I have been sewing since I was a little girl when grandmother piqued my interest. She taught me to sew in her back bedroom sewing area. I then moved on to sharpen my skills in the costume shop at college and then a tailoring shop later in life. Always learning new things I learned smocking when my Mother gave me her Pullen pleater and tend to put a unique touch on every creation.
I pride myself on creating beautifully finished pieces of art. I finish seams with an enclosed French seam whenever possible or a serged edge. I most often use cotton and other natural fabrics, but also use other specialty and vintage fabrics.
You can find examples of my past work at my former website www.angelfire.com/il/seamstobe. You will also find I have positive feedback under my Ebay ID of Motherofdiscord.
I am proud to belong to three cats, and they love to put themselves into my work. They frequently lounge about on my cutting table while I am sewing. I make every effort to remove hair and launder your item and put it right in the box for shipping. But please be aware this is not from a pet free home.
Please note on items that are upcycled or recycled - these items are made from gently used clothing, so keep in mind that it isn't brand new, but I avoid anything that is soiled or torn obviously. Upcycled sweaters are very easy to work with. With that in mind, creations can often times be taken in easily to fit a smaller size. Unfortunately, it is not as easy to make something bigger, unless I still have some scraps of the sweaters used. If you see something you like, but it is not your size, feel free to contact me to see if it is possible to alter it to your size.
All sweaters are bagged closed immediately upon purchase, then are immediately washed in hot water then dried until dry on high heat. Yes, some sweaters shrink, and wool becomes felted, but this ensures all materials used for upcycling are clean and fresh.
Money order, personal check or Paypal accepted. If sending a personal check, your item will not be sent until your check clears.Items ship via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. Shipping included.
Being eco-minded and green, I prefer to reuse boxes and packing materials, and use recycled clean grocery bags to cushion and wrap items. Why create more to recycle by wrapping the item in tissue paper and fancy dressings, when by using a clean grocery bag, a used but functional box, or reusing packing material is a greener, kinder and still safe method of shipping your item? And my items are pretty enough to stand on their own without fancy wrappings. Items ship mext day except Sundays.
Returns are accepted if item is not as described.
Returns due to fit buyer pays return shipping.
Please pay attention to the measurements, and if you have questions please ask me.
If you need to return an item, please contact me within 3 DAYS of the delivery confirmation receipt date. If you do not contact me within 3 DAYS of the delivery confirmation receipt date then the item may be returned for store credit. The return must be received within 14 days of notification of your desire to return the item. Do not return an item that has been worn, smells of perfume or smoke, or looks like your pet was using it as a woobie for the past week. Refunds minus shipping will only be given if the item is returned in the same condition. I do not accept returns on items altered personally for you or by you.
I currently accept custom orders. Just email me with your idea to get started. There are no returns on custom orders.
Wholesale orders are welcome, and start at 15% off when ordering 10 or more items. For questions or larger quantities, please contact me.
I will not copy another seller's design, so please don't send me pictures of another artist's work asking for a copy. If you would like to send pictures for color examples or a portion of the item you would like me to incorporate into the finished creation, please do, but I will not copy another seller's design