July 26, 2013
I learned to sew in middle school, but somewhere between high school and college I lost touch with my sewing machine and time. I began sewing again when I received a machine as a wedding gift. I've been learning a lot the past 3 years through practice and the online sewing community.
I have a Janome HD1000 and a 1951 Singer 201-2.
Depending on the severity of a mistake, I would proceed to fix it or work around it. And sometimes I need a break before proceeding!!
My current favorite garment is my seersucker sundress, seen here: http://thegarmentfarmer.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/sundress-study-in-stripes/ But give me another month or two--I think I'm improving with each garment, and I'll probably have a new favorite.
I'd like to sew a perfectly fitting jacket out of some plaid wool that was given to me, originally purchased in Scotland many years ago. I don't dare touch it till I've got a coat or two under my belt first.
I mostly sew garments and a little bit of home decor and accessories. I just moved to Texas from California, and I'm still looking for great local fabric shops.