What is the modiste all about?
"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman"
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My name is Katherine Funk, and I am a 19 year old seamstress and designer from Airdrie, Alberta. I have been sewing since I was seven years old, when I would make dolls and doll clothing. When I was 15 I started making clothes for myself. I have always been fascinated with history and historical clothing, and all of my clothing is vintage or historically inspired.
In my last year of high school I created a special project for myself. It included researching and creating a full outfit from the 1700s. Since creating that project, I have been awarded the Mayors Night of the Arts Award, the Karin Simpson Memorial Scholarship for Creativity, the Amazing Women Amazing Promise Award, and have been a designer/tailor for MakeFashion 2017 and 2018. MakeFashion is a wearable technology fashion show that focuses on creating beautiful clothes that help others.
I also attended Olds College Fashion Institute, where I learnt how to pattern draft, proper techniques for sewing and finishing, and design.
I create only unique, one of a kind pieces made entirely from scratch, starting at the design process, to the pattern drafting, all the way to the final touches.
My work is mostly inspired by classic designs and designers, specifically Charles James, Coco Chanel, and Jacques Fath.
To see more of my work and process, my Youtube channel is here, and my Instagram is here