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Formerly of

‘Dance at 8’

danceat8

Dance at 8

Danceat8.com

About Me

I first started sewing many years ago at the early age of 7,  (Because my Fashion Dolls wanted Designer Clothes… : )


As I grew up,  I wanted Designer Clothes……  I loved creating  

and sewing so I went on to get a Degree in Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting from FIDM in Los Angeles, California.

(The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) http://fidm.edu

  

I have gained many years of experience in the Garment Industry in LA including working in the Calvin Klein & Sarah Arizona Showrooms and the Design Rooms of ‘Full Nelson’, Ladies Sportswear.


Some of my past experience also includes working in the Bridal Industry doing Bridal Alterations, Selling Bernina & Elna sewing machines and working in large Fabric shops.


My Design Portfolio to date consists of not only designing Swim wear, Lingerie, Ballroom & Latin Dance wear and Ladies Golf Wear I have recently expanded into Surface Pattern Designs. (Speciality Commissions Taken for Fabric & Wallpaper. Small Minimums available)


As a Knitwear Designer I have designed for ITV’s  'This Morning' Television programme and had my Pattern designs featured in

‘Machine Knitting Monthly' magazine and most recently had Technical Sewing Articles featured in The Pattern Pages Digital Sewing Magazine in the UK.


You may have also heard me on BBC Radio,  “Talking All Things Fashion” on various segments, throughout the past few years.



I love Sewing, Fashion and Great Design in general.


I am also fascinated with Photography & Website design !  

(This website is just one of my Creations too.)



Let me share with you my Enthusiasm & Knowledge to help you make

the most of Your creative projects. It really Is,  ‘Sew Easy To Do’.


I am also available for Fashion and Surface Pattern Design Commissions or Educational Workshops.


Give me a ring on 01386 555 353


I look forward to hearing from you soon!





Warm Regards,



Barbara Pritchard




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