Who is Designer Stitch.
Hello, and thank you. My friends call me Annie, and I would like to welcome you to the Designer Stitch School of Fashion and Design web site and for you to read all about what is happening at the school.
Please come back often, as I will be constantly updating you with new and exciting tips, techniques, and the chance to meet other like minded individuals. So let me tell you a bit about myself.
I live and love in Australia. More often than not though, you will find me spending most of my free time on the coast, where I have built a small house ( yes I even have my own nail guns..fantastic tools !!!), which is about a 2 minute walk from the surf beach.
I originally studied as a Textile Designer ( the photo below was a range of swimwear that I developed under my own label- I designed both the fabric print, and style of the garment ) but unfortunately jobs in this field are few and far between.
I then went on and completed further study in clothing design, which has enabled me to work as a freelance designer for the past 28 years,developing clothing ranges for a number of women’s wear companies in Australia ( photo below). I developed these ranges from a size 8 through to a size 24.
I have also taught adult education for the past 28 years at both a TAFE and University level, in clothing, textiles and millinery studies. As a result of my vast teaching experience I now own and operate my own school, The Designer Stitch School of Fashion and Design.
With my extensive teaching background, I am skillfully able to lead Beginners who are wishing to Learn To Sew, those with Intermediate skill level, right through to those with Advanced skills, wishing to extend themselves further, in any area of personal interest.
For any information regarding my school, or aspects of this web site, please contact me on (Melbourne) 0415 517 519 or here.
Thank you and good luck…………………. …………………………………………………Annie