Maudy Paden

Expert Seamstress

Maudy Paden, expert seamstress, offers alterations, repurposing sentimental clothing and made to order garments featuring fabrics from Pennie Fabrics. She offers a select sewing service with fittings at Pennie Fabrics or a convenient house call. Maudy is especially helpful to those who have upcoming deadlines or unique bodies and want personalized attention. She has a wide tailoring repertoire; wedding dressings, formalwear, suiting, professional clothing, off the rack and ready to wear.  Maudy is available to provide a personal, private fitting service or pickup and delivery at your home or office. Concierge house calls primarily happen Mondays or early morning / evening weekdays. There is a cost for the visit and alterations. Professionalism, good communication, and a high standard of quality as outlined by the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals are all protocols she follows. After 12 years of her own clothing alteration shop in Vermilion, Ohio and 30 years of sewing experience, Maudy brings her sewing expertise to Florida, servicing the greater Sarasota area: Lakewood Ranch, Fruitville, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Osprey, South Sarasota, Gulf Gate, Nokomis, and Venice.

Maudy’s experience with garment alterations has inspired her repurposing and “made to order” designs. She can take treasured garments like a wedding gown, fur coat or t-shirt and turn it into something you can enjoy in the present, rescuing it from the closet or storage unit. Memorial projects are extra special and help you remember your loved one. See Maudy in person at Pennie Fabrics to discuss your repurposing project or visit her Etsy shop “NoseToTailSewing” to access this service remotely.

Maudy’s “made to order service is one solution to the many requests of custom sewing of full garments which come her way. Making one unique garment for one unique body is a big undertaking and involves many variables which impact the outcome. Maudy wants manageable success. She is creating a handful of designs which can be executed efficiently. They are simple yet unique and customizable with fine fabrics. These designs are influenced by Sarasota beach life and the beautiful, fine, imported, European fabrics of Pennie Fabrics. This fabric shop is a rare find in our modern environment of fast fashion and cheap clothing.  See “made to order” samples and choose fabrics in person at Pennie Fabrics. Or access the service remotely through Maudy’s Etsy shop,