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Your precious ideas and creations are handled with imagination and care. You can have confidence in the professional execution and attention to your custom design.

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Custom Sewing

Hi, I’m Erin Retelle. I have been a member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals since 2010. I travel annually (or these days, virtually) to the organization’s educational conference where I continue to expand my sewing and design skill set, improve my teaching techniques, and share my work. I regularly compete in the annual Threads Challenge, a themed competition for ASDP’s members hosted by Threads Magazine. In 2019, my dress was chosen as a finalist and won the award for ‘best color and shape shift’ in the ‘Transformation Challenge’.

Our Team

When you have a picture in your mind about how a precious article could be made exquisite but you don’t know who to trust to make it happen? sewBoise knows how to make your vision a reality with beautiful craftsmanship.

Reviews

I’m not a dress girl, so when it was time for me to get married, I wanted something custom made. I was referred to sewBoise by one of the bridal shops, AND I’M GLAD I WAS!!! Erin and Barbie are amazing! We basically designed a suit from scratch (actually based on the shoes I wanted to wear) they were great in giving advice on fit, color, fabrics and more! My suit was the talk of the wedding!

-Mandi

Erin has helped me with multiple iterations of a new product prototype that she and her team have custom sewn. sewBoise has done a great job of understanding my concepts and executing them into working prototypes quickly and affordably. The team are smart, friendly, and fun to work with.

-J L

Our team has a massive amount of expertise in a variety of areas: dressmaking, tailoring, design, pattern-drafting, home decorating, technical and specialty sewing, and more. Whether it’s a special occasion, a special purpose, or you have a special figure to fit, we have a sewing specialist for you.

Examples of custom sewing projects we’ve seen & done:

  • Wedding Gowns
  • Tailored Suits
  • Formal/Special Occasion Wear for women, men & children
  • Party Dresses
  • Daily Wear Pieces like Tops, Shirts, Jackets, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts Pants and Shorts
  • Overcoats
  • Ballroom Dance Costumes
  • Ice Skating Costumes
  • Folk Dance Costumes
  • Swimwear and Fitness Competition pieces
  • Vests, Hats, Ties, Cummerbunds, Bridal Veils, Ring Pillows, Gloves, Shawls, Scarves, Spats, Boleros and Belts
  • Halloween and Cosplay Costumes
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Purses, Bags and Clutches
  • Electronic and Appliance Carrying Cases and Cozies
  • Throw Pillows
  • Memory Bears and Blankets
  • Odds and Ends like; Camera Focusing Cloths, Diabetic Supply Purses, BBQ Covers, Plush Toys, Doggie Coats, Knife Rolls, Oddly Shaped Bags

How much does it cost and how long does it take?

Our answer is always, “It depends” Come have a talk with us and bring as much information as you have with you (photos, ideas, drawings, existing garments or items, specifications, deadline) and we’ll do our utmost to help you formulate a plan that fits your desires and your budget.

Custom Patterns for Those Who Sew

Butterick not working out style or fit-wise? We can draft custom patterns or pattern pieces for you.

  • Moulage Set (basic upper body sloper for zero-ease, blouse/bodice and jacket) $250
  • Basic Sleeve to fit Moulage armhole $60
  • Pant Sloper (with basic pockets and waistband) $250

If you need a particular pattern drafted (i.e. a pattern for a dress you have a photograph of, a jacket with a certain lapel-shape), we can handle that! Prices start at $60 and increase with garment complexity, number of pattern pieces, and our level of involvement post-drafting (We can make up and fit the muslin for you, if you like.).

Likewise, if you’d like an existing garment copied (without us taking it apart), we’re up to the task.

Our work is always guaranteed. We are not done until you are satisfied.

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Professional enthusiasm and workmanship in an easy, pleasant and flexible atmosphere: We love what we do and you will love the experience.

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