I’m Warlene René mother of 4 and been sewing since I was a teenager. I have always been around fashion and style in some way. My father was a tailor and grandmother and aunts seamstresses. I studied fashion and design after high school and majored in fashion design. There I discovered my favorite way of creating, which is draping. After schooling I worked at a bridal salon for 10 years where I learned so much about couture techniques and got a better understanding of patterns as I worked in their alterations department. I left in 2017 to open up my own side business doing gown alterations which is still going. When I’m have down time I drape pieces for myself and create patterns. I’m so happy to be amongst the measure makers team!
Allie is a millennial maker building a fresh, feminine wardrobe. She loves using a mix of vintage and modern patterns to find a wearable blend of retro, preppy, and classic styles. By day a children’s librarian, she spends evenings reading, playing with her dog Wooster, or whipping up a new dress. Find her at alliemjackson.com or on instagram and twitter at helloalliej.
I am a self-taught sewing enthusiast and blogger, obsessed with adding fun twists to classic pieces, and a sucker for bright colors. Sewing initially became a creative outlet during my ‘job search’ period after graduating university about 5 years ago. I learned to sew through DIY blogs and YouTube videos and I haven’t stopped since! I am currently building my unique wardrobe by unraveling my ideas and stitching them together, one seam at a time. When I am not sewing, I am exploring the island I currently live on (hiking, swimming, crab hunting, etc). You are welcome to join me on my sewing journey on instagram @theravelout and blog www.theravelout.com .
Cristy Stuhldreher of Love You Sew is an avid sewist and blogger. She learned how to sew back in 6th grade home economics, but really picked up the hobby about 8 years ago. Since then, sewing has become part of her complete lifestyle and business. Cristy enjoys incorporating handmade into her everyday, so there’s always plenty of projects around garments, bags, quilts, and special presents for her nieces and nephew. She is married to her husband of 9 years with two sons.
Holly Darling is a sewist with a love for creating stylish and modern garments for herself and her daughter, Penelope. She originally began sewing very young, when her grandma taught her to use a sewing machine to create small drawstring bags and purses. She got a duel degree in Fashion And Textile Technology and Apparel Design from Buffalo State and FIT. One of the craziest and most amazing experiences she has had in the industry is interning in the textile and color departments at the Diane von Furstenberg design studio in NYC. Today, she creates sewing tutorials, runs a small shop for baby and toddler clothing /accessories, and obsesses over making the perfect Mommy and Me matching outfits! Find Holly on Instagram at @hollydollydarling, or on her blog hollydollydarling.com
Trish is the petite blogger and maker behind Trish Stitched. Trish is a self taught seamstress who started sewing to build a handmade wardrobe to custom fit her 4’9″ figure. Along the way, Trish started designing and making handbags in fun, one of a kind prints, which are sold on etsy and through wholesale. Trish loves floral prints and bright, bold colors, and believes you should always be surrounded by colors that make you happy. Trish also loves refashioning and teaching others to see the potential in unloved apparel to create something new. You can find Trish around the web at trishstitched.com, on instagram @trishstitched, and on pinterest and youtube.
I am Katie Kortman– the sewing, dancing queen of Instagram (self-proclaimed). I love to make bright, colorful clothes that make my heart sing and my legs leap for joy. When I’m done making something awesome it makes me want to dance and I usually make a fun dance video to a accompany my new makes!
I have a background in art (I got my undergrad in drawing and painting), so I also like to incorporate that into my handmade wardrobe as well. If you’re interested in seeing how my love of sewing, dancing and painting come together, then head to katiekortman.com or instagram.com/katiekortmanart . I guarantee it will make you smile.
Sara is the creative mind behind The Sara Project, a blog all about apparel sewing! She studied clothing construction while in college at Brigham Young University, and soon after started The Sara Project. Sara is a mother of three little ones, so most of her sewing happens during nap time, or late into the night. For Sara, sewing is a way to unwind from the crazy that is motherhood (at times). It’s also a place for her to learn and create the wardrobe of her dreams. She really enjoys finding fashion inspiration, and interpreting it for home sewing, recreating these items for herself. She loves going for those statement pieces.You can find Sara on Instagram @thesaraproject_ and her blog, thesaraproject.com.