The “Pleased to Meet” You Skirt
Name & Location: Lavender, Somerville, MA
How long have you been sewing: All my life! My mom worked as a seamstress, making everything from technical cycling gear to fashionable maternity wear. I preferred to just hack away at things as a child & teen, and loved incorporating finds from my first summer job at a vintage shop into the mix. It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I decided to revisit sewing, and this time learn to do so properly. And with patience. Ah, patience… getting there :)
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I want to challenge myself to keep consistently creating, but in a thoughtful, purposeful manner. Also, who doesn’t like a theme?! Limitations can be freeing. The ability to opt-in at will is perfect for me.
What do you love most about sewing garments: The process, at least most of it. I love working with my hands and finding a flow. And I also love the ability to create unique garments that suit and fit me, and the pride of a well-finished piece. It really puts a spring in my step.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: The prep work of tracing patterns. Yup, I still do it to save them for future use, but it’s tedious. Hate getting stuck on a fit issue, but that’s motivation to keep working at this craft. We all want clothes that fit better than RTW.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: Keep sewing, learning new techniques, and get back to my deviant roots of breaking the rules (now that I know more of them, of course!).
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Keep steady at my exercise regimen. Read a book per month.
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: Recycled Fashion, So, Zo…, Oona, Debi, Sunni, delfinelise, aviewintomyworld, farbenfreude, Rhinestones & Telephones, Stouty Sews, Pretty Grievances, just to name a few
Three faves from this year, oldest to newest