KathleenCrowley

Kathleen Crowley Costume Couture

California, United States · 1012 Sales

KathleenCrowley

Kathleen Crowley Costume Couture

California, United States 1012 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   " We Seem To Forget That Couture Is Craft"
Coco Chanel

June 18th, 2016
Well, it is almost summer and I'm working on a new website that I hope will be ready to launch in August!
Thank you for all your wonderful comments below - they really keep me going on some days when I'm not feeling so inspired. We all have those now and then, don't we! Thank you so very much! :)
Some of you may know that I help design the Bessie line of clothing with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance fame.....go here to see what we are offering......... http://fcbd.com/bessie-design-studio/ ........ I keep that site separate from the Etsy shop! Thanks for checking in here - the Bessie line and my custom work have kept me from my KCCC clothing development - thus a sparsely filled Etsy shop at the moment. Please check in when you have a minute - I have things to sell that I simply have not had time to list yet! And I have new things partially finished. Yes, I need more hands, but this is "Slow Fashion", my friends! Artisan made! Fingers crossed that I get more things listed soon! In the meantime, please convo me if you are looking for anything in particular! Thanks for stopping by!!
Kathleen

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Hi and welcome to my Etsy shop! I am the maker of hand crafted accessories and clothing! These designs are well thought out and stand the test of time! My garments are being worn all around the world and are worn by those with their own sense of flair and style. So when you buy something from me, you are purchasing something unique and special! I offer designs that can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe. I price according to how long something takes to make, the materials that go into it, the labor involved, and with all of that in mind, I try to keep the price points at a reasonable level. I add new merchandise for your perusal when I can - often I am knee deep in a project, or three - so please send me a message here if you have questions! Some things can be made up relatively easily, but some items take more work to make. I do plan to have a few popular designs manufactured down the road, but when this does happen, they have to still be made with care, or they will just not be made at all. This isn't one of those made in China shops that we're starting to see more and more of. So please don't hesitate to ask me questions. Thank you for stopping by!! Your purchases keep a talented crafts person alive and well! Your purchases enable me to do the same for others! This is a very important thing that we must do in this day and age!
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Announcement
Last updated on Jun 18, 2016

" We Seem To Forget That Couture Is Craft"
Coco Chanel

June 18th, 2016
Well, it is almost summer and I'm working on a new website that I hope will be ready to launch in August!
Thank you for all your wonderful comments below - they really keep me going on some days when I'm not feeling so inspired. We all have those now and then, don't we! Thank you so very much! :)
Some of you may know that I help design the Bessie line of clothing with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance fame.....go here to see what we are offering......... http://fcbd.com/bessie-design-studio/ ........ I keep that site separate from the Etsy shop! Thanks for checking in here - the Bessie line and my custom work have kept me from my KCCC clothing development - thus a sparsely filled Etsy shop at the moment. Please check in when you have a minute - I have things to sell that I simply have not had time to list yet! And I have new things partially finished. Yes, I need more hands, but this is "Slow Fashion", my friends! Artisan made! Fingers crossed that I get more things listed soon! In the meantime, please convo me if you are looking for anything in particular! Thanks for stopping by!!
Kathleen

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Hi and welcome to my Etsy shop! I am the maker of hand crafted accessories and clothing! These designs are well thought out and stand the test of time! My garments are being worn all around the world and are worn by those with their own sense of flair and style. So when you buy something from me, you are purchasing something unique and special! I offer designs that can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe. I price according to how long something takes to make, the materials that go into it, the labor involved, and with all of that in mind, I try to keep the price points at a reasonable level. I add new merchandise for your perusal when I can - often I am knee deep in a project, or three - so please send me a message here if you have questions! Some things can be made up relatively easily, but some items take more work to make. I do plan to have a few popular designs manufactured down the road, but when this does happen, they have to still be made with care, or they will just not be made at all. This isn't one of those made in China shops that we're starting to see more and more of. So please don't hesitate to ask me questions. Thank you for stopping by!! Your purchases keep a talented crafts person alive and well! Your purchases enable me to do the same for others! This is a very important thing that we must do in this day and age!
XXX

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Kathleen Crowley

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Sad news. Hancock Fabrics is closing. But for you sewers out there who shop there, everything appears to be 20 - 50% off. I saw some pretty laces that could be used for your Fluffie Rufflies. While it's sad that yet another fabric store is closing - SALE!
Thinking I should get busy making new sewing patterns.....just found my favorite little pair of Fluffie Rufflie Bloomers that should go first - easy to make. Easy to wear under skirts and dresses. And they look cute tossed over a dressing screen as well!
See what you can make with the fluffie Rufflie Pantaloon pattern?
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Ive been sewing since I was a kid. When I grew very tall, I couldn't afford model clothing and was never going to be a model, but I found out that I could make them for myself and pretend that I was one. I soon realized that I had a pretty good eye for design and color. After years of people wishing they could wear my clothes, I started doing custom work for private clients. Being passionate about Vintage, I was also fortunate enough to have men and women bring me antique or outdated designer clothing to alter and remake to fit their particular modern bodies. All of this led me to being able to fit many different kinds of bodies with a variety of garments and costumes - for many different kinds of events and purposes. Ive learned so much about design and fit through altering and tailoring better clothing. I think this shows in the garments and costumes that I make.

I was bitten by the Tribal Belly Dance bug 15 years or so ago, which led me down the road to making costumes for the more well known dancers around the world. This led to producing a small line of dance wear and adornments that catered to the more free of heart and spirit. This led to opening my Etsy shop where I could be accessible to everyone, which led to my happiness and a better life.

My sizing system has been compiled from hundreds of client's measurements collected over the years and integrated into a series of what I consider true women's sizes. This may vary slightly from standard grading - as I've taken these measurements from real women living in the real world!

My designs are influenced by history, the arts, my vibrant upbringing in the SF Bay Area , my stage experience, folk wear, whatever scene I may be surfing in, and every creative human being that Ive ever come in contact with. Whatever I make and put up in my Etsy shop will have the fit and flair that comes with years of experience and a dynamic background!

I am available for custom work. You can come to my studio or we can message each other via convos here on Etsy. I do Bridal, Alterations, Corsetry, Vintage Reconstruction and Reproduction, Historical Costuming and of course, Tribal Belly Dance Wear. I make my garments and costumes as I would if you were to be wearing it every day of your life.

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