I am Kelley Jo, wife, mother, dressmaker and owner of The Fitting Room & Co a custom sewing and alterations studio. I started sewing at the age of 9 with a patchwork quilt and have never looked back, dreaming of a bridal studio of my own some day. Now, a few years later, with my children grown and pursuing their dreams I find myself creating just such a place.
Along with the teaching from my mother and grandmother, I also had the privilege of working for a Saks Fifth Avenue Tailor in Bethesda, have taken continuing education classes and am continually working at honing my skills and learning new techniques. I have spent my life experimenting with fabrics and patterns, making everything from dresses for my daughter to hunting clothes for my husband and sons. It is a creative outlet as well as a productive skill.
The Fitting Room and Co is a reflection of how I see sewing, the skill to bring to life apparel that "fits" who you are, what you are doing and where you are going. The Fitting Room is about fitting you, not about you fitting your attire.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Success is not the arrival but the journey, the journey of a full and overflowing life. Giving more than I take, loving more than I am loved, working harder than required. A vessel of love, light and laughter.