AthenessaDesigns

Athenessa Designs Studio

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Announcement    Welcome to the Studio, where pure imagination abounds! This is the home to the creative endeavors of the Mystic Seamstress, Ashley Rabon, available for purchase. From Costumes and Garments, to Adoptable soft critters, to the tools and means to follow your own creative endeavors, the Studio is surely to hold something to pique your interest!

starXgeek is the artistic and funds raising endeavor of the Spawn (kid of the Mystic Seamstress) to raise money for a trip to Iceland in 2022. The designs featured in the starXgeek or labelled with the prefix sXg are all the work of the young artist and any proceeds from the sale of items marked such will be contributed to the Spawn's travel fund.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 5, 2021

Welcome to the Studio, where pure imagination abounds! This is the home to the creative endeavors of the Mystic Seamstress, Ashley Rabon, available for purchase. From Costumes and Garments, to Adoptable soft critters, to the tools and means to follow your own creative endeavors, the Studio is surely to hold something to pique your interest!

starXgeek is the artistic and funds raising endeavor of the Spawn (kid of the Mystic Seamstress) to raise money for a trip to Iceland in 2022. The designs featured in the starXgeek or labelled with the prefix sXg are all the work of the young artist and any proceeds from the sale of items marked such will be contributed to the Spawn's travel fund.

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Ashley Rabon

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Ashley Rabon

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5)
  • guardianofnekops on Nov 17, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    This little guy is cute, and soft, and parts of him are fuzzy. I'm confident that my wife will love her new friend!

  • guardianofnekops on Nov 17, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great option for your LARP or Ren Faire... it feels really in character and flavorful while providing a way to clean your hands. Plastic bottle looks realistic and keeps you safe if you fall on it during battle.

  • Anonymous on Mar 10, 2011

    5 out of 5 stars

    Once again Ashley came through with an adorable penguin that I know my friend will love! The penguin is even cuter in person and I have already ordered another one. Thanks Ashley!

  • Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011

    5 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to get something personal for my friends new baby boy. They and I were both expats living in London, so I wanted to get them something to reflect our time abroad. I got in touch with Ashley to make a custom doll that was boyish with a British theme. Through several messages I was able to throw out some ideas, ask Ashley for her opinion, and find out what was within the realm of possibilities. Together we decided that a Queen’s Guard would be the best. Ashley kept me updated as she was making the doll and it arrived earlier than expected. It is exactly what I was looking for in a personal gift for my dear friends and I cannot wait to give it to them.

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About AthenessaDesigns

Sales 17
On Etsy since 2010

Tale of the Mystic Seamstress

Long Ago, (okay…maybe only like 20 years ago) a little girl asked her mother to sew. After the first lesson, the Mother and the Daughter realized they could not learn in harmony. The Daughter continued her studies, desperate to make beautiful things. Reading books, searching for tutorials, trying and failing again and again. Even trekking off on her own to follow the studies of fashion. She was inspired by films and plays, music and art around her. She had one wish. To create costumes that felt real, lived in…to become someone else for a little while.

The Daughter went through many names, and worked on her craft many long years. Late at night, when the world slept. Between exams, and projects, and baby. Between long hours at jobs that left her drained and broken. Always there was sewing, always there was a character waiting to be stitched to life, breathing joy into her being She found places her talents could flourish and be admired. Where there were others who inspired her, challenged her, and encouraged her to keep trying. The little fantasy village in the woods, the renaissance faire in the shadow of Bear Mountain. Yes, actual Bear Mountain. At the small camp theatre as her creations danced across the stage. Through it all, she kept to her wish, to make beautiful things and build characters, stitch by stitch.

Her magic is not the grand unachievable magic of the great wizards. It is quiet, and humble, filled with precision and passion. A mystic power for those uninitiated. And so now she is the Mystic Seamstress.

Shop members

  • Ashley Rabon

    The Mystic Seamstress, Owner

    Ashley Rabon lives in the Greater Boston Area. She has been sewing since she was 11 years old, creating costuming since she was 16 and has sewn for private clients for the last 10 years. She is an artist, a designer, and an avid geek.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Athenessa Designs, home of the Mystic Seamstress. Here in the studio, magic is happening. We offer various sewn commodities including historical, and fantasy costuming, accessories as well as items of geekery.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns of undamaged goods accepted within 7 days of notification and 30 days for receipt of item for a full refund, minus shipping charges. Buyer is responsible for return shipping. No returns accepted on custom orders. Half-down non-refundable deposit required for all custom orders.
Payment
We accept Paypal.
Shipping
Ships USPS parcel post. Insurance optional and will require an additional fee.