Wedding Dress Alterations

bride on wedding day after wedding dress alterations by Modern Cottage
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Brittanie Cline, master seamstress, has been doing wedding dress alterations since 2007.  Throughout her years of experience, she has tailored gowns from surrounding bridal shops such as Bespoke Bride Boise, BB Bridal, Manor House, and Sweetheart Manor Bridal. Her expertise is not limited to gowns found at these shops.  Similarly, she has experience in wedding dress alterations from designers such as Justin Alexander, Stella York, Maggie Sottero, Willoby by Waters, Badgley Mischka, Chic Nostalgia, and Allure. Certainly, her 17 years of experience is not limited to these wedding dress designers. Above all, she has a background in altering a variety of fit problems such as: hems that are too long, bodices more than one size big or too small, straps, bustles, and lastly steaming. For information on our finishing touches, you can view our veil gallery here.


bride on wedding day after wedding dress alterations by Modern Cottage
Blackbird Photography


Even if you don’t have your gown yet, it is important to reserve your appointment early.  Chances are that your bridal gown will need some adjustments. To schedule, simply schedule your appointment here. As always, if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to text us at 208-696-1155. We accept wedding dress alterations Ketchum, Twin Falls, Boise and surrounding areas. Fittings are done at our home office based in Fairfield, Idaho.

Ketchum Wedding Dress Alterations


Also, we specialize in helping put your look together with additional details such as custom veils, over skirts, and detachable trains.  While we specialize in alterations, if you need something more for undergarments such as a petticoat or bustier, we can help with that too! Simply inquire those additional options if that is something you need assistance with.


While fittings can take anywhere from 2-4 fittings to find the perfect fit, they don’t take very long. Anticipate about 45 minutes for each alterations appointment, and 60 minutes for your final fitting to leave room for touch ups. Be sure to save yourself a trip to the tailor by bringing your shoes to your first fitting, especially if you need a hem or bustle. For more information on our wedding dress alterations timeline, you can read more here.

bride on wedding day after wedding dress alterations by Modern Cottage
Blackbird Photography


Finally, on your wedding day, you’ve found the perfect fit. We want to let you in on a few tips for your wedding day. Due to the shape of some trains, you might forget where all of the bustling points go on the day of.  Be sure to bring one close friend who will be there with you the day of to your final fitting. Keep in mind our little cottage is best for you to bring just you and one other friend. Also, we do on site steaming, dressing assistance, and bustling, so if  you need us there on the day, we can be!


“I had the best experience with Modern Cottage Bridal Brittanie is amazing. She helped me with my last minute alterations (3 days before my wedding) causing zero stress!! She is talented and professional. If she lived in California I would send all of my friends to her. I appreciate everything you did for me and I am so thankful for your services Brittanie!”


Ketchum, Idaho

Wedding Dress Alterations

“Brittanie was great! Got my multi-layer dress just right, that was a size or two too big when I bought if off the rack. It dirt just right – she even had to take off and put the sleeves back on to get it right. She’s so sweet and really knows her stuff!”


Bellevue, Idaho

Mantilla veil at an outdoor wedding venue in McCall, Idaho

“Brittanie took me in on short notice for my wedding dress alterations and created a custom veil for me. Her work is amazing – attention to detail is insane and she gave me so many options for both the alterations and the veil. The veil she created (with hand sewn lace trim!) is so beautiful and exactly what I had envisioned. She’s incredibly friendly and timely, as well. I would go back to her in a heartbeat!”


Boise, Idaho


Blackbird Photography

“If you want an experience where you know she will be there for you every step of the way until your wedding day, I would not hesitate to highly recommend Modern Cottage Bridal! Thank you Brittanie for making this process a great one and for being a big part of me looking & feeling my best when I marry my best friend next month!”



While we specialize in bridal and prom, occasionally we accept fine clothing & interior project requests. For emergency projects, please text us at 208-696-1155. We can’t wait to hear about your next sewing project!