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April C. Elliott


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Meet April C. Elliott

April is a self-taught seamstress who loves creating reasons for the development of happiness in all forms. She’s currently doing that through brands she and her husband share. She is the CEO of Autonomy, where she creates handcrafted fashion; ranging from formal wear, custom design, head wraps, and costume design. She also wears the title of cofounder to the faith based street wear line, Blacksheep Collective. Her responsibilities for Blacksheep Collective revolve around fulfillment and customer success.

April is inspired by God, nature, African culture, Ruth Carter, as well as family and friends. Though she loves to wear black she lives life in color. She wants to make an impact on the fashion community with her bold designs and personality. She lives to empower all humans to feel confident in the skin they’re in.

April has had the pleasure of teaching the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center(ISAIC) industrial sewing certification through Stitchworks. She’s had the pleasure of recreating the famous Micheal Jackson scarecrow costume for The Wiz play with KaidyDid Productions. She takes pride in turning nothing into something, where most of her clientele seek her out for her unique skill in making garments that fit the human’s personality and the event. She enjoys collaborating to bring visions to reality.

April is a forever student and loves to learn something new daily. She is continuously sharpening her pattern making, sewing and embroidery skills. When she’s not creating art she’s creating memories with her husband and 3 energetic sons.

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