Award winning designer Linda Stewart has over 24 years of sewing experience, specializing in bridal, formalwear and alterations. She was chosen as both a 2006 and 2007 Bernina Fashion Designer,. In June of 2004 she won the Best Workmanship Award from Threads magazine for her entry in the Threads/PACC Striped Challenge. She also was co winner of the Audience Choice Award at the PACC Educational Conference held at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has studied with Susan Khalje at both the Couture Bridal Sewing School and the Couture Sewing School, in Baltimore, MD. She has studied "The Moulage" with world renowned San Francisco/New York designer, Kenneth D. King. Linda has also attended classes by Sandra Erickson in draping, design and patternmaking.
Linda is a member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Under her direction the ASDP launched their Master Certification Program in the fall of 2008. In 2012 completed her certification and is now listed as a Master Sewing and Design Professional. She is also a member of the American Sewing Guild and the Appalachian Chapter of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.
Garments designed by Linda have been featured in Threads as well as Bead and Button Magazines. Linda's gowns have also been featured in Claire Shaeffer's book Sew Any Fabric and in the 2008 Fabric Sewing Guide both published by Krause Publishing.
In April 2004, Linda launched her alterations class series which includes Advanced Alterations for Professionals, Advanced Specialty Alterations: Bridal and Formalwear, and Ready to Wear Alterations for the Home Sewer. She has also taught classes in textile preservation and heirloom sewing techniques.
Linda has pubished two alterations instruction books on CD and has had articles published in both Sew News and Threads magazines.
Photo by Sloan Howard for Threads
Threads Challenge winning gown
Alterations for Professionals Book on CD available now! Click on "Classes and book" in left column to order!
"Consider the Lilies"
from the 2006 Bernina Fashion Show, Magnifique! Photo by Kim Coffman, courtesy of Bernina and Quilts, Inc.