INSTRUCTORS

Jan Wutkowski

Jan Wutkowski

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Jan Wutkowski has been creating hats and headpieces since 1995, having studied at the Melbourne (Australia) School of Millinery.

Sylvester West

Sylvester West

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Sylvester is the perfect example of the American Dream, and he lives it everyday.

Marwan Pleasant

Marwan Pleasant

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Marwan Pleasant is a part of New Orleans royalty, he's the Flag Boy for the Golden Eagles tribe, and is the grandson to Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

Jasmine Reine-Walker

Jasmine Reine-Walker

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Jasmine is a sewist and a native of New Orleans. An artist at
heart, she started her career as a music educator before pivoting into
the sewing field.

Monique Motil

Monique Motil

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Monique Motil has been sewing since she was old enough to sit at the machine.

Julie Winn

Julie Winn

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Julie Winn is a 41 year veteran of theatrical costuming, most recently with the New Olreans Opera. She has travelled the world designing costumes.

Raul Ferreira

Raul Ferreira

Sewing Instructor

Raul Ferreira is our next guest visiting teacher, coming via his home in New York City.
He is in New Orleans working full time as a tailor on a Will Smith movie, but is graciously giving his time to teaching on the weekends.

Carolina Gallop

Carolina Gallop

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Carolina enjoys hosting Fashion Show events and had done so since arriving in New Orleans.

Marietta Johnson

Marietta Johnson

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Marietta learned to sew when she was seven (7) years old. Her older sister taught her how to make doll clothes.