I AM BARBARA POWELL I LIVE IN PA. MY WORK HAS BEEN WORN AND INSTALLED FROM NYC TO NC.
All your sewing needs are covered; from garments, to drapery, to upholstery.
A FEW WORDS
ABOUT ME AND MY WORK
I started sewing in high school. My parents wouldn't buy me pants. The only way I could wear them was to make them. We didn't have a sewing machine, but Nothing is Impossible. At school after class I made the navy and yellow, hipster, peace-sign, bell bottom pants with a side zipper, without a waist band or pockets.
I continued to make my own clothes through college. I also began to teach, starting with my mother and sister, then moving on to teach groups in the community. The highlight of my college sewing experience was being hired by my textiles professor to design and make a 100% wool trench coat.
Continuing to do what I love, I have built a solid client list offering services tailored to what you need. From button replacement, hemming, to resizing, throw pillows to chair coverings, custom curtains and drapes, bridal gowns to wedding dresses and headpieces...Pretty much, if it can be accomplished with a sewing machine, I can do it.
Covid has affected us all. I've been doing my part to stay safe. I've also been able to adapt and extend my service area. If you are not in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland area, chances are, we can still work something out!
REVIEWS OF MY WORK
Barbara accompanied me to several bridal shops while I tried on numerous dresses. After trying on at least ten, I finally found “that dress". But, not wanting to pay the exorbitant price in the shop, Barbara helped me to find it online. I had to order it several sizes larger due to the shipment date and sizes available. Nevertheless, Barbara assured me she would be able to do what needed to be done to make it fit well.
She was very gentle with the lace that covered the dress, taking the beads off one by one. She literally took the dress apart, remade it, and sewed all the beads back on by hand in less than a week! She was with me through the entire process. I wanted a simple head piece and she even made that as well!
Barbara allowed me to put on a wedding dress that made me feel very special on a very beautiful day in October. I highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs; from designing to alterations!
Did you know Barbara is an also an excellent draper? She made a set of living room drapes for me. Everyone wanted to know where I purchased them. The quality of her work is first class. I recommend Barbara to any one interested. ￼