Hometown: East Lansing
August 28, 2013
I started by sewing Renaissance Faire costumes with one of my best friends, back in Ann Arbor. Eventually I began to make regular clothing for myself and before I knew it, I was sewing almost all of my own clothes! I am entirely self-taught with the occasional online course to learn more advanced techniques.
My primary machine is a Baby Lock Elizabeth. I love her! My backup machine is my old Viking Huskystar... but I'm really looking to replace that with a serger in the near future.
First, pour wine. Second, grab the seam ripper. Third, have a party... mistakes happen! Depends on the mistake, but fixing them often teaches me more about sewing than the non-mistakes.
To date, the dress I am most proud of is my Tangerine Tango confection of a dress! Pictures here: http://wp.me/p2IaeS-el. My favorite party dress look was my sequined Gatsby number: http://wp.me/p2IaeS-x5.
I drool over Marfy patterns... and if I have a reason someday, I will make this dress: http://shops.mccall.com/fs600-products-15057.php?page_id=2649
I'm a Los Angeles transplant, new to Austin! By day I am a librarian and by night I sew like a maniac. I'm also the author of http://www.school....