Designing is an integral part of my life. Even as a child, I was eager to learn sewing from my grandmother...as well as the inventor side from my Dad (he was always making what he needed, but couldn't buy, for gardening, etc.). Designing and patterning require lots of problem solving and math, which I love. Designs begin with either a drape on the dress form, or a sketch. They are hand-patterned and tried in various fabrics, until the fit is perfected. The highest quality fabrics are chosen to best complement each design.