Founder, Head Seamstress
Nayantara has been sewing for over twenty years.
She studied in the Fashion Design program at Syracuse University, which 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.
She also studies social responsibility and labor rights in the global apparel industry- you can read more about that here.
Samantha studied Fashion Design at FIT and Costume Technology at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has worked as a seamstress and sample-maker at some of the leading NYC bridal and fashion designers including Austin Scarlett and Pamella Roland.
She has been working her seamstress magic at The Williamsburg Seamster since the spring of 2014.
Marta has over 30 years of experience as a talented seamstress, working both in Spain and New York City for the finest bridal ateliers.
She has been an invaluable member of the Seamster team since the summer of 2015, serving not as only as an excellent seamstress but also as a loving studio mom.