The “Maiden Voyage” Dress

The "Maiden Voyage" Dress

Me in my first dress!

Name and Location:  Toni Mehraban, Salt Lake City, Utah

Blog:  My family/sewing blog is currently private – I’m thinking about starting a public sewing blog – stay tuned!

How long have you been sewing:  Four years – mostly for my daugther.

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge:  I religiously follow The Sew Weekly but haven’t posted anything.  I envy the time, commitment, and sewing skills of all who contribute.  I’m hoping that commiting to The Sew Weekly Challenge will further my sewing skills and most importantly provide me with the venue to expand my wardrobe.

What do you love most about sewing garments:  I love that you can make anything you see in the store.

What do you hate most about sewing garments:  I fear zippers and fitting!

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge:  I want to gain more experience in fitting.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012:  My non-sewing goal of 2012 is to pass the Professional Engineering exam in April.  I hope that this doesn’t get in the way of my sewing goal!

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs:  You should see my favorites list!  I takes me forever to get through them all.


Toni M

Toni Mehraban started sewing four years ago for her daughter. Since then she has started to sew a little bit here and there for herself but is intimidated by fitting! Toni's goal in 2012 is to sew more for herself - especially from the 50+ vintage sewing patterns she received from her husband's grandmother (score!) - and in the process learn about her body, fitting, advanced sewing techniques, and patience!