Press Release


Alterations by Dawn Receives 2013 Best of Hagerstown Award

Hagerstown Award Program Honors the Achievement

HAGERSTOWN November 13, 2013 -- Alterations by Dawn has been selected for the 2013 Best of Hagerstown Award in the Sewing & Alterations category by the Hagerstown Award Program.

Each year, the Hagerstown Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hagerstown area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Hagerstown Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Hagerstown Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Hagerstown Award Program

The Hagerstown Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hagerstown area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Hagerstown Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Hagerstown Award Program

Hagerstown Award Program


                           I would like to tell you a bit about myself and what I do...

                                        Hi my name is Dawn Brooky..
      I have been a clothing design specialist  since 1974  and started in the Washington DC area. I used to design and make gowns for the brides, but I soon became well known in the Washington area, Virginia, Rockville, Maryland, Gaithersburg and the surrounding areas. The bridal shops began referring their brides to me for alterations and soon I had to choose what I preferred....and it is the alterations. I find the challenges exciting and rewarding for both the bride and for myself.

    I can do anything from making a "too small" dress into a corset back because the bride becomes pregnant, or adding shoulders and sleeves because it is going to be a Mormon wedding, or even putting a double French bustle in a gown so the bride can have a sweep train going down the aisle and then take it up for the reception.

      I have been featured in the Washingtonian Magazine, I have been included in “Best Weddings” and you can find my name  mentioned several times on the Wedding Knot Website. If you googled my name, you will see several wonderful comments come up in the search including yahoo listings, yelp and wedding wire.

      From “ The Best of Dc.....Alterations, if you choose to have them done there,(former store) they are contracted through independent seamstress Dawn Brooky, who has been working with the shop, I DO I DO  for 19 years. Her prices, too, are extremely reasonable.”

     From “”  “ HI.....I must say this..the seamstress is absolutely incredible....fair prices, fast turn around and excellent work...I could not be more pleased.

     Also from “”...” I recently got married and purchased my gown it arrived too small. I saw Dawn
 for my fitting and I was about in tears as my wedding was a week away...The shop owner was called over and she could not of cared less about my dress, I guess once the sale is made, she is done with you. Thank goodness for the seamstress there..Dawn Brooky...she saw that I was upset and took me back to the dressing room for a
private conversation so that I would not break down in front of everyone, including my fiance.     

listened to what I felt and heard what I needed, taught me how to use the corset I bought so I would feel comfortable and she reassured me of what she could do to help me....I left there laughing and smiling. I knew I was in good hands. In three days time, she turned everything around for me..made the gown fit, made a coverup for my shoulders ( church rules) and I could not of been happier...I could see that she was so happy for me. She must love her work and puts her whole heart into it. I was also able to call her on her cell, to ask her some I highly recommend Dawn Brooky and can still be reached at her number 301 768 9078."

    I now live in the Hagerstown area  and am now offering my serivices to the brides here locally and beyond. I love working with the brides as their happiness is contagious. As I  rebuild business in the Hagerstown area, I will  bring to the brides the best service and make certain the bride looks their very best on their special day. I am presently offering my services to the wonderful people who work at Potomac Bridals. Though I do not work for them...I love working WITH them...we make a great team. It is always a pleasure to alter a gown from Potomac Bridals as they carry so many gorgeous gowns for brides, mothers, bridesmaids and proms.

       My workmanship is outstanding, my turnaround fantastic and the prices are excellent.You wont be disappointed. I hope to see you  soon!!  Dawn Brooky


Website Builder