Alexandra, age sixteen, has been sewing with Love to Sew since age
ten. At an early age she knew she liked designing clothes. Her lined,
red silk-linen A-line coat won best of show at Love to Sewís Fashion
Show in 2009. She participated in several charity events including a
quilting marathon and pillow-making for children with cancer.
Alexandra has garnered many first place prizes throughout her years at
Project Runway Camps, including: the Africa Challenge (2009), the
Future Challenge (2009), as well as the Barbie Challenge (2006).
What project are you most proud of?
Was this the most difficult garment that youíve made?
really like my red coat. It took a long time to make and was fully
lined with pockets. Iím also proud of a strapless black Victorian gown
that I made about two years ago at the historical costume design
Youíve been sewing for many years
now. What advice do you have for beginners?
Just keep trying, even if your stitches arenít that great at first.
Your projects will become neater and more advance eventually.
If you could design for any major
label or store, what would that be?
would love to create looks for stores like Charlotte Rouse or H&M.
Theyíre my favorite places to shop. Theyíre kind of vintage,
slightly-formal. I also like that you can purchase two completely
different looks. I care more for dresses, skirts, and embellishments
What do you like best and least
like figuring out how to put everything together. I love when a
garment fits perfectly, because that type of tailoring just canít be
bought in store. Iím not really found of pining or cutting, the
Ideally, what play would you like to
Fair Lady. I love that play. Iíd make any of the costumes from the
black and white party.
What is your least favorite fashion
Leggings as pants. Just donít do it. Theyíre not pants. If you really
want tight pants, go for skinny jeans.