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3. Barbra Araujo
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  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Riverside, CA
"As a driven, imaginative, traveling artist, I bring an unparalleled passion for undiscovered global influences, unique aesthetics, and refined taste to my complimentary careers: fashion design and fashion illustration. Over 10 years of industry experience prove me to be a thoughtful, empathetic, and adaptable collaborator, consistently transforming many clients’ ideas into compelling, strong designs, which align with their missions, visions, and timelines. Captivating viewers with inspiring fashion illustrations, I strive to capture striking gazes and bring clothing to life in my artwork. My designs- on behalf of A-list labels- have graced top editorial publications and have outfitted the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Heidi Klum. After receiving my Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Otis College of Art of Design with Honors, I was recruited as designer at Thomas Wylde, a global luxury brand. I later transferred my skills into a Head Designer role at Komarov, a high-end pleating company. From conceptualization, illustration of hand-sketches, to creating factory-ready CADs and full-color technical flats, every stage of a client’s vision is enlivened by my precise attention to detail and rigorous commitment to quality. ● Specific design experience includes: outerwear, dresses, knits, and wovens. ● Extensive experience includes: fashion design, fashion illustration, tech packs, clear technical drawings and construction diagrams, conceptualization, pattern making, garment construction, costing, production. ● Technical skills include: Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, drawing, marker rendering, draping, garment construction. ● Interpersonal skills include: thoughtful, clear, consistent communication. ● Professional processes include: fashion consulting, trend research, range planning, thorough scoping and briefing stages, detailed timelines and budgets, creative direction, problem solving. My extensive experience and strong work ethic make me the perfect collaborator. I look forward to hearing about your project and bringing your vision to life."

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do seamstresses do?

Seamstresses provide tailoring, alteration and custom sewing for clothing or costumes. Seamstresses can reshape clothing that is too big or too small so that it fits properly — for example, hemming pants that are too long or bringing in the waistband of pants or a skirt that is too large. Seamstresses can also provide more complex alterations such as adding tucks to shape a dress or bringing in the body of a shirt. More time and expertise will be required for challenging fabric such as silk or clothing with lining, like a blazer or lined slacks. Seamstresses are also skilled in altering wedding dresses and other formal wear. The time and skill required for these types of alterations is greater than for basic tasks like hemming, so be sure to find an experienced seamstress to handle your special items.

Many seamstresses can also custom-make clothing for you. To come up with the design, you can bring in a pattern you like or an item of clothing you want the seamstress to replicate, or ask the seamstress to create a pattern for you. You can bring your own unique design to life with the help of a seamstress. There is no formal job training required to be a seamstress; many learn to sew and design from practical experience. For larger projects, like tailoring a suit, always be sure to review portfolios of work and read about the seamstress’s experience before committing.

How much do seamstresses charge?

The price for seamstress services will vary depending on the type of work you have done. The national average rate for a seamstress or tailor is $150-$280. Simple projects like repairing holes and hemming jeans usually have flat rates; larger projects, such as sewing custom creations, altering suits or altering wedding dresses, are typically priced based on the specifics of the fabric and pattern and the amount of work time needed. Here are a few examples of tailor and seamstress average costs:

  • Shorten sleeves of a dress shirt: $19.
  • Shorten jacket sleeves: $23 (without buttons) to $28 (with buttons).
  • Take in the body of a jacket: $40 (two seams) to $52 (three seams).
  • Take in a dress shirt: $20.
  • Adjust the shoulders of a jacket: $35.
  • Hem a skirt or dress: $10-$14.
  • Take in or let out a skirt or pair of pants: $15 (unlined) to $20 (lined) or $25 (with a zipper).
  • Shorten top-stitched pants: $10.
  • Shorten cuffed pants: $14.
  • Shorten lined pants: $14.
  • Shorten lined and cuffed pants: $18.
  • Take in a sheath dress: $45.
  • Restitch a fraying seam: $5.
  • Replace buttons: 50 cents each.
  • Move a button: $2.
  • Add a hook and eye: 50 cents per set.

Are you supposed to tip a seamstress?

Tipping seamstresses is not standard protocol. That said, anytime a talented seamstress goes above and beyond, offering a gratuity is a thoughtful gesture. A gratuity might be appropriate if the seamstress accepted a large project for you at the last minute — for example, hemming new suit pants the night before your work trip or taking in your party dress the day before your birthday. A gratuity may also be appropriate as recognition for the long hours of skilled stitching that your seamstress has put in altering your wedding dress, which often requires multiple fittings and precise fixes to make your dress perfect. If you do decide to offer a gratuity, first ask if the seamstress accepts gratuities; if they do, offer them an additional 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill.  

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