Agadesal offers exclusive made to measure custom gowns and couture alterations. Our specialty is in bridal wear, but we design mother of the bride, birthday, special occasion, and prom gowns as well.
Each couture creation begins with a private consultation during which we design and sketch in front of you. We create our own patterns and all the work is completed in, and fittings are held at, our atelier, easily accessible via Metra or by car with plenty of parking. You dream, we create. Anything is possible in Agnes-Land*, home of your most meaningful handmade gowns and alterations.
We also adjust and fit couture and luxury gowns and offer customizations, such as designing custom sashes, sleeves, boleros and garters to elevate your look.
we know how important the wedding day is, and we approach every client with courtesy and respect
our years of expertise guarantee your happiness
we pride ourselves on quality and outstanding workmanship. We take
rigorous measurements and make careful adjustments so your dress fits
perfectly, and looks like it was designed just for you
we always give accurate time and cost estimates, so you can be confident that your dress is ready with plenty of time for your big day
about the designer
"Born in Poland, I started creating at an early age. It started with Barbie clothes, then a variety of doll clothes eventually leading to the creation of life-sized garments. In my early teens, I immigrated to the US where I attended the local grade school then high school. It wasn’t until my high school years that I came to the realization I wanted to sew and design. Soon I began experimenting and sewing on a regular basis and decided to pursue my passions at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Fashion Design. Columbia aided me in expanding my knowledge of design and trends, then piquing my interest for construction and production. My studies continued after college under many companies. I gained industry experience working for a couple of fashion designers and bridal salons, and even worked making twirling and dance costumes! Even though I gained and polished invaluable skills and got a lot of enjoyment from these experiences, I felt very limited inside the parameters of another’s company. Consequently, I decided to incorporate my own company in 2015 and open my design atelier shortly thereafter. This has freed me to do more, help more, and work with real people every day, while at the same time, sprinkling in a dress for myself every now and then.”
Agnes' Designs on stage at the Joffrey Ballet
"I took part in a Charles James inspired competition my Junior year of College and was a finalist. My work was displayed in the windows of 618 S. Michigan Ave. for a few months. I was then contacted by the artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, Alexei Kremnev, who incorporated my design into his performance of Le Roi in March of 2012. The design of my dress was modified for the stage, 6 female and 6 male versions were made."