Christine Hoyt, Professional Clothier, has been sewing since a young child, first with her mother, and later at Iowa State University. She explored most of the textiles arts (weaving, spinning, knitting, tatting, crocheting, interior design), teaching herself those skills, and then teaching others. Christine’s operated a home-based business continually since 1975.
Old-school tailoring and dressmaking techniques/standards/skills and expertise
Out-of-the-box thinking for achieving your perfect fit
Ability to combine the best of both men’s and women’s tailoring techniques
Deep expertise in tailor-fitting men’s and women’s garments
Ability to combine couture and ready-to-wear techniques when making or altering a garment
In-depth knowledge of fabrics. I know what the sheep ate to make the wool!
In-depth supply/resourcing of the highest quality fabrics
Fair pricing and understanding of your economies
High sense of design for enhancing your custom look or alteration
Ability to interpret what you want, whether you can articulate it or not