Andrea McDermott started sewing and crafting as a child and found it to be a very rewarding part of her life. She is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in Business Administration. She began her career in marketing support with IBM then became a stay at home mom once her children where born. While raising her four children in Westfield she began making window treatments and accessories to decorate her own home. She really enjoys assisting our students especially when she sees them demonstrate the same satisfaction from learning to sew that she had as a child. When she is not at the studio she enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren and also pursuing her new found hobby of raising chickens.
After moving to New York City from Colorado, Adria studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Since then, she has worked with various luxury fashion labels, including Marchesa and Miguelina, Inc.. While working closely with the designers through the design process, Adria also oversaw fabric sourcing, pattern making, sample making and production. Adria is the founder and creative director of Adria Streeter, a fashion label specializing in custom RTW designs, cocktail dresses, and evening gowns. Adria’s designs have been commissioned for celebrities attending red carpet events as well as editorial shoots. In 2017, Adria moved to New Jersey and spends most of her time with her husband and two daughters. She is currently a Girl Scout Daisy troop leader and active PTA member.