February 28, 2010
I took a few classes when I was 12, and had a crash course in sewing/crafting when I made a costume last Halloween of the character Illyria from the TV show Angel.
I got my Kenmore sewing machine from my great-grandmother. She sewed clothes for families in battered women's shelters until the day of her death at age 100.
Often start over because that's the kind of mistake I do. But a stitch ripper is mighty convenient at times.
My Illyria costume is the only thing I have a picture of. http://filiate.blogspot.com/2009/11/rough-draft-costume-pics.htm You can see the whole process by clicking the "Illyia" tag at the bottom.
A bridemaid's dress for a wedding I have this year. Dull, but useful.
I'm Carrie. I have a patchy history of sewing, but I love it and want to learn more.