Real Clothes for Real People.

That is our motto. We are as frustrated as (we're guessing) you are with the various issues of mass-produced clothing. You know, if it fits around your hips, it gaps around your waist, but if you grab the smaller size to fit your waist, there is zero chance it will ever go over your hips? Or maybe you've bought something only to have a seam or hem fall out after only a few wearings? You never know what size you really are because an 8, 10, and 12 all fit you, depending on the brand? Plus-size clothing is just... completely unstylish? Well, we are right there with you.

As costumers, we have made garments to fit all sizes of people in many different styles and periods from ancient Rome to modern times. And as a pair of two very different-sized and -shaped ladies, we have personally experienced the fit issues that abound at both ends of the spectrum.

We are committed to making quality garments that fit you perfectly, no matter your size or shape. We will work with you to get the style, color, and fit that you want. We will use quality materials while keeping your budget in mind. We will make your garment personally, with our own hands, using the finest couture techniques. The bottom line is that we want you to love what we make for you as much as we love the clothes we make for ourselves!

What We Make

You may be wondering what kinds of custom garments we make. The simple answer is, whatever you are looking for! We want to give you what you want, so bring us your ideas and we will work with you to turn them into reality. (Please see "the process" for more details about how the custom garment process works.)

That said, we love to make retro/vintage style items, especially dresses and jackets. We are particularly enamored with the 1930s/1940s styles. Julia is obsessed with coats. Cindy is on a personal mission to get a corset on every woman she knows. We both think there is a serious shortage of well-fitting pants in the world.

But really? We do all sorts of things, and we'd love to hear your wardrobe fantasies.

Recent Projects


Cindy and Julia made an absolutely stunning, unique and beautifully handcrafted dress for me. I cannot say enough wonderful things about their design, their work, and their skill. Making a corset that intricate is a marvel and they did it quickly and within my budget. It turned out better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you, Crafty Broads!

- Cory, Chicago IL

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