Desira Pesta started sewing at the tender age of eight and started designed around then as well. Sewing endeavors got serious in college where Desira started selling her handmade t-shirts out of a boutique in Florence Italy while studying abroad. When she returned stateside, she started selling on mymy.com and the then fledging Etsy.com, becoming one of the first sellers on that site at its beginning stages of development. Since 2004, Desira has gone on to sell thousands and thousands of handmade garments and custom designs, small runs, costumes designed for film/tv/theater and music videos, wedding attire, and children’s clothing.
She has taught sewing classes for adults and children in NYC since 2009 at such schools as 3rd Ward, The Sewing Studio, Brooklyn Craft Company, for Kollabora.com at Etsy.com, and private lessons. She has had fashion shows in Syracuse NY, NYC, Brooklyn, and Denver, Colorado. Desira was also a possible contestant for seasons 7 & 8 of Project Runway, missing the cut by one person both times, yet getting to meet Tim Gunn, Christian Sirriano, and Zanna Roberts multiple times.