Nancy has been a theater costume maker for longer than she realized! She has worked at various costume shops in Chicagoland as a draper, first hand and stitcher. She has an MFA in costume design and a BA in fashion design. Nancy loves working with a costume team and mentoring new staff. She also has taught sewing "Camp Runway" style for many years to young sewers, who learn to use a pattern, sew a garment, and model it for a back yard runway show in one week. During this pandemic, Nancy has found solace in her sewing room and shares her creativity with you.
Miss Nancy Schmancy was born when my children were tiny and I was teaching sewing at the local park district. I was making many bags as examples during my classes. I started listing them on Etsy. In my shop, you'll find bags in beautiful, unique fabrics. I call them the Perfect Size Totes. They are individually created in my home sewing room just for you. I also make baby gifts like an Ruth Bader Ginsburg baby bib and face masks in fun prints like Dr. Fauci and RBG, Star Wars and VanGogh's Starry Night.