She Saw Red:
SheSawRed is an award-winning one-woman costuming adventure operated by
Andi Young in the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area. Corsetry, costuming and custom
formal and clubwear are commonly found dancing out of my studio. There
is a gallery of photos of some of my work here.
- How it works:
We have a consultation. If we have a consultation that turns into a
custom order, I will bill you for the meeting. If we go forth with the
order, measurements are taken, drawings are made, and we talk about
materials. A deadline is set, if there is one.
We shop. This
can happen at an actual store, or money can be posted to my account
to buy whatever materials I need.
You're going to have to contact me for rates. The price of materials
has gone up dramatically in the past few years. My rate depends on the
type of work I am expected to do, what time of year it is, and how far-off
the deadline might be.
A basic overbust with steel boning is $300. An underbust is $250. Little
things like inserting a busk, modesty panel, beading, trim, ruffles,
bling, buckles, piping and inserting extra [decorative] lacing will
naturally add to the cost.
What can you make?
The short answer: Whatever you want! Bring
it to me on a bar napkin or in your sketchbook. Show me examples of
what inspires you.
When can you
Well you see, I have a fantastic "real" job that I work
as a seamstress for an amazing place called Crimson
Chain Leatherworks, so I'm not taking as many comissions as I used
to. If you want something, I will need a very very long time to work
on it, so contact me about 6 months before your deadline. I will not
be taking any orders from June - October.
contact me, send a message to shesawred [at] gmail [dot] com! :)