Alexandra has worked in the fashion industry as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer and fit technician for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, with a a major in clothing and textiles, from the University of Saskatchewan (BScHEc, 1990) as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson University (BAA Fashion, 1995).
In 2010 Alexandra founded In-House Patterns, and has been developing and teaching pattern making, draping and garment construction courses since 2012. In response to many requests for online courses that teach pattern making and fitting, Alexandra launched In-House Patterns Studio in 2016. For current online course offerings, click on "courses" in the top menu bar of this page. If you would like to learn about in-person class offerings, just visit inhousepatternsstudio.com or email Alexandra to get more information. Courses taught by Alexandra are known to be well thought out, highly detailed and stuffed full of information you won't find anywhere else.