Greetings, blog-land! After many years of using the internet and all the lovely seamstresses who share their trials and triumphs, I am taking the plunge and joining in the fun. Of course, in the grand tradition of jumping in with both feet, I don't have access to any photos yet (I got to work early today and created this at my desk).
So here's a brief overview:
I started sewing at the age of 18 because I discovered a medieval/Renaissance group at my college, and it was much cheaper to make my own costumes than try to buy them. I am about 80% self taught, with the judicious application of blog lurking, and a few classes thrown in for good measure.
Fast forward to age 41; after leaving reenactment some years ago, I continued to dabble in sewing (Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday), but after discovering a passion for mid century fashions, I decided that - once again - sewing for myself would not only be economically sound, but fun as well. And here I am today, with about 2/3 of my wardrobe consisting of homemade dresses. I have several "stock" patterns that I enjoy making, so you will see a bit of a trend in silhouettes. But I am guilty of that in RTW fashions also, so there you have it.
As I begin my blogging journey here in the lovely Pacific Northwest, I would like to thank the pages that inspired me over the years. These women have been my teachers, inspiration and entertainment, and I hope I can do the same.
Jen Thompson at Festive Attyre
Kendra van Cleave at Demode Couture
Sarah Lorraine at Mode Historique
Trystan Bass at Trystancraft
Roisin Muldoon at Dolly Clackett
I've also been enjoying a few of the lovely patterns offered by By Hand London, which I hope to start showing soon.