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Contibutors & Staff

Meet the writers, makers, and artists behind this issue.


Chelsea Miller

When she isn’t pattern hacking, Chelsea is drawing step-by-step pattern instructions in Illustrator. As the Technical Illustrator here at Seamwork, she loves to make our instructions easy to follow and fun to read.

Farrah Dodson

As the Graphic Designer here at Seamwork HQ, Farrah helps us capture the magic of sewing through graphic design, creating our brand identity and making sure that each issue of Seamwork looks perfect.

Lori Caldwell

Lori Caldwell is the former owner/founder of leather goods company, Minnie + George, based in Portland, OR, and an avid maker, sewer, and Seamwork subscriber.

Maggie Crisler

Maggie Crisler is a graphic designer, letterpress printer, Seamwork ambassador, and musician. She has a Scottish terrier named Simon and plays a vintage electric organ in Exotic Dangers—a rock & roll band—with her husband, Daniel. Find Maggie’s sewing and home projects (as well as photos of Simon) @maggiecrisler.

Meg Stively

Meg is here to help you get excited about sewing. As the managing editor for Seamwork and the smiling face behind emails and social media, she loves seeing what you’re making with our patterns..

Michael Gardner

Michael Gardner is a proud Father, self-taught sewist, life-long crafter, and DIY enthusiast. He’s also known as “Ava’s Dad.” He works in finance for his 9 to 5 and can usually be found exercising his creative abilities any other time. He began his sewing journey six years ago. He wanted a way to bond with his daughter while looking for a new creative challenge, so he created Daddy Dressed Me by Michael Gardner. His mission is to help Ava build her self-esteem and establish confidence in herself and her abilities. Follow Michael on Instagram @daddydressedmebymg.

Michelle Brown Colistro

When she’s not trawling thrift stores for hidden gems or spending quality time with her sewing machine, Michelle can be found cutting orders at her sustainable fabric store Matchpoint Fabric and working as a copywriter and author in Toronto, ON.



Amy Alan | Technical Editor

Areta Litwin | Sample Sewer

Chelsea Miller | Technical Illustrator

Farrah Dodson | Graphic Designer

Haley Glenn | Designer

Brittany Stanton | Sample Sewer

Kenn Wilson | Director of Operations

Meg Stively | Managing Editor

Robin Ives | Pattern Development Manager

Sarai Mitnick | Chief Executive Officer

Sienna Parfitt | Content Producer

Taylor Pruitt | UX Designer

Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker


The Seamwork team sewed, modeled, and photographed this month’s patterns while practicing social distancing.


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