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Rae Cumbie

Rae Cumbie is Creative Director at Fit for Art Patterns which offers patterns for modern wardrobe basics that focus on fit and artful design. Her coaching, blog posts and articles for Threads and Sew News encourage sewers to stitch up a fun, comfortable wardrobe and design more creatively. Catch her blog, Sew! Let’s Get Dressed at for everything from basic sewing to artful inspiration.

Perhaps best known for her custom wedding and special occasion gowns, Rae has been creating custom clothing professionally for more than 20 years. During that time she has received many awards and accolades for her skill and creativity. For more than 10 years, Rae has also been creating wearable art jackets, perfecting the fit on her many clients in the Baltimore area.

Rae is also a nationally respected teacher. As a result of teaching jacket making to weavers, she saw the problems fiber artists encounter when translating their creations to a garment. Rae began to envision a pattern that offered the versatility and fit fiber artists wanted. A grant from the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild provided Rae with an opportunity to collaborate with quilters and weavers that ultimately resulted in the Tabula Rasa Jacket.