Edda Brown created Mrs. Brown's Sewing Studio in 2004 as a home-based custom dressmaking service. With 35 years of sewing experience behind her, she quickly impressed new clients with her design and stitching talents. Edda worked on all types of projects from simple duvet covers to intricate wedding gowns. She also offered alteration services and over the next ten years became known for her expertise in altering bridal and prom gowns.
Edda is now stepping back from the custom dressmaking and alterations business to focus on more creative pursuits. She is currently working on her own custom-designed clothing line which will be offered under the “Edda Maria” label this fall.
She is also a member of the Capital Artisans Guild. She will be participating in the annual craft markets sponsored by the Guild, offering products which include household items, children's clothing and accessories, and doll clothing. Edda looks for colourful and out of the ordinary fabrics in creating her designs, while keeping up with current trends in both home and clothing items. She will also be a vendor at the annual Fibrefest market held in Almonte the second weekend of September.
Edda is also a sewing instructor at the Overbrook Community Centre and the Splash Wave Pool Complex. Information on courses offered can be found on the City of Ottawa website.