I have been sewing since the 1st grade. To improve my admittedly messy handwritting, I was
given embroidery lessons. I learned to do beautiful embroidery but it did nothing for my
I first began patterning and sewing clothes as a teen designing and building costumes for my
ballet company and never stopped even after I got too old to dance well. That work earned
me a scholarship to one of the best costume design departments at Carnegie Mellon.
I worked on productions including broadway shows like Lion King, for the Metropolitain
Opera, American Ballet Theater and many others. I was awarded Artist in Residence at the
New York City Ballet where I designed and worked alongside the artisans who made the
costumes for The Nutcracker, new productions, and large repertoire. To see my work please
visit: my portfolio
I've been a freelance designer who produces what they design for over 30 years.
Most recently I worked for the Sewing Lady, Diana Casey who was generous with sharing with
me her work. In the time there, I worked on hundreds of gowns.
I want to work with brides one at a time, though, so I'm going out on my own.