Announcement Fun vintage boots and cosplay costumes...sheer capes for Halloween 2016...lace shrugs for special occasions...vintage shoes to complete your look...favorite my shop and be the first to see my newest creations on your Etsy Home Page...
Fun vintage boots and cosplay costumes...sheer capes for Halloween 2016...lace shrugs for special occasions...vintage shoes to complete your look...favorite my shop and be the first to see my newest creations on your Etsy Home Page...
Jane Wilson on Nov 22, 2016
Beautiful shoes. They are PERFECT for my needs. Comfortable. I wanted some peep toes, but they all had high heels. My 1940's "costume" is completed.
immigratetous on Nov 4, 2016
very nice. thanks so much!
Anna McCarty on Oct 14, 2016
Inspired by Vintage
Having an online Etsy shop is an interesting challenge for me because I would much rather be creating and sewing than fiddling with computers and gadgets! I'm a low-tech artist who loves doing things the old-fashioned way. Even my sewing machines are non-computerized Pfaffs that I adore like family.
I've designed and/or made countless costumes for the stage, but nowadays I enjoy having a workshop in my home where I have the freedom to create what I want whenever inspiration strikes with no deadlines or dress rehearsals! Sometimes, I'll see a movie and say "I could make that dress" then find myself doing just that. Since I can't personally wear everything I'm inspired to make, why not a cyberspace storefront? RetroSewCo was born on Etsy...
I love working with clients to realize their designs and ideas. My Profile page gives more information about my custom work process; take a look at it then start a convo! I'm always happy to answer convos and inquiries.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm a 'retired' costume designer and passionate seamstress who LOVES having time to design and create unique unusual one of a kind items to put in my Etsy shop. Please read my Profile page for more information about custom work, then start a convo!
If you've been looking in my shop you know that I have an eclectic mix of handmade clothing and costumes. I've been a professional costume designer, maker and dressmaker all my life. I never know when inspiration will strike and I rush to my studio to begin a new project!
As a theater professional, I'm accustomed to sewing from complete sets of measurements taken in person; therefore I'm not always able to reproduce a complicated item for you from measurements you provide online. I like to use unusual or vintage materials that are limited in quantity and many of my Etsy items are one-of-a-kind and can't be duplicated.
Prices for custom made garments vary considerably depending on labor and materials and sometimes I can give only ball-park estimates until I understand the full scope of your project. That usually requires lots of questions from me and your honest answers, so please be patient! If you are serious about custom work from RetroSewCo please don't hesitate to contact me in a convo and I will be pleased to communicate back.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
You can also pay with Money Orders in USD. For custom work you must communicate with me through the convo system. Together we decide on the parameters, timeline, and estimated cost of your item. I request a non-refundable deposit of 50% down to begin your project. When completed, I e-mail a photo of completed item for your approval and final payment.