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  • Please fully read our policies and procedures located on our FAQ page before booking an appointment.

  • Appointments required for ALL garments. No walk-ins.

  • We are booking out 1 week in advance for weekdays and Saturdays are filling up approximately 2 months in advance. Please plan accordingly.

  • Ready-to-Wear turnaround time is currently a 2-week minimum.

  • Wedding Party (Maids, Mothers, Groomsmen, etc) turnaround time is a 4-week minimum.

  • We are cut off for wedding dates before October 2, 2024 with custom alterations. See FAQ page for turnaround time minimums and a list of what qualifies as custom work. 

  • We are cut off for wedding dates before September 2, 2024 with standard alterations. See FAQ page for turnaround time minimums.

  • Additional Closures: Saturday, May 18th, and Saturday, May 25th - Tuesday, May 28th for Memorial Day.

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Since 1995, when KN Custom Sewing was established, we've specialized in bridal alterations. Please check our FAQ page for more details on what to expect during your fitting.

Bridal fittings should be scheduled 3 months in advance at a minimum.

Bridal fittings with custom work should be scheduled 4 months in advance at a minimum, EX: adding/creating sleeves.


We can assist with your entire bridal party from Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom, to bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, etc... Our formalwear department also includes but isn't limited to prom dress, ballgowns, cocktail dresses and other special occasion garments.
Formalwear fittings should be scheduled 1 month in advance at a minimum.


Ready-to-wear is exactly what it sounds like; the items in your closet that aren't for special occasions and are ready-to-wear. We excel in businesswear and military suits. Please check our FAQ page to review all items we do and do not work on.

Ready-to-wear items have a 10-14 day turnaround but is subject to change due to high workload seasons. See Announcements & Updates for updated turnaround times.

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Sunday/Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 4pm / Appointments 1 - 4pm
Saturday: Appointments 9am - Noon

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To make an appointment, please call us at 515.233.0303

1609 Golden Aspen Dr. 

Suite 103

Ames, IA 50010

Bridal Specialist: Sarah Mader

RTW & Formalwear Specialist: Colby Backous

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