TheSewingWench

Unique and creative clothing inspired by history!

Jacksonville, Florida · 961 Sales

TheSewingWench

Unique and creative clothing inspired by history!

Jacksonville, Florida 961 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Affordable clothing to transport you to another time and place!
My mission is to offer clothing that is high quality at a low price! There are many unique items either by design, or price!

Past and Future Customers: If you'd like to post pictures I'd love to see how you used your purchase! Please feel free to #TheSewingWench when you post any pictures or share directly to my Facebook page! It's also a good way to look at some of my projects from the past!

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2018

Affordable clothing to transport you to another time and place!
My mission is to offer clothing that is high quality at a low price! There are many unique items either by design, or price!

Past and Future Customers: If you'd like to post pictures I'd love to see how you used your purchase! Please feel free to #TheSewingWench when you post any pictures or share directly to my Facebook page! It's also a good way to look at some of my projects from the past!

Katie Banaszek

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Katie Banaszek

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Lots of sashes and headscarves went out today! What's your favorite color?
Working on a new product. It will be an embroidered linen over dress. Embroidery design by Art Embroidery!
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About

Stage Manager meets Thread and Needle

I've been sewing for the past 15 years. My real passion for sewing started when I joined a local theatre troupe that performs each year at the local Medieval Faire. We were required to make our own costumes and I fell in love! So much can be said from the design clothing about the character that's wearing it. This is what drives my passion for design.

I earned my BFA in Stage Management from the University of Central Florida where I was gifted with the chance to take a lot of design classes that has helped in this new career path as a seamstress. With the qualities of a Stage Manager: organization, punctuality and communication combined with the skills of a seamstress: patience, straight stitches, and an eye for quality; I opened my own shop in October 2014.

I love doing custom work so please feel free to message me if you have something that your heart desires and dreams of!

I hope you find something you might enjoy in my shop.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Thank you,
Katie~

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  • Katie Keena

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm inspired by history and fashion. Using modern sewing techniques, everything I make is beautiful inside and out! Nothing is a "costume" piece. I aspire to make affordable, comfortable clothes that can transport you to another time and place.

  • Caitlin Hunter

    Photographer

    I want you to be able to see the natural beauty. Everything does not need to be posed, airbrushed, and photo shopped beyond recognition. My constant mission in photography is to find those everyday moments and remind people that they are beautiful.

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Last updated on May 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Poet Shirts, Blouses, Sashes, Headscarves, Skirts:

Anything with a cotton content or without buttons can be cold washed and hung dry and have a very long life! DO NOT throw any item into the dryer! Air drying will extend the life of your item 10 fold!

Care instructions

Ballgowns, Pirate Coats, Pirate Vests:

Dry cleaning is best for these items! Spot cleaning is fine but for a complete clean take it to a dry cleaner!

Sizing details

Sizing information for each item should be included in the listing. If you have any questions message me! I'll help you choose the best size.

Even though I offer custom sizing, for a good fit on ballgowns, exactly like wedding gowns, prom dresses, evening wear, you should consider the cost of taking it to an alterations shop to make it fit your body perfectly.

I've never had a complaint that a dress fit so badly it was unwearable but if you're looking for super polished look consider this when purchasing a ballgown.

Pick a size that is very close to your measurements — go up instead of down. You can always have someone take something in. There's only so much it can be let it out.

How long will my item take?

So my production times vary from item to item. This is usually because I either keep that particular fabric in stock or I have to wait for your order to go into my bank account, order the fabric, wait for it to ship and arrive, then I can start production, which can sometimes take up to 3 days for 1 item.

If you need an item and it has an extra long production time you can always message me with the date that you'd like to have it by. Sometimes I have extra fabric already in stock, sometimes I have the ability to get it faster. This does require a rush fee of $50. This covers the cost of express shipping fabric if I have to, bumping other orders back, working longer hours to make sure it's done faster, etc.