Patternmaker, Author, Teacher, Designer


Famous Frocks (Chronicle Books)—co-authored with Hannah McDevitt—is a book of 20 sewing patterns based on 10 iconic dresses of the last century, complete with sewing instructions and illustrations.


I teach Patternmaking, Swimwear, Serger Basics, Drafting and Sewing with Knits, and Sewing Construction at Apparel Arts, a fashion design school in San Francisco.


Check out all of my classes on from a Mastering Construction Series to an Essential Guide to Sewing with Sheers. I look forward to seeing you there!


Learn to design one of a kind garments with my new book Designing Clothes with the Flat Plan Pattern Method is currently in production. Preorder now!