Sewing and Fitting Mentor was created to help fill a void by creating new sewists; renewing, the joy, passion and confidence of a former seamstress
Hi! I’m Renee, the Sewing and Fitting Mentor, which was created as a solution to the search for my own needs as dressmaker.
Having a passion for pretty clothes and sewing; my journey for creating my own clothing started at a young age. I’m the only girl in my family, both growing up and now, as an adult (insert heavy sigh) Often making sewing a solo adventure which created challenges both then and now due to living in rural areas that lack local fashion fabric stores and access to fellow seamstresses. Among the difficulties of sewing solo is attempting to fit one’s own clothing, socializing & getting opinions of other dressmakers on fabric,creating fashion details and most importantly help with fitting markings.
Ultimately, my search was mostly an attempt to find a knowledgeable fellow seamstress that could help with fittings, diagnosing fitting issues and discuss pattern fitting technique to be used for a given project without having to drive over an hour. Also, during the course of my search I had been asked by several friends if I would teach them sewing from simple beginner to basic skills refresher.
Thus, Sewing and Fitting Mentor was created to help fill a void by creating new sewists; renewing, the joy, passion and confidence of a former seamstress and assist current dressmakers through:
Renee brings over 30 years of professional dressmaking, fitting, alterations, and pattern design experience to her students. Along with being formally trained and certified in dress and pattern making, She’s also a current standing member of the American Sewing Guild.
Classes Available evenings and Saturdays thru the end of the year