I have worked in the garment industry since 1986. Making costumes, swimwear, dresses, and men's shirts, while attending Fashion Design School in Miami Florida. I graduated in 1991. Worked with many swimwear and sportswear manufacturing houses in Hialeah, until I opened my own company Daring Designs in Palm Beach in 1993. I designed dresses and swimsuits for the private sector of Palm Beach and sold my line of swimsuits until late 1997. Moved to Atlanta in 2000 and opened a pattern-making company in 2005 which is still open today. I enjoy teaching sewing and pattern making to home sewers and up an coming young designers. This course is part of my gift of passing on my knowledge. Enjoy.