(*No really, it’s called enclothed cognition.)

 This is something I have experienced on stage when costumes helped me fully embody a character, and in real life with special outfits that have made me feel like a fuller, more confident version of myself. It’s science.

I believe in the craft of fashion and the transformative power of a beautiful, form-flattering garment.

 (*No really, it’s called enclothed cognition.)

 This is something I have experienced on stage when costumes helped me fully embody a character, and in real life with special outfits that have made me feel like a fuller, more confident version of myself. It’s science.

I believe in the craft of fashion and the transformative power of a beautiful, form-flattering garment.

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That’s why I’m here; I’ve helped countless Bridal and Alterations clients look and feel amazing.

What we wear impacts us internally,
and I want to make sure your garments make you feel extraordinary.

my Sewing studio

is a chic and comfy, private space in my home in KC's Waldo neighborhood, filled with art that echos my fine art roots and sets a fun and dreamy tone.

 I can not express just how amazing Courtney is and I would recommend her to everyone in a heartbeat. Thank you so much, Courtney, for all of the help and care you showed me and my bridesmaid. You truly helped make my journey to the big day unforgettable.

Bridal + Formal alterations

- Lenette

But I do feel like I get to perform magic for a living – just with needles and not wands.

*Not a magician

Living in Denmark for a semester. I miss it daily.

life-changing experience?

All over! MO is my 7th state but I'm proud & happy to be in KC

where are you from?

Two cats: Mona Lisa Saperstein and Mortimer Brewster

ANY PETS?

Married to Tim for 5 years (after dating for 6 months!)

significant other?

Chocolate, coffee and my kitties (cute animal videos may suffice)

What makes you smile?

Fall and Winter are tied, but I LOVE / am obsessed with snow.

favorite Time of Year?

Get to know me in under a minute

JOan,
my grandmother

my grandmother, joan

And me with my mom, wearing the dress she made

with mom, wearing the dress she made

My grandmother first taught me to sew when I was five years old and my mother continued to teach me. I cut up, re-imagined, and re-made just about all of my Barbies’ clothes and eventually began adjusting my own. 

And though I wouldn't start sewing professionally until several years after a getting a Studio Art degree, my education in art and costume design, my natural customer services skills and my years of experience sewing made working as a couture seamstress and dressmaker the perfect fit.

what i absolutely love

Giving you the perfect fit..

and getting you ready for the day.

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