Making Center Facilities will reopen with partial hours Tuesday January 16 unless otherwise listed.
Please make sure any work in the MC open work areas (L2, N2) is cleaned up, labeled, and stored properly when you have completed work DAILY.

Alaina Zulli - Technician, Sewing Machines

Alaina received an A.A.S. in Patternmaking from F.I.T. in 2003 and an M.A. in Visual Arts: Costume Studies in 2010 from N.Y.U., where she examined the history of American women and the evolution of sewing techniques and clothing production. Her dreams of becoming a costume historian got derailed by a job sewing costumes for Broadway, which was so enjoyable that she has been doing sewing-related things ever since. She has also worked as an alterations specialist for the fashion industry, television, and film, and a stitcher for the New York City Ballet. Her freelance work includes made-to-order special-occasion gowns, historical reproductions for museums and educators, samplemaking for designers, and alterations/repairs with a focus on women’s vintage and  women’s formalwear. In the rare times she isn’t sewing, she can be found doing the typical Young Brooklyn thing: going out for brunch, perfecting her fermented pickle recipe, and reading works of classic literature.