February 10, 2013
My mother was an excellent seamstress! I grew up with stacks of fabric at the ready. We used to adapt patterns all of the time. By college age I toyed with the idea of becoming a costume designer. Alas, my most recent sewing projects have been for pillows - and one unfinished pajama pants for one of my tall sons.
I think its a Singer. I hardly use any of the features.
When I was really much younger, I used to actually rip the item apart in frustration. Now, I understand that "as you sew so shall you rip". Much calmer!
With my mother's help, I made the most simple and lovely wedding dress for myself. A lace cocktail length over-dress that I wore over a simple white slip. Made with the most beautiful lace. I'll try to scan a picture later.
I have this goal: to create patterns for each of my sons for Hawaiian shirts. Then I want to find out how to get great fabric, get a surger machine, and pump out custom made shirts for them. Also, pajama bottoms.
I grew up in a home where the sewing machine was running sometimes daily. I believed that my mother could sew anything: talioring, upholstering included. We sometimes designed things together. Sewing has been a great creative expression for me.
Inspiring! Really enjoyed the discussions, seeing the other's projects and hearing about other's sewing lives that included everything from blogs to pattern making. Bonus: a fabric artisan who gave all of us hand-dyed scarves, fabric samples and stories of the artisan life! Wow!