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WHERE TO COMMISSION: a list of seamstresses/tailors 
1st-Mar-2008 08:24 pm
meta, lolita
We often tell people they can have garments commissioned if buying japanese brand clothing isn't an option, but without knowing where to turn, that advice doesn't help; so here's a list of links to websites/LJs of people taking commissions.
Please note that this database is neither exhaustive nor perfectly up-to-date; keep in mind that a commissioners' availability is subject to change.
It is also crucial to research any seamstress/tailor further should you be interested in commissioning them, as I cannot keep track of their feedback, nor guarantee the quality of their work or customer service.

last updated: January 29th, 2013.


[based in: Illinois, US]


blouses, JSKs, OPs, parasols, skirts, petticoats, bloomers, headpieces, jewelry, etc.
gallery & email: or
[based in: Chile]

headdresses, nails, jewelry
[based in: Ohio, US]

atelierbonbon run by sakky_
[based in: Singapore]

atelier_ingenue/Atelier Ingénue run by arktoi
[based in: Pennsylvania, US]


aurora_hime run by aurorahermione
[based in: California, US]

all kinds of commissions, always available for new projects
Etsy & email:
[based in: Oregon, US]

[based in: the Netherlands]

[based in: Germany]

OPs, JSKs, bloomers, straw hats to come soon
[based in: Georgia, US]

[based in: ?]

camelie_sales run by camelie_fiolere
[based in: Germany]

candyshot run by kyo_dingz
[based in: Germany]

[based in: California, US]

through her Etsy store, The vorpal teaparty
[based in: ?, US]

[based in: Florida, US]

headbows & jewelry, more to come soon
[based in: California, US]

[based in: Kansas, US]

details & gallery
[based in: Australia]

[based in: Germany]

dojogirlaurora who also runs Excalibur Girls for non-custom garments
[based in: California, US]

petticoats (short and long), aprons, skirts, dresses; can do custom silkscreening
Flickr sets
[based in: NYC & tristate area, US] (will work for people further away on a case-by-case basis)

[based in: Australia]

eyko_at_rs who also runs Rainbow Spirit Design (in german) for non-custom garments
[based in: Germany]

[based in: Texas, US]

gigisloligarden run by ladygigis
accessories & skirts
[based in: Iowa, US]

jewelry, mostly classic and sweet
[based in: Virginia, US]

hearts_princess run by nessaneko
not taking any new custom orders but pre-designed clothes made to order to be coming soon (different sizes & fabrics available)
[based in: New Zealand]

indkitty_sales run by industrialkitty who also runs Ick
[based in: Illinois, US]

isalizy who also runs Princess Royal clothing
on a limited basis, JSKs, OPs, parasols, skirts, petticoats, bloomers and headpieces in Sweet and Classic styles only
[based in: Australia]

jolie_chose run by talia_speaks
hair accessories only
webshop coming soon
[based in: Indiana, US]


kaorte_sales run by kaorte
website (under construction)
[based in: Illinois, US]

skirts, dresses, blouses, jackets/coats, swimsuits, gowns, bows, accessories, jewelery, costumes, wigs, and decoden
email: ; more information in her journal
[based in: Hawaii, US]

knh_sales run by kuronekohime
[based in: Minnesota, US]

lenore_ls run by aguedaibarra
custom shoes
Facebook; additional info
[based in: Mexico]

OPs, JSKs, blouses, bloomers, jackets, capelets, accessories such as head bows, wrist cuffs etc., kodona and some menswear; A.A in fashion design; turn-around 4-8 weeks, rush orders accepted on limited basis
portfolio/gallery; Etsy; feedback 1 & 2
[based in: California, US] (available for fittings in LA area)

hairbows, skirts, JSKs, OPs; soon to make bloomers, boleros, capes, scarves
[based in: Texas, US]

[based in: North Carolina, US]

skirts, petticoats and bloomers
gallery - email:
[based in: Oregon, US]

[based in: Poland]

[based in: Georgia, US]

[based in: Finland]

[based in: Texas, US]

missmeganmaude who also runs Megan Maude
on a limited basis
[based in: Georgia, US]

Etsy & gallery
[based in: Oregon, US]

[based in: Nevada, US]

redberrycherry run by keyllastic
[based in: Finland]

rijicreations run by riji_pon
accessories only
[based in: Australia]

petticoats & bloomers
[based in: UK]

[based in: UK]

dresses, skirts, headbows, coats, blouses, boleros, cutsews (depending on availability of the correct machine), capelets, jackets, cardigans, cloaks, etc
WILL NOT DO petticoats, bloomers, socks, jewelry, hats, corsets/bustiers/cinchers, shirring
Portfolio & extra info
[based in: UK]

[based in: Delaware, US]

[based in: Arizona, US]

[based in: Germany]

jewelry, decoden; clothing to come
website (under construction) & DeviantArt gallery
[based in: Florida, US]

[based in: Sweden]

[based in: ?, US]

DeviantArt, Etsy, email:
[based in: California, US]

replicas, cosplay, lolita, fabric accessories
[based in: California, US]

hairbows & polymer jewelry
Website, Facebook page, DA gallery 1, DA gallery 2
[based in: New York, US]

Other Websites:

Atelier Pinky
[based in: Switzerland]

Baroquen Doll run by baroquen_doll
no replicas
[based in: Texas, US]

Bathina run by cutedeer
dresses, skirts, blouses but mostly bonnets, wristcuffs and other accessories
[based in: Germany]

Belladone Designs run by murdering
[based in: Colorado, US]

Blasphemina's Closet
[based in: Minnesota, US]

Ergi run by piratessan
[based in: Sweden]

[based in: Hong Kong?]

In The Starlight
[based in: Illinois, US]


Kate Womack, Seamstress run by keito_harajuku
[based in: Louisiana, US]

also takes orders for Lolita Lola RHS
[based in: Singapore]

[based in: Wisconsin, US]

Stocking Shock run by stockingshock
[based in: UK]

Striped Pansy run by call_me_pansy
[based in: UK]

Sweet Rococo
pre-designed clothes made to your measurements (different fabrics & trims available)
[based in: California, US]

The fashionable cupcake/Le gâteau à la mode run by konekoanni
alterations, occasional commissions
Etsy, also available on Facebook for local work
[based in: California, US]

Vanilla's Traumfabrik run by vanilla1406
sweets jewelry & hair accessories
[based in: Germany]

Additional info can be found in the comments to this post, so please check them out.

If you have more links to add, any additional details (if commissions are limited to certain types of garments, for example), links to reviews for each seamstress/tailor, or if you'd like to be taken off the list, please drop me a comment on this post and I'll edit it asap.
1st-Mar-2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
1st-Mar-2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
added, thanks!
1st-Mar-2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
jolie_chose run by talia_speaks - only for hair accessories.
1st-Mar-2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
added, thank you.
1st-Mar-2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
dorset_clothing takes commissions
I believe sakurafairy does commissions occasionally
To my knowledge aurorahermoine also takes commissions
I also take commissions if someone can't find what they want on my site through
1st-Mar-2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
all added, thank you :]
btw, is it normal that the 'catalogue' section of your site doesn't work or is my browser/computer just retarded?
1st-Mar-2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
riji_pon makes accessores on her sale journal at rijicreations
1st-Mar-2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
added, thanks!
1st-Mar-2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
I do comissions too! See in my journal or on my german homepage:
1st-Mar-2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
added, thank you.
1st-Mar-2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I do commissions as well.. though on a limited basis.

We were trying to keep a list of current commissioners, but they change so often that it was a bit difficult to keep up with. It's nice to have a fresh post about it. I think I may go ahead and link this post in the FAQ if it's okay with you.
1st-Mar-2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
added - i also linked your website ( even though it's down right now, is that ok? or will it be down indefinitely?
and yeah, i can see how that could be problematic, but i figured if you're looking for someone to commission you'd prefer having a list and find out that some people on it don't take commissions anymore rather than having no list at all!
and yeah, go ahead, that's why i posted in the first place :]
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1st-Mar-2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
added, thanks!
and it's <*lj user=username*> without the stars :]
1st-Mar-2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
I take commissions and would like to be added to the list please
1st-Mar-2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
done! thanks :]
1st-Mar-2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for this list! I am adding this to my memories!
1st-Mar-2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
you're very welcome! i'm glad it's helpful :]
1st-Mar-2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
hearts_princess isn't technically on hiatus, since I am still doing commissions for those on my waitlist - I'm just not taking on any new waitlisted orders. Once the waitlist is complete, I intend to change the focus from individual commissioned items to pre-designed clothes made to order, so it will still have a range of sizes and available fabrics etc.
1st-Mar-2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
i edited my post, lemme know if you'd like it to be reworded :]
1st-Mar-2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
thanks for the list!!

I’m thinking of having something commissioned soon but had no idea where to turn. this had definitely helped lots!
1st-Mar-2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
you're welcome, i'm glad it helped :D
1st-Mar-2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
I commision as well, but I haven't had any time to since I've joined the site.

Would you mind putting my name up there?
1st-Mar-2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
done, thank you!
1st-Mar-2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Add to the list of websites. Thats where I get all my commissions done.
1st-Mar-2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
added, thank you.
1st-Mar-2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
catnapcaps run by same. I am currently working on my waitlist of comissions, once those are finished I will be taking more. I make skirts and shirred JSKs.
1st-Mar-2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
added, thanks. :]
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1st-Mar-2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
added, thank you!
1st-Mar-2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
I do commissions on occasion. ^^
1st-Mar-2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
added, thanks :]
2nd-Mar-2008 12:08 am (UTC)
I do take commissions, and am available for them currently. I particuarly like making new designs based on a particular fabric, or tailored to the tastes and specifications of my client; rather then reproductions. Although I do those as well. =)
2nd-Mar-2008 12:15 am (UTC)
do you want me to edit the 'occasionally' out, then?
2nd-Mar-2008 01:15 am (UTC)
I do take comissions ^^. Skirts, petticoats, headresses, headbows,jewelry,except blouses (i'll take sewing classes soon so i'll learn to make things for other girls ^^ :9).
I have here pics of some things i have made:
2nd-Mar-2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
added, thank you.
2nd-Mar-2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Mienkintosh does some too.
2nd-Mar-2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
added, thanks!
2nd-Mar-2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Er, the centering of this post makes it kinda hard to read. Nothing wrong with aligning stuff to the left...
2nd-Mar-2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
sorry, i center all my posts out of habit. better now?
2nd-Mar-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
I do commisions occassionaly. July-september about 3 days to sew a skirt, juper or one-piece, 1 day hair accessories, shocks, wrists and so like. From september-jully it takes much more longer. My site is now down. I'm sewing basicaly my own projects from my own patterns, but if someone want "that" skirt i did't projected I can sew it too.
2nd-Mar-2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
added, thanks :]
2nd-Mar-2008 02:04 am (UTC)
oh, thanks for this.
*puts in memories*
2nd-Mar-2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
you're welcome :]]
2nd-Mar-2008 05:01 am (UTC)
Whilst you don't have to (obvioudly) I think this list would be improved if you wrote down the countries where each of the seamstresses and tailors live. If I were comissioning an item I'd prefer to get it comissioned by someone close to me to take advantage of shipping.
Other people might like to take things like that into consideration too, so I think it would be a helpful thing to add.

2nd-Mar-2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
done, thanks for the suggestion. a few locations are missing cuz i couldn't find the info, though. i'll try to find out later.
2nd-Mar-2008 07:13 am (UTC)
I do commissions occasionally as well; i prefer that you drop me an email and we'll work something out. :D

(I'm based in Singapore :3)
2nd-Mar-2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
added, thank you :]
2nd-Mar-2008 08:48 am (UTC)
I take commissions at times, a gallery is here. I take commissions for anything, and I'm located in Europe so shipping is lots lower within the EU.
2nd-Mar-2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
added, thank you!
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