Leila was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She studied Theater and Modern Dance and spent years on stage, later transitioning into directing, choreography, and puppetry. After having her first child, she retired, but the theater bug was still there. Leila loves a dramatic flair!
Leila grew up around sewing, and did a couple of projects, but her sewing took a turn 11 years ago, and she hasn’t turned back since. Almost immediately, she started sewing for others. After years of doing alterations and making custom garments for herself and an exclusive client pool, Leila started working for several designers in the Indianapolis area, including Jerry Lee Atwood, Angel Olivera, Catherine Fritsch, and Erin Young. She also worked for Avant Garb, a mascot making company, which was one fit challenge after the next, and a lot of fun!
With the inception of Curvy Custom Bride, Leila has enjoyed designing wedding gowns (and bridal jumpsuits) for people who appreciate a custom design that is made with their body in mind. These dresses don’t exist anywhere because you don’t, either.
Leila radiates love. I am serious when I say one minute with her and you will be hooked. Like myself she is fueled by passion for her craft and over the years she has become a great friend as well. Leila is inclusive and designs some of the most amazing dresses I have ever seen. If you are wanting the best fitting dress for your big day this is where you need to go!