I am an experienced seamstress who specializes in costuming.

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Can I hire you to make my costume?

  • Yes. I accept commissions on a limited basis.
  • Wedding gowns are about 25% more expensive than other projects.
  • Custom corset commissions start at $1,820 (plus materials).

How much does it cost?

    My hourly rate is $65. You should also expect to cover the cost of materials and shipping (which varies based on the project). I accept Paypal, Venmo, and credit cards. I require a 50% deposit before beginning and the balance is due before you take possession of the item.

How long does it take?

  • A large ball gown project (like the Cinderella gown) is a full week of work (around 30-40 hours). Fancy embellishments, ruffles, trims, beading, etc., or extra time for specialized fitting, adds significantly to the time involved.
  • Drafting a custom pattern is 15 - 25 hours of work depending on the complexity of the design.
  • My waiting list is long (usually at least ten months). If you need something done sooner, you can request a rush project (there is a 50% surcharge for rush projects).

Do you sell corsets?

  • I accept limited corset commissions. In person fitting is mandatory. Corset orders start at $1820 (which covers 28 hours of my time) and may cost significantly more depending on the materials and fitting time required.

Will you teach me to sew?

  • If you would like one-on-one lessons, you can hire me by the hour. We will meet for 2 hours once every week or two, and I will send you home with assignments to complete before the next lesson.
  • Alternately, you can hire me on an hourly basis to consult on a specific project.
  • I also host a monthly sewing circle at my studio. Spaces are occaisionally available in the group.

Are you available to work with photographers?

    In addition to my costuming work, I am an experienced model. Over the years I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing photographers who have documented my designs in a very flattering light. If you would like me to work with you for free please submit examples of your previous work and provide details about your TFP / TFCD contract. If you would like to hire me, you will be happy to know that I am reliable, timely, and drama-free. I can provide references if necessary.

Costumes by Heidi

Superheroes | Princesses | Villains | Weddings | History | Pirates | Vintage | Fairies | Corsets | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Vampires | Lord of the Rings | Tudor | Civil War | Victorian | Regency | Outlander | Halloween | Cosplay

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