About Us

history of our store

Sew Stylish is your “one stop bridal shop” located in beautiful downtown Ingersoll. We carry everything you need to style your entire bridal party, with a variety of designers and price points to please every member of the party. Each one of the designers that we carry in store has been carefully selected by us to keep up with the trends and make sure that we carry an amazing selection of gowns for very style, size, and price point. Along with our wedding gown designers we also carry bridesmaids collections, and a number of different collections to keep your mothers looking stylish. In store you can also find Tuxedos from Collin’s Formal Wear to get the men in your wedding party looking and feeling great!

A new era has emerged here at Sew stylish!

Established in 2000.

Sew Stylish opened it’s doors in 2000 when sisters Pauline Chambers and Susan Keburis recognized the need for a local bridal shop. After running this business successfully for 19 years the ladies have retired and sold their business to Jessy. Jessy had been a very valuable employee to sewstylish for 6 of those years. 

The evolution of Sew Stylish and the career of Jessy has been a natural progression. The wedding business and sewing and designing gowns has been a part of Jessy for most of her adult life. For years it was a running joke that when Susan and Pauline were ready to retire, Jessy would buy the store. That day came for Susan and Pauline in the spring 2019. And while they’ll be missed, they’ve left their store and their brides in Jessy’s very capable hands.

Bridalane, Casablanca, Kenneth Winston, Ella Rosa and now carrying Madi Lane. are just some of the designer bridal gowns that they carry. Sew Stylish offers not only bridal gowns in various styles, but also a selection of bridesmaid dress designers such as Bill Levkoff, Jasmine Bridal including B2, and Belsoie. We have flower girl dresses, mother of the bride or groom dresses, prom and even gala dresses. And we cannot for get about your groom! We carry suits and tuxedos by Collins Formal Wear. Ready to rent or purchase.

We also have all the accessories that you’ll need including, veils, headpieces, tiaras, jewellery, crinolines/hoops and capes (both available for rental). Bras are also in stock for you to complete your look from the inside out.

While most of our business is orders, we do also offers off-the-rack sales.

We also have all the accessories that you’ll need including, veils, headpieces, tiaras, jewellery, crinolines/hoops and capes (both available for rental). Bras are also in stock for you to complete your look from the inside out.

While most of our business is orders, we do also offers off-the-rack sales.

here at Sew Stylish we pride ourselves on our selection of dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom. We carry a selection of designers for every price range, size, and style. Although is it recommended that mothers start shopping with enough time to be able to order the perfect dress for them we do offer all of our dresses for off the rack purchase. Some of the designers that we carry do take about 12 weeks to be ordered in while others carry stock and we can get you your size in within a couple of weeks. For best selection shop early!

Some of the designers we carry include. Alex Evenings, Alyce Paris, Bridalane International, JS Groupe, Rianna Couture, and Elegance by Christina WU.

https://alyceparis.com/collections/mother-of-the-bride-dresses

https://www.bridalane.com/mothers-evening-gowns

https://jscollections.com/collections/all-products/occasion_mother-of-the-bride?sort_by=manual

https://jacquelinbridals.ca/Search.asp?cid=4&did=28

We carry may dresses for Prom and Gala Events.

Designers include, Angela & Alison, Alyce Paris, Rianna Couture, Colours Dresses, and Bridalane International.

https://www.angelaandalison.com/

https://colorsdress.com/prom-dress-2/

https://alyceparis.com/collections/prom-dresses

Are you looking for a bargain?

Our Sale basement is the right place to find an amazing deal! It is stocked with wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mothers dresses, flowergirl dresses, prom dresses and more.

Wedding gowns all $600.00 or less!

These dresses are offered off the rack and at clearance prices.

Trying to create a new shopping experience

Jessy has a personal philosophy that she adheres to day-by-day in the running of her shop, “Wedding gown shopping can be and should be a lot of fun!” Many people over stress and worry about the whole experience but Jessy says the entire team at Sew Stylish has always tried to keep the situation enjoyable and lighthearted. “We do our best to help make choosing your dress as fun and easy as possible… this is one of the most memorable moments of your life and it should be a positive experience.”

It is our goal to give you, your magical moment shopping with us and we do that by connecting with each bride on a personal level, that way we are able to bring YOUR vision to life.

  • no limits on what you can try on
  • bring your friends
  • no pressure
  • your appointment your way
  • a style consultant to guide your appointment
  • in a fun and relaxing atmosphere

Jessy and her team offer a welcoming atmosphere and an open door at her store and doesn’t require you to book ahead to stop by and shop. However during these COVID times we are operating by appointment only in order to give our brides the best experience possible. It allows you to book one of their spacious fitting rooms and have enough staff on hand to give you and your party the best service, particularly if you intend to come on a Saturday or if you plan to bring a few guests along.

Alterations

The 411 on Alterations

The “Perfect Fit”, comes with alterations. As every woman has a vastly different body shape it is an unrealistic expectation to think every “size 8 woman” will fit into a “size 8” dress perfectly, there are typically three measurements taken, which are then compared to the specific designers size chart. Generally what we see is women measuring between a couple different sizes, from there we decide which measurement is the most important in regards to the dress shape and where it is most important for your to fit “perfectly” from there we determine which size will be ordered for you. Some designers do offer custom sizes, where we take several body measurements and instead of ordering a particular size, we order based off your specific measurements. This is a great option to try and avoid as many alterations. Many of our designers also offer a Hollow to Hem measurement which allows us to order you gown to the correct length.

At this time we are only offering alterations to dresses that are purchased with us.

In House Alterations

Here at Sew Stylish we pride ourselves on offering in house alterations to the gowns that are purchased from our store, at a reasonable price. This means that we can guarantee quality in our alterations and that your gown never leaves the store. Jessy is a fabulous seamstress with talents reaching well beyond the norm, her custom additions and creations are absolutely to die for and she is such a genuinely caring person to work with, she aims for all of her brides to feel 100% beautiful and comfortable. Jessy studied fashion design at Fanshawe College and did her co-op with Pauline and Susan, the former owners of Sew Stylish.

With a background in and love for fashion design, Jessy offers custom designed and created wedding gowns for the bride that can’t find what they dream of in the racks of designer dresses “The roots of Sew Stylish are in custom creations and we’re bringing that back. We also offer “custom alterations” for the bride who loves almost everything about a dress but wants to change certain things. Perhaps adding sleeves or tucks. If you have a dream of what your wedding dress should look like, we can help make it a reality.”

We’d Love to Introduce 
team STYLISH!

 

Jessy studied fashion design at Fanshawe College and did her co-op with Pauline and Susan, the former owners of Sew Stylish. When her co-op was complete, Pauline and Susan hired Jessy to work in the shop. She worked here for 6 years before moving on to manage the local Collins Formal Wear in Hamilton, she continued her love affair in wedding industry by running her own Bridal Alterations company before coming back to Sew Stylish.

You will be seeing Jessy at all of your fittings for any alterations or customizations that are required on your gown.

Racheal is our Lead bridal Stylish, she started her career with the sisters and is now Jessy’s right hand woman! Racheal has a keen eye for helping brides find THE dress, by listening to each bride’s desires she envisions what they are searching for and pulls dresses accordingly. If you are having trouble finding the right style for you, she is your girl!

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Racheal
Lead Bridal Stylist

Kendra has been working in the bridal industry for many years, she has a great eye for fashion and details! Kendra has such visible passion for her job here and it truly shows within every appointment. Her upbeat energy and witty jokes will also have you beaming from ear to ear the entire time you are here!

Terri has been an excellent and unique addition to our team, not only do our customers adore her cheerful smile, but she also sidelines as a Wedding Officiant, if you are searching for yours, be sure to ask for one of her business cards!

Beckie our newcomer to the team has been a fantastic, fashionable addition. She is an incredible listener and has a beautiful way of finding exactly what the bride is looking for. Beckie is also our make-up GURU and has her  Make-up Artistry License, so be sure to hit her up for any make-up needs you may have!