ABOUT ARIANA BAUER
I founded The American Seamstress and Cosplay Sewing School as a way to share my gift and love of sewing and costuming. I have been making my own clothing since I was 6 years old. Sewing is my lifelong passion, a craft I could not live without. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 6 years old and I really never stopped. I believe that sewing garments can also help us unlock some love for our bodies. Our clothes need to fit us – not the other way around!
I have worked in bridal and special occasion dressmaking and tailoring. I currently teach sewing, machine embroidery, and quilting at MADE in St. Louis, MO.
Although I discovered cosplay later in my life, costuming has always been a passion of mine. I love how being in costume makes you feel and how cosplay gives you the freedom to express yourself in a whole new way.
In many conversations I have had with cosplayers, it seems sewing is one of the more intimidating skills to take on. There is so much to learn and so many different skills that need honed. My goal with Cosplay Sewing School is to take the intimidation out of sewing through simple classes that teach you to sew with small goals. Baby steps take the scary out of anything! I hope that you choose to learn to sew and I wish you the best in your costuming endeavors.