Silvia grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After earning a degree in Fashion Design in Brazil and a certificate in Patternmaking at FIT in New York, she then interned and worked in the fashion industry. Today, she is busy being a mom of two active girls, teaching garment classes at the beautiful Finch Knitting and Sewing Studio store in Leesburg, Virginia, and developing her soon-to-be-released garment pattern line. She is a BERNINA Ambassador for the class of 2021. She sews on a B590, a L890, and a bernette 42.