Melissa Mora is an author, designer, and teacher. Her first book, Sundressing, is scheduled for publication with F&W Media in the spring of 2016. Her fabric line Idle Wild launched with Riley Blake fabrics in fall 2015, and sewing patterns from her brand Blank Slate Patterns are carried online and in Joann stores nationwide. Melissa blogs at Melly Sews, where she gets to combine her love of sewing, teaching and writing in one creative place. She spent 12 years in the classroom as an award-winning high school theatre teacher before leaving to become a full time designer and writer, and now claims the entire internet as her classroom.
A native Texan, Melissa lives in Austin with her husband and two boys.