My 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. GOD blessed me with these wonderful talents of sewing and jewelry making, I started using them to make my own clothes (50 years ago) and jewelry to accent my outfits (30 years ago). I enjoy sharing them with others by making their vision come to life. My first evening gown was a redesign for a Miss. Georgia contestant in the early 1980's.
After I retired from the 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 and I still continue to enhance my skill set. 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.