One Of My Early Designs 1990’s
A Journey Sewing Exotic Dancer Clothing
Hello friends! Just call me Tamara BasicTease, a pattern designer, seamstress, and maker of sexy things with almost 30 years of experience. I love teaching others how to sew exotic clothing!
Since my humble beginnings in the early 90’s teaching myself to sew sexy exotic dancer clothes, it is evolving into an internet resource for rave and cosplay sewing tutorials, and PDF sewing patterns. Exotic clothing design has been a business and fascination of mine for many years. In the beginning it was just a side job. Then it evolved into owning my own boutique for almost 10 years.
In 2016 I released my first sewing pattern with an accompanied YouTube video, and since then I have turned my passion into teaching my trade and developing an exotic boutique line of PDF sewing patterns.
My History In A Nutshell
I live and work from home in Iowa with my husband and our farm cat named Mouse. We have three boys and three grand babies for now. I feel the Midwest is my home but was born in Colorado and have also lived a few other places in the United States.
I obtained an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art right after High School. When I graduated from college in the late 80’s I had learned computer graphics on the first Apple computer. Through the years I had to teach myself computer graphics to keep my artistic side alive and relevant.
After college I worked in the bar business slinging drinks and exotic dancing. Later after moving to Texas I worked as a House Mom at a couple Dallas Gentlemen’s Clubs. They hired me to sit in the dressing room to keep an eye on the girls and be there gopher. While at work I would sew and design custom stripper clothes for the exotic dancers at that club.
A few years later I moved home to the Midwest to raise my family. Fairly soon after the move we opened Basic Tease Boutique in Omaha, NE. Our lingerie store was open for almost 10 years. After the store closed in 2013 I started selling my exotic clothes on Etsy and in the local bars in our area.
I have been sewing intermittently for almost 30 years. Sewing has turned into a job for me. I’m feeling the fatigue in my hands and wrists from the repetitive motion of sewing. Technology enables me to be a teacher and step away from my sewing machine. I am delighted to share my trade with you.
In The Sweat Shop With My
Industrial Cover Stitch Machine
Industrial Serger Sewing Machine
My Sewing Patterns Before They Are Digitized
What I Offer With PDF Sewing Patterns
My plan is to share what was not available to me when I started sewing sexy. Each sewing pattern is hand drafted from my original sewing patterns then digitized in Adobe Illustrator. I feel fortunate I have found someone to help me with this process.
My first few sewing patterns offer step by step instructions with corresponding YouTube videos on my channel Tamara BasicTease. You can purchase newer patterns with step by step instructions and photos through this website.
I am planning on adding sew along videos to all my sewing patterns in the future. Hopefully I can find the time.
New patterns will be released every two weeks. Let me know if you have any ideas, special requests, or suggestions. I am self-taught and always have more to learn.