It all began when I was 12 years old; I became crazy-obsessed with Steven Tyler and his over the top wardrobe. I grabbed a pair of scissors and went to town on my favorite flared denim. Before I knew it, I was rockin' the coolest jeans with leopard panels and heavy distressing. I never really stopped after that.
I didn't own a sewing machine so everything was sewn by hand (oh the terror of hand sewing!!) My mother purchased my first sewing machine when I was 16. I turned my craft to upcycling concert tees and called my little hobby Reconstructed Threads.
My journey then continued at Indiana University where I studied apparel merchandising and fashion design. This is where I crossed paths with my favorite mentor Margaret Fette. She was instructing a textile course I was enrolled in and invited me to check out her tailoring and custom clothing shop. I fell in love with sewing even more and Margaret took me under her wing and taught me all the basics of alterations and custom sewing.
In 2009 I moved to Indianapolis and started my seven-year journey with Nordstrom as a seamstress. This was a wonderful experience and I have Nordstrom's notorious customer service values instilled in my blood.
Thank you to everyone that has supported me along the way... I hope y'all are saddled up and ready for some super unique pieces to offer to your customers!