Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and author based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She received a sewing machine for her twenty-fifth birthday and hasn’t put it down since. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, ikats, and her own textile designs.
A public policy wonk turned fashion designer, Jamie left the world of government cubicles to intern at BurdaStyle.com in 2010, where she then went on to author a book and become the site’s Editorial and E-commerce Manager from 2012-2013. Jamie is the Co-Author, Lead Designer, and Art Director of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, an in-depth pattern making and sewing guide to mastering iconic looks from the 1920s to 1980s published in 2012 by Potter Craft (The Crown Publishing Group/Random House, Inc.).
Jamie has been interviewed in the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Brooklyn Based, and Gathered by Mollie Makes. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and Martha Stewart Weddings. In addition to designing for her eponymous fashion label, Jamie is a guest blogger for Britex Fabrics and teaches sewing courses in New York at the Textile Arts Center and across the country. She is also available for custom orders (including bridal work), creative project management, photo shoot production, and fabric consultations.
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