about the seamstress
Rosalie Silliman has been sewing for nearly her whole life. Starting from the age of 5, she credits her interest to her mother, aunts, and grandmothers, who were always sewing around her. She received her first sewing machine at age 8 and learned to make clothes for herself and her dolls. Being homeschooled meant she was able to pour her time and attention into building her skills. At age 12 she began an internship with costumer Emily Dunn at the Smith College Department of Theatre and Dance. She interned for four years, working with several local theatre and dance companies such as New Century Theatre and Pioneer Valley Ballet. At the age of 16 she began her first job as a professional seamstress for a local bridal shop. Working with brides quickly became her passion, and she dedicated herself to learning as much as possible about the industry. She enrolled in Anderson Alterations Academy in 2020 to get her Master Seamstress Certificate.
In 2020 Rosalie began taking alterations independently and has been slowly building her business since. She now operates in Greenfield, MA and works with brides from all over New England.