Favourite food ...
Indonesia has some of the most famous foods in the world. Fried rice, satay, rendang (tender meats with sauce on it) and sambal chillies. I like everything! Soto Ayam -chicken soup/ broth, noodles, sprouts and Mie Paksit Meatballs - noodles and meatballs. I prefer to eat them every week!
Favourite thing you like to make ...
I like to be creative in making home decor, clothes, wedding dresses and art in fashion.
Why do you like working at Second Stitch?
I love to be around the Second Stitch community, and to be part of the growth of the studio. I also enjoyed being around creative people and a lovely team.
I love my happy customers with smiles, and I love the beautiful Second Stitch studio.
What experience did you have working in textiles before you came to Australia?
As a sewing, textile and production student, I was given the opportunity to work on a large-scale school uniform production, as a paid apprentice.
I also worked as a casual seamstress (made to order). It has been a long journey as a casual dressmaker. I continued to have a clothing-making business and I was in charge of several workers. We produced uniforms for companies, government and political institutions, evening dresses, costumes, dance clothes, etc.
I previously studied at University: a Bachelors Degree in Economics Management. I used that knowledge to boost the business and develop it into a bridal boutique.
As I have studied fashion design, I used my knowledge of fashion design to design wedding dresses and fashion (at the request of the models and fashion show competitors). I won 12 trophies. For the best performer, the best design, the best costume and dress. I was also honoured to become a judge in the fashion competition.
My business continued and developed as a haberdashery and laundry business owner, where everything relates to the clothing industry business.
What would be your dream job?