I've always had a passion for creating art, crafting and sustainability. I learned to sew at a young age from my grandmother. She trusted me with her old Singer machine and taught me the skills to make, mend and reimagine my clothes. As a farm wife and child of the depression, she instilled in my the importance of caring for things and making them last.
My first memory of what I wanted to be when I grew up was a fashion designer. I was drawn to the extravagant gowns and intricate details worn by the women in the vintage movies my grandmother would often watch. Not quite sure where that would lead me I decided to study Interior Design and have been practicing commercial Interior Design for over thirteen years. Still trying to scratch my fashion itch, a few years ago I decided to start taking classes at the Seattle Fashion Academy, where I expanded my knowledge for fine couture sewing techniques, as well as patterning and draping.
I want to bring my creative problem solving and sewing skills to extend the life of your life of your clothes and other textiles. My vision is to offer these services to disrupt fast-fashion, have a meaningful impact on climate change and show respect for those who make our clothes. Currently my studio is in my home in the Ravenna/Wedgewood neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.