About Me


Maker. Collaborator. Organizer.
Costume Designer. Textile Artist. Bibliotecaria.

My name is Allison Smith Hahn — Welcome to my studio! Enseño clases para adultos y adolescentes en una biblioteca vecindario en los suburbios noroestes de Chicago.  By night I’m a freelance costume designer and textile artist.

Join me here as I indulge my curiosity, and strive to create more than I consume. I love sharing what I learn, and I hope I can contribute to your creative journey.

I’m inspired by costume history, Ralph Rucci, visible mending, Valerie Steele, craftivism, Richard Serra, slow fashion, Regina Frank, Alexander McQueen, Daina Taimiņa, and Makers of all stripes.

Dark folk ballads and all things Studio Ghibli are my guilty pleasures.