name is Demetra Rowan. My mother honored me with the nickname Duchess
when I was born (it was my aunt's name). I was born
in Atlanta, Georgia. I started sewing over 50 years ago. I was blessed to design and construct clothing
since I could not find clothes that fit me(tall).
My Saturday and Sunday afternoons were spent either at the theater,
watching old movies on TV, or reading classic novels, where I fell in love with the glamorous gowns of Grace Kelly, Ginger
Rogers, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and so many others. I loved the elegance of the 1940's-1950's and my style
reflects that elegance. I started making jewelry 30 years ago, because I could not find designs that matched
my personality or my custom gowns. GOD blessed me with these wonderful talents and I enjoy sharing them with others by
making their vision come to life. My first evening gown was a re-design for a Ms. Georgia contestant in the early 1980's.
I retired from IT industry, I have continued to refine my skills in construction and design by taking extensive training from
industry professionals (patternmakers, sample makers and stylists). I have also taken jobs in the industry as a sample
maker for other designers. I have studied with a Master Tailor - Mr. James "Gentleman Jim" MacFarland. The
knowledge obtained is displayed in my elegant timeless designs and the detailed construction of my garments/jewelry.
I am passing this knowledge on to the next generation by teaching classes to kids and seniors citizens (some have started
a business). I look forward to working with you on your vision.