Melissa Lobaugh is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania
where she had a clothing and dressmaker's boutique for 15 years. As a young girl she studied art with a private tutor. She specialized in perspective, texture, and design in color.
She has worked in several fields of clothing and interior design. Including;
•Manufacture and alterations of fur and leather clothing,
•Head of a large alteration and remodeling department in Erie's largest bridal salon.
•Heirloom sewing and repair,
•Interior design projects.
It is only natural that she specializes in the production of artist and original products. "Clothing is a wearable piece of art. It reflects a person's style and mood."
In Western wear, Melissa has produced many original pieces for amateur and professional riders. She is available to meet personally with you to design your winning wardrobe and gives special attention to details. Her professional tailoring abilities produce the perfect fit.
Presently, Melissa Lobaugh designs for Juhlz ltd.
Bridal gowns have always been a favorite for Melissa. She has worked in all areas of the industry. Including design and manufacturing, alterations, remodel, and heirloom renovations, She has produced many elegant gowns using the best fabrics and laces that are then encrusted with hand sewn beading of pearls and crystals. Alterations of the most difficult are a pleasure to her.
Bring your gown to Melissa and you've put it in the capable hands of the "bustle queen"!
She can make every Bridal gown's train look elegant.
Heirloom sewing is a lost art that Melissa greatly enjoys. She has produced wonderful family keepsakes for many happy customers. A few examples may be seen on this sight and include; baptismal gowns and first communion gowns made from mother's or grandmother's wedding gown, a pillow woven with a beloved husband's silk ties, and a throw for a bride's first anniversary made from the bride maids' and mother's gown worn for her wedding.
Specialty items are often a request to Melissa. A matching purse for a special gown, A shawl or jacket to cover the gown, The pillows to match your drapes. Bathroom towels decorated to match your wallpaper. Most likely, if you can think about it, Melissa can make it for you.