Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most is, “how did I get started doing this?”
While I started sewing at the age of 11 or so and it was a very serious hobby, it was not my career plan. I earned my bachelors degree in business from Michigan State and had ambitions of being all corporate in New York. That definitely didn’t work out and while waiting tables one night, I had an epiphany that maybe I should be doing what I really love!
My first job at 17 was in a bridal salon doing alterations. That experience proved to be priceless, even though I didn’t see it that way at that age! But when I was quite miserable paying off student loans while waiting tables, I started to realize that I had some pretty good experience.
My business started to hit the next level when I studied with a retired design professor from the Chicago Institute of Arts. Her experience was amazing! Not only was she meticulous about exact details, she had a vast list of the absolute best sources in New York for the best silks and laces. Over 25 years later I am still buying from the same importers as Vera Wang, Oscar de le Rente, and Monique Llhuillier!
My business now specializes in weddings and special events. Whether it is a fabulous custom project or alterations on a wedding gown, I want you happy. Period.
With respect to weddings and special events, they tend to be expensive, emotional, and perfection and deadline driven. I firmly believe that if any of those points are overlooked, the overall experience can start to suffer. I genuinely want you to get exactly what you want and actually enjoy the process, too!