TailorofTwoCities

A Tailor of Two Cities

Norman, Oklahoma · 265 Sales

TailorofTwoCities

A Tailor of Two Cities

Norman, Oklahoma 265 Sales On Etsy since 2011

1 out of 5 stars
(80)

TailorofTwoCities is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner The studio is closed for the time being while I recover from an illness and focus on my primary shop. I hope to open the shop again in late 2016 or early 2017.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 22, 2016

The studio is closed for the time being while I recover from an illness and focus on my primary shop. I hope to open the shop again in late 2016 or early 2017.

Deborah Billingsley

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Deborah Billingsley

Reviews

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Average item review
1 out of 5 stars
(80)
Elizabeth O' Malley

Elizabeth O' Malley on Jul 14, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Dissatisfied with communication re: this product

Daniel R

Daniel R on May 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I wore this vest for my wedding, and absolutely love it! This was a difficult order to get through, because of trouble getting in touch at first, needing a rush order, Deborah lost an employee before finishing it, and then got sick in the process, and then FedEx took an extra day to deliver the "overnight" package. But Deborah's work was impeccable, and she called FedEx to insist they get it in first thing that morning before we left for the wedding, and she must have worked so hard to get it all done, with so much care and detail, despite the many setbacks. Thank you for your hard work!

blackunicornwood

blackunicornwood on May 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! This is just the thing for my steampunk outfit, and the fabric is lovely! I love the fact that it can be worn several ways. Very pleased!

blackunicornwood

blackunicornwood on May 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This skirt is lovely! Just as pictured. I will be wearing it as an underskirt with the other skirt I bought as part of a steampunk costume. I am very happy with my purchase.

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About

Bursting at the Seams

My Aunt Judith taught me to sew when I was a tender age of twelve. I had just joined the Arthurian Order of Avalon, an educational group about the middle ages, and needed costumes. The very first thing we ever sewed together was an underdress made of black crushed velvet that is still hanging in my closet.

Thus ignited my passion for sewing. From the very meager beginnings of saving my allowance to buy fabric and borrowing my mother’s sewing machine, I grew to costuming myself, friends, and other actors for a variety of rolls and Renaissance festivals.

My love of history has always influenced my sewing, and was the inspiration for branching out from Medieval and Renaissance costuming to Victorian and Colonial costuming. I've also made forays into modern clothing from the forties and fifties.

Over the years my hobby outgrew itself. I doodled costuming designs at my day jobs. My fabric collection started requiring its own room and furniture soon after I left for college, and I owned more sewing books and magazines than I owned DVD’s. I made myself dozens of costumes, though I didn't have enough venues or occasions to wear them.

When I started talking my friends into letting me sew for them, because I had more ideas in my head than I could make for myself, I realized I should pursue a business in sewing. In June of 2011 I opened Tailor of Two Cities and have been actively building it since. In January of 2015 I purchased a full service embroidery shop to expand my offerings, and have made the jump to working on my passion full time.

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  • Deborah Billingsley

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress

    I'm an avid book reader and science nerd, and have been performing in Medieval and Renaissance Festivals since 1998. I come from a family of sewers and crafters, and I have been delighted to carry on the passion for making beautiful things.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2015
Welcome to Tailor of Two Cities!

<3 Everything here is handmade!
<3 I love taking custom orders. Please contact me with any requests!
<3 Visit me at TailorofTwoCities.com to see our full gallery!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept Credit Cards, PayPal, and personal checks (it will be 7-10 days for the check to clear). Please contact me if you need to pay by another fashion.

If you live in Oklahoma, there will be an applicable state tax.
Shipping
All Two Cities items are shipped via USPS. I try to use like new or gently used boxes when possible to keep them out of the trash. If you would like a brand new box please let me know.

If you need your package to come to you via a service other than USPS please let me know. I'd be more than happy to create a new listing for you.

I am based in the Oklahoma City area. If you would like to pick up your items, rather than have them shipped, please let me know, and it is (of course) free!
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the custom nature of my items I do not take returns, but would be happy to exchange your item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Currently, all of my make to order items are booking 3-6 months in advance. You are welcome to purchase the listing, and I will contact you within a day or two to confirm the scheduled shipping date of your order. You are also welcome to convo or email me (Deborah at TailorofTwoCities.com) to see what dates I am currently booking for.