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Morrison Jackson is an award winning costume designer for theatre and has also worked in the garment industry. Originally from the Midwest, Morrison learned to sew from her home economics teacher and her mother and became interested in costume design when her mother took her to see Gone With the Wind in a movie theatre. She financed her way into college with a job sewing production in a factory at the age of 15. She earned a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Fashion from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and a MFA in Drama with a focus in Costume Design from the University of Southern California. She has since designed costumes for many plays throughout Los Angeles.
Morrison has experience working in garment industry as a pattern maker for kids and junior knit design houses and has worked in the entertainment industry sewing costumes for several movies and TV series. Her “biggest claim to fame” is the only costume created for Stuart Little and it as 4” tall! She also created corsets for the Pussycat Dolls stage show in Las Vegas.
Recently, Morrison has been teaching in several fashion programs in the Los Angeles area before coming to The Little Sewing Room.
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Danielle Anthony is a designer for a leading athletic wear and active lifestyle company in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in upstate New York, Danielle moved to the west coast to pursue a career in fashion. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, along the way earning multiple industry-specific accolades. Since then she has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Hurley, Roxy, Forever 21, Juicy Couture, Max Studio, and Armani Exchange. She designs and develops for her own budding fashion brand, STRVTGY, creating the perfect party dress for the fun and fearless modern woman. In addition to designing for her and others, Danielle is the founder of a meetup.com group called the LA Startup Fashion Co-op and is a member of the Afterschool Fashion Curriculum advisory board, responsible for developing afterschool fashion programs for low-income students and at-risk youth. Danielle also designed our wonderful logo.
Katie Perez fell into sewing “late” by way of her mother, an accomplished seamstress. Katie enjoys working with our kids teaching them how to use the sewing machine safely and instructing them on their tote bags and other projects. Katie is currently an honor student at Citrus College and is off to California State University, Long Beach in the winter.
Raised in Los Angeles, Lori was taught to sew by her mother as a young child. After graduating FIDM, she worked in the garment industry as a pattern maker for 15 years at a variety of different types of clothing companies as well as freelance pattern drafting. In addition, she owned a business for custom special occasion and bridal wear. Lori has always had a passion for teaching and sharing her love of sewing and patterns. She has been an instructor at FIDM in the fashion design department for 18 years and has recently started teaching in the community college sector as well.