I specialize in altering bridesmaid gowns and formal wear. I've worked with every body shape and size out there, including pregnant bridesmaids. I will do a one on one fitting or the whole bridal party at once. After the alterations are done, I'll press your dress so you look your absolute best for that special day. NO Bridal or Prom Gowns!
I also do alterations on everyday clothing such as hemming pants, blue jeans, skirts, dresses, etc. I will take the clothing in or let it out, add buttons, and also replace zippers on everything except for coats. I will also sew emblems on Military Uniforms and Leather Vests.
Doll Clothes for American Girl
I've been making doll clothes for the past 30 years, it is my passion and I love it! I have been lucky enough to sell them to all 50 states and 7 countries with over 14,000 sales.
Here is the link to purchase my doll clothes: http://susiestitchit.etsy.com
I've sewn costumes for several theatre productions. I've made costumes for two local productions which were 'The Sound of Music' and 'Music Man'. Next I made costumes for three shows for UW Platteville which were 'Anything Goes', 'A Midnight Summers Dream' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. In 2009 I made costumes for an off broadway show in Chicago, 'The Marvelous Wonderettes." All of the costumes for The Marvelous Wonderettes were designed by Bobby Pearce from New York City.
I've worked with Ann Fulton, owner of Creative Connections, LLC on all of these productions.
Pillowcases in Memory of Philip
Philip Sigurslid, my best friends son passed away from cancer on Dec 30, 2016. He was 40.
After he passed, I contacted Agrace and asked them if I could make pillowcases for the patients in Philips memory.
So far I have donated 366 Pillowcases. Many of my friends, family members and customers have helped me with donations to buy the fabrics. The support I've gotten has been overwhelming! I will continue to donate the pillowcases in Philips memory for as long as I can. * Donations always welcome *
Pillowcases in Memory of my Dad
My Dad, Curtis E Larson, passed away on August 11, 2019 at the age of 96. He was a WWII vet and served his country for 3 years. My dad loved that I was donating pillowcases to Agrace patients in honor of Philip. As it turned out he would end up being a patient of the Agrace services in his own home. To honor him, I used the memorials given to me to make pillowcases in his memory. I chose all fabrics that related to men and women that serve this country, all four military branches, firefighters and policemen. And of course, his two favorite teams, the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers. I know he would be so honored to have his name on all 53 of these pillowcases!
I love you and I miss you...