Custom sewing (by the hour)
I will work on your custom sewing project -- as long as I have the skill and machinery or tools required (obviously there's a consult where we see if I can complete your project or not based on your idea and details). I will give you an estimate of materials and time required.
I have made patterns from scratch, knocked off comic book and movie characters for Halloween costumes, made stripper outfits (tiny stretchy stuff, yes), sewn the dresses and matching ties for an entire wedding party, bustled hemmed and beaded at least 50 wedding gowns, Altered hemmed and beaded over 100 prom dresses, replaced zippers on almost everything you can imagine, altered all the clothing you can think of, appliquéd things, upholstered furniture, made quilts, curtains, and done custom embroidery (both hand and machine).
There are probably 20 other things I've done that I don't remember - anyway.
If you can show me a picture of what you want, I can usually make it happen or at least tell you what needs to happen or where you need to go to get what you want. I don't have machinery for heavy duty leather or denim.
Because of my day job I can only work on sewing projects during off time which would be some evenings and weekends - so this is on a limited basis and shouldn't be considered for really time sensitive events that don't have a lot of foresight and planning involved.
Training & Qualifications
I have been sewing in some capacity since I was nine years old and trained by my seamstress Grandmother. I am book and self taught, with more than 10 years of real experience. I am creative and mostly fearless when it comes to turning 2D fabric into 3D reality.
I had my own seamstress business full time for about two years before I realized it was stressful to have a storefront and deal with the greater public, and I went back to corporate America.
I watch Project Runway, and I am inspired by the designers - this is a skill I do not have, but I love watching them work the construction and sewing magic. That's my thing!
Availability & Preferences
Some evenings and weekends.