Mon, Aug 22, 2022
How Fitting Podcast: Developing Fashion That Fits Your Customer, Lifestyle, and Values with Ellie Wilcox, Xochil Herrera Scheer, Connie Bourgeois, and host Alison Hoenes I had the opportunity to be on the How Fitting Podcast, hosted by Alison Hoenes. I was joined by fellow product development experts and fashion freelancers, Ellie Wilcox of Digitech Design…
Fri, Aug 12, 2022
When you are starting a new apparel company or exploring a launch for a new product line, you have several options when it comes to product development.
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
Earlier this spring I recorded a conversation with Kathryn Spitznagle on the Rock Star Millennial Podcast.
Wed, May 11, 2022
Xochil and her team bring strong expertise and genuine care to collaborate with brands, guiding them through the pre-production prototyping process, with the goal of creating beautiful and functional products that are ready to take to market.
Mon, May 9, 2022
In April I recorded a conversation with JP Lamp on the Triple F Podcast. We talked about how to get noticed as a new brand, working with a pattern maker, and all the steps involved in the product development process.
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
I am honored to be selected as a SPESA Rising Star and share a little about my work in the sewn products industry, and where I see myself going in the future.
Thu, Apr 29, 2021
Pandemic has brought opportunities to grow, learn, teach
Thu, Feb 4, 2021
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".
Fri, Oct 2, 2020
We work with many of our clients remotely -- either because they live outside of the Chicago metro area, or these days so that we can avoid in-person meetings to prevent exposure and spread of COVID-19.
Fri, Jun 26, 2020
Wed, Jun 24, 2020
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.
Mon, May 4, 2020
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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2020
Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Have you ever wondered what goes into starting a clothing line? Or have you been wanting to start and not know where to begin? This is the perfect place to start!
Sat, May 11, 2019
Mon, May 6, 2019
Hopefully my message inspired someone in the audience -- and I'm pleased to share highlights from this talk (edited down from an hour) for you!
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
Designs that require draping, or functional items that need to be experimented with can benefit from having a LIVE Collaborative Design Session.
Fri, Apr 5, 2019
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Thu, Sep 6, 2018
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
I was interviewed by Jen Veguilla-Lezan for an episode of Make+Create Podcast. We talk about the transition from design school to entrepreneurship in a bad economy, balancing work and motherhood, and the role technology plays in fashion design.
Wed, Aug 1, 2018
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