Dressmaker profile: Barbara Deckert
Located near Baltimore Washington Airport in Elkridge, MD. Studio hours by appointment only.
I am an artisan whose medium is fabric and whose product is custom clothing. My business consists of ladies' dressmaking and tailoring, including day dresses, suits, evening wear, bridal gowns and headpieces, and more. Plus sizes are my specialty.
I use high level construction techniques seldom seen in today's ready-to-wear. Custom fit will enhance the appearance of anyone's figure. Your design or mine, from simple and conservative to opulantly embellished, to avant-garde. I offer expert advice on fit, fabrication, and foundations to complete the look of any custom garment.
I offer three levels of service: couture (the art form of sewing), custom, and made-to-measure. Please visit my website for more information.
I have over 40 years of sewing experience and have been in business for over 21 years. I am the author of two books, Sewing for Plus Sizes: Design, Fit and Construction for Ample Apparel and Sewing 911: Practical and Creative Rescues for Sewing Emergencies. I have written dozens of articles on sewing, fashion, and fit in national magazines and have appeared on television twice.
I am a charter member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.
* custom clothing
* plus size custom clothing
* wedding gowns
* bridal gowns
* evening gowns
* custom patternmaking
- Dresses, skirts, pants