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Allow me to set the scene. I own a very pretty lilac crocheted dress that I've had for years and I absolutely love it! One day a few months ago, out of sheer laziness, I decided to clean the dress in the washing machine instead of washing it out by hand as the instructions very plainly say. When I opened the door to the washer after the last cycle was complete, I pulled out the horribly mangled lilac mess you see pictured below. Needless to say, I was devastated. How could I have been so careless with my beloved dress?! With very little optimism, I searched the internet for someone who could repair crocheted items. I stumbled across the Thumbtack site and found Scarlett. Scarlett had one glowing review after another. It was apparent that she was a master at her craft. I didn't have a doubt in my mind those reviews were true. But given the condition of my dress, I didn't even think Scarlett had the ability to save it. In my mind, no one could fix that dress. It was impossible. But I still decided to give her a chance. I brought the dress to her, she looked it over. She indicated unhesitatingly that she could fix it. I, of course, was very doubtful but I appreciated her effort to try and fix my dress nonetheless. A couple months later, I hear from Scarlett. "Your dress is ready" she says. She explains that it took a little longer than usual to finish because she had a hard time finding the exact thread to match the rest of my dress. I made arrangements to pick up the dress. En route, I wonder how the dress will look but I have no expectations. Again, I'm just appreciative for her efforts to take on the seemingly (operative word) impossible task of salvaging my dress. As I walk into Scarlett's apartment, she goes to retrieve my dress. When she unfolds it and holds it up before me, I can not believe my eyes. MY DRESS LOOKS JUST AS IT DID THE DAY I BOUGHT IT!!! Scarlett had taken the mangled mess that I was certain could NEVER be repaired and transformed it back into the dress that I'd become so fond of! I know that my review is very long but I deemed it necessary to say all of this in order for people to fully understand just how completely AMAZING Scarlett is. All the reviews that praise her work - they're all true. Scarlett is phenomenal at what she does and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. I will definitely be using her again for my future alteration, sewing needs. In addition to being good at what she does, she is also very pleasant to deal with. By all means - enlist Scarlett for your alteration/sewing needs. I promise that you won't be sorry.
My daughter, Kaylie, has been taking private sewing lessons from Ama for the past several weeks now and really enjoys it. Ama has been a terrific teacher. My daughter is a beginner, having never sewn before. But Ama is patient and and very encouraging, and Kaylie is learning a lot! Thank you Ama!
I had taken lessons with Valerie at a sewing studio in DC, which I loved. Once the studio closed I knew I wanted to continue to learn with Valerie. She is an amazing sewing instructor, and is extremely patient. Her hours are flexible, and she arrived right on time (actually, minutes early) to our at-home private lessons. I cant wait to schedule another lesson.
She was able to do the impossible. Completing adjustments on a pageant dress in less than 24 hours was amazing! I look forward to working with her again.
Denis is an outstanding tailor. I came to him with an idea for a 17th century dress that I have seen in a museum (Silver Tissue Dress) and he immediately showed me how it can be made and what it will look like, he designed and decorated it and it looks as if it came from the court of Lois XIV. The dress is beautiful, the tailoring impeccable and the pleats he did are meticulous. I felt like a princess wearing it at the Venice carnival this year. I definitely recommend him and will contact him for future costume events. He not only has the skill to sew well but he is a great designer as well. Thank you!
She is great, hire with confidence. Can't wait to have her come back. We will be using all three skills, started with sewing. She will be teaching my daughter crochet, and my husband knitting. Very excited, and my sewing lessons are going great!
I have worked with Meg for custom clothing projects and those are always amazing. Her upholstery skills are just as great as her clothing skills. She is professional and goal oriented. She works closely with clients to ensure that they receive the finished project of their dreams. Her skills in anything sewing related are so vast from clothing, high fashion, fancy umbrellas, couches, ottomans, window treatments and much more! Meg pays close attention to detail and is good with sticking to the deadlines you set for her. I will always be a return customer for the many services Meg offers!
I had an intermediate level sewing class with Ms. Smith in April 2016. In my case, I wanted to learn how to tailor Butterick/McCalls' patterns (i.e., button-down shirts) to better fit me. Ms. Smith was very knowledgeable and patient in showing me what to do step-by-step and at my own pace. As a result, my sewing knowledge just got kicked up several levels in one 2-hour session. If you are looking for a sewing teacher (at affordable rates) for any level in the D.C. area, I would highly recommend her services. I plan to come back for more lessons in the future.
Mia and the team at Woolstock is amazing ! I am currently in my 3rd week of class and have learned sooooo much from her. Mia takes her time to explain step by step. Great investment . I think I will take another class.
I have received training and much practice in the older couture traditions of fine workmanship. I know things that are no longer taught.
We are the premier Mid-Atlantic region's clothing, sewing and costume studio. We are located in Laurel, Maryland, and our studio specializes in wedding dresses, custom costume creations, costume rentals, and clothing alterations. We also have over 1,000 costume pieces for rent. Countless unseen details are the difference between the mundane and the magnificent. We at the Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio take this phrase to heart and it is reflected in our work. Located in Laurel, Maryland, we are the ideal studio for all of your sewing and design needs. We provide a variety of services such as custom wedding dresses, costume creations, and even clothing alterations. If time is a factor, we provide costume rentals for individuals and groups. For those interested in bringing their own creations to life, we also offer sewing classes in studio. In addition to our other services, the Marilyn Johnson studio provides costumes and props for parties and events outside of the studio. In studio, we hold events like our silk scarf painting parties, and even a class for boy or girl scouts seeking their sewing or other related badges.
I'm a costume designer by trade, but I have tutored writers with learning challenges for many years as well as those writing English as a second language. I am not a copy editor, please do not ask me to proofread. I also can teach fashion drawing, pattern making, sewing, and design.
Clients learn while creating their own garments.
We offer the following services: * Alterations (same as tailoring but specific to adjustments to fit) * Consulting For Commissioned Projects * UFOs (Unfinished Objects) * Custom Sewing (just about anything - never hurts to ask) * Dressmaking (from a picture or a pattern) * Gown Bustling (Custom to the clients vision & dress specifications) * Mending (fixing seams, replacing buttons, etc) * Patches (military, scouting, school, sports, etc) * Pattern Making (from scratch or from an item) * Pinning For Self Sewing (if you sew and need help with fit) * Refashioning (taking parts of one item and update to another) * Repairs (creative patching, etc) * Sewing Instruction (based on your interests) * Sewing Machine Instruction (with your machine) * Tailoring (hemming, taking in, letting out, making adjustments to fit) * Up-cycling (recycling of fabric items to make something new) * Updating Services (restyling & embellishing a garment)
The breadth of my experience. I know how to create a wide variety of finished products. I enjoy imparting that knowledge to my customers.
I have been sewing since 7 years old. I have designed wedding dresses, prom dresses and more. Need basic lessons to advance? I am available!
I can do all things that are creative! I do paintings, portraits, crochet, knitting, sewing, fashion design, and clothing construction.
I am a professional seamstress and expert DIY'er. I have experience making clothing, costumes, plush animals, fashion accessories, window treatments and home dec accessories. Sewing is my passion that I love to share.
The Kids Can Sew® & Fashion Design curriculum consist of easy to follow kids sewing patterns, instructions, and directions organized into Student Pattern Packets. These Student Pattern Packets contain a workbook of sewing instructions and full and multi sized clothing patterns. Our curriculum is geared toward younger children both girls and boys age six through twelve. We have the best method for you to learn how to sew. We have teachers worldwide using our program. Would you like to take lessons from one of our teachers or learn by video? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The You Can Make It 'Learn to Sew' method of sewing is designed to teach you everything about sewing.. ** WE TEACH YOU A SKILL... NOT JUST A PROJECT® ** It is a seven level program which will build your skills. You may join us at any Level, depending on your present sewing experience. Our teachers & videos follow the You Can Make It 'Learn to Sew' method and will teach you a skill that you can use for a lifetime and enjoy yourself in the process. You will receive handouts from our teachers for the more detailed tasks and a patch when you complete a Level... Whether by video or from a teacher that is local to you, you will learn with the newest, most comprehensive & detailed method.
I will teach you how to machine sew, do hand stitching, patterning making, clothes making, and fabric arts.
I offer alterations, repair, tailoring, fitting for law enforcement (over vests), and sewing lessons for boys, girls and adults. I love to teach sewing to kids. It is a dying art but a necessary life skill. Sewing supports STEM/STEAM, Common Core, character building, project and service learning aligning with Maryland State's education standards.