At Unbox the Dress® we feel honored when our customers trust us to redesign their cherished wedding gowns into heirloom quality keepsakes and gifts. Our happy customers love the artisan-quality and detailed workmanship in our designs, made possible by the very talented women on our team affectionately known as our Graceful Sewers™.
Our team of trained professionals bring master-level sewing skills, bridal industry design experience and a heart-felt commitment to pleasing our customers.
Each seamstress has been trained accordingly to our unique wedding dress redesign process and proprietary redesign patterns. This quality training ensures each customer's dress is handled with care, meticulously deconstructed and reconstructed to realize its beauty and maximize the use of its fabric and lace.
We hope you enjoy learning about some of the talented women who create our bespoke products -check out their beautiful work on our website and social channels!
Judy Webb is one of our most seasoned and very talented seamstresses with an eye for the finest detail, whether it's the exquisite touch of an added covered button or a peek-a-boo inset lace panel.
Judy's mother taught her how to sew doll clothes when she was a little girl and she’s devoted her career to sewing and designing clothing ever since. Judy also brings her 10+ years of bridal shop alteration experience to Unbox the Dress.
Lola Conway is an accomplished seamstress with a lifetime of experience, a big heart and generous spirit. She is an every day teacher and mentor to our team of seamstresses, interns and impacts everyone on the Unbox team. She has contributed many fresh product designs to our current offering including the new Pinafore, and our always popular beautiful Bridal Bouquet Wraps.
Lola's decades of sewing experience includes (of course) altering bridal ware, original quilt making, and hand sewing. Her favorite responsibilities include finishing our smaller specialty products like Bridal Clutches and Guardian Angel Ornaments.
Lola loves the traditions of family and feels honored to create gifts that celebrate generations of women.
Unbox the Dress welcomes Eloisa Luis to our team this year! Eloisa brings her innovative design and sewing skills to us from the West Coast. A graduate of the Portland Fashion Institute where she learned valuable pattern making, draping and couture design skills, Eloisa gained additional professional product design experience at Nike, creating prototypes and custom athlete shoes.
Inspired to sew since she was a little girl, Eloisa enjoys applying her abilities to the beautiful wedding dress redesign industry, and says she particularly loves embellishing our Getting Ready Bridal Robes for the modern bride!
Pamela has been a valuable member of the Graceful Sewers™ for two years, and brings considerable custom sewing experience to the team. Since her twenties, Pam has working in bridal shops on bridal alterations, as well as tailoring men's clothing.
Today she loves the unique nature of Unbox the Dress and the opportunity to make each customer dress into a one of a kind collection of family heirlooms. Pam says she loves sewing modern Getting Ready Bridal Robes for Unbox customers in a way that that echoes the original design elements of the customer's dress.
Britney Devaris Mullen
Britney Devaris Mullen's smiles when she reminisces about her grandmother Joyce teaching her to sew her Halloween costumes as a child. She certainly has refined those sewing skills for many years, recently designing her own wedding dress (and those of her five bridesmaids - whew!)
Britney holds a degree in fashion design and merchandising from Dominican University. Following school she was selected to be a part of the Macy’s Fashion Incubator Program in Chicago. A Graceful Sewer™ since early 2018, she loves the overall deconstruction and design process.
"It’s hard not to fall in love with each project as I deconstruct a story from the past and redesign it to continue its story into the future."
Evelyn Rossol is the super productive and highly energized Design Production Manager at Unbox the Dress. With more than 15 years of sewing experience, she is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Fashion Industry from Kent State University, one of the most highly rated Fashion Schools in the country.
Evelyn's graduate school thesis focuses on sustainability practices within the garment industry, a mission that aligns with the principles of Unbox the Dress, pioneering wedding dress redesign. (After all, no wedding dress deserves to end up in a landfill!)
When she was younger Evelyn always knew she wanted to make a difference. She decided to pursue fashion as a career after being inspired by her sewing teacher of 9 years. "Her sewing studio was a home away from home for me."
Evelyn is responsible for making sure each customer's dress moves through our wedding dress redesign process with the white glove treatment it deserves!
Deciding to turn her “lifelong hobby into a career”, Nikki earned her bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Kent State University Fashion School with a specialization in technical design. Her time studying in Florence, Paris and London expanded her repertoire of techniques and influenced her signature detail-oriented, high-quality work.
Nikki worked with brides directly as the head seamstress for a respected bridal shop before joining our team. Now she loves using her skills to “create heirlooms to be cherished for years to come!”
Christine is a classically trained sewing and design professional who attended dressmaking school from 1979-1981; she brings over a decade over specifically bridal gown alteration experience to Unbox the Dress.
Inspired by her sister who was a designer, Christine has been a Graceful Sewers™ since the launch of the company; she has made many lovely Christening Gowns and modern Getting Ready Bridal Robes for our customers. Christine loves the diversity of wedding dress redesign and appreciates the unique qualities of every dress that comes in. Ask about a favorite ? She can't decide and says she simply "loves to work on all types of projects"! We appreciate her talents including making those extra finishing touches, like monogrammed dates and initials as the company's own custom embroidery specialist.
Loretta has years of experience altering and creating bridal gowns, including working at Vera Wang Bridal House. She’s right at home working with the ornate bridal fabrics at Unbox the Dress!
Loretta’s keen eye knows just the right amount of lace and embellishments to apply to make heirlooms balanced yet special – not to mention her excellent technical abilities.
Her favorite items to create for clients include all things baby – from christening gowns, to our Little Boy’s Vest, to those tiny baby booties!
After formally studying apparel design, Sabrina did apprentice work creating custom wedding gowns for brides in the Cleveland area. This solid foundation of working with bridal fabrics made her a natural fit for Unbox the Dress!
Sabrina credits most of her excellent technical ability to her fashion design mentor, Judy Gannan, who she describes as “an outstanding human being and supremely talented designer!”
Designing new, beautiful patterns out of the lace is one element Sabrina loves from her Unbox work– and our signature Getting Ready Robes are her favorite products to work with!