Jessica is the girl next door who always keeps you laughing when you run into her around town. She likes to read, travel, play board games, and conquer the world while still getting the laundry washed (but probably not put away). She and her husband enjoy trying to enjoy life while raising six kids. 5oo4 is a dream come true and she LOVES seeing it grow!
She loves sewing, crafts, and getting to know all of the amazing people who have become part of the 5oo4 community. The idea of helping new sewists grow and conquer all of their own sewing dreams ignites a fire in her and gets her excited!
As part of her marketing duties, she organizes contests, manages promo teams, oversees social media, and (perhaps her favorite part) teaches sewing through Sewing School and our pattern tutorials. It is this “Sassy Seamripper’s” goal to spread her passion for creating to the wider community and get everyone to continue learning and improving every day!
Laura’s love for all-things-sewing began at an early age, and fully blossomed when she became a mother. In addition to her marketing duties at 5 out of 4, Laura can be found crafting new makes for her daughters, Renee, Sophia, Caroline, and Olivia.
Assistant Pattern Designer
Rachelle is an obsessive lover of flamingos and hopes to one day set foot on the moon. She has obtained expert level skills in child wrangling, holds multiple degrees in Fermentation Sciences, and is known for her negotiating skills between dogs and cats. Rachelle’s supportive husband and 2 children have a small circus act and perform locally.
Rachelle’s mother taught her the secrets of the stitch many eons ago. She followed her to dreams to become a pattern designer after hearing the siren call of 5 out of 4 Patterns and has been happily staring at lines and fitting bodies ever since.
Ashley began sewing several years ago and hasn’t looked back! What began as a creative outlet has turned into a full-blown passion. She loves to sew for herself, her four kids, and (occasionally) her husband.
When not sewing and assisting with 5oo4, she spends her days as a taxi for her kids as a dance mom, a band mom, and a football mom. She and her husband both serve in the military reserves (she’s Air Force; he’s Army) and frequently have debates about which is the superior service (spoiler alert: it’s the Air Force!). The military life has allowed them to live in some great locations: Hawaii, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, and now Washington state. But they will always call Oklahoma home (Boomer Sooner!). When she has time to herself (yeah, right), you’ll find her curled up with a good book, sipping coffee.
Test Coordinator and Info Goddess
Christy hails from the frequently frozen tundra Ottawa, Ontario — the land of impossibly high shipping rates, hockey, and a whole lot of really nice people. She and her patient husband have four kids between the ages of 6 and 12.
Christy’s love of textiles started in university while studying mechanical engineering. She started with knitting but she quickly switched to sewing in an effort to complete more than one garment every three years. Christy is also a people person – chatting with random strangers and encouraging people are some of her favorite things. Working at 5 out of 4 has been a gigantic blessing because she gets to combine all of her passions. Sewing, meeting new people, organizational checklists…and best of all, getting to be part of a great team and encourage some truly outstanding designers and admins.