EtcPantoufle's Profile

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A lover of lingerie and all things burlesque, I have picked up my once-abandoned notions of being a designer and sprinkled them into the melting pot of currently practiced careers. Formerly, I have been a retail salesperson, barrista, sometimes bartender, events coordinator, vintage buyer, retail bookkeeper, ballerina, figure skater, competitive ice hockey player, and high school drop out. Currently, I am a freelance writer, sometimes fashion model, dancer, and person who sews things.

On a more serious note, I didn't really drop out of high school, per se. I have an AA in Fashion Merchandising, and a BFA in Fashion from the Academy of Art University. I began sewing and learning about the art of apparel construction at the age of thirteen by looking at clothing inside out and compulsively taking things apart. Curiosity has been much better training than a flat pattern making class…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 18
  • Joined July 29, 2008

Favorite materials

Mesh and lace, elastic seam binding, brocade, lace, poplin, silk jersey, a good sturdy twill, threadbare woven cottons, generally in the form of vintage linens, Tom Robbins novels, for inspiration, and coffee, for motivation

About

A lover of lingerie and all things burlesque, I have picked up my once-abandoned notions of being a designer and sprinkled them into the melting pot of currently practiced careers. Formerly, I have been a retail salesperson, barrista, sometimes bartender, events coordinator, vintage buyer, retail bookkeeper, ballerina, figure skater, competitive ice hockey player, and high school drop out. Currently, I am a freelance writer, sometimes fashion model, dancer, and person who sews things.

On a more serious note, I didn't really drop out of high school, per se. I have an AA in Fashion Merchandising, and a BFA in Fashion from the Academy of Art University. I began sewing and learning about the art of apparel construction at the age of thirteen by looking at clothing inside out and compulsively taking things apart. Curiosity has been much better training than a flat pattern making class.

"Etc. Pantoufle" is an old French saying and imaginary kangaroo that represents the romanticism, spontaneity, imagination, and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mentality that I try to bring to my designs.

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