Alterations and Sewn Goods

I specialize all things textile. If you are looking for clothing alterations, dressmaking,  pattern making or   repairs you have come to the right place. If you are looking for something brand new you are in the right place. Whether it is heavy duty sewing or a frilly dress, I have the skills and equipment to do you what you need.

Please call and make an appointment. I strive for quick turn around and will always strive to meet your deadline. 860-931-8636

My shop is in the back of the house. Come down the driveway, you’ll see the sign.

I’ve been sewing since first grade when my mother and I made matching dresses . I am continually intrigued with textiles. I have degree in pattern making from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. I have costumed for the NY Renaissance Fair and  off Broadway in NYC. I ran a catalogue business out of my apartment where I designed, produced and sold  clothes and bags. I’ve taken in alterations and sewing jobs, made clothes for family and friends, sold wholesale, fixed sails, tents and sleeping bags. These are just a few of the experiences I have had over many years of sewing.

The garment industry is a place where labor is often exploited. The drive for low prices is relentless. Since the industrial revolution seamstresses have been taken advantage of. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, either you the customer or me the seamstress. So I thread my needle as I make my way through the challenges of offering low pricing while still being fair to me.

Generally I sew with natural fibers. hemp, cotton, wool and linen are my favorites. The environment is important to me and I strive to keep my home, this world clean. I recently started dyeing with plants. Marigolds, elm bark and rusty nails were the start. You will see more of that in the future.

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