Twins N Needles 2020: Focus on Fit Teacher Biographies

Carol Huls

Carol Huls began working for DittoForm as the primary scan and assembly technician in 2015. Her background includes administrative, customer service, and management experience in a wide variety of corporate, retail and non-profit settings and roles. Carol purchased the company and moved the base of DittoForm Michigan LLC (our current name) to Detroit. The city is perfect for growing and supporting female entrepreneurs, esp. in a clothing- and fashion-related manufacturing business.

Carol feels amazingly blessed to operate a company where her creative abilities are used in tandem with her organizational skills, where her interest in learning and love of people make every day a joy. She loves the fact that each and every person is different. No one is standard. And that is Absolutely Beautiful.


Jennifer Stern

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Jennifer Stern Hasemann is the owner and designer at J Stern Designs.  She has a solid background in pattern design and drafting, fit and construction.  Her original line of fashion patterns features classic jeans, a cup-sized fitted shirt and a unique tee and she’s currently working on a new Easy Fit and Sew Knit Collection.   Her focus is drafting flattering patterns with easy to follow instructions and fitting techniques. She loves to share a wide variety of sewing, serging, fitting and construction techniques via her J Stern Designs YouTube Channel where she currently has over 100 video tutorials.

Additionally, she teaches for the Master Seamstress Program at URI and online at and


Lara Neel


Lara Neel took up garment sewing on the Singer 328k she bought to repair bedsheets after a coworker told her that it’s possible to sew t-shirts without a special sewing machine. Her sewing adventures have produced jeans, t-shirts, and dresses, but she’s most proud of making the first bras to truly fit her in almost 20 years. She’s the author of Sock Architecture and Crafting the Resistance and an instructor on Craftsy and Bluprint.