MariaHellerDesigns

Bespoke gothic, fantasy and historical inspired fashion

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Announcement    We moved our shop to mariahellerdesigns.com! The items still left in our Etsy shop cost 10% more to make up for the very high Etsy fees. Please visit our new website to buy!


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Last updated on Sep 8, 2020

We moved our shop to mariahellerdesigns.com! The items still left in our Etsy shop cost 10% more to make up for the very high Etsy fees. Please visit our new website to buy!


Have e nice day! Thank you for visiting!

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About MariaHellerDesigns

Sales 169
On Etsy since 2016

I'm a self taught designer, pattern maker and seamstress.
I studied traditional art (oil painting and graphic art) in high school and college and I always had a passion for art history.
Inspired by renaissance art and some history drama shows I loved, I started making renaissance inspired dresses for myself. Many people loved my gowns so I decided to take commission.
Everything I create is handmade: I create the patterns, cut out the fabrics, and sew everything together. My partner helps me by working at the sewing machine, while I do all the hand sewing myself. Everything that is embellished or smocked is done by me.
I don't follow standard sizes, but create patterns on the specific measurements of the buyer. I create a new pattern for each new buyer, which ensures a good fit. My items are truly handmade, created with love and care.
I'm always open for custom orders.

Production:
We use quality fabrics for all our items. We buy all our fabrics locally and we strive to produce as little waste as possible. We use as much of the fabric as we can. We always use the leftover fabric to create smaller items or parts. For example all our little capelets are made from the fabric that is left from making a big cape (fabric that would be otherwise just thrown away), we also use the leftovers to make the hoods, collars, sleeves or other small parts. We are a team of two, and we work from home. We only have one sewing machine so our production is truly small and handmade. Many parts of our items are hand sewn and we make each item with care and with much attention to detail.

Fair warning:
We have a cat. We lint roll everything very carefully before packing it but maybe a few little cat hairs escape our notice. So that's just a heads up for people with allergies.

Check out the process behind making a custom gown on my YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1WE901ztLdo_vHdcYF04ug

Shop members

  • Maria Heller

    Creator, Designer, Owner

    I create the designs, make the patterns, draft them, cut the fabrics and I do all the pleating and hand sewing. I'm also usually the one picking and buying the fabric. I am the one that answers all the questions through Etsy conversations.

  • Oana Heller

    Assistant, Photographer, Creator

    Helps me with various things, from checking with suppliers and purchasing the fabrics to sewing some parts together at the sewing machine or embellishing by hand certain items. She sometimes ships the orders and helps with photos.

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Last updated on May 25, 2018
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