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AIBI Fabric and Trim Show

An event all Chicago area designers need to check out for good resources for fabrics, trims, and more! Xochil will be sharing a booth with fabric, trim and zipper rep Jay Arbetman, on Thursday October 22nd. She will be open to discuss pattern making and sample sewing, or to answer questions about your designs. Jay…
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Inspiration: The lost and found fortune that inspired me to start my own business.

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About Me: Alumni Interview

I was recently interviewed by Katelyn Doyle for an alumni newsletter piece for my alma mater, The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. I'm sharing some of my answers as an "insight" into how I'm inspired and how I work. Where do you draw inspiration from? Everywhere. I “people-watch” on the train, read lots of magazines,…
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Press: The Real Chicago – New Style In Old Town

I was interviewed by The Real Chicago about re-styling garments as the Design and Re-Styling manager at the Chicago boutique, Eliana Lily. I discuss the process of working with clients to bring new life to their treasured and oftentimes expensive or sentimental items, from bridesmaid dresses to fur coats and heirloom items.
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