"DORNINK is a couturier headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and specializes in highly customized, master dressmaking. Our mission is to flatter all that is feminine. We are devoted to truly individualizing every piece we create to accentuate the distinctly gorgeous qualities of each client. Dornink offers custom designs on bridal, evening and cocktail dresses as well as expert alterations on gowns and every day ready to wear purchased elsewhere. We carry a variety of bridal jewelry and accessories including custom designed veils and flowers. We also carry amazing every day accessories" – Dornink


Downtown Des Moines (East Village)

$1,400  $3,500 for custom gowns
$8  $250+ for alterations

Custom, Elegant, Modern

Type of Events
Weddings, parties, everyday



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"When a client comes in with a new alteration, we have them put it on and talk through what changes they would like to make or are needed. We prefer to have the women come in with their garment(s) for any price estimate, as we price our alterations according to their garment. All garments are made differently and sometimes require more work than others."

"All of the employees, including business owners Faythe and Sarah Dornink, are passionate about creating custom, one of a kind garments and giving clients the best possible service throughout that process. Dornink loves fashion design, coming up with new ideas and finding stunning new fabrics. We are all blessed to do what we love and we work hard to translate that passion into each and every Dornink garment."

Customer Service
"We get great feedback for being a very personalized experience. Faythe and Sarah take great time and care ensuring all of our clients are having a great time with either the custom design process or getting a special garment altered. We strive to provide excellent customer service coupled with our master tailoring and dress making."


"To start chatting about a creating a custom piece, clients will have a consultation with Faythe or Sarah Dornink. At this appointment, the client will go over design and fabric, as well as ask any other questions concerning the custom piece. Dornink will then email clients a price quote soon after. Consultations are free of charge."

"On Dornink's ready to wear floor, dresses are typically dressy/casual. The shop gets in new styles all the time and many depend upon the season. Dornink also carries a full line of custom dresses. Customers are able to purchase Dornink samples."

"In addition to custom wedding dresses, Dornink offers custom designed bridesmaid, mother of the bride or groom, evening, and cocktail dresses as well as custom ready to wear pieces made especially for our clients. Dornink has a full boutique floor filled with fun ready to wear pieces and accessories. The shop also carries a great selection of bridal headpieces, jewelry, and rhinestone belts."



Dornink offers a variety of attire services for clients in Des Moines. Click on a photo to make it larger.



Contact Dornink using the form below or these contact details:

Sarah Dornink


518 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Monday — Friday: 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Closed on Sundays.


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Dornink is located in Downtown Des Moines in the East Village.