Known for her distinctive style, Sylvia Ferris opened her first Etsy shop at age 11, Morgan Chase Designs, selling custom-made baby blankets. She was a tailor’s apprentice the following year, repairing fine apparel, wedding dresses, and vintage pieces. Today Sylvia sells bespoke clothing and vintage items on

The artist’s distinctive approach emanates from the culture of her generation. She finds fabric, hats, bags, and clothing and transforms them into original works. The creator explains, “We have become an increasingly disposable society. Quick fashion has pushed so many great designer labels to second-hand stores. If you remain open to possibilities, you can discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.”

Sylvia is a self-taught seamstress; her interests began with miniature felt cuisine, oversized pillows in the shape of her favorite foods, and one-of-a-kind handbags. She explains, “For me, sewing is a mindfulness practice. It begins with an intuitive ability to see what I want to create and then deconstruct and reconstruct the object in my mind before I sketch the design. Sylvia has plans to attend Savannah School of Art and Design or Florida State to further her studies of fashion design and merchandising.