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Melissa Heischberg

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Melissa Heischberg says, “The Renaissance will always be my favorite source of inspiration. Fashion is our response to social stimuli and the materials available. There were so many advances in the Renaissance, which is evident in the sudden changes in fashions and silhouette.”

Melissa began sewing to make costumes, then earned an associate’s degree in fashion design from the College of DuPage. She has been sewing for more than 25 years. Sempstress.org

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