Alicia did such a wonderful job transforming an old dress into a garment that made me feel more beautiful than ever before. The dress exceeded my every expectation. My bridesmaids looked perfect in their dresses and the flower girls could not have been any cuter. The work Alicia did is nothing short of amazing and I am so happy we went to Vanya Designs for all of our dress needs!


Vanya Designs did a wonderful job remaking my mother's wedding gown for my big day. It turned out exactly how I had dreamed with a gorgeous back and silhouette. Everybody had thought I bought it new!


The service was amazing. They created my dress and sash from a picture I provided. My dress was even more beautiful than I imagined. Thanks again!


I came in with a few different pictures of dresses and Alicia made me the perfect dress for my wedding. It fit perfectly! My husband was blown away by the dress and everyone (including the officiant) said that the dress fit me and my personality! Exactly what I was going for. I recommend this vendor if you are looking for a unique dress that expresses your personality. You will get what you want with Vanya Designs!


Vanya's conceptualized my wedding gown perfectly. Alicia and her staff were helpful, honest and professional. I traveled over two hours to her studio and I would still recommend her to other brides even further away!


We loved the dresses that Alicia and staff made for our daughter's wedding. The wedding was in Colorado and three of the bridesmaids and three flower girls lived out of state which made measurements a little difficult. Alicia and her staff were great to work with! 


Alicia & her team made my dress PERFFECT for me. I had purchased a dress from another store, and realized it just wasn't what I had always imagined. Alicia worked with me at pulling my ideas out, and bringing them to reality & reconstructed the dress. The day I went in for my final fitting, I tried on my dress, and I felt it. THIS IS IT!!! And guess what? The song chosen for my wedding was playing over the radio she had in the background. Needless to say, we all choked up! Absolutely WONDERFUL team & worth it. THANK YOU! :D


I really loved how my bridesmaid's dresses turned out! The girls were happy with how they looked and felt in them, which was so important to me. Alicia and her girls met my expectations and will definitely be back and will make sure to recommend them in the future :)


I couldn't be happier - as a "non-traditional" bride, I knew what I wanted but couldn't find it. I am an older, second-time bride. Alicia saw my vision immediately and crafted a beautiful dress that fit perfectly. I had many compliments and I proudly told everyone about "Vanya Designs." The service and attention was second to none. And.. Alicia and her staff are so sweet, kind and attentive. That accounts for so much these days. Thanks for making my vision come to life!


Alicia has great style and taste. When I went in initially and told her what I wanted she began sketching a picture of the dress I was looking for. She was also able to find the exact color of material I wanted. My bridesmaids dresses were everything I had pictured them to be! Thanks so much!



I brought in a picture from a website and she made me a dress that looked like the picture. In fact she made the dress look better than the picture. She made it to  fit my body shape beautifully. I received many compliments.


I could not be happier with Vanya Designs. I had several friends refer me to her after a horrible experience at a Wichita bridal shop. She did an amazing job of creating the dress we had in mind for my son's wedding and did it so quickly. She also did some alterations for a bridesmaid dress that was made previously for the wedding and did a lovely job. More importantly, she treats you like you are not just a number nut really cares about your special day. Will recommend her to everyone I know and will continue to be a loyal customer!

Mary Carol

Alicia Ybarra of Vanya Designs created the perfect dress for me. I brought to her a photo of a dress that I fell in love with. Magically she took that photo and created a pattern and a dress even more beautiful than the photo. She asked me about everything she did along the way, consulting me about each piece of fabric she would used. SHe made me feel as though I was designing my perfect dress. The end result was more phenomenal than I could ever have imagined. And, it was truly a dress made for me. It was a remarkable experience that I would recommend for every bride, for not only was if very affordable, but it was a tailored dress just for me, consisting of everything I loved. 


Alicia was initially just going to make my daughter a wedding dress. However, by the time of the wedding she also did my dress and altered a bridesmaid dress, Mother in Law's dress and flower girl's dress. She was always friendly and business like. She's a very impressive lady!



Loved my dress!! So easy to work with and I got exactly what I wanted!


As a plus sized bride, getting married in the summer, it became very obvious what my choices were going to be for my wedding dress. Heavy fabric. Lots of it. And pretty much 2 silhouettes to chose from. I've always been more of a dainty, flowy fabric type of person and that reflects in all of the flowy summer dresses that I love and wear frequently. My wedding was set at the beginning of August. Outdoors. And the theme was country/vintage.My mother had a beautiful lace dress that she wore, but at that time she was only a size 6...nowhere near my size 16/18. I had tried on dresses at at least a dozen shops and knew what types of things fit best where. Taking this and some notes on fabric preferences and colors and my theme I went to Alicia. using my mother's dress as the bulk of our fabric, Alicia created a beautiful chiffon dress with lace detailing and gorgeous lace (removable) train. Alicia and her assistants were all fantastic. We even had them take care of all of the flower girls and my maid-of-honor's dresses as well, and my groom's shirt. Appointments were easy to make and the girls at Vanya's were very helpful!


So glad Vanya Designs came into my life. As it was a second wedding for both of us, we wanted more low-key and non-traditional. Within five minutes of meeting Alicia she had pencil sketched the exact dress that I had spent months searching for. And it just gets better. Alicia listened to what I wanted and even gave me ideas that I hadn't thought of. Not only was this the exact dress I wanted, it was sewn with perfection and fit like a glove. It was so comfortable I wanted to wear it even after the festivities were over. I also had her make a dress for my 7 year old daughter. It too was stunning, and my daughter would still like to wear it every day. I have never had as many compliments on any outfit as I got in this spectacular dress. And every step of the way, Alicia and her staff made my daughter and I feel special and beautiful. I would recommend Vanya Designs to anyone who needs a special occasion dress or any custom sewing. It was an amazing experience.


I cannot say enough nice things about Vanya's! Alicia and her staff are amazing. I chose to have a custom wedding dress, mainly because of my body type. I was going to be paying hundreds in alterations, and truthfully I just couldn't find anything with that simplistic country feel that I really wanted. After meeting Alicia the first time and her drawing up a sketch of my dream dress, I knew I had made the right choice! She helped me choose beautiful soft fabrics and a cut that accentuated my curves. Their staff worked with me on fittings, scheduling was never a hassle. When I wanted to make a last minute change to the bod of my dress, they didn't even blink and even make a custom hair piece that matched my dress. Once my dress was finished, I am not going to lie, I looked like I stepped out of a wedding magazine! Vanya's staff is genuine and truly gets excited about your wedding day, truly a staff filled with grace.


I was really impressed with how Alicia made my vision for my wedding dress and my daughter's dress come to life with just a few pictures and sketches. She was also quick to change my daughter's dress when it wasn't quite what we wanted. She dealt with an indecisive bride like a true professional. I will definitely recommend her to others and actually already have. Once I get my professional photos back I will tag Vanya Designs on my Facebook!



We did almost all of our wedding party attire at Vanya's! They altered my wedding dress, altered all of my bridesmaid's dresses, altered the mother of the groom's dress, made two flower girl skirts, and we rented all our tuxes through them. We will DEFINITELY use them again...they were fantastic! Alicia is THE BEST!