Alterations available at Brides on Hartz on
Wednesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
My name is Kerri Derksen and I am the owner of As You Wish Designs, a custom clothing and alterations service, based in San Ramon. I am thrilled to be partnering with Brides on Hartz to provide alteration services that ensure the perfect dress also fits perfectly! I've been designing, sewing, and altering clothing for many years. I have a degree in Clothing and Textiles from the University of Manitoba, with an emphasis on apparel design. During my schooling, I received many awards for my work, including being selected as a finalist for the prestigious Smirnoff International Fashion Awards.
Upon graduating, I spent several years with the costume studio of the Washington National Opera in Washington DC, both as an artist and as a member of the studio management team. Our costume studio produced costumes for grand opera performed on the world stage of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Producing costumes for some of the world's greatest opera singers helped to me truly understand fit, function, and how to enhance any body shape or size.
I also spent a number of years with the costume studio of San Francisco's renowned Teatro Zinzanni, a vaudvillian-styled circus arts dinner theater. Costuming circus acts helped me to further hone my skills in design and function, and what it takes to make everybody look their best!
Whether playful or dramatic, I can help you achieve the perfect fit for your special day. I look forward to using these skills to help you realize the dress of your dreams and be the star of your wedding!