About Something Wonderful
Something Wonderful is a Broad Ripple-based custom clothing and alteration studio owned and operated by master seamstress Sarah Knochel. Our expert staff has over 100 years of fine sewing experience since our founding in the early 1980’s and we’re focused on bringing the highest level of service to your project.
We are the experts in alterations and specialize in working with high end fabrics such as silk, chiffon, sequins, leather, and lace. Wedding dresses and special occasion alterations are our specialty. Whether you need help with prom, graduation, weddings, or everyday alterations, we are the Indianapolis alterations experts.
We carry custom veils and handmade accessories to finish off your perfect bridal look. Helping you style your outfit is one of our favorite things!
Something Wonderful can also help to design the perfect outfit for your event. Whether you have a one-of-a-kind creation in mind or you need our expert design experience, we can create the garment of your dreams from scratch.
Why Bridal Alterations Are So Important
It is the job of an alterations specialist to make your dress work for your body and your wedding day. We will analyze you in your garment to determine what needs to be done to make you look your very best.
Bridal gowns are complicated. They can contain multiple layers of different fabrics, boning, lace, and embellishments. Some of these items such as boning and embellishments must be removed, the alteration performed, and the boning and embellishments re-positioned. Many times this must be done by hand. What looks like a simple hem, may involve 6-10 layers with various hem finishes. All of this involves special skills and lots of time. Bridal alterations should never be left in the hands of a non-professional.