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Services Offered

Bring Your Period Cosplay Costume or Contemporary Look To Reality

Custom Work

Custom patterning and sewing of period or contemporary clothes. I bring your desired look to life as a custom, one-of-a-kind piece. I can build exactly what you want to order from pictures or a drawing you provide or I can consult with you in discussing silhouettes, fabrics, and details that best suit you and your needs.


Consulting and instructing you to expand your existing sewing skill set. If you want to take your skills and your look to the next level I will work with you teaching you the steps to make it happen. I work with you on choosing an appropriate challenge level of garment style, fabric and construction. Each project you complete with me will increase your skills and confidence.

Your Personal Costuming and Apparel Expert

I have over two decades of experience working in costuming and custom apparel.  I love creating items for designers and civilians alike to make their ideas become wearable art.

Any size and any age, I can create a piece for you or teach you the skills to create a look on your own .

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Catherine Esera

As a costume designer, I've worked with Catherine on many projects and am always excited at the prospect of getting to work with her again. She's great at communication and has a strong understanding of designer intent. Even better, she has a strong understanding of all types of patterning and fabrics. She has a great eye and over the years has made my designs sing in ways I couldn't have imagined!

Paloma Young, Tony Award-Winning Costume Designer

As a costume designer with 17 years of experience in dance, opera, and theatre I can state that quality and timely delivery are key in the business. Catherine Esera is able to do both and do it well! Her attention to detail in relation to period garments is lovely to see. She is a pleasure to work and able to problem solve in a collaborative manor. She has brought to life several designs I have given her and I couldn't be happier with the end result. The overall fit and drape of the garments she creates show true craftsmanship.

Melanie Watnick, Costume Design

Catherine made my vision a reality. She listened to what I wanted and then offered her expertise like a friend until we landed on a design I was truly ecstatic about. Then she brought it to life with fittings that left me feeling confident and a final look that dropped jaws! Now I know what the rich and famous feel like walking the red carpet!

Dana Stenson


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