Anna with one of her custom embellished Tee Shirts
Hi! My name is Anna Mastropolo. I'm 14 years old and I've been home schooling all my life. Ever since I can remember I've loved drawing fancy dresses and detailed clothing. Sometime last year I became very interested in fashion and I started designing and decorating my own clothes. I used to put just a few beads, sequins or rhinestones around the neck or sleeves of my shirts but then I took a crazy quilting class with Leslie Levinson and I finally learned some embroidery!
The crazy quilts were beautiful but I was most interested in figuring out how to put the embroidery and more complicated beadwork onto clothing along with sequins, rhinestones and studs. I do love the actual stitching and beadwork but the designing is still my favorite part of the process.
I've stitched designs on my jeans, khakis and a few skirts but I seem to design mostly Tee shirts now. Each design is always unique so every Tee shirt I make is always one-of-a-kind. I especially like to custom-make them and give them as gifts to friends. I've made so many Tee shirts now that I've started selling them to my friends, family or whoever wants to buy them. I hope you like this project!
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