Ready to go... BUT NOTHING TO WEAR?
  • Weed out those un-wearables from your closet....Turn them into ready-to-wear clothing that's functional, well fitted, and makes you look & feel great!* (*You can do this without buying a whole new wardrobe)
  • My specialty is the recycling of an existing wardrobe into a more functional one by alteration, repair, redesign and lots of creativity.
  • Let's recycle some of those items into wearable clothing for you, now! Remember, recycling is as good for your closet (and your budget) as it is for the environment!

Custom Design and Sewing rates
  Basic custom sewing $20/hr.

includes cutting out, sewing and fitting a new garment, alterations, misc. repair, vintage restoration, costumes, slipcovers and other home-deco sewing.

Various Alterations

zipper replacement

$10-$20, plus cost of zipper

pant/skirt hemmed


duvet (comforter) cover

  includes piping finish and button closure (you supply sheets or fabric)


Pattern drafting, design and prototype work, $30/hr

  • If your favorite garment has been worn to shreds, I'll draft a pattern off the original. Then you can put it to rest!
  • Can't find a commercial pattern for the dream ensemble you've got in mind? Hand me a photo, a picture or a geeky sketch on a cocktail napkin. This is where my college degree kicks in!
  • Got your own product idea and want to get it to market? I'll create your sample pieces for the showroom or gift show, produce patterns for the manufacturer and give you a breakdown of yardage, other purchase supplies and offer ways to make your idea cost effective to produce.

Q. "How much will something like that cost me?"

A. It depends... on cost of fabric, labor time, changes as we go. And:

  • I guarantee my custom sewing.
  • I'll work with you to create a garment or fibre art piece you'll be really happy with, at a price you can afford.
  • Initial consultation (usually about 20 minutes) is free