I have been in the Bridal business for over 20 years, the Fashion industry for 30. As a little girl I liked to draw comic strips of Marie Antoinette with the wide panniers and gorgeous bustles.
Along came BARBIE and she needed clothes so I taught myself to sew at age 8 and was designing and making my own clothes by Junior High. Much to my mother's amazement I would mix it up and take pattern pieces from several pattern companies (a sleeve from McCalls, a cuff from Butterick, a bodice front from Simplicity etc.) and come up with my own outfit. Eventually I learned to draft my own patterns.
In junior high I made an American Flag empire A-line dress with the bodice of stars printed on navy denim. The skirt was red and white striped cotton denim. Another time for a dance I made a mini dress out of silver lame' to look like…
- Born on December 3
- Joined January 24, 2010