Vendor Spotlight: Cooks Sewing in North East, PA

When looking for the perfect dress for your special day, every bride wants their dress to fit like a glove. One of the best alteration shops for that dream fit is Cooks Sewing, located in North East, PA. They offer a wide range of bridal alterations to help you feel confident and beautiful on your big day.

Smiling confident bride in her wedding outfit


With decades of experience in her craft, Paula Cook is able to handle any alteration you can dream up. From simple hemming to complex fittings and even reimagining an off-the-rack gown, Paula takes great pride in her work and strives to provide the highest level of quality and customer service.

How It All Began

Paula got her start in sewing at just ten years old. She sat at her grandmother’s side and watched her every move as she skillfully sewed everything under the sun. Paula fell in love with the beautiful fabrics and dreamed of new creations as she perused the pages of the Sears and Roebucks catalog. Paula’s creativity and skill grew over the years, and now she is a master of her craft.

The Cooks Sewing Experience

Paula understands that every bride is unique and has her own vision and preferences. She truly takes the time to understand your specific needs so that the alterations are done to your exact specifications. Because Paula is a wizard with the sewing machine, she can truly take your gown to the next level! Her many talents include a wide range of options to help you personalize your dress to your liking. Some of Paula’s customizations include adding (or removing): straps, bustles, sleeves, or trim.  Have other ideas? The sky’s the limit with Paula’s abilities!

Photo of hanging bridal gown altered by Cooks Sewing in North East PA

A Sample of Cooks Sewing Work

We were lucky enough to see Paula’s handiwork with our lovely bride, Mary. Paula took Mary’s dress off the rack from David’s Bridal and turned it into this unbelievable masterpiece! When you can make an off-the-rack gown have that custom look, you know you are working with a literal wizard! 

Portrait of bride wearing gown altered by Cooks Sewing in North East PA

In addition to bridal alterations, Cooks Sewing also offers a range of other services, including formal wear alterations, repairs, and custom designs. Paula has extensive experience with a wide range of fabrics and materials and takes great care to ensure that your clothing is handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

For brides in North East, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, Cooks Sewing is the perfect choice for all of your bridal alteration needs. To learn more about her services, or to schedule an appointment, contact Paula by visiting her website at

Leave a Reply

submit form

all fields required

At Matt Mead Photography we believe that building relationships with our clients is the best way to serve them. That's why we value meeting all of our couples face-to-face by video call. We look forward to meeting you soon!


get in touch

We will be in touch shortly. Our business hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. We will do our best to get back to you by the next business day. Can't wait to chat! Cheers, friends.



back to top
matt mead photography 1821 oxford st. erie, pa 16505  (814)315-3353