Nayantara, the founder and seamstress behind TWS, has been sewing for over two decades, though admits in those first years, she was only able to sew under the guidance of her very patient mother.
An interest in fashion and especially sewing resulted in numerous embarrassing fabric concoctions throughout junior high and high school, including acid wash bellbottoms, backless prom dresses, and an absurd amount of scrunchies.
Studying in the Fashion Design program at Syracuse University armed her with a solid understanding of construction as well as design and fashion history.
With that degree, she moved to New York and began working for the bespoke women's suit designer, Dara Lamb, where she learned the importance of a custom fit and many tailoring tricks.
She moved on to the online sewing community BurdaStyle.com, where she not only designed patterns and sewing projects, but also taught sewing through step-by-step tutorials.
After realizing a need for a reliable and creative seamstress in her neighborhood, she set out with flyers and safety pins to spread the word about her skills and expertise, and voila! The Williamsburg Seamster was born.
Now, The Williamsburg Seamster focuses on custom designing and fitting wedding dresses for the laid-back bride.
I also study social responsibility in the global apparel industry- you can read more about that here.
Interested in working with The Williamsburg Seamster? Seamstresses with experience sewing high end and delicate fabrics, and interested in learning more about tailoring and specialized alterations should contact The Williamsburg Seamster.