Phyllis Bell Miller
About Phyllis Bell Miller
An avid knitwear designer, dyer, and embroiderer, Phyllis Bell Miller’s travels (84 countries and counting!) are reflected in her designs. As a teacher with degrees in fashion and design, Phyllis creates tools that simplify and improve the design process for everyone, regardless of medium.
As a child, Phyllis Bell Miller learned to sew, embroider, and crochet from her mother, who was assistant to one of Washington, D.C.’s leading designers.
Recently retired as professor and head of Mississippi State University Fashion Design and Merchandising program, Phyllis is a former Singer Sewing Teacher and also taught as a Fulbright Scholar at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the University of Mauritius in Port Louis. She is author of AutoCAD for the Apparel Industry, the world’s first book on applying generic CAD software to the fashion industry. In addition, she developed the ApparelCAD, Instant Designer International, and Display Shop software, for which she holds more than 30 copyrights.