studio desiree is coming soon

From learning to sew to getting help with your latest cosplay and more - Studio Desiree will be the place where you can bring your dreams to life.

Studio Desiree will be located in Columbia, IL just minutes away from St. Louis , MO.

Learn to Sew Online with Me

Learning to sew online is a fun way for both beginners and advanced sewers to update skills. I offer online courses at both SkillShare.com and Udemy.com

Custom Creations for You

Do you want a custom made garment for your next event? From wedding dresses to cosplay to every day garments, I can make custom creations that fit your body and style.

Find Me on YouTube

YouTube offers such a great platform for free learning. My channel offers tips and tricks for sewing for all types of garments and cosplay alike.

Buy PDF Sewing Patterns

My pattern line is in development. I will be offering print-at-home PDF sewing patterns that focus on tween and tween boys clothing as well as unisex clothing for kids and adults. Cosplay patterns will also be coming soon.

LEARN TO SEW

Learning to sew is fun and rewarding. Get started with online sewing classes made for people like you.

I offer online classes on several learning platforms. My classes give you full access to me to work on projects together online while sharing in a community of sewers like yourself.  Learn to sew in person with a “maker space” style community of sewers at

Learn to Sew on Skillshare

Skillshare is an amazing platform for online learning. Take my online sewing courses as well as hundreds of courses in art, technology, and more.

TAKE MY SKILLSHARE CLASSES

Learn to Sew on Udemy

Udemy is another popular online learning platform. Take my online sewing classes at Udemy to enhance your knowledge of sewing, pattern making, and design.

TAKE MY UDEMY CLASSES

Let’s Get Social

I keep my social platforms up to date with all of my teaching events, lastest projects, patterns and more. Please follow me to stay up to date.

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Tips and trick for sewing and cosplay.

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Check Out Some of My Work

To see more of my work, please be sure the check out my Facebook or Instagram feeds.

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Naruto and Shadow Clone Cosplay

 

Wedding Gown

 

Children’s Clothing

 

Wedding Gown

 

Wedding Gown

 

Silk Couture Jacket

 

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ABOUT ME

Sewing is my lifelong passion so come and share the love of sewing with me.

I have been obsessed with sewing and textiles for as long as I can remember. I started sewing and designing at the age of 6 and have been honing my crafts ever since. I am a couture seamstress and am trained in fine French embroidery styles (tambour style embroidery) and textiles artist (spinning, weaving, dying, and painting).I have a studio near St. Louis, MO where I make custom clothing, create patterns, and teach.I am a devoted mom of two amazing boys who bring me inspiration every day and I have an amazing husband who supports me in all of my endeavors.

Teaching

Sewing is a skill that connects us to our ancestors. As humans our most basic needs are food, shelter, and clothing. To be able to make clothing connects us to every generation of humans that has come before us. I love to teach sewing because sewing enables a person to make a basic need into a something so much more. Our stiches are something that are truly ours. Come and learn with me and share my love of sewing.

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Cosplay and Costuming

Cosplay and costuming have been a part of my life for some time. I cosplay with my family and we love going to conventions. I often have panels at conventions to teach more about sewing and costuming. I love Star Trek, Dr. Who, and historically accurate re-creations as well as period pieces.

My boys love anime, manga and video games. I have made award winning cosplays for my sons.  learn more

Pattern Making

I am a self-taught pattern maker. Pattern making seemed to come naturally to me as I have been using patterns for so long.  As a child my grandma taught me to “hack” patterns by exchanging parts from different patterns and altering the pieces to fit.  Eventually I started rented textbooks on pattern making from my college library and have ammassed quite a collection of pattern making books – both current and antique. My background in graphics design has helped me to be able to create well designed patterns that fit well and look pretty too!

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Made to Measure Clothing and Embroidery

My grandmother had a love of hand and bead embroidery and she gave her passion to me. I have taken remote classes with Hand and Lock in London to learn the art of Tambour embroidery as well as learned many classical American and European embroidery techniques from my grandmother and great grandmother as well as online and book learning.

I also love to make hand made clothes – especially formal wear and bridal gowns. Fitting is my specialty and I enjoy working with people of all body types and fit.  learn more

Contact Me

Do you want some one-on-one sewing help? Need a custom pattern or  custom sewn item? Fill out the form below to contact me.

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