Sewing and Costuming Resources

Learn How to Sew!

Sewing Photography

My Technique Tutorials
How to Alter a Knit Top

A Seamstress's Bargains
#1 - Covered Buttons
#2 - The Secrets to Shopping Thriftily at JoAnn's (and other fabric stores)

Things Beginners Want to Know
Bias Binding, Lining & Interfacing

The Seamstress's Library
"The Little Black Dress" by Simon Henry

The Seamstress's Goodie Basket
#1 (10/19/2015) Steampunk, Doctor Who and more!
#2 (10/26/2015) Gemstones, Fashion Sketching and more!


  1. Hi I have a question. I have just recently started doing commissions for pay and am not sure how to charge. I already have a rule that they have to pay for materials upfront (Im to poor to risk someone backing out of that), but how should I charge for labor and skill. Any advice?

  2. Karissa, please send me an e-maill.

  3. Hello! I can't believe I've only just found your website. What great work! I've been sewing for about 30 years now and I'm just starting to publicly accept commissions but I have so many questions! I'll be emailing you too.


Welcome to the discussion! Please note that due to chronic illness, I am no longer taking commissions of any kind.

Thank you for being polite and profanity free :)