Your Sewing Instructor:
Rossanna has been creating and constructing quality garments for over 35 years! You could say that her sewing career began as a little girl, watching her mother sew. By the time she was 15 years old, Rossanna was sewing for other people.
Educated at Brooks Fashion College in Long Beach, Rossanna mastered the complex art of draping and flat pattern making before venturing out into the fashion industry.
Her well-rounded career in fashion design began with work
as a sample maker. Working her way up the ladder, Rossanna became the sample room manager for a men's shirt company, then the pattern maker. Eventually, she developed her first line of clothing called Every Wear, which was sold throughout California.
Rossanna also spent time working at Nordstroms where she was part of the team that developed their private label program. She also worked in the fashion office, preparing for industry trade shows as well as private trade shows featuring known designers. She created her own line of authentic renaissance costumes sold throughout the west coast.
In recent years, Rossanna has been passing on her skills and her passion for fashion to a new generation of sewers and designers, through public and private lessons as well as group activities.
Rossanna's passion is helping new designers develop their own fashion labels.