Nina Francis

For over thirty years Heidi has used her expert sewing skills, creative problem solving, and attention to detail to serve clientele in the Napa Valley with quality dress making, design and alteration services.
Beginning in 1996 she extended her services to brides by assisting them on their wedding day with the preparation and care of their attire and much more. Her experience in custom sewing and design; along with retail sales, buying, and fashion show production make her uniquely qualified for this service. Her technical skills and customer service expertise enable her to handle specialty garments and the members of the wedding party with ease and grace. Her offering is unique throughout the Wine Country and Northern California.  She has long-established relationships with respected event planners and popular wedding venues. Heidi is passionate about her work and delights in pampering brides on their wedding day!

Meet our team of DeTailors

Heidi Johnson

The Wedding Gown Whisperer

Jan Sulzle

Tina Maffia

Brides love the complete attention we give them

Leave the details to the pros and enjoy your special day!

Violet Johnson

"WOW! I came from out of town to Napa for a destination wedding and decided to hire a tailor for the day of to ensure that my dress would be wrinkle free. However, Heidi went above and beyond all my expectations! Not only did she steam all of our dresses, she sewed a bra into my mom's dress so the straps wouldn't show, she ironed my husband's jacket, she sent a lint roller to all the groomsmen, and she fixed a bead on my MIL's dress. She also went with me and the photographer to the shoot to ensure my dress stayed nice and looked great in the photos. Before the ceremony, she even cleaned my feet and shoes since we had been walking around outside. I felt like I had a personal assistant on the day of - one that I never expected to have! It was perfect because it allowed my mom and my bridesmaids to relax a bit as well. I could go on and on - but you get the idea!"                                                                                                          Allison H.                                                                                                                                                  

"Heidi and Violet were angels from above on our wedding day! They perfected my dress, tailored my husband's tux, and took care of every last detail.  Not to mention they are quality people passionate about their work..........If you aren't sure, it is so very worth it to budget for these ladies to be there on your big day - saved us and presented us in perfection!"                         Mlle V.


"What else can be said about Heidi and her esteemed team that hasn't been said already? What a pleasure and a vital service that every bride getting married in Napa shouldn't live without! When I originally booked Heidi's services, months in advance of our wedding date, I thought I was employing someone to simply press my wedding dress, a few dresses and tuxedos. And while that may be how you will discover her - she and her team are so much more and you have to experience it yourself to truly understand the magic she brings to your day. From pressing to bustling to tying bowties and fluffing - she is the glue that holds your day together in a professional, unassuming way. Imagine as if the incredibly talented mice from Cinderella came to life in the human form - kinder than anyone you've ever known and helping in ways beyond words to bring absolute magic to your day - and then you'll start to have an idea of the type of experience you can expect from Heidi and her team."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mellisa T.


"Heidi does wedding dress magic.  Out of everyone I worked with for my wedding Heidi was the most attentive and helpful of all our vendors."                                                                         Katie M.    

"As a wedding planner, I I have worked with Heidi now for about 10 years.   She has helped so many of my clients with alterations on their wedding day, pressing the brides gown to the entire bridal party, adding a custom monogram to the brides gown and grooms suit, assisting with any last minute clothing details to just being an overall sweet woman to have around.  She has a very calming demeanor, she keeps the bridal party on time, and she helps the bride get dressed, assist with photos and relieve the tension between the bride and the mother of the bride. I can not imagine not having Heidi at a wedding, she is a godsend.  And she altered my wedding dress I bought in Switzerland and I could not have been more happy."          Alison R., Alison Events 


"Heidi and her team are absolutely amazing! I don't know where to begin. She steamed and pressed everything I needed and went above and beyond helping with things I never thought of. Adding a flower to my flower girls dress, bringing me and my bridesmaids shawls to keep us warm. Helping me around in my dress day of. She's amazing and a dream to have on your big day! Would use her for every event if I could!!! Highly recommend!! "                                                                                                                                                                                                              Christina H.



"Absolutely exquisite attention and a dream to work alongside!"                                                                                                                                                                Megan C., Megan Clouse Photography


"If you are having a wedding in Napa Valley, RUN to the phone and book Heidi!  She is so very talented and so much fun to be around and completely takes the stress out of pressing expensive dresses and tuxedos.  Heidi came to our house and transported all of the dresses and tuxes to Beaulieu Garden and when we arrived she was ready to dress The Bride, my daughter.  It was wonderful to just watch and not have to tie bows and adjust the train....Heidi also makes beautiful pocket scarves...she is incredibly creative in making up individual monograms, but in our case she recreated the monogram my daughter and her now husband had designed.  Heidi stayed throughout the ceremony and following photos bustled my daughter's dress for dinner and dancing.  It was so stress-free and wonderful to have all of those things taken care of and MOB didn't have to do a thing except admire the Bride and Groom. 
Heidi, thank you!  You were a magnificent part of our team!! "                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jill C.