I became the “girl who could sew” at a young age. I started sewing at the age of nine with a needle and thread and by age 12, I had taught myself how to use a sewing machine. All throughout high school and into college, I made many of my outfits and wore them with pride. It was no suprise when my love of making clothing lead me across the country to the fashion capital of the world – New York City. I attended and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Patternmaking. The beauty of this program was that instead of simply being  someone who designed and made clothing, I would also become a “Clothing Engineer” with a keen understanding of garment construction.

Shortly after graduating from FIT, I was hired as a Technical Designer for the Michael Kors label. This position was what really developed me to have an expert eye for solving  fit issues as well as understanding the quality of a garment's construction.  I also had the privelege of working with amazing Tailors and Seamstresses who practically took me under their wing to teach me their techniques. I felt beyond blessed because this "hands on" experience was something that couldn't be taught in school but I instead learned it directly from the "best of the best" in the fashion industry. I started sewing more and more for other people  that it became a part-time gig for me. I made a wide range of garments, but quickly grew to love bridal and eveningwear the most because of how it transformed my clients and allowed them to see a more glamourous version of themselves.

Over the years, I have altered hundreds of dresses and customized many formal looks. This is the work that fuels me. It takes skill and heart and keeps me connected to the drive I've had since I was a little girl. Every project, every client, and each of their special moments welcomes me into a story that is bigger than my own. It is truly a blessing to be able to do what I love for a living, as well as share that love with the clients that I am so fortunate to work with. My goal is to make each and every one of them feel special, look beautiful, and know that when they work with me - they are in good hands.

Example of my work where I made all the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses: