Rochester, Michigan · 165 Sales



Rochester, Michigan 165 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

kristinaschumann12 on Jun 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very well made. So light and delicate. Seller/maker is very thoughtful and works with individual needs. Very well satisfied.


LucyArrowsmith on Nov 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect! 100/10 quality, couldn't have dreamed of anything more beautiful. Fantastic seller, can't recommend enough!!

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Lovissa Comeau on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My new Hermione dress is beautiful! Thank you so much for making this perfect. The quality is wonderful and the "head girl" note made my day. Thank you so much.

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Creating dreams out of chiffon, one stitch at a time

I have been sewing costumes and fashion since 2001, when I first discovered costume conventions. I was very active in the community until about 2008, when I moved across the country to Michigan and away from my costuming group. In Michigan, I have been focusing more on commissions - and finding that I love it just as much!

There are a few staples that I make over and over again - Hermione's Yule Ball dress, Princess Leia belts, and Daenerys' blue and gold Qarth dress from Game of Thrones, more recently. But my favorite projects are always the brand new ones that my fabulous customers find for me. I've done red carpet replicas, branched into shows that I've never seen before, brought custom client designs to life....it's an endless stream of possibilities. that's my very favorite part of making costume commissions.

I have done most of my business through my website, and used Etsy for smaller stuff like Princess Leia belts. In November 2013 I decided to fill up my Etsy shop with all of my favorite large costume projects! Now I'm kicking myself for not doing it before.

I love to turn on some music, open the windows, and make someone's dream come true through sewing. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. :)

***All pictures of me were taken by Kristen and Dustin Smetona at smetonaphoto.com***


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  • Tavariel

    Owner, Maker

    I've been costuming since 2001, but I've been mostly retired from events and just doing commissions since 2010. I love board games, cats, antiques, and watching Netflix with my husband.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I only require a deposit to start on your project! Deposits are usually about 1/5 of the full price, but this varies from project to project. I will make you a custom listing for your deposit. After that, I'll purchase your materials and get to work! I'll send you picture updates whenever I accomplish something so you'll always know the exact status of your order. When your project is completed, I'll send you another listing for your final payment. After final payment, I will ship!
I ship when your project is complete and I have received your full payment. The length of time required is different for every project, but usually it's about 4-8 weeks. If time is a concern, be sure to message me first to discuss timeline and give me the date of your event. I will give you a shipping date I can commit to for certain and I always make those dates. I am totally flexible about shipping; I'll ship it however you like, wherever you like. Usually I do USPS Priority but I can use other services as well.

I LOVE to ship internationally. About half of my customers are from outside of the US. Just let me know your location and I will set up a special shipping profile for you with the appropriate shipping. :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately, because these are custom made, I cannot offer any refunds. However, in my many years of sewing and 100+ costume commissions, I have never had anyone unhappy or request a refund. You will be involved in the process and see your project come to life, because I send weekly updates! If anything is wrong, you can let me know as I sew so we can correct it together.
Additional policies and FAQs
I LOVE custom orders! Message me with anything and we can start collaborating. Some of my best-selling costumes have started because of custom requests.

Thank you for visiting my shop!