Client Reviews

"Thanks so much for the great job you did altering my "mother of the groom" dress. I received so many compliments on the dress and I attribute that to your skillful hands so that the dress fit me well!" Diana, 2018

“Mary McCarthy is an exceptional employee at Sanford-Brown College Orlando campus. I first worked with Mary McCarthy in October 2008, where she was teaching as an Adjunct Instructor in the Bachelor of Fine Art in Fashion Design and Merchandising program. In addition to being an excellent educator, she is highly organized, focused and committed to student success. Mary has consistently received top scores from her students in her End of Course Student Evaluations, and this is testament to her great work ethic and caring approach. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mary for any task where enthusiasm, dependability, trustworthiness and hard work are valued.”

Sharon Smith

National Program Chair, Fashion Design & Merchandising 

Sanford-Brown College, Orlando, FL, 2017


The princess seam fitting is amazing! Best compliment of all... my husband was looking for me, so I walked in to the room where he was to answer him wearing the basted dress and his immediate response was, "Beautiful. It looks like Ralph Lauren." That was with no seam clipping or pressing, yet. Take a bow on this one! Thanks again.

Lynn C.

Rockledge, Florida, 2016

“Mary McCarthy is an exceptional teacher and creator of innovative projects. Mary has been contracted by Brevard Public Schools to conduct several workshops or our high school Fashion teachers. Mary has been instrumental in helping our teachers solve many sewing construction problems to better serve their students in the classroom. As the resource teacher for these Fashion Programs,  I also attended these workshops and found Mary to be very knowledgeable, flexible, and a patient teacher. I give my highest recommendation.”

Jacquelyn Stewart, CTE Resource Teacher

Office of Career and Technical Education

Brevard County Schools, Viera, FL, 2016

I really enjoyed the class and I think I came home understanding so much more about fitting. I put my knowledge to work the next day and made a blouse and skirt. Thank you for the great day.

Joyce Suplica,

ASG Event,

Venice, Florida

I really appreciate your teaching at the TSI (Trained Sewing Instructor) workshop. You have an excellent teaching style and I can see your enthusiasm and love for all things sewing! Thanks for your time! Have a great day!

Jeanette Swanson, California


Thank you for the instructions on the invisible zipper. Now I can really get started. I learned a great deal from your class.

Patricia M.

Orlando, Florida


Thank you for all the extra effort to fit my pants. It really seems possible that I might make some that fit! Looking forward to the next class.

Patrice P.

Mims, Florida

I just wanted to say thanks for the great instruction in the pattern fit class. I really learned a lot! I am currently making a shirt using the Palmer/Pletsch method and I actually know what they are talking about! Oh, and yes, you were right about the bodice sizing too. Thanks again!

Rebecca G.

Titusville, Florida

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