sewist ♡ patternmaker

hi, i'm meredith.

I'm a sewist, dressmaker, and patternmaker with a passion for that perfect fit. From my point of view, there is no such thing as bad bodies; only ill-fitting clothes, of which there are so, so many in the world. On both the home-sewing and fashion industry level, there is so much room for fit improvement. By combining age-old dressmaking techniques with cutting-edge modern technology, I help customers see their true beauty when they slip into something that actually fits.
Into something really, truly, more comfortable.
My offerings include custom couture dressmaking, hand drawn or digital patternmaking, fashion flat illustration, and fit consultation for projects of any scale. To request a meeting, propose a project, get a quote, or simply learn more, please contact me via email or contact form.♡ ♡ ♡When I'm not in the sewing studio, I serve my community as a kumu ulana lauhala, or instructor of traditional Hawaiian weaving. To learn more, check out my weaving site.In my free time I enjoy connecting with friends, family, nature, and wildlife. Some of my other hobbies include music, self care, aesthetics research, anime, and gaming.

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couture gown

mother of the bride

Vintage pattern from the 1930's, sculpted and adapted to the wearer's body. Fabricated in a stable metallic poly jersey, cotton underlining and silk lining. Crystal buckles at the shoulder, center back button closure with handmade button loops. Hand sewn finishes throughout.Take a look behind the scenes on TikTok

couture gown

mother of the groom

Self-drafted pattern based on 1960's Belinda Belville design. Metallic silk brocade with silk underlining and lining. Hand picked zipper and hand finished details throughout.See the full process in action on TikTok

couture gowns

rehearsal dinner

Dresses made for rehearsal dinner.