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cat g.


Austin, TX

Member since:

January 30, 2013

What is your history with sewing?

i learned to sew from my grandmother on an old black singer. at first i sewed doll clothes, but soon started sewing clothes for myself. these days i like to remake/upcycle thrift store finds as well as sew from commercial patterns and self-drafted patterns.

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

bernina 1130, huskylock 4 thread serger. i long for a coverstitch machine! someday...

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

my seam ripper is a good friend! ;-)

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

i think i choose favorites based on fabric more than style. i admit it: i'm a fabricaholic. i remember a wonderful piece of Liberty of London cotton lawn i bought in philadelphia in the early 70's...

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

my current challenge is to make a set of slopers that really fit. i also want to figure out sewing knits. i would make a dozen art-y, funky t shirts, since that's what i live in these days.


i'm a life-long artist, now retired, and i have plenty of time to sew, but often lack the motivation. i'm looking forward to meeting a community of other sewists, and the envigorating effects of sharing our sewing experiences.

What cat g. is saying about this Meetup Group

good mix of topics and great group of sewists! i think it will help keep me motivated to get some new sewing done. everyone is always very generous with helpful advice. i'm looking forward to the next meeting.

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