My name is Mary Carney and I have been a proud member of 7th Bone Tailoring for the last 4 years. I met the owner and founder Erin Hogan-Braker during the spring of 2012 and it has been an adventure since. I began sewing at the age of 6 where I scandalously made myself two-piece bathing suits in the basement of my parent’s home, out of defiance. 20 years later I am still sewing and well nearly doing the same, as I specialize in knitwear and performance clothing. I studied fashion design and art at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, which led me to my career today in NYC. Tailoring brings me excitement, mixed with problem-solving and finalized with the honor of witnessing creative visions come alive.
Brandy Godsil - Based in NYC
Brandy Godsil was born in Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in New York City. After receiving her BFA in Textiles and Fashion Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, she began apprenticing as a tailor and shirt maker for bespoke menswear companies and completed a pattern making apprenticeship with Nicolas Caito Atelier.
Brandy worked in luxury womenswear and menswear tailor shops including MARNI, ETRO, and Miller's Oath. With a creative eye for custom tailoring, design, pattern making, and innovative textiles, Brandy has performed fittings and tailored high-end garments for celebrity appearances such as Grimes, Jasmine Tookes, Olivia Wilde, Emma Watson, David Tennant, red carpet events, editorial and catalog photo shoots.
Clients: Vogue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Redken, Michael Kors, Gymboree, Nautica, INC International, Garcia-Velez, Bespoken, Stella Maxwell, David Tennant, Rose Byrne.
Events: New York Fashion Week, Met Gala, Emmy Awards.
Erin Hogan-Braker - Based in NYC
Erin learned how to sew from her mother, a children’s sewing instructor. Erin received a B.S. in Apparel Design & Manufacturing from the University of Wisconsin-Stout while working in a Macy’s alterations department hemming pants under the supervision of Ruth Hubinette. Her tailoring education continued in NYC with on-going apprenticeships with Master Tailor Nelson Arriaga and Master Patternmaker Nicholas Caito. Erin credits these two mentors for shaping her hands with classical men's tailoring, haute couture sewing, and pattern techniques.
Thao Huynh - Based in NYC
Thao learned to sew as a child from her grandmother in Vietnam. Thao’s love of garment construction and eye for design is an asset when working with stylists. Thao furthered her knowledge of sewing with a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. When not sewing on-set or up-cycling her own garments, Thao can be found with her beloved chow/chihuahua mix Lupita exploring the outdoors.
Jenny Barone - Based in NYC
Jenny took her first sewing class at the tender age of 5 and has been sewing ever since. She has extensive experience in on-set tailoring and alterations, pattern making, and costume creation. After earning a degree in Fashion Design from Drexel University, she moved to London where she had the opportunity to apprentice in the Alexander McQueen design studio. Following that experience, Jenny gained a position as an in-house tailor at the renowned department store Selfridges. She also worked in London as a pattern maker and seamstress for several independent designers. Jenny has since called New York home for the past 9 years. When she's not working behind the scenes on a photoshoot or fashion show, she can be found perfecting the fit of vintage blue jeans or red carpet gowns for her clients.
Dominique Jernigan - Based in NYC
Dominique was born in St. Louis, Missouri and has traveled extensively expanding her sewing areas of expertise. Dominique grew up sewing and then spent 5 years working at a consistently ranked top alteration shop in St. Louis. There she focused on pants and suiting, perfecting her skills under the guidance of owner Erik Zutterman. Dominique then traveled to Alaska and focused on repairing fishing nets and outdoor gear. To soften this hard skill set, Dominique relocated to Louisiana and spent two years on bridal alterations deconstructing gowns for Southern belles. Dominique has spent years as a commercial tailor adapting her wide range of alteration techniques to the fast paced world of on-set tailoring.
Mia Danilowicz - Based in LA
Mia moved to California in 2008 to pursue her love of technical design and sewing. As a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she launched her career in luxury working under Carolina Herrera as a tailor, while there she perfected her love of red-carpet preparation and styling. Mia consistently works with various stylists and costumers in order to develop a client's image, notable for awards like The Oscars, Grammys, SAG Awards and more. She then joined Louis Vuitton for the launch of the Nicolas Ghesquiere collection. Where she single-handedly managed the Rodeo Dr.tailoring needs of their highly discerning clientele. She is currently freelance sewing and tailoring in her home base of Beverly Hills.
Brooke Worrel - Based in LA
Brooke grew up in a crafty household and first learned how to sew from her mother. When she moved to Los Angeles in 2006, she put this to use working for stylists and on commercial sets, while simultaneously strengthening her technical skills in clothing construction and patternmaking at the LA Trade Tech. It was her love of motorcycles and rock n roll that led her to seek out legendary leather designer Agatha Blois, who became her mentor and employer over the next 9 years. Working directly under Agatha, she made impeccably tailored leather and denim garments for rock royalty, pop princesses, and major movies as well as Agatha’s one-of-a-kind collections carried by Maxfield in Beverley Hills. In 2015 she launched her own custom leather business and has since designed and created tour gear for the likes of Guns N Roses, Alice in Chains and Black Sabbath. She currently fits clients for custom leather out of her studio in downtown LA while also working as a freelance on-set tailor for commercials as well as television shows.
Katie Casey - Based in LA
Katie Casey's preoccupation with clothing has been lifelong. From the age of 14, she worked in a full-service costume house, putting together the wardrobe for theater and small productions, drafting patterns and reproducing vintage pieces and restoring antique garments. It was there that she first learned the mechanics of design and the value of craftsmanship. Her calling inevitably led her through design school and shortly thereafter to a starting position as flat sketches for a contemporary label in L.A. She promptly ascended to Designer status—overseeing her own line from start to finish. Her designs have retailed at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Colette among others.
As a stylist, she has provided her services for print, film, television, live performance, as a personal shopper, on the red carpet, in the art world, and in marketing eCommerce. In all venues she's widely appreciated for her creative eye, strong aesthetic value and ability to problem solve. Her clear artistic sensibility has been culled from her vast knowledge of all things fashion from the past, present, and FUTURE. That, coupled with a strong foundation in design and execution make her a unique and valuable asset to any project.