Many of us are becoming more and more concerned with toxic pesticides, fertilizers, and the conventional use of chemicals not only in our food, water supply, and cleaning products but are also commonly used in our clothing, accessories and bedding. The long-term ill effects on our health has yet to be fully determined, however public awareness of the dangers calls for a demand for organic fabrics. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has standards which are now in place for manufacturing of crops, livestock and handling of the textiles to "oversee mandatory certification of organic production."*
If you thought (as I did) that organic meant having to wear drab, rough and scratchy clothing, let me dispel that myth. Organic fabrics are available in a super-wide variety of tasteful prints and solids in both knits and wovens alike. I am delighted by their amazing gentleness, downy softness and beauty and I am confident that you, as the end user of these products, will be pleasantly surprised as well.
While my ultimate goal is to purchase all organic products for use with all my sewing designs the availability and/or affordability, and quality of organic products for the sewing and art industries has yet to be attainable. However, I am committed to researching and purchasing what I can to offer my customers sustainable, organic and eco-friendly products and services.
All machine sewn clothing is reinforced with serged seams.** Where needed, some apparel is double-needle top stitched, and made with flat-felled seams for extra strength and durability.
01 Custom Apparel
High quality organic fabrics such as linens, high quality cottons, hemp and hemp blends, wool and wool blends when coupled with a classic look, feel, and fit lend themselves to a long lasting garment. See with satisfaction your low quality fast-fashion clothes hanging in your closet being replaced by a beautiful well fitting wardrobe!
02 Alterations, Repairs, Restorations or Upcycled
*Pricing is as follows:
Zipper replacement: $25-35.00
Tears, patches: $14.00
Seams repair: $14.00
All other alterations - pricing is based on an hourly basis
*Additional costs apply for formal attire plus a $25.00 fitting fee. Contact me for an estimate.
Contact me for items you would like to upcycle. How about those old t-shirts? A T-shirt blanket is a wonderful keepsake. How about that special little dress that your little girl outgrew but you just can't part with it? Upcycle it into a pillow or stuffed toy. How about those clothes you are not ready to part with, but they no longer fit? Let's see if we can re-create these pieces so that you can continue to wear them!
03 Home Decor
Kitchen items such as aprons, hot pads, tea towels, dish cloths, cloth napkins, table runners, placemats. Decorative pillows, throws, curtains.