Hi, I’m Rachel.
When I was seven, my grandmother bought me a movie called Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris (starring Angela Landsbury). I still own it on VHS, but am waiting anxiously for Netflix to add it to their streaming service.
I became obsessed with the power of a lovely dress and started making things for all of my stuffed animals. It was during this phase that I discovered, with shock, the swooping curve of a sleeve cap.
I soon began making clothes for humans too, and a few years later decided to study costume design at the University of Michigan.
I now work as a patternmaker & technical designer in the New York City area.
I am passionate about the power of a good fitting garment.