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?

I focus on classic, timeless pieces for the professional woman – my style takes inspiration from women like Kate Middleton, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O. Feel free to contact me for:

  • Outerwear (coats are my specialty!)
  • Skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Suits
  • Classic dresses (sheaths, shifts, wraps, etc.)
  • Dress shirts
  • Blazers

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.