Capsule Studio, Well Traveled 2019

Capsule Studio: Well Traveled, a travel wardrobe with six dynamic patterns created by some of your favorite designers. The patterns are designed to mix and match seamlessly, but they’ll also work with wardrobe items you already have, so you’re set for a variety of unique destinations.

Sew News Magazine

It’s Sew Easy, episodes 1611 & 1703

I filmed two episodes of It’s Sew Easy TV back in the summer of 2018, and it was a wonderful experience. This first one aired in 2019 as part of their 1600 series and features me constructing a BurdaStyle bikini bottom pattern. The second episode aired in the 1700 series where I demonstrate how to convert a BurdaStyle dress into a two-piece matching set.

  • 1611 Poolside Glamour: Look and feel like a star when you’re on vacation or by the pool Joanne Banko has a knit cover-up that doubles as a dress and is enhanced with specialty stitching. Then, take the fear out of bathing suit season with Meg Healy. Look and feel your best in a suit that fits you perfectly when you make it yourself. Watch the entire episode here.
  • 1703 Dress Up: Learn how to dress up your wardrobe in this episode. Joanne Banko looks at the details in making an original pashmina wrap using trim and embroidery. Then Meg Healy has pattern alterations to take a dress from one to two pieces as a style or fit choice. Finally meet June Mellinger for block #2 and flying geese – this season we’ll have 3 variations of this favorite design. Watch the entire episode here.

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Sew News Column 2017 – present

In 2017 I started writing and creating for the “Pattern Play” column in Sew News Magazine. Every issue I demonstrate several pattern making techniques to achieve the latest fashion trends using a BurdaStyle pattern as a starting point. Subscribe here and view the latest issue. Below are the covers as well as the projects I created for each issue. I’ve also recently started a new fashion column entitled “Get The Look” where I pair trending street styles with sewing patterns and fabric suggestions.

Martha Stewart 2015 – 2017

I was approached by the people over at MarthaStewart.com to be a sewing contributor for their online site.  I write about sewing, pattern making, fit, and trends in the DIY fashion community. View all my contributor posts here.

Modern Sewciety Podcast 2016

Modren Sewciety

I sat down with Stephanie over at Modern Sewciety and was the guest in episode 095 of her amazing podcast. Listen here.

Unlocking Potential 2015


Fanshawe College did a special Alumni feature where they came to my home studio and asked me questions about my experience in fashion school and current career path. I was highlighted as a successful graduate to inspire future students to to study fashion design.