April 2, 2012
I'm self-taught really. Started sewing by picking up a simple pattern and following the directions. I sew mainly clothes for myself but have made some costumes for the theatre, the ballet and ballroom dancing. Occasionally I will throw my hubby a bone and make something for him:)
I have a Singer sewing machine - can't remember the model right now - a Bernina and a White 4 thread serger.
It depends. If it can't be fixed by moving the seam then I usually try to incorporate the mistake into the design making it look intentional.
A cool raincoat that was more a labour of love than anything else. Pictures are on The Common Thread website (the store I got the fabric from)
A wedding dress for a vow renewal ceremony.
I love clothes that fit! I started sewing so I could make versions of what I saw in the stores that actually fit and flattered my figure. Years later, I'm still into the fashion but love the process too.