KathleenCrowley

Kathleen Crowley Costume Couture

Crockett, California · 1037 Sales

KathleenCrowley

Kathleen Crowley Costume Couture

Crockett, California 1037 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(431)

Announcement   " We Seem To Forget That Couture Is Craft"

Follow KathleenCrowleyCostumeCouture on Instagram! ! Onequeenkathleen

Update August 15, 2017
Ive just made a couple listings for Made To Order or Custom Bessie Skirts! If you are not aware of the Bessie Skirt, I designed her to give everyone a versatile garment that has many options for our many moods and busy lifestyle! Three buttons placed at the hip line that coordinate with 7 loops at the hem line can give you 10 or 15 different looks! I also worked with Carolena Nericcio- Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance fame to make it more wearable for day wear. You can purchase these and other lovely things at www.fcbd.com or take a trip over to Half Moon Bay, Ca on the coast and visit her shop at 508 Main! Either way, We can get you one of these lovely skirts ASAP!

The Fluffy Ruffly patterns are out of print at this point in time. I will let you know when I get a new run of them done! Thank you for support! I love that there are so many flounces out there in the world!

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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 Aug 15, 2017

" We Seem To Forget That Couture Is Craft"

Follow KathleenCrowleyCostumeCouture on Instagram! ! Onequeenkathleen

Update August 15, 2017
Ive just made a couple listings for Made To Order or Custom Bessie Skirts! If you are not aware of the Bessie Skirt, I designed her to give everyone a versatile garment that has many options for our many moods and busy lifestyle! Three buttons placed at the hip line that coordinate with 7 loops at the hem line can give you 10 or 15 different looks! I also worked with Carolena Nericcio- Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance fame to make it more wearable for day wear. You can purchase these and other lovely things at www.fcbd.com or take a trip over to Half Moon Bay, Ca on the coast and visit her shop at 508 Main! Either way, We can get you one of these lovely skirts ASAP!

The Fluffy Ruffly patterns are out of print at this point in time. I will let you know when I get a new run of them done! Thank you for support! I love that there are so many flounces out there in the world!

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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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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(431)
Marty King

Marty King on Jun 6, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

This is lovely but i found the back is very short. The top is a tad small. Will need to move buttons. Quality of item great. Received quickly. Thankyou

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Updates

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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About

I Insist On Quality

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.

Shop members

  • Kathleen Crowley

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Costumer, The Maker Of The Things

Production partners

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