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Chicago Designer, Dressmaker and Sewing Instructor

Bring your vision to life by hiring Reesie for your dressmaking needs or join us for a Sip & Sew where you can sip on a choice of wines, eat from our delicious charcuterie board and learn basic sewing machine operation. In the event you develop a deeper passion for fashion, we offer private 2-hour sewing lessons or our 6-hour Sewpreneurship boot camp where you learn the basics to start a fashion business and 2 hours of sewing instruction.

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Doreetha “Reesie” Wheatley is a Chicago native from the Englewood community. She’s a best selling author, youth mentor, dressmaker, sewing instructor and business owner of The South Chicago Hub and R.P. Couture which occupies a studio in her 7500 sq ft suite. R.P. Couture offers a great price on unique for today’s conservative woman who desires to look like a million without spending one. As a youth mentor Doreetha offers her Sewpreneurship program to youth at various youth organizations throughout Chicago and teaches for AfterSchool Matters where teens learn the fundamentals of sewing and entrepreneurship which includes lifetime mentorship.

During her 30+ years of sewing Doreetha has worked with many celebrity designers to create awesome runway and casual looks for celebrities and has worked alongside many of Chicago's greatest tailors and dressmakers.  


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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