Edward Sylvia
Edward Sylvia

Edward Sylvia

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Introduction: Greetings! I am Edward Sylvia, doing business as EDWARD SYLVIA NEW YORK. I am centrally located in Hunts Point area in the South Bronx, easily accessible by the 2, 5 and 6 trains, Metronorth and by car via the Bruckner Expressway. I am conservatory trained ( with over 30 years practical experience) in both theatrical costume design and production and couture. My services for men, women, children and amateur and professional companies include( but are not limited to): •custom design and production of theatrical costumes •drag costumes •evening wear •bridal •special occasion •dance wear •activewear •corsetry •period costume recreatio, •Halloween/ masquerade Alteration and fitting services are also available based on a $30/hr fee. Estimates for the cost of any alterations can be generated after having fit the garment to you in person Though I am experienced and skilled in designing the perfect garment to suit your needs and desires, I am also skilled in duplicating and recreating existing garments/ designs from images and photographs. I am a truly versatile designer and craftsman I am open to meeting in other locations for design meetings and consultations, but fittings for custom garments should, out of necessity, take place in my Bronx studio.

Hired 38 times

3 employees

5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Great 4.7

23 reviews


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Liz M.


I hired Edward to bartend for a cocktail party of 70 people, serving red and white wine, as well as water. He was extremely professional and very efficient. He arrived early, helped with the set up and collaborated when it started raining and the party was outdoors. He helped us move everything and passed the wine around when people weren't going out to get it because of the rain. Very respectful, sympathetic and professional, I definitely recommend hiring him and will definitely hire him again in the future!
Jun 5, 2016
Chanelle D.


At a short notice he showed up and saved the day, bartending plus more. His service was greatly appreciated.
Dec 19, 2016
Jill Stanford R.

Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design

Very responsive, reliable, and a amazing seamstress! I highly recommend Edward!!!
Jul 31, 2020
Ron B.

Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design

We required major alterations of both a men’s suit and a woman’s dress. Ed did a fantastic job and took great care to make sure that both garments had an ideal fit. He was a pleasure to work with and did a first rate job with both guarments. You won’t be able to find a better tailor!
Feb 6, 2019
Sabrina b.

Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design

It went so0o0o0o0 good, all I have to say that it is worth every penny. He is so talented, I love my storm costume, his suggestions are great. 5 stars 😊...wish i can give him 10 stars instead! 😃😊
Oct 30, 2018


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    ~Painting -Interiors-$25.00/hr + supplies ~Alterations- $25.00/hr or fixed for more straightforward projects(i.e.pants hems etc) ~Sewing/draping/patternmaking instruction-$30.00/hr-all related supplies are responsibility of client ~Custom design and clothing/costume production-Variable based on individual project Bartending/ Serving - $25.00/ hr

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I typically will need to ask the creative questions-specifics relating to your desired goals for the finished product, whatever it may be. A dialog is generally necessary in order to accurately and efficiently generate a quote for any project. Visual references, where applicable, are very helpful in this process.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    BA1990 Magna Cum Laude ,Theatre Arts with highest Honors, Brandeis University MFA-1992 in theatre Arts Design Technical, Brandeis University Past professional experience includes work for: Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Barbara Matera's ,Ltd., Woody Shelp Theatrical Milliner, Santa Fe Opera Millinery and crafts Dept., Charlotte Shakespeare Festival, White River Junction Theatre Festival, Zeiterion Theatre ,Chiswick Park Theatre,Musical Theatreworks NYC, Cortez & Co. Contemporary Ballet, American Ballet Theatre II,NBC for Leonard Bernstein's New York, Comedy Central, MTV, Sands Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, MGM Grand Las Vegas, New York Saint-at-Large, Balinese-American Fusion Dance theatre(BALAM),OW! , Ltd PR CO.,J.Crew, MatchesFashion, Bloomingdale's 59th Street, The Box NYC, Shakespeare& Company

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