Private Label, Sue Bennett - MA
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Sue Bennett is the owner of Private Label, a custom dressmaking and tailoring design studio. For over twenty years Sue’s creativity combined with her technical proficiency has provided her clients with clothing as unique as they are. Through personalized service, they have enjoyed the comfort and confidence that comes from wearing a garment of excellent quality that fits well and looks great.
Private Label Services
Sue is no longer offering custom clothing or alteration services.
Private and semi-private lessons are still available at her studio in the following areas:
sewing garment construction , all levels
patternmaking flat pattern drafting and design, draping
Wild Ginger Software measurements, sloper fitting, style editor and pattern editor
Private lessons are $50 per hour with a two hour minimum. Class content is entirely based on the student's request.
Please call or email for more infomation.
Former clients have included large mail order companies, small start up clothing companies, artists in wearables, designers, brides, or anyone looking for the perfect cut, color, detailing, and fit.
Sue was an instructor for ten years in the Marist College Fashion Program where she taught various levels of Patternmaking and Garment Construction. She also taught a Collections Development class at the University of Rhode Island.
She has written several “Fitting” columns for THREADS magazine, as well as feature articles. Sue has lectured professionally and presented workshops to sewing groups throughout the Northeast and Canada, including The Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival in Toronto; The American Sewing Guild- Albany, Danbury, and New England Chapters; The Rhode Island Sewing Network; and The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers, New England Chapter.
Sue has been a judge for the State 4H Fashion Review, the Massachusetts “Make it with Wool” competition, the Eastern States Exposition Lead Line, and developed a design competition for students in the Consumer Sciences Department of Framingham State College. She was a founding member of the Valley Association of Custom Sewers and is an active member of The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals and the Granby Cultural Council.
Sue teaches sewing classes at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center. She is also a certified instructor and re-seller of Wild Ginger patternmaking software and offers free demonstrations of Patternmaster Boutique 5.
4 Open Square Way
Holyoke, MA 01040