Altered Ego, LLC is a clothing alterations business on a mission for textile sustainability and community enrichment. We provide quality clothing alterations and repair services to the Palouse region at a convenient storefront location on Main Street in Moscow, Idaho as well as sewing classes and a sewing studio for individuals who want to sew without investing in expensive machinery.
At Altered Ego, LLC we fix it for you, teach you how to fix it, or provide the resources you need to fix it yourself. This is our little way of keeping some of the 21 billion pounds of textile waste out of our landfills each year.
Sara is a co-owner and founder of Altered Ego. She grew up in Boise and graduated with her BFA in Costume Design and Technology in 2014. Working in a theatre costume shop has taught her numerous techniques in clothing alterations. She has worked in professional theatre companies such as the Idaho Repertory Theatre as well as the Theatre at Monmouth. She loves the art of sewing and wants to share her skill with the people of Moscow and the Palouse. She has a new baby daughter, one dog named Arya, and an amazing husband.
Chelsey is a co-owner and founder of Altered Ego. She earned her BA in 2009 at the University of Wyoming in Theatre and Costume Technology, and then worked for professional companies including Arizona Theatre Company, Idaho Repertory Theatre, and Theatre at Monmouth. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Idaho in Family and Consumer Sciences and Apparel, Textiles and Design in 2015. She is passionate about teaching people how to sew and believes everyone should learn how to sew on a button. She has two amazing children, one dapper husband, and loves Moscow!
Carrie has more than 30 years of sewing and patterning experience. With an MFA in theatre design, 20 years of theatrical costume development, and more than 10 years of university teaching experience to draw from, she has a widely diverse background to rely upon. Beyond sewing, she does about a million other things, including taking care of her chickens and developing her costume/cosplay business.