My Introduction …
Name and Location: Jennie Fear from Philadelphia, PA
How long have you been sewing: I have been sewing since I was 7 years old … I still remember my first project was a stuffed goose that I gave to my Mom.
Why did you want to commit to the Sew Weekly Challenge: My first job out of college I worked for a cut and sew knit manufacture aiding in developing the children’s wear line. I have to say it was then that I realized this what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I currently own my own company and make custom christening gowns along with a small line of girls sewing patterns. I joined the Sew Weekly Challenge so I would be more motivated to sew for myself. I find I am always sewing for others. Please take note the most recent of photo of me with a garment I’ve sewn is one of me holding my daughter in an outfit I had sewn for her … LOL
What do you love most about sewing garments: My favorite part of sewing has to be taking a pattern and making it mine. I can never follow a pattern completely. I have to change it some way; like by adding little details like fancy top-stitching, contrast lining, etc, anything that reflects the person who will be wearing this garments personality.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: The worst part about sewing is having to cut out the pattern! I would get a lot more sewing done if I didn’t spend half my time procrastinating inorder to avoid cutting out the pieces.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I would like to make more items for myself.
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Organize our family photos.
What are your favorite fashion/sewing blogs: Seamingly Smitten and Me Sew Crazy