SEW LAS VEGAS

with Mary Ann Racheau

 
   Phone: 702-581-5715
         wracheau@aol.com
  https://facemaskslv.com/

 

Mary Ann Racheau has over 30 years of experience in costume and fashion design and construction for some of the wold's most famous Las Vegas shows. In the past, Mary Ann spent 8 years as a Costume and Shoe Technician for Cirque du Soleil’s KA' at the MGM Grand. Her background includes 14 years as the Lead Seamstress for the Siegfried & Roy show at the Mirage and 6 years as the Costumier for Nevada Dance Theatre, Nevada Opera Theatre, the Mickey Finn Show and various Las Vegas productions.

Her extensive background in the entertainment field lends a distinct look to the characters that she creates.

She is a designer of her own unique line of collectible teddy bears, dolls and quilts. Mary Ann's unique work has been featured in newspapers, on TV and in collectible magazines. She was asked to create 2 of the Broadway Bears. The bears represented the Broadway shows, Ain't Misbehavin' and Sugar Babies and were signed by Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller and Nel Carter. She has created boxer character dolls for Leon Spinks and Larry Holmes. One of Mary Ann's show bears honored Liberacci and was shown in the Liberacci Museum next to the famous Fabrege Egg costume that

it represented.

Her skills include teaching, pattern cutting, designing, alterations, dyeing, design and construction of garments and costumes, leather work, jewelry making, teddy bear and quilt making.

Mary Ann is available to teach all of her sewing skills through Zoom and her virtual classes.

                                                                                    

 

The Vegas Teddies!

The glitz, the glamor and the love of the stage are captured in each of these one-of-a-kind theatrical bears.

 

All of the "Vegas Teddies" and "Teddy Cats" are 5 way jointed using discs and cotter pins. Each is completely hand made with glass eyes, embroidered nose and mouth and are filled with Poly/fil stuffing. Each soft sculpture character is embellished in its' own whimsical style.

 

A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each Vegas Teddie and Teddy Cat.

 

Please e-mail your order to : wracheau@aol.com

                                               Type Gift in the subject line

Payments can be made through PayPal.

This lovely 14" bear is created using blue and gold brocade.

It is fully jointed with glass eyes, embroidered nose and mouth.

It is adorned with an ostrich  feather boa fascinator and has

blue glass beading down its back. The paw pads are gold lame'.

Price: $125.00

Truly an angel without wings. This 14" teddie is created from gold spot-sequined fabric with textured gold lame' paw pads. A row of rhinestones trim the left paw. The neck ruffle holds a beautiful Colororado Topaz chrystal.

Price: $130.00

Long pink curly 100% mohair makes up the body of this sweet Vegas Teddie.

Her paw pads are black leather. A pink beaded droplet hangs from her organza and lame' bow. She stand 14" tall.

Price: $125.00

A full 14" of sparkle and style. Her curly faux fur body is accentuated by ultra suede paw pads. Her ostrich boa headpiece compliments her boa neck piece. Rainbow rhinestones trim her paw and tummy with a rhinestone heart on her left ear.

Price: $110.00

 

 

Like the teddies of old, this 100% striped beige mohair Teddie will love you forever. Its paw pads are shaved mohair and it wears a pink glitter and satin double bow. She stands 15" high.

Price; $140.00

 

 

 

 

 

Pink curly mohair tipped in gold makes this stunning bear so unique. Her ears and paw pads are pink, blue and gold brocade. She wears a large sequined and beaded paisley on her tummy and her back is trimmed in rhinestones. A true beauty at 14" tall.

Price: $125.00

 

A portrait of fashion. Long blonde, sparce, 100% mohair make up her body. Her paw pads are shaved mohair. Her boa fascinator is dripping with faux chrystals. Her ostrich neck piece flaunts a Swarovski  Aurora Borealis crystal drop. 14" tall.

Price: $130.00

 

 

 

White long curly 100% mohair makes the body of this 11" petite bear. Silver on white brocade paw pads complete the lovely look.

A rainbow and organza bow brightens the teddie's cheerful face.

Price: $105.00

Silver sequinspots on silver makes this eye-catching Teddie a charmer. The silver lame' paw pads are rhinestoned in black casing chain. The ostrich feather boa neck and headpiece are accentuated by a single pearl and rhinestone drop earing. A silver sequin and beaded flower covers its' back.

Price: $130.00

"Sitting Pretty"

This 16" Vegas Teddie is made from honey brown short 100% mohair. She is sitting pretty in her pink fairy swirl mask and triple bows with a glitter accent. Her paw pads are created using ultra suede. She was honored to be invited as part of a gallery show this summer here in Las Vegas.

Price: $150.00

"Breaking Out"

We are all ready to break out of our boxes! Created with all of us in mind, this fun character just returned from being displayed at a gallery show in Las Vegas. It is made with ivory faux fur, glass eyes, embroidered nose and stuffed with poly/fil. The box is part of the sculpture that sits 13" tall.

Price: $140.00

Teddie Cats

These soft sculpture designs are one-of-a-kind, original characters create in celebration of the Broadway usical "CATS".

 

 

A furry feline with a heart of gold. The body is created using faux animal print fur. The mane and tail are constructed with ostrich boas. This Teddy Cat stands 14" tall.

Price: $135.00

Leopard spots  make this unique Teddie Cat the pride of his pride. He stands 14" tall from mane to tail. His body and paw pads are faux fur and his eyes seem to tell a story.

Price: $135.00

As sweet as can be! Shades of brown faux fur make up the body of our Teddy Cat. The brown ostrich boa mane and tail add to the fun of this 14" tall Teddie Cat.

Price: $135.00

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Cozy quilts to keep you warm on a cold Winter's eve.

Christmas Magic

Panel quilt

Ribbon tied

35" wide x 55" high

Price: $125.00

Family Photo Quilt

Block pieced

4 vinyl picture pockets

5 embroidered blocks

Hanging sleeves

26" wide x 28" high

Price: $125.00

Thomas Kinkade

The Blessings of Autumn

Panel quilt.

Ribbon tied

31" wide x 45" high

Price: $95.00

Scarecrows in the Pumpkin Patch

Panel quilt

Ribbon tied

38" wide x 47" high

Price: $ 120.00

Tula Pink Pinwheel Blocks

32" wide x 42" high

Ribbon tied

Price: $120.00

Easter Bunnies and Baskets

Block pieced

Ribbon tied

Minkie backing

32" wide x 32" high

Price: $80.00

Snow Flake Design Mini Quilt and

Table Cover

Mini quilt is block pieced

Ribbon tied

21" wide x 21" high

Table cover is block pieced

21" in diameter.

Price for the set: $70.00

Navy Plaids

Block pieced

Ribbon tied

Antique lace trim along the top border

42" wide x 62" high

Price: $125.00

Gingham Joy

Block pieced

Ribbon tied

Antique lace trim along the top border

42" wide x 54" high

Price: $120.00

Batik Garden

Block pieced

Ribbon tied

41" wide x 56" high

Price: $125.00

Batik Garden Table Runner

Block pieced

Peach satin loop trim

13" wide x 21" long

Price: $ 30.00

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Jelly Jackets and Totes

Jellyrolls aren't just for breakfast anymore!

Jellyroll Quilt Mat Tote

Carry your quilt, cutting mat and tools in this pocketed one-of-a-kind design.

Sewing machine button closures

25" wide x 19" high

Two strap handles

Fully lined

Price: $65.00

Bright and Cheerful

Jellyroll Tote Bag

Brighten your day with this carry-all tote.

Strip pieced

15" high x 16" wide

Inside  pocket

Closure strap accommodates a key ring (Key ring and ladybug are not included)

34" Zipper handle

Price: $55.00

 

Daisy Delight

Jellyroll Tote Bag

This lovely embroidered tote will be your favorite take-along for your travels.

Strip pieced

16" high x 18" wide

Variegated flower embroidery

Inside and outside pockets

Daisy button closure

34" Zipper handle

Price: 65.00

Jellyroll Batik Jacket

Strip pieced using the finest batiks

Fully lined

Size Large/X-large

Price: $140.00

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Elegant stocking for the holidays

3 styles:

Purple covered with red lace for the Red Hatter, trimmed in purple lace

Red velvet trimmed in Victorian lace, gold trim,

Red lace over red satin, trimmed with Victorian lace, gold braid, embellished with gold and red ribbons

Price for each $15.00

Ombre Georgette Wrap and Scarf

Brilliant blue and purple ombre

Embroidered center front and back hem edges.

String tassle edging on the front, bottom edge

Matching scarf in purple with embroidered edges.

One size

Price: $60.00 for the set

Sherpa Lined Hooded Wrap

Stay warm and toasty in this fun hooded design.

Grey knit, lined in white Sherpa.

One size

Price: Hooded Wrap $60.00

           Matching face mask $10.00

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Celebrate the Holidays and stay protected all year long.

Face masks are the perfect stocking stuffer.

For a full list of over 100 mask fabric choices and prices, please visit: https://facemaskslv.com/

Prices range from $5.00 to $12.00 per mask.

The following Las Vegas Review-Journal article was written about my masks in April

of 2020 by Janna Karel:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/post/2014450

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/arts-culture/7-places-to-buy-unique-handmade-face-masks-in-las-vegas-2068606/

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Angelic Crystal Earrings

These lovely earrings are made in a variety of colors.

Price: $20.00 per pair

Swarovski Crystal Pendant Necklaces

A stunning accent to any outfit.

Crystal pendant hangs from a silver chain.

Price: $40.00

Colors include:                

Peridot

 

Tanzanite

 

Light Amethyst

 

Sapphire

 

Light Sapphire

 

Fuchsia

 

Chrysolite

 

Purple Velvet

 

Padparadscha

 

Cantaloupe

 

Sun

 

Topaz

 

Fern Green

 

Tangerine

Crystal Clear

Jet

 

Aquamarine

 

Amethyst

 

Emerald

 

Light Rose

 

Rose Water Opal

 

Rosaline

 

Violet

 

Rose

 

Violet Opal

 

Garnet

 

Light Colorado Topaz

 

Siam

Blue Zircom

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"In Loving Memory" Teddy Bears and Quilts

Please contact Mary Ann for pricing.

"Once my clothes

And now your bear.

Hug me and know

That I'm always there."

 

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Sewing Classes

Learn to sew in the comfort of your own home

I now teach all of my virtual sewing classes through Zoom.

Each class is fitted to your needs.

Private lessons give you the opportunity for one-on-one, personal assistance on the projects and topics that you desire. You will learn all of the skills that you need to sew like a pro! It is my desire to share my love of sewing with you.

 

Topics Taught

  • Beginning and advanced sewing and garment sewing

  • Cosplay and Costume construction

  • Quilting and serging

  • Home décor; pillows, curtains etc.

  • Bags and accessories

  • Hemming, mending, and clothing alterations

  • Working with a pattern - Garment construction for men, women, children and pets

  • Creating patterns from existing clothes or item

  • Reading and following the different types patterns

  • Pattern making and draping for clothing and accessories

  • Hand sewing

  • Issues that come up with your specific projects

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The Gallery

The Broadway Bears

Designed for the Broadway Cares

Equity Fights Aids Auction

held in New York City

 

1997

Aint Misbehavin'

Signed by Nel Carter

1998

Sugar Babies

Signed by Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney

Twin sister and twin brother character bears from Cirque du Soleil's KA'

Liberacci Celebrity Teddy Bear

Signed by Mayor Oscar Goodman

Siegfried and Roy's Cows on Parade

"Flame"

Mascot costume for North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts, Florida

"OVIE"

Mascot costume for Las Vegas'

Opportunity Village

"All Good Wishes", Wedding quilt

To all the people who have sewn before me and shared what they learned along the way... Thank you! 💙

 

Thanks for visiting my site!