Working in a costume house by day, and the theater by night, Ricky German would forge a path while studying for his Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from University of Puget Sound.
His interest in design was rivaled only by his interest in construction–one that would drive him to pursue an apprenticeship with bespoke tailor, Jason Maclochlainn, earning fine sewing skills used in constructing garments by hand.
His skill at cutting 19th and 20th century clothing, especially corsets and tailored garments, make him a favorite of clients seeking eye-catching silhouettes.
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ALTERATIONS: There is about a two week turnaround. Come, or let me come to you for a consultation. Alterations have a two week turn over time.
CUSTOM WORK: Is by appointment. Expect at lease five meetings and 3 fittings.
STYLING: Consulations and styling for specific events with individual clients is by appointment. Expect 2 to three meetings.
COSTUME DESIGN: Costume design for theaters and film is by appointment. Expect a 6 month to 1 year design process.