What is modiste all about?
Modiste: One who makes and sells fashionable dresses and hats for women*
My name is Kate Funk, and I have been sewing since I was seven years old. I started by making dolls and other small toys for myself, then moved on to more historical projects and clothing for myself as I grew up. This year, which was my last year of high school, I decided to create a special project for myself so that I can pursue what I am passionate about- sewing and history. This blog was originally about my progress through the special project.
Since creating a Special Project for school, I have also been awarded the Mayors Night of the Arts Award, the Karin Simpson Memorial Scholarship for Creativity, and I was able to be a designer/tailor with MakeFashion for the 2017 show.
My work is mostly inspired by history and classic designs, as well as designers such as Coco Chanel and Charles James.
Thank you for coming to see my blog, and I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I will!
To see more of my work and process, my Youtube channel is here, and my Instagram is here
*From the Miriam-Webster Dictionary