Seamstress - Custom Made Clothing - Pretoria, South Africa

The Seamstress

Pretoria, South Africa

Summary

I started The Seamstress August 2012 after years of lecturing.

I have experience in the following :

Custom made clothing from patterns
Cutting patterns from old garments

Wedding dress re-fashion and alterations
Beaded veils, garters, custom made hoop skirts
Flower girl and bachelorette tutus
Evening/Cocktail dresses (please choose a pattern from my Pinterest boards)
Table Linen, serviettes, runners and bunting flags

Have a look at my projects and prices
I regret there is no discount for orders of more than one of a garment.

Kind Regards

Marlene R

Services

Custom Made Clothing

Summary:

I have experience in the following :

Custom made clothing from patterns
Cutting patterns from old garments

Wedding dress re-fashion and alterations
Beaded veils, garters, custom made hoop skirts
Flower girl and bachelorette tutus

Work History

Owner

The Seamstress

From September 2013

Wedding and Evening dress Alterations and Re-Fashion
Wedding Linen & decorations
Flower Girl Tutus
Bachelorette Tutus

Projects

Marie's dance competition Tutu

Black single layer Tutu R220 incl.fabric
Double layer Tutu R250 incl.fabric

Yvonne's wedding

I inserted darts and and satin straps to the dress bodice R120 incl.fabric
Beads had to be removed to sew darts and then placed back
Beading R5.00 per bead (4 knots)
I made a pink Crinoline R350 incl fabrics
I made a pink veil with butterflies and embroidered edging R250 incl fabrics
I made a 6 layer flower girl dress ( 14 metres of tulle) R 700 incl tulle

Georgia's wedding

The dress was a size 6
I enlarged it 2 sizes by converting it to a lace-up at the back :
Labor R 250 incl fabric
I added a satin insert in front where it was too low R 90 incl fabric
2 Garters R100 incl lace and beads
Veil with glass embroidered beads on comb R 250 , tulle incl.

Lily by Alien Matric Farewell Dress - Re fashion



Adding beading R80 ( Labor R5.00 per bead- all beads sewn on singularly with 4 knots each)

Reducing side seams R90

Shorten hemline with lining R120

Wedding table runners for Ubumanzi Game Lodge

Satin table runners . Labor cost R35 per runner
Labor includes cut,sew and iron .
Sewing : 1 x overlock plus fold and straight stitch.
Pick up and drop off Lynnwood Rd from Wilgers to Brooklyn .

Wedding Damask Serviettes for Hand Creations

Damask Serviettes
Labor cost : R18 per serviette .
Labor includes : Measure, cut, sew, iron
Sewing : 1x overlock plus. 1x fold and stitch

Wedding Flower girl Tutu for Dane'

Age 2-4 years
4 Layer Tulle tutu dress.with halter top
3 little tulle flowers
Choose your own colors
Cost
1 Tutu : R450


Isabella's wedding dress- Refashion

Making bodice two sizes smaller : Cost R 200
Adding Lace at shoulders : Cost R 150 ( included Lace)
Changing from zip to lace-up at the back R 250 (included fabric)

Party Tutu for Dane

4 layer crisp Tulle tutu / ready made crochet top
Age 2-4 years
Tutu cost R350

Maxi Dress for Katarina

Long Cross over maxi dress
Fabric cost R 280
Labour cost R400 ( incl pattern)

Silk Antique doll dress

Gift

Silk Gown - Barckley & Clegg Sample

This would cost R300 for the silk (depending on your size )
Labour cost R 400

Linen Chambray Cardigan -

Sample

Labor cost R300

Dungaree and dungaree dress

Little Dane"

Labor cost R250

Spa Uniform Sample

Labor cost R300

Golfers Shirt

Private client

Funky Pants

Labor cost R200

Retro Bubble Skirt

100 % linen bubble skirt
Labor cost R250

Rustic Wedding Napkins

Wedding Table Linen

Ballet Pancake Tutu

5 layers of Tulle

Machine sewn
Labor cost R300

Party Tutu for Mbali

Handmade 5 layer tutus

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor Consumer Science - Clothing Construction & Textiles

University of Pretoria

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