Joy Southern stands next to a collection of bridesmaid and other formal dresses in her shop, Getfitted Boutique.
Joy Southern stands next to a collection of bridesmaid and other formal dresses in her shop, Getfitted Boutique.

Getfitted brings 20 years of formal fashion expertise to Tryon

Published 9:08am Monday, May 20, 2013

When sewing is your passion no challenge is too large.

Joy Southern, owner of Getfitted Boutique in the lower level of the Shops at Tryon, began sewing at 14 years old.

“I want the hard stuff and welcome the challenge,” she said. “Easy alterations aren’t as exciting for me. I’ll do them, of course, but I love to fix something for someone that no one else can do.”

Like altering a 60-year-old antique wedding dress to fit a modern bride. Southern recently did just that for a bride who wanted to wear the same dress that was passed down from her grandmother to her mother and on to her.

Southern isn’t afraid of the so-called bridezillas. She takes on these customers with a level of patience only a seasoned seamstress might posses. 

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