TailorofTwoCities

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Announcement    We have stays back in the shop! I've been hard at work on a new style and have gone through multiple prototypes to get there. The prototypes are now going up at a discounted price!

To follow along with in depth construction photos, and receive advanced notice on sales and prototype opportunities, come like my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/TailorofTwoCities

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Last updated on Oct 1, 2021

We have stays back in the shop! I've been hard at work on a new style and have gone through multiple prototypes to get there. The prototypes are now going up at a discounted price!

To follow along with in depth construction photos, and receive advanced notice on sales and prototype opportunities, come like my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/TailorofTwoCities

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Deborah Billingsley

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About TailorofTwoCities

Sales 754
On Etsy since 2011

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.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
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!

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