Sunday, June 5, 2016

Brocade Buttons Bows

Thankfully, the brocades, buttons and bows are done because this post finds me going into tech week for "Emilie" with limited use of only one hand after a slip & fall accident on May 31st. Ouch!  

Check it out - (Current Season, Second Stage Series) 
Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight 
by Lauren Gunderson

Costume assistants, Nancy & Liesa, and friends, are picking up the slack to get the final costume adjustments done so that you will be transported to early 1700''s French Court when the show opens June 10th.  Actors & crew under the direction of veteran Sue Scarborough have been working diligently to bring this great biographical story to life for you.  Photos are forthcoming.

Looks like this summer won't see Raiment designs at any art/craft vendor fares as my hands heal.  Might have to find a passion besides sewing!  Ideas?   

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Find my designs at Going Local NC

Raiment - for the Fancy In You is now at N. Raleigh' Going Local NC, an artisan gallery shop located at 10940-116 Raven Ridge Rd Raleigh NC 27614.  



Check out Raiment's latest collections including new fanciful and flirty tunics, trousers, and culottes, each comfortable, on trend and with a little something you won’t find elsewhere.


If you do like a style and need it created for your personal fit or fabrics, do contact me.

Remember, there is only one of each piece off the rack, but we can create your unique version.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Welcome and Getting Around

Raiment Booth at Millstock Street Festival, Clayton, NC  June 2015

I hope you will take a few minutes to explore all of my pages. You can scroll down here to see some photos of pieces from my collections and click on the page tabs at the top for more.

In fact, I've just uploaded some of the wonderful photos of the costumes I designed for the April 2015 production of Sunday in the Park with George directed by Jerome Davis at Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Doing these period pieces are my favorite types of costuming.  This musical required building not just the main outerwear, but corsets and bustles, top hats, French bonnets, and parasols.  For me, keeping things within a tight budget allows me to recycle fabrics and trim from thrift shop finds, recreate, reshape, and generally transform the old into the new garment.  We took apart and tweaked children's umbrellas and lace dresses for the parasols, restyled 2-piece suits into a cutaway and a tail coat, etc. Of course, some pieces are created from yardage and which may have required painting to achieve the final look.

Check back in soon for photos of new work in floaty silks and new breezy poly's.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The HERO CAPE by RAIMENT – for the Fancy in You!

Who is the HERO in your day?  

I’ve placed a pocket inside the cape and include a couple of certificates you can fill out and pop into the pocket personalizing your Hero. Available now in RED, SILVER, and PINK (blue sold out for now).  If you would like to customize your cape by size or color, just contact me. Meantime, you can choose the standard 27-29” length.logo in metallic gold with metallic purple lettering.
$25 –  919-412-6824

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Look For RAIMENT at the Huge Fall Street Fair in Pittsboro, NC - October 25, 2014, 9-5

This is a huge annual affair that includes great music, food, crafts and art. Pittsboro is always fun to visit, just about an hour from the Raleigh-Durham area.  

I have some new jackets to offer - sorry no photos for you yet but soon.  As always, if you want something customized for your fabric preference or sizing, or if you want to talk about something created just for you, just ask!

Monday, January 6, 2014


Finally, an opportunity in Raleigh at an indoor venue IN FEBRUARY!  

In addition to samples from most of my collections, I will be featuring some new pieces for the early spring season and a brand new color in the HERO CAPE line (SILVER!).  

Here is a sneak peak at the jackets. This blue lightweight worsted is so nice, perfect for this season, and because I have been loving doing some crochet trim work, couldn't help but put this wrap together. 

If you like my work, I would be happy to custom fit and/or tweak a design from any collection just for you.