[Anabaptist Bookstore] Dress-Making Service
by Mennonite Seamstress
Where seekers come . . . .

I received my dress today. It is beautiful. I could not wait to put it on. It fits just like it was made for me. There is nothing I would change. God bless you for this lovely dress.


Have you been wanting plain dresses?

My wife Ruby (contact) does custom sewing for people just like you. At times our daughter Dora helps out. They have scores of very satisfied customers.

The custom dresses they make are made from patterns cut out for each individual customer based on that person's unique measurements! That's right; the dresses are custom-fitted according to the measurements you provide.

To give you an idea of what we offer, here are a few dress photos and brief descriptions.


  • Since these are customized dresses, the measurements below are essential. Saying "I'm size 14" isn't enough.
  • Do not allow for seams in your measuring.
  • If you have a dress that fits you well, use its measurements (except for bust, waist and hips).

Unless specified otherwise . . .

  • All sleeves have elastic.
  • Dresses are made with hidden zippers down the back.
  • Print fabrics are cotton-polyester blends.
  • Solid fabrics can be ordered in 100% cotton or in cotton-polyester.

Prices do not include shipping via Priority Mail, which could range from $6 to $16 (and higher on big orders).

For each of the following, we add $5 to the price:

  • Pockets
  • Hem (not more than 2.5 inches)
  • Nursing openings
  • Extra large of any price category below

The information you provide below is not your final order. It is merely your initial inquiry; we will contact you for your final confirmation as well as any further information we need.

Please Note: We have a very limited supply of fabric on hand. If you prefer to ship your own fabric or order fabric shipped to us from Gehmans Country Fabrics or Graceful Threads, please indicate that in the Other Comments box below.

Last significant update: March 12, 2014

Age (and matching dress price)
0-1 years old
2-3 years old
4-7 years old
8-12 years old
  13-15 years old
16 years old and up
extra large adult

Personal Contact Information
Email Address:
Mailing Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Phone:     (include area code)

Fabric and Styles
Type: Cape       No Cape
Collar: Square       Round       Stand-up       No collar
Fabric: blue with lavender      

Note: If you prefer a plain, non-print, please describe it in the Other Comments box below.

Belt: Built-in belt       Separate belt       No belt
Skirt: Gathered skirt; non-elastic waist       Flared skirt; non-elastic waist
Gathered skirt; elastic waist

Clicking on the links in this next section will pop up a graphic illustration. If this doesn't work for you, please let us know.

Sleeve: inches     (length from armpit to desired length)
Skirt Length: inches     (waist to hem)
Neck: inches     (circumference at the base)
Bust: inches     (circumference)
Waist: inches     (circumference)
Hips: inches     (circumference)
Shoulder: inches     (neck seam to shoulder seam)
Chest: inches     (between middle of armhole seams -- above bust)
Back: inches     (zipper to middle of armhole seam)
Armhole: inches     (shoulder seam to side seam)
Front Bodice: inches     (front -- neck line to waist)
Back Bodice: inches     (back -- neck line to waist)
Side Seam: inches     (bottom armhole seam to waist)

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