Deepika Prakash is the founder of PatternReview.com - A site she started in November 2001 when she couldn't find any sewing resources online. A lover of fabric and patterns she has a simple goal. "Everyone should sew!" and with this goal in mind she decided to teach her first video class right here on PatternReview.com. "Anybody CAN sew", she says.. "You are only limited by your own desire to learn".
Deepika has been a contributor to many sewing publications over the last few years like Threads and Stitch. She is currently designing easy to sew patterns for all body types. She has also been featured on It's Sew Easy TV series.
Angela Wolf is the designer and founder behind ABO Apparel, Angela Wolf Ready-to-Wear and ABO Sport. An A-list clientele has given Angela more than fifteen years of experience dressing and fitting many diverse women and has enabled her to understand the different styles that compliment each individual woman.
She is currently putting finishing touches to her own pattern line is also featured on It's Sew Easy TV series.
Angela also writes the popular Fashion column on PatternReview.com and loves teaching online classes. Subscribe to our blog to read Angela's column.
Sarah Veblen is a custom fashion designer with a home-based business that focuses on creating clothing for her clientele, and that concentrates on teaching and writing to promote the craft of garment-making. She has a Certificate in Fashion Design from Baltimore City Community College and a BA from Stanford University.
Dedicated to promoting sewing at all levels, Sarah teaches in her studio and other classroom venues, as well as online through PatternReview.com. She has been a guest lecturer and held workshops for many sewing groups and organizations across the country.
Drawing on her years of experience fitting clients and students, Sarah has written a comprehensive and beautifully photographed and illustrated book on fitting. The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting gives detailed information on custom fitting garment patterns. And it provides easy-to-understand explanations of patternmaking principles and skills to make the resulting pattern changes logical and straightforward. ...more
Kenneth's love for sewing began 40 years ago, starting with Barbie when he was four years old. He started making clothes for himself in High school, and studied fashion merchandising in college. Haberdasher to the stars, Kenneth D. King has designed clothing, home furnishings, and accessories for Elton John, Jim Carrey, and others. He is professor of haute couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and sewing expert on the PBS series Sewing Today. He is the author of the book Cool Couture.
In addition to teaching, Kenneth D. King Design is a small haute couture house that has a distinct aesthetic identity. King produces one-of-a-kind, made to measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques.
My passion for sewing and design started at the age of 5. My mother loves to tell the story of how I spent the day in my room "recreating" an apron I spied on a cover of Good Housekeeping from an old sheet and a hand needle–ruffles and all!
I am an instructor on patternreview.com and in the fashion department at Sanford-Brown College.
My blog is filled with easy to follow how-to tutorials. In addition to providing on-line learning, I also love to travel around the country teaching workshops on pattern fitting, construction techniques and design. ...more