Hometown: Austin, MINNESOTA
January 15, 2010
I started hand-sewing doll clothes when I was VERY little. As a teenager I took a sewing class and I've been machine sewing ever since. My grandmother could do all the needle arts and was a great help and inspiration.
I love my Bernina 1080. It has a few built-in decorative stitches that I've used some. I guess I don't feel a need for a fancy embroidery machine. I also have a Babylock serger and a Janome machine that does just a cover stitch.
I keep working on it til it's fixed so I can finish the project. I never abandon it. I'm too stubborn.
I wish I had the outfit I made in the '60's from a Mary Quant pattern - cotton voile blouse with orange background and small flowers, paired with an orange A-line skirt with curved side panels - very challenging!
A travel outfit consisting of a shell, comfortable pants, and lightweight jacket, made out of some kind of absolutely gorgeous fabric that wouldn't wrinkle and would look appropriate in a wide range of situations.
I've been sewing since I was a little kid. It's my favorite hobby. Garment sewing is my first love, but I also enjoy home decorating sewing. I want to meet others who enjoy sewing, learning techniques, and sharing ideas.
I'm very curious to see how the project of creating slopers will unfold. This is going to be a very interesting project. We will all learn a lot. I expect a lot of 'lightbulb' moments.