CarlaReneeCouture

Patterns, Couture Gowns, Apparel, & Accessories

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CarlaReneeCouture

Patterns, Couture Gowns, Apparel, & Accessories

Oakland, California | 184 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you for shopping, I am also in the midst of changing things on the business side to change with my growing baby. Currently, I will only be offering the ready made patterns in various sizes. Once he is in pre-school I will be able to accommodate custom orders on a limited basis. Sorry for any inconvenience! Thank you for shopping and check back with my website often for new ready made patterns and for updates on when I will be taking custom orders again. Thank you so much for your understanding!

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2020

Thank you for shopping, I am also in the midst of changing things on the business side to change with my growing baby. Currently, I will only be offering the ready made patterns in various sizes. Once he is in pre-school I will be able to accommodate custom orders on a limited basis. Sorry for any inconvenience! Thank you for shopping and check back with my website often for new ready made patterns and for updates on when I will be taking custom orders again. Thank you so much for your understanding!

Carla Renee Westerbeck

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  • Dee on Apr 17, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great customer service. Patterns were beautifully done, and very clear instructions. Carla was very patient with my request, and her instructions for measurements were very clear and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend Carla, and hope to do business with her again.

  • Patricia on Feb 25, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    The five stars are for how great it was to work with Carla. She was very responsive and kept to her schedule. I haven't actually tried out the pattern yet that she made for me. I'll post once I do, but I'm quite optimistic that it will work out.

  • Romy-Krystal on Jan 7, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Carla is honestly the most fantastic woman. She’s just a pleasure to deal with every time and she’s extremely thorough. This is I think my third possibly my fourth purchase and you know I’ll be back for more! Can’t recommed her enough!

  • Nami on Dec 14, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Carla is a joy to work with! She’s absolutely the person to go to for pattern making services! Shipping time was quick the quality of the pattern was excellent, she even includes some instructions to help you sew your project in the most optimal way.

  • Tyesha on Feb 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    The best person to work with when it comes to any type of clothing. She’s amazing !!!

  • Ruby on Sep 5, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    I have been buying items online for 15+ years and this is the first time I have left a review. I received the pattern for the dress that Carla designed for me earlier today, and I am overjoyed! It is so much better than anything that I could have expected! For years, I have wanted to make a princess-line dress (like the dresses my mom and I made together for me when I was younger) but doubted my ability to cut a pattern for my curvy measurements. Over time, I became disheartened; but now I have new heart! Carla designed a beautiful dress, a very clear pattern and printed it on sturdy (not tissue) paper. She can work with professionals and novices like me, alike. When I opened the package, I just wanted to cry. If you've also been dreaming of a particular dress for years - Carla is your chance!

    Robin

  • Jane on Aug 22, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    I bought this for my roommate as surprise gift and he LOVES it. Beautifully made and expertly crafted. If you're looking for a gorgeous, durable and unique wallet you totally found it; just expect to wait a few weeks as items are made to order and I imagine there's a bit of line most of the time.

  • Romy-Krystal on May 23, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    Carla is amazing as always. Couldn't be happier!

  • Romy-Krystal on Feb 22, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing as always! Cannot recommend Carla enough!

  • Romy-Krystal on Sep 21, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    Carla is amazing! She is so wonderful to work with and is really knowledgable. I live on the other side of the world and this could not have gone smoother. Extremely happy and will be back again!

About CarlaReneeCouture

Sales 184
On Etsy since 2010

Pattern maker, Couturier, Designer, with over a decade of experience!

Carla Renee Westerbeck is a professional patternmaker and fashion designer with over a decade of experience creating beautiful wedding gowns, custom patterns, and original handbags for blushing brides to be. She currently creates and works from her studio in Oakland, CA, and collaborates with brides and other custom clients worldwide.

Carla graduated in 2003 from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco, CA with a degree in Fashion Design. From there she began her design career and further honed her skills for two years as a seamstress, pattern-maker, and assistant designer at Miosa Couture in Sacramento, CA. In her free time Carla could often be found creating original patterns and designs from the art and books that most inspired her, as well as from her own fanciful imagination. These creations became the foundation from which she began designing made to order gowns, dresses, and handbags in 2004.

Since then Carla has been working solely with brides and other fashion enthusiasts as an independent designer and pattern-maker. Designing custom patterns and creations is one of Carla’s greatest joys as an artist. To lend to her impressive CV, Carla also had the honor of teaching for four years at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, CA, where she taught over fourteen different courses in the fashion department. Among them were Flat Pattern Making 1 & 2, CAD (for patterns), Garment Construction, and Textile Design. Carla loved working with the aspiring designers and students who came to her for her design expertise and experience, and learned a lot from the experience too!

Carla loves engaging with her clients, in a way that brings their visions to life in a meaningful and beautiful way. She also stays abreast of all the trends of the fashion and bridal design world, as well as developments in design technology, so that she can continue to make customers happy by turning an idea or illustration into a wearable work of art.


Carla enjoys loves engaging with her clients, who are really her collaborators, in a way that brings their visions to life in a meaningful and beautiful way. She also stays abreast of all the trends of the fashion and bridal design world, as well as developments in design technology, so that she can continue to make customers happy by turning an idea or illustration into a wearable work of art.

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    Independent patternmaker, couturier, and designer since 2004.

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