Welcome to my studio, I'm Gina Nachreiner. I have been sewing since I was eleven years old and have always loved creating things. I watched my grandmothers sew and my mother taught me the skills. As a child I was fascinated watching my mother create something, usually a new dress for me or my sister, or my grandmother take something that was an adult size and bring it down to a child size. I feel fortunate that my grandmother worked at Ben Franklin and used to sew all of her own clothing as well as the items on the store's display. So talented was this woman that she made my mother's wedding dress and taught my mother to sew who in turn taught me and my siblings.
I started Uniquely Yours by Gina as an alteration business and as my business grew to mostly bridal and formal wear, I recognized a need for affordable and customizable accessories. My jewelry business has been a huge success and satisfies my creative itch during my free time. But mostly, it gives my clients a truly unique look for themselves and their bridal party. I love working with brides. It's the happiest time in their lives and in many cases, one of the most expensive. My goal is to give a bride everything she has ever dreamed of for her wedding, at the same time I want it to be affordable. I've been working with brides for more than 20 years, altering and designing dresses and creating hairpieces, accessories and veils. When working with clients, the focus is not what can't be done but what can be altered to create something unique to that person. There is always a solution.
When I'm not in my studio, you'll find me working at my booth at one of the many trade shows and bridal shows I attend throughout Wisconsin, helping out in my church, and spending time with my husband and children.