What My Clients Say About My Work...

This series of photographs says it all about my work:
http://www.jlmcouture.com/jlm-weddings/michael-and-amy

I can't thank you enough for all your hard work on my dress and also for mending my "vintage" 20 year old veil. My wedding was a perfect day! I've never felt my beautiful and was so thankful to have my dress fit so beautifully. Thank you for your patience and tremendous talent! You are truly great at what you do. All your hard work will not be forgotten.
Aleigh, Medford, Dec 12, 2015

I completely agree with both previous posts! Jo Ann Ely is the ONLY person I would let touch a wedding gown for alterations. She truly knows what she is doing and is highly skilled in construction. My dress was perfect. Also Jo Ann is very kind, patient and flexible!
Emma, Ashland, Sept 7, 2015

I highly recommend Jo Ann Ely for bridal alterations. She is kind and professional and does beautiful work. She took time to figure out what alterations would make my dress work best for me and my venue and I never felt rushed at any of the appointments. My dress fit beautifully on my wedding day. Thank you Jo Ann!
Lia, Coos Bay, Aug 30, 2014

I cannot thank you enough for fitting me in and making my dress so perfect! I was a mess before Shelley sent you our way. When I think of my wedding I'll always remember how much I appreciate you! Thanks again!
Marlee, Medford Aug 22, 2014

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Christina's gown. Your professionalism and kindness will not be forgotten. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Michelle, Medford, Aug 14, 2014

Jo Ann is the ONLY person I would ever trust with a special item. She brought my wedding dress to life. She is so kind and thoughtful and really does a great job at walking you through the alterations process. I never had any doubt about her abilities. She had my dress done weeks before my event, and that was with added alterations!
Lindsay M, Medford, July 17, 2014

Joann transformed my wedding dress....which arrived handmade in the orient...too tight in places and too big in places. She did an extraordinary job. It was simply perfect! I appreciated her spirit, expertise and genuine caring for her me and my dress!"
Kelly Kennedy, Medford, June 3, 2014

Thank you so much for all your hard work on my wedding dress! I love how it turned out and best of all, my groom cried when he first saw me. He liked the embroidered piece you made and sewed in, thanks for that! It was nice to have something sweet and personal in the dress.
The bustle worked great for all the dancing! :) And I'm glad you suggested to keep the satin in the train, it really helped balance the entire dress. :)
It was comfortable and I had no problem moving around in it.
Heidi, Jacksonville, Feb 2, 2014

Thank you for making the most beautiful dress a BRIDE could wear! I can not tell you how much fun Mary and I had in your sewing room as we shared all our wedding excitement with you and you shared all your amazing talent with us. I will always remember Mary looking into your mirror and just staring at herself and then saying, "I just don't want to take it off. It makes me feel so beautiful!" What more does a mom want from a wedding dress? I will miss seeing you but will have great memories. You are loved! Thank you!
Kristi, Medford, Aug 26, 2013

Thank you so very much for all of your time and hard work and vision throughout this whole process. You have been such a joy to work with and have brought such energy and life in our time together. I can never tell you enough how much I appreciate your skill and care towards Gary and I's special day. I hope to see you again, and I wish you all the best!
Madeline, Medford June 2, 2013

Mrs. Jo Ann does magnificent work! She did my wedding dress for me and had great ideas to even improve my dress. It was a gorgeous dress and Jo Ann just made it 10 times better, it was breath taking. I also just recently took my daughters prom dress to her, and once again, she didn't disappoint! It was so much better looking then the way we bought it. She can take a nice dress and make it look like a princess' dress. Prices are extremely reasonable, She gets everything done in a timely manner even when on a very short time schedule and She's a wonderful person as well, makes you feel like family. Highly recommended.
Ashlee, Medford May 1, 2013

Jo Ann is very polite and has a very good knowledge of all types of fabrics.My daughter bought me a Maxi dress for summer and it is about 3 inches tooo long, You know that stretch fabric that is light and airy but if you try to hem it you get extra fabric where one side stretched more than the other. This hem was far better than I could ever attempt.This is one busy lady since its bridal season. BUT, she has mad skills and worth the wait.
Brenda, Medford, April 22, 2013

A long overdue note to say THANK YOU for making me such a beautiful bride. Your exceptional vision and attention to detail shone through in every picture and memory.
Christy, Medford Jan 20, 2013

Jo Ann is great! She did the alterations on my wedding dress and I could not be more pleased. She is knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, efficient and has very reasonable rates. She is a pleasure to be around and made the whole process fun and special. I would recommend her to anyone and am so glad I found her!

Carly, Medford March 12, 2012

Jo Ann is wonderful! My wedding dress had it all--ruffles, tulle, beading all over the bodice, and a couple of fit issues. Jo Ann fitted it perfectly for me and the workmanship was flawless down to the last bead. At my request she created a strap for it that was more tasteful than what I initially thought I wanted, and it looked like a natural part of the gown. Her prices were beyond fair, and the work was done quickly and beautifully. You won't find anyone better!

Jenny, Medford Dec 14, 2011

I am so happy and relieved to find Jo Ann. She tends to every detail I bring plus she offers great suggestions and sees so much opportunity in alteration, repair and creating. I continue to learn about fabric and fashion with every visit. WAHOO! My life is suddenly easier. I am a fan of Jo Ann Ely.

Janice, Medford Sept 2, 2011

Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job on my bridesmaid dress. The dress is beautiful and fits me perfect now. Also you did an amazing job on my husband's suit jacket. He damaged the sleeve of his suit with a drill! Wow I didn't think it could be salvaged but you were able to mend it and it will be wearable for my sisters wedding! Thank you so much. I was really happy that you were able to alter my two pieces so fast and it was very affordable. I will highly recommend you to my family and friends.

Thanks, Christina, Medford August 29, 2011.


I want to thank you so much for the dresses you streamlined for me. They fit well and are so very comfortable for these hot days now and to come. I appreciate you ~and just want you to know.
Take good care and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Alaya, Ashland July 26,2011

I thought I was a superb seamstress before I met Jo Ann. She does her work in a timely professional way being sure that the garment constructed or the alteration really fits you as you want it to fit. He work is very precise and her workmanship is second to none. There are many garments I would only trust Jo Ann to alter as they are complex and expensive. You can get those wonderful pieces out of the closet and actually wear them again if your size has changed.
April S, Jacksonville, May 1, 2011

I just want to tell you that I’ve received so many compliments on my new coat….the design, the execution, the fabric! We had book club this morning and of course I wore my new coat which was loved by everyone. Thank you again for doing just a wonderful , creative, and perfect job on my coat. I will wear it proudly in Italy!!
Carol S, April 26, 2011

Amazing to work with! Jo Ann is the best seamstress I have found. Her attention to detail, her thoughtful communication and her delightful personality are just some of her stand-out qualities. I have never been able to find ready-made pants that fit, so having ones that are fashioned just for me is like a dream come true! I cannot stress it enough -- Jo Ann is simply the best!
Nancy W, Ashland, Dec 27, 2010

Jo Ann has style, talent, and the ability to relax you in that most stressful time - before your wedding! I arrived on her doorstep a tensed-up mess with a dress that needed work, and she calmly explained my options. The dress came out beautifully and it apparently took the breath away from everyone when I turned the corner at our outdoor wedding and came up the walkway. "You looked like a beautiful cloud," remarked my mother later. Her prices are very reasonable, too. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a talented designer to turn a dress into a work of art!
Leanne, Medford, Dec 14, 2010

Brilliant and Gifted... doesn't even begin to describe Jo Ann and her work. With her expert skills, a sad, worn-out vintage coat of my younger daughter's was brought back to life - now it is sophisticated and 'uber-chic' as my daughter would say. Jo Ann is not only fantastic with challenging alteration jobs, she is amazingly creative in designing unconventional projects - like the dance bag she made for my oldest daughter. It is truly a work of art! Jo Ann has a sparkling personality and is very charming and fun to work with. Her love, enthusiasm and mastery for what she does is clearly shown with each and every project. I feel blessed to have met Jo Ann and look forward to more fun projects in the future. She is a treasure!
Lynn, Ashland, Oct 28, 2010

Jo Ann is a superb tailor and on time. I have had several items altered and have been very satisfied. She had some difficult things to do for some slacks and she was successful and helpful. All that and she is good natured and pleasant to be with. I can recommend her without reservation.
Flora, Medford, Oct 25, 2010

Highly recommend Jo Ann's work is top notch. She is an excellent tailor — very flexible, resourceful, and smart. She really listens to the customer and makes sure the end result is exactly what you want. Highly recommend!
Shelia,San Jose, CA Oct 21, 2010

Beautiful Work! Jo Ann's work is meticulous from the big jobs to the small!
Brooke, Grants Pass, Oct 16, 2010

Just a quick note to thank one of the behind-the-scenes people who was more than instrumental in making the bride's day wonderful on July 11th. As you can see from the photos, the dress fit absolutely perfectly and I received copious gushing comments about how "that dress was made for me." Well, it was! Thanks to you, Jo Ann, for working patiently to make sure everything (especially the bust) was just right. Cheers to you.
Kelly W, Ashland Bride, July 2009

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