Auckland, New Zealand

I first started sewing when I was about 5 yrs old as my parents ran a children's wear manufacturing business. That's how I learned to sew, designing outfits for my Barbie doll. My Nana was a huge influence as she created clothes for others in the early part of last century and then passed that knowledge on to my mother, who then passed it on to me. I just wished I had listened closer to those lessons but I think I still picked up quite a lot

Craftsy Member since January 2013

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

The Artful T-Shirt
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Perfect Pattern Matching
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing
Mastering Construction: Sleeves
Inside Vogue Patterns: Tracy Reese V1397
Inside Vogue Patterns: Badgley Mischka V1399
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Sewing Lingerie
Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
Building Better Bags: Interfacing & Structure
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
Patternmaking Essentials: The Tailored Jacket
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Fashion Draping
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Shirts & Tops
Couture Finishing Techniques
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Designing Details: Pockets
Fine Dressmaking
Essential Guide to Tailoring
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Construction
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Modern Jacket Techniques
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Mastering Construction: Collars & Closures
Designing Modern Quilts
Creative Cabled Necklines
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Perfect Pizza at Home
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Project Upcycle
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
The Classic Tailored Shirt
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction
Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress
Pant Construction Techniques
Sewing on the Bias
Fabric Know-How
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
The Perfect Jeans
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Sewing Designer Jeans
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Sewing Fashion Knits
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket
Beginner Serging
Sewing Knits That Fit
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
Creative Serging
Fast-Track Fitting
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Sewing on the Edge
Underneath It All
Sew the Perfect Fit
Adjust the Bust
The Couture Dress
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Sewing With Knits
Pant Fitting Techniques