These ESTIMATED prices. They can vary widely depending on your style and fabric choices, but these are the prices our customers commonly pay for our most popular items. Contact us for a more detailed quote.
PRICES ARE FOR LABOR ONLY AND INCLUDE CONSULTATION, MEASUREMENTS, FITTINGS, PATTERN MAKING AND SEWING. FABRIC COST VARIES WIDELY AND IS PAID BY THE CUSTOMER.
$10 to cover small pillows
$15 to cover large pillows
$25 to cover a couch cushion (extra for unusual shapes and non-square angles)
$20 per panel for curtains and valances up to 100" long (unlined)
Extra cost for pinch pleats, grommets, piping, tufting, etc.
Apparel and Costumes:
$25-35 for basic skirts
$50-300 for most dresses/ formal wear (weddings, quinceaneras, prom, etc.)
$50-80 for Renaissance/folk costume bodice with grommets in front or back
$25-40 for peasant blouses
$35-50 for basic long dresses (chemise/nightgown), usually worn under period costumes
$80-170 for fully boned, grommeted corsets with 2-4 layers of fabric.
General cost for custom sewing or alterations is $7.50 per seam and $12 per hem or zipper. We do piecework and large orders at a lower rate. Contact us for details.
Sewing is done by an experienced designer/pattern maker and two seamstresses with decades of experience. We can handle large orders at a discount. Our employees are paid a fair living wage, but we will not overcharge you - we are determined to give you the best possible price for very high quality products. We have a variety of excellent professional quality machines, including industrial straight stitch machines and industrial sergers, and a blind hemmer and tailoring machine. All seams are enclosed or serged.
Fittings and consultations are done at our studio in Saint Paul. You can also send us your measurements and we will ship your products to you. E-mail us for more details.
**If you need custom items, please be aware that you need to contact us at least three weeks before your deadline for simpler items, and more for complicated items or larger orders. The wait is significantly longer at certain times of year (especially before Renaissance Festival and Halloween)**