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Susan M.

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Location:

Austin, TX

Organizer since:

April 2, 2012

What is your history with sewing?

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:)

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

I have a Singer sewing machine - can't remember the model right now - a Bernina and a White 4 thread serger.

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

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.

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

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)

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

A wedding dress for a vow renewal ceremony.

Introduction

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.


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