Having been a seamstress for over half of my life, it comes as no surprise that I have a good relationship with my sewing machine. I attribute much of my early interest in sewing to the possibility of re-creating Billy Corgan’s shiny silver pants ala 1995. From adolescent curiosities to a formal fashion design education, I’ve always loved the process of creating with my hands. After my move to NY, a few degrees in textiles and the economic downturn of 2009 (that promised multiple jobs with yelling bosses), I decided to quit my job and go back to being a freelance seamstress. In doing so, I was able to live for years from opportunities created simply by word of mouth. What I enjoy most about sewing is doing conceptual work, taking from inspiration and creating something tangible and tactile.
In my freelance interim, I worked on several types of projects from childrenswear to prototypes, custom curtains, and small runs of apparel production. Past clients have included The Blue Man Group, Etsy, VPL, Cirque du Soliel, Target: Kaleidoscope Fashion Spectacular, Leslie Siegel, and Oeuf.