Ms. Gilbert has taught at FIT since 2004 and received her BS in Consumer and Family Studies from SUNY Buffalo. In addition, she holds two AAS degrees from FIT in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and Patternmaking. In addition, she is a Freelance pattern-maker and samplemaker of doll clothes and stuffed animals for a McCalls Pattern Company.
Ms. Gilbert teaches HPM 067: Manual Patternmaking and Sewing for Precollege Programs on Sundays at FIT.
Ms. Gilbert’s Teaching Philosophy:
Everyone has creative potential. I love sharing my passion for sewing and patternmaking with my students.
Meeting wonderful people who want to learn about patternmaking and sewing is what I enjoy most about Precollege Programs. I like to see the expression on my students faces as they put on a garment they actually made themselves. It is a very powerful feeling.
- Freelance pattern-maker and samplemaker of doll clothes and stuffed animals for a McCalls Pattern Company
- Computer and manual pattern-maker for outerwear, children’s wear and sleepwear
- I create custom handmade dolls, doll clothes and stuffed animals on an individual basis
- I teach and tutor at FIT in the subjects of manual and computer patternmaking, draping and sewing