We specialize in creating great quality custom made clothing, such as wedding gowns, gala dresses, prom dresses, Halloween customs, uniform alterations and more.
Julia de los Santos owns JDLS Couture, a custom design and tailoring shop in Dorchester where she makes wedding, prom, and quinceañera dresses and more. In late March she had to close due to the COVID 19 pandemic and saw her business disappear almost overnight as weddings and proms got canceled.
What does a creative do in times of crisis? Julia volunteered to make face masks for healthcare workers as part of fashion week. Her designs garnered some love and she discovered that a pivot was in order. Through the supports of many friends and supporters, including Compass Working Capital, Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell and others, Julia transitioned to making much needed face masks for children and adults. Her masks are being distributed across the City for residents who need them the most. And she is outfitted families across the country.