Iris B.

Iris B.

1 Review
Los Angeles, CA

About Iris B.

Iris teaches: Males 18 and up
Females 18 and up
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: More than two months
Average response time: 4 hours

Overview

I started sewing on my Grandmother's antique Singer when I was 13 years old. I would spend more time sewing than I would on my homework! After I graduated high school I went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study fashion design with an emphasis in costume. I've been working as a costume designer for film, commercials and theater for the past 10 years. I'm thrilled to share my knowledge with students of all levels and ages and to help them reach their goals.

Photos and Videos

Costume design with corsetry and millinery.

Experience

Costume Designer Jul 2004 - Present
Film, Television and New Media

Designs and constructs costumes for film, commercials, television and new media.

Wardrobe Stylist Jun 2004 - Present
Film, Television and New Media

Styles wardrobe for film, commercials, television and new media.

Tailor Apr 2004 - Present
BaM Productions

On set alterations and tailoring for fashion photoshoots. Clients include Next, Victoria's Secret, Brooks Brothers, and Harper's Bazaar.

Studio Assistant and Seamstress Jan 2006 - Oct 2008
Cookie Gluck Costume & Mascot Design

Worked in Cookie Gluck's studio as a studio assistant and seamstress. Created one of a kind garments and costumes for clients such as the Chicago Wolves and the Illinois Lottery.

Seamstress May 2002 - Sep 2004
Elegance by Roya Bridal Boutique

Draping, pattern making, sewing and tailoring for formal wear gowns and dresses.

Education

BFA with a Major in Fashion Design Aug 2002 - Dec 2006
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Stanley Heller Design Award for Fashion Excellence May 2006
NAMSB Foundation
Ungaro Scholarship May 2005
Marshall Fields
Driehaus Award for Fashion Excellence May 2005
Driehaus Foundation
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1 Review on Iris B.

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Nadia E. Jun 10, 2014
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Iris is the best instructor I could have wished for. She is so patient, friendly and makes the whole lesson fun. She seems to really have a plan of how the next couple of weeks with me will look like and seems really confident around a new student. I haven't had any sewing experience before taking lessons with her and didn't really know what to expect. But after completing my 3rd class today I am definitely going to buy more classes with her. Her studio is great and has everything you need to finish a project. I don't own a sewing machine(yet), so going to meet at her place seemed like the best option. I'm already looking forward to my next class!