MairiAliciaDesigns

Clothing for Bohemian Souls

Lacombe, Louisiana
| 1,810 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    SALE! 12/27 through 1/26, costume pieces are 50% off! Help me clear out inventory to make room for a whole new line coming in 2023.

Formerly Trapped In Time Designs.

Due to new government guidelines, I DO NOT SHIP TO GERMANY. Apologies for any disappointment this causes.

Looking for sewing patterns and supplies? Check out my other shop, Baboo Babeau Boutique here on Etsy!

Everything you see is handmade in my studio by me and I pride myself in my work. I create one of a kind and small batch creations with attention to detail. Everything I make is made to last, to wear beautifully, and to be a staple in your wardrobe. I love what I do, and I hope you love it too!

The costumes I offer are not costumes you find in party stores. These are made to be worn again and again over the years. I have a theatre degree, focusing in costume design, and have been sewing for 20+ years. Items are lined, sewn properly, re-enforced, made one at a time, and lovingly packaged. This is a one woman show from start to finish.

You can find Mairi Alicia Designs on:
--Instagram (#mairialiciadesigns to be featured)
--Pinterest
--Facebook

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 26, 2022

SALE! 12/27 through 1/26, costume pieces are 50% off! Help me clear out inventory to make room for a whole new line coming in 2023.

Formerly Trapped In Time Designs.

Due to new government guidelines, I DO NOT SHIP TO GERMANY. Apologies for any disappointment this causes.

Looking for sewing patterns and supplies? Check out my other shop, Baboo Babeau Boutique here on Etsy!

Everything you see is handmade in my studio by me and I pride myself in my work. I create one of a kind and small batch creations with attention to detail. Everything I make is made to last, to wear beautifully, and to be a staple in your wardrobe. I love what I do, and I hope you love it too!

The costumes I offer are not costumes you find in party stores. These are made to be worn again and again over the years. I have a theatre degree, focusing in costume design, and have been sewing for 20+ years. Items are lined, sewn properly, re-enforced, made one at a time, and lovingly packaged. This is a one woman show from start to finish.

You can find Mairi Alicia Designs on:
--Instagram (#mairialiciadesigns to be featured)
--Pinterest
--Facebook

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About MairiAliciaDesigns

Sales 1,810
On Etsy since 2008

Dressing the World

When I was 9, I was convinced I'd be a veterinarian-ballerina-opera singer. When I was 16, I had turned to the dark side and was planning a future in law. When I was 18, having taken my first law class, I switched (quite quickly, and with no reservations) to a theatre major, thinking I'd become a famous stage-actress. Finding I had work-study money and could apply for a job in the theatre, I determined I would work in the scene shop but somehow managed to nab an interview in the costume shop instead. Having not sewn a single thing successfully since the age of 13 (and I'm using the term "successfully" rather loosely), there was a fair amount of "creative license" taken on my part when discussing my skill set in the interview. The heavens were shining on me that day and I nabbed the job. Never had I imagined a life in costume design. Sure, I had sketched fashion design ideas since I could remember. I had made Barbie clothes throughout the years. I had loved dress-up time with a fierce passion. "Prettydress" was one word to me for years. But somehow I had never, not once, thought any of that could parlay into a future career.

My first project in the costume shop was a 17th century frock coat. From scratch. In velvet.

Ultimately, I found I had a natural talent and deep love for fashion, sewing, and costume design. I had found my place, my passion. I continued to act though-out college, but costume design took center stage from that point on.

Upon graduating, I worked in various community and high school theatres. Passion was lost, experiences experienced, stories for future telling accrued, and I found myself suddenly working in college admissions and sewing sporadically and only for myself (or for good friends who convinced me to come out of hiding and do a show). I was unhappy, hating my job, hating my commute, hating it all.

I finally had enough. I took the plunge and decided to quit the day job and start living the life I'd dreamed. Thus Trapped In Time Designs was born. I haven't looked back.

In 2021 I changed the name to Mairi Alicia Designs. Trapped In Time never sat quite right for me, but I never thought of something I liked more. Why MY NAME never occurred to me, I can't say.

I work in my home studio on industrial JUKI machines. I also have a 1946 Singer, a 1970s-era Singer and a 1990s-era Bernina--the '46 Singer is my favorite of the bunch. I love that I'm creating beautiful garments on the same machine that my grandmother used for years.

I'm a one-woman show, designing, creating, shipping, marketing--all of it. I take great pride in my business and the quality of my product. I take great joy from talking with customers and creating the perfect garment for them. My designs go on some grand adventures!

I love my business. Sure, I'm pretty much covered in thread every day and the local post office employees don't know quite what to do with me, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm happy, I love what I do, I love creating. I get to play dress up everyday with people all over the world! What's not to love about THAT?

Shop members

  • Mairi Newman-Lothian

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    15+ years experience, Bachelor degree in theatre with a focus in costume design & acting, dress-up lover, wife, mama to 1 toddler and 4 kitties, book on cd listener, singer, almost-hobbit, always imagining, always dreaming

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome! Mairi Alicia Designs (formerly Trapped In Time Designs) is a shop of hand made fantasy and historically influenced garments. With a fascination with all things historical, whimsical and fantastical, I hand sew and embellish each item with care and attention to detail. Garments are made to be worn--whether that be day to day, to a party, for a special holiday, or for a special someone, they will hold up and gorgeously accentuate their wearer.

If you see something you love, but needs some tweaking for you--I am happy to take custom orders, simply convo me with the specifics, and we'll get started!

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