Brandy Godsil

Brandy G.

Astoria, NY
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About

Brandy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

Hello! I am a fashion designer, tailor, and pattern making living in NYC. I received my BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art with a major in Fiber Arts/Fashion Design Concentration. I have been working in the fashion design industry for 10 years and teach sewing and arts and crafts to people of all ages.

I am available to teach any specific projects from start to completion that you have in mind, such as pillow making, alterations, creating garments from start to finish, as well as any level of sewing experience.

Beginner students will learn the basics of hand sewing (learning different techniques i.e. running stitch, blind stitch, blanket stitch), threading and setting up a sewing machine and stitching on the machine.
Intermediate will begin learning how to create a garment or item (i.e. pillow) using basic sewing techniques as well as learning more construction methods, such as adding lining and interfacing.
Advanced will focus on creating items from start to finish, such as completing a finished skirt or blouse.

I am skilled in pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring which can be integrated into any lesson. I am very patient and can teach individuals of all aptitudes and experiences.

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Experience

On- Set Tailor
Jun 2015 - Present
7th Bone Tailoring Agency

Tailoring and fitting for photo shoots, red carpet events, celebrity fittings, and fashion show preparations for NYFW.

Tailor/Fitter
May 2013 - May 2015
ETRO

Tailoring and fitting clients at the Madison Ave and Soho ETRO tailor shops. Working with clients to tailor high end garments.

Tailor/Fitter
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013
MARNI

Tailor/fitter at the MARNI corporate offices in Soho, NY. Customizing and tailoring high end garments to the needs of the clients.

Patternmaking apprenticeship
Nov 2011 - Feb 2012
Nicolas Caito Atelier

Creating pattern and draping from sketch to finished garment.


Education

Fashion design and Fiber/textile arts
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Maryland Institute College of Art

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency

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