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I've been sewing since I was 8. I LOVE the Victorian Era and got started in making historical clothing using period techniques. I taught myself, and truthfully, am still learning. I own several antique drafting machines and have used them to make very accurate gowns. I mostly make gowns and put them up on Etsy. I have mostly done restoring and recovering antique parasols over the last several years and totally enjoy that. Once I get out from under the orders, I am looking forward to actually working on some of my own and making more gowns to put up on my Etsy store and my website.

Projects (5)

The new Disney Movie "The Lone Ranger"

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I just finished making 6 parasols for The new Disney Movie "The Lone Ranger" scheduled to come out in Spring/Summer of 2013. They cannot be seen until the movie. Sorry!!

Lately I have mostly been restoring and recovering antique parasols, and making them from scratch. I teach a class for that on line at www.thecostumeclassroom.com My website is www.joysvictorianneedle.com
I also sell antiques on Etsy at
www.etsy.com/shop/EverythingLovedAgain?ref=si_shop
I LOVE to sew and putting finishing touches on 2 1950s gowns, and a contract for Victorian undergarments for a National Historic Park.

  • Victorian Dressmaker and Restore and Repair Antique Parasols

Dresses and Gowns

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I am also working on designing gowns and dresses for my website and my Etsy shop....all Eras from 1850s to the 1950s. I have been in business since 2003 and have been sewing since I was 8. I absolutely LOVE to sew!!

I am drafting patterns from the original gowns that I have in my collection and hope to have them up for sale sometime next year.

I look forward to helping you make YOUR DREAM gown!!

  • Victorian Dressmaker and Restore and Repair Antique Parasols

Recovering and restoring antique parasols.

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I have worked on the movie "The Lone Ranger" and made several parasols for that. It will be coming out around June 2013. I am presently making another parasol for the Disney Park/Resort. Only one for the moment, but you never know!! :-)

The parasol shown is a recovered 1840s carriage parasol that I did for a customer this year. To be fair...he did put on the original fringe himself. But it turned out gorgeous! And, this one lead to others. I also teach a class on how to MAKE your own parasol from a cheap Halloween parasol to LOOK like a gorgeous Victorian or Edwardian parasol! Contact me and I will let you know more about it.

https://www.facebook.com/JoysVictorianNeedle?ref=hl
(You can see many of the parasols I have done with before and after photographs.)

  • Victorian Dressmaker and Restore and Repair Antique Parasols

Work History

Activities Director and Volunteer

Goshen Adult Day Care Center

Present

Owner-Operator

Self Employed and Loving It!

Present

Owner-Operator

Joy's Victorian Needle

January 2005 - Present

Instructor

The Costume Classroom

Present

I currently teach a class on how to make parasols from scratch that look like the are from the Victorian/Edwardian Era

Education

Lingle Ft. Laramie High School

1977

Lingle-Ft Laramie High School

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Projects (5)

The new Disney Movie "The Lone Ranger"

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I just finished making 6 parasols for The new Disney Movie "The Lone Ranger" scheduled to come out in Spring/Summer of 2013. They cannot be seen until the movie. Sorry!!

Lately I have mostly been restoring and recovering antique parasols, and making them from scratch. I teach a class for that on line at www.thecostumeclassroom.com My website is www.joysvictorianneedle.com
I also sell antiques on Etsy at
www.etsy.com/shop/EverythingLovedAgain?ref=si_shop
I LOVE to sew and putting finishing touches on 2 1950s gowns, and a contract for Victorian undergarments for a National Historic Park.

  • Victorian Dressmaker and Restore and Repair Antique Parasols

Dresses and Gowns

Share

I am also working on designing gowns and dresses for my website and my Etsy shop....all Eras from 1850s to the 1950s. I have been in business since 2003 and have been sewing since I was 8. I absolutely LOVE to sew!!

I am drafting patterns from the original gowns that I have in my collection and hope to have them up for sale sometime next year.

I look forward to helping you make YOUR DREAM gown!!

  • Victorian Dressmaker and Restore and Repair Antique Parasols

Recovering and restoring antique parasols.

Share

I have worked on the movie "The Lone Ranger" and made several parasols for that. It will be coming out around June 2013. I am presently making another parasol for the Disney Park/Resort. Only one for the moment, but you never know!! :-)

The parasol shown is a recovered 1840s carriage parasol that I did for a customer this year. To be fair...he did put on the original fringe himself. But it turned out gorgeous! And, this one lead to others. I also teach a class on how to MAKE your own parasol from a cheap Halloween parasol to LOOK like a gorgeous Victorian or Edwardian parasol! Contact me and I will let you know more about it.

https://www.facebook.com/JoysVictorianNeedle?ref=hl
(You can see many of the parasols I have done with before and after photographs.)

  • Victorian Dressmaker and Restore and Repair Antique Parasols

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Contact Details

Address:
Torrington, WY 82240, USA