Welcome to the world of Manic Pop!
Manic Pop started in October 2011 as a journey to document and showcase my fashion design work as well as try new techniques out, make some sewing friends across the world to also discuss design work with. I am highly influenced by vintage 60s and 70s looks - my favorite being mod.
All garments made on the blog are from my own hand-drafted sewing patterns unless otherwise noted. I use Helen Joseph Armstrong's "Pattern Making for Fashion Design" book in the 3rd edition for all my sewing patterns, along with self-drafted sewing blocks. This is a book widely used in fashion design schools.
Although fashion is the medium I primarily work in, I'm known to be a multi-disciplined designer and artist, ranging from knowledge in designing fabric prints, abstract art, photography, knitting, and making jewelry with resin. Manic Pop is full of these various disciplines. My work has been featured on various blogs, I've been incorporated in art shows in Chicago, and have had my own solo exhibition in August 2013 also in Chicago.
I got my BFA in Fashion Design from the Illinois Institute of Art -- Chicago in 2007.