May 19, 2014
I learned to hand-sew at 7 years old and machine sew after that. I started getting interested in sewing again around 8th grade, primarily in apparel. I worked for my university's costume shop and local theaters all 4 years of college.
I have a Janome mechanical machine, a Juki 4-thread overlock, and a recently-acquired 1930's Singer. I'd love to add industrial machines in the future.
It depends on the mistake! It often ends up on the backburner for a while while I cool down. If it's a quick fix a moment of frustration, and out comes the seam ripper!
That's a difficult question! I still love my first pleated skirt I made out of upholstery fabric, but my Renfrew tops and New Look 6000 dresses get the most wear.
I'd actually sew through my stash to get to all my planned party dresses!
I learned to sew as a child and picked it up again seriously in high school. I've been sewing ever since! I moved to Austin in May, 2014, and travel frequently for work but join the meetup whenever I'm in Austin!