Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and author based in
Brooklyn San Francisco. 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 looks cut and sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven 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 Product Manager. Jamie is the Co-Author, Lead Designer, and Art Director of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, an in-depth patternmaking 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’s work has been featured in the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, San Francisco Magazine, and the Renegade Craft Fair blog. In addition to designing for her eponymous fashion label, Jamie is an instructor and guest blogger for Britex Fabrics. She is also available for custom orders (including bridal), creative project management, photo shoot production, and fabric consultations.
Have a question? Contact Jamie at jamielaudesigns (at) gmail (dot) com.