Spring Wedding Trends

Spring is the time most associated with weddings, and although it is still several months away, planning in advance is important. Spring wedding trends often reflect the beauty of the season and are seen in pastel color schemes, bountiful blooms, and fairytale gowns. Here are a few things we can expect to see as a trend for spring weddings this year:


  • Metallics – although pastels will always be the classic springtime color palette, this year you can expect to see metallics make their way into everything from bridal accessories to venue decor. The metallic hue projected to reign supreme this year? Rose gold.
  • Romantic Ambience – this spring expect weddings to give off a vintage and romantic vibe. According to, event designers say they’re using more pendant lights with bare “Edison” bulbs, vintage chandeliers, and candelabras to cast a soft glow.
  • Intimate Seating – another rising trend finds couples moving away from seating their reception guests at traditional round tables, instead opting for long, rectangular tables that offer a more intimate, family-like atmosphere.
  • Free-form Florals – typical spring bouquets and centerpieces feature pretty petals of cream-colored hydrangeas, pink peonies, or blush roses accented with baby’s breath. This year, expect spring wedding flowers to look a little wilder. Bouquets and centerpieces will use funkier blooms in more than one color (expect lots of green!), accented with interesting details like vines or fiddlehead ferns.


At Superior Sewing, we know we’re not alone in wondering what the spring trend for wedding dresses will be this year! We can’t wait to see what gowns brides will be bringing through our doors. A few projected dress trends are:Spring Wedding Dress


  • Floral Appliques – we expect to see lots of gowns with pretty 3D floral appliques this year.
  • Long Sleeves – long, lacy and sheer sleeves are still in vogue! We expect to see more of these classic, vintage-inspired gowns.
  • A-line Silhouette – This is expected to be the silhouette this spring. We’ll likely even see it on some knee and tea-length gowns!
  • Feathers – for the daring bride! Feathers will make an appearance on some fun gowns this year in the form of feather skirts and feather accessories.


AlterationsWhen you find the dress of your dreams, don’t delay in bringing it to Superior Sewing! When it comes to alterations, time is crucial and you’ll want to book your appointment right away. We will discuss what needs to be done and establish a timeline to make sure your gown will be perfect in time for your big day. Spring is a busy time for weddings, so spots are going fast. Set up your appointment by calling 563-323-4672 today!


Dress Consultation Services

It finally happened – you’re engaged and are ready to start making wedding plans!  With family and friends trying to help, you may feel pressured into picking a wedding dress right away.  Before you stop into any bridal store, try getting an expert opinion on what dress will flatter your figure and highlight your silhouette.  Brides come in all shapes and sizes and so do dresses – it’s all about knowing what to look for.


If you need help selecting the perfect style wedding dress for your big day, contact the professionals at Superior Sewing!  For a small investment, a bride can spend an hour with our seamstress.  We will take measurements and review all details of the styles you are interested in.  We will also offer how-to’s on purchasing the correct dress and correct size so there are little to no alteration issues.  This could potentially save the bride money in the long run AND the nominal fee goes toward alteration if the bride chooses to have Superior Sewing do the alterations!


If you decide on a custom creation, Superior Sewing will assist you before, during and after the purchase.  About nine months to one year before the wedding date, schedule an appointment so we have the opportunity to discuss your ideas.  Bring us your inspiration!  From pictures, drawings and sketches, we will come up with the dress you want.  Choose from fabric samples, beading, jewels and whatever else you’re looking for then let us get to work.  We pay attention to every detail you request in order to make the perfect creation for the big day.


Let Superior Sewing make your holidays merry and bright with our expert consultation and alteration service.  With over 40 years of experience, owner Diane Benge has the expertise to guarantee your satisfaction.  Spots are going fast – hurry and set up your appointment by calling 563-323-4672 today!


Tailoring and Your Holiday Attire

Do you have a holiday party dress from years ago that you loved, but now you find it to be slightly out of style? Or perhaps it just doesn’t fit you right anymore? An alteration on the hemline or sleeves of an outdated dress can bring it back to life in modern fashion. These are the situations in which a good tailor can become a savior!

From New York runways to the glossy pages of Vogue, keeping up with current fashion trends is exhausting and expensive, especially when these clothes are only in fashion for one season. A well-kept secret of the stylish, trendy, and thrifty is tailoring. Right now there is something of a 1980’s redux in the fashion world, which could be good news for you if you still have party attire from years ago.

Velvet is back! Let us update your look for 2015 and beyond!

Velvet Holiday Dress

Do you have an old velvet holiday party dress still hanging in your closet? Believe it or not, velvet is back in vogue! Bringing a long, full-length dress up to your knees with a hem alteration can also breathe new life into a favorite gown. Bring it to Superior Sewing – we have over 40 years of experience in custom sewing and alterations. We can work the magic your outdated holiday attire needs so it’s ready to wear and wow this winter!

We always offer free estimates for any job, so there’s nothing to lose by bringing your clothes to Superior Sewing. We can shorten or lengthen sleeves, hemlines, alter skirts or dresses, and cinch in or let out waists. We can help you update an old holiday dress, or perhaps just make a favorite fit you better. We tailor suits for men, too! In fact, your whole family can be best dressed this holiday season with a few simple alterations by Superior Sewing. Get in touch with us by visiting while there’s still time!