Leila was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She studied Theater and Modern Dance and spent years on stage.
It wasn’t until Leila was stuck with wedding dress alterations that made her clutch her bouquet right against her poorly fitted bodice, that her curiosity for sewing began and she later turned to fitting garments.
After 7 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.
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.