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About Ana Maria

I have many years of experience in design and  fine sewing.  I started working with designers on costume construction. In the US, I worked with the designer Nette Ornbak  making costumes for the production of operas and plays, and in Portugal I worked with Jurema Paschoal for Ediberto Lima Producoes (ELP) making costumes for TV programs. Then I  became the head of the costume department for Apollo Performing Arts where I designed costumes for operas like Rigoletto and The Magic Flute and for plays like Romeo and Juliet. Besides costume design, I have done dress design, custom-design projects, and high-end clothing alteration.
I have also created a line of formal accessories for men, which you can check out at
For the last few years, I
have enjoyed helping  enhance and beautify homes. To that end, I have been creating custom-made curtains pillows cushions, and other embellishments.  I have made different kinds of curtains:- pleated, Roman shades, Austrian shades, and more, using  a large variety of printed , brocaded,   jacquard and embroidered fabrics, including silk, velvet, cotton, rayon and poly.
So, if you have
sewing projects for your home stored in your closet, your heart or your mind, call or email me. I can help you actualize them.

                         Let me help your dreams come true.


  Ana Maria Cardoso

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