Category Archives: Media

My Professional Journey

In the summer of 2019, I was a guest speaker for students at the Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in partnership with After School Matters, Fashion Design and YOU!.  This portion of the talk focuses on my professional journey to becoming "The Chicago Pattern Maker". In this summer program, students learn the vocational skill…
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Successful Fashion Designer Podcast

Last fall I recorded this interview with Sew Heidi on the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, and talked about how to get your designs into production - all the steps involved in the product development process. Check out the Successful Fashion Designer Podcast at or listen through your favorite podcast app. Listen Now!
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ICYMI: Threaded Hosts “Shaping Fashion” Virtual Forum

We had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Threaded Shaping Fashion Virtual Forum on April 18th, to kick off Fashion Revolution Week.  Threaded is a Midwest-based community committed to driving change in the fashion industry. Whether or not you were able to “attend” the event that day, we wanted to share all…
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Telling Stories Through Fashion

About a year ago I was asked to speak for students at Lakes Community High School for their annual Writer's Week program, to show how to tell stories through fashion. I was honored to share my own personal story, how I got interested in the industry, how I started my career as a pattern maker,…
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