and continued to work on the dress until I was completely satisfied. My dress was very detailed with lace and layers, and she was a perfectionist to keep the dress in perfect form. It is very difficult to trust someone to alter and protect your wedding dress, but Dorie made it easy! She is great to work with, nearby, and competitive with her pricing. My sister and I both were completely satisfied with her alterations work for both of our gowns. I highly recommend L'Mode Alterations!Sent on 07/29/2018
Kelly · Married on 04/08/2017
Dory was a life saver! My dress did not fit me properly at all, despite how beautiful it was. I bought it at a popular bridal boutique, but it needed so much work in order to for it to look great on my wedding day. Dory made that happen. After careful and thoughtful planning, she made my dress look as though it was made for me. It was incredible the work she put into it! Her office is her apartment which is very professional and private, and you get to see all the many styles she works with. She is also very helpful with undergarments, and adaptations should you need them. She is professional, timely, and affordable. She is also very kind and sweet and easy to work with. Thank you so much, Dory, for making my dress beautiful for my very special day. I can't say enough good things about Dory! Sincerely, Kelly McNaughton (formerly Sakamoto)Sent on 08/06/2017