I am an apparel pattern maker and as a pattern maker I am also an excellent seamstress. I don't believe it is possible to be a good pattern maker without excelling at sewing. After having sewn for over 30 years and making patterns for more than 20, I am beginning to to truly understand my trade. I also realize that there will always be something new to learn in each new pattern I make and each garment I design and sew.
Through the years I have held many jobs in the different stages a garment goes through from concept to consumer: design, pattern making, spec technician, factory liaison, production sewing, quality control, retail buying, retail sales, and alterations. I also opened a sewing and design school to help others learn the skills it takes to create a garment. This little sewing lounge in Austin, Texas was recognized nationally by Time Magazine, The Today Show and more.
I have returned to contract pattern making and sample sewing part time and am looking for a few solid clients to grow with.
Links to more images of past and current work:
NASH International, New York, NY Assistant Pattern Maker / Spec Technician for a high volume garment manufacturer.
Freelance Clothing Design, Pattern Making and Sewing Services: California, New York, Utah, Texas, Arizona
EK Industries, Logan, UT
American Apparel, Logan, UT
Pro-Tech, Logan, UT
KBS Industries, New York, NY
Andiamo, Pasadena, CA
Ribbons, Redondo Beach, CA
Giada, Austin, TX
First Samples Sewing Lounge, Austin, TX
Selvedge Sewing, Austin, TX
AA, Fashion Design, FIDM
BA, Liberal Arts, Utah State University
Please contact me directly using the email address given and I will get back to you as soon as possible. There is no project too big or too small that I won't consider! I enjoy a good prototype and artwork collaborations every once in a while. If you are interested in a wedding dress I challenge myself with one or two of those each year as well.
For my clients who are not within driving distance, my preferred shipping method is USPS. They have the best rates, convenient locations and reliable service. Large packages can be accepted at this PO Box even through UPS and FedEX when you choose the right options at shipping. If you must ship to a physical address I will send you the address and make sure someone is here when the package should arrive.
P.O. BOX 1331, TUCSON, AZ 85702