Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I receive. If your question isn’t here, please feel free to contact me!
What kinds of garments can you make for me?
- Outerwear (coats are my specialty!)
- Dress pants
- Classic dresses (sheaths, shifts, wraps, etc.)
- Dress shirts
Check out my gallery to see pieces from my collection and client photos.
Please Note: at this time I do not do wedding gowns, bridal of any kind, prom dresses, athletic wear or children’s clothes.
What about alterations?
At this time, I only do alterations for existing clients. I prefer to focus on designing and sewing garments!
I would love custom clothes – but won’t it be expensive?
My philosophy is that classic, timeless pieces should last you years and become core pieces in your wardrobe, so I do focus on quality materials. My prices will be in line with high quality ready-to-wear – think Theory, Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch. If you are more of an Old Navy, Joe Fresh or Marshall’s gal, I may not be what you are looking for. I provide an estimate before beginning any work, so don’t hesitate to ask!
I think I’d like to make my own clothes! How do I learn?
Yay! I love when people are interested in this fabulous craft. If you live in Ottawa, I highly recommend classes at Darrell Thomas Textiles. Darrell and most of his staff have trained as fashion designers, so the techniques you’ll learn are professional/industry standards and not home-sewer methods. Check out the classes page for a full list. You can also check out my blog where I will constantly be posting tutorials and tips, and I also link to some of my favourite bloggers who have their own recommendations on local classes. Finally, if you are good at self-study, I have put together a book list with some of my favourite reference books and textbooks.