My name is actually Diana. Mikaria came from an old nickname “Mikki.” I’ve been sewing and designing for many years. As I grew older I started to research styles and collect old sewing patterns, sewing books, and supplies. I adored the 60s and 70s with their bright colors, bold patterns and fun collars. I also fell in love with fabric manipulation techniques, using darts and pleats in fun and unique ways. Last year I started studying with Shingo Sato and learning the various TR Cutting Techniques that bring origami styles to life. This year I am going back to school to learn all I can about textiles, pattern drafting and couture techniques. I want to continue to learn so I can pass that on by either teaching directly, making tutorials, or creating costumes for anyone, regardless of size or gender, across the world.