About Althea

My expertise

Althea opened her shop in 2014, however she has years of experience with women’s clothing and fabrics. With over 20 years of experience in tailoring and alterations.  Many of Althea’s clients have been with Althea for years! From the beginning, Althea developed a love for luxurious fabrics and fine tailoring details.


Althea’s love for fabrics and fit began as a young woman. “I have always been a curvy girl. I started sewing my own clothes in about 1972, in 7th grade, because I already had a figure that didn’t quite fit the shape of the clothes sold in the stores.”


While in studying at Marquette University, Althea took several courses from the Theater Department in Costume Making. “I might be the only non-Theater major who ever enrolled in these classes! These courses taught me how to precisely fit and alter all types of clothing. I also learned how to create, change, fit and flatter all kinds of figure types for the stage.” 


Althea further explains, “Of course, foundation garments like corsets, bras and bustiers are obvious requirements in historically accurate costumes. The skills I learned in those courses easily transfer to dressing modern women for special events… as well as helping them look their best in their everyday wardrobe.” 


You'll get bras, panties and lingerie that fits and feels great!