Anastasia Chatzka is a Chicago-based fashion designer with over 20 years of sewing, pattern drafting, and design experience in addition to a BFA in Fashion Design. She has refined her skills over the years while working with renowned industry professionals, including Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui. Anastasia is also a brand ambassador for Husqvarna Viking sewing machines.
Anastasia's very first project was a pair of bell bottoms that she made for herself when she couldn't find any in stores. That was all the way back in the 90's and since then, she has designed and sewn everything from bralettes and bikinis to ball gowns.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I offer different classes that are 6 weeks long and we meet once a week or you can sign up for private lessons.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BFA in fashion design and I have worked with top fashion desigers Betsey Johnson & Anna Sui.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My private rates are 65$ an hour or you can sign up to join a group class at a lower rate.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching classes when I worked for Viking sewing machines in college.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with everyone from 7 years old to 80 years old!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I love live music and attend concerts regularly.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Ask to see samples of work.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are your sewing and fashion design goals?