Carolyn Finlayson
Carolyn FinlaysonOwner
Great customer service along with the convenient fitting and delivery service has made my tailoring shop successful.
Starting My Career
I graduated from the American College in London in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Design. I thrived on the creativity of London so much so, I decided to live there for 6 years. I was a pattern cutter and seamstress for various designers until I decided to manufacture my own line and sell to boutiques all over London, Milan, Tokyo, New York and Miami. This success allowed me to move to Miami Beach in 1995 and open Glitzy Tartz of London, Inc. in South Beach. I continued to design my own line plus import club wear, shoes and body jewelry from London. This was quite a fun shop and I have some crazy stories from those 6 years. In the end, the tailoring shop management took away time from my designing and I decided to close in 2001.
Theatre, Photo Shoots & Production
Being as I enjoyed the more extreme fashions, I was drawn to theater. I designed for a few dance and theatrical companies until I found my niche at the Florida Grand Opera in 2003 and joined IATSE Local 500. I was the cutter/draper at the costume shop where I built many amazing creations. I also, enjoyed the energy of being a dresser back stage for Broadway, Ballet and Opera performances. In 2006, I discovered the fun of working on photo shoots as a seamstress for a variety of production companies and catalogs. I often traveled to exotic locations to sew for clients. I have been fortunate enough to do personal fittings and alterations for lots of celebrities and work on a variety of movies. videos, fashion shows and commercials.
Opening A Tailoring Shop
In 2009, I started doing private fittings in between all my other jobs. I realized there was a need for my mobile fitting and delivery service. I always offered top quality and very quick turnarounds for busy clients. My business continued to grow and in 2013, I moved my home studio to a tailoring shop in the heart of the Miami Design District. Thus, Sew On Set Tailor was born. I continue to do production work and private alterations plus we tailor for many local high-end boutiques. I love the diversity of my career and am excited to face each new challenge.
Favorite Things to Do
I enjoy going out with my family, training at the gym and doing cardio boxing.

 

 

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