Raul Ferreira

Sewing Instructor

Raul's love of sewing started at 9yo making his own Willie Wear outfit,
"I spent hours picking out just the right fabric and the right Willie Smith designer Shirt pattern. Since the pattern came with shorts, I bought enough fabric to make both. I made my very 1st outfit in just in two days.

Over the next few years I went thru all the male patterns the pattern books had to offer and started designing my own patterns. In High School I made over 200 prom dresses and 130 tuxes, all of my own design. (and went to 26 proms!) I paid my way through college making clothing. In my early years in the industry, I worked at different costume shops, building costumes for Broadway shows, Films, and TV. I progressed to working in the shows as a designer and wardrobe person.

I want to bring the craft of design and sewing back to all who have a twinkling of desire."

Raul Ferreira