The “Pretty Pickle” Introduction Dress
Blog: The Pretty Pickle
How long have you been sewing: I did home ec. in high school, but thought I’d never touch a sewing machine again. Fortunately, I remembered enough to thread a needle and wind a bobbin years later when I had a toddler I wanted to sew ruffle pants for. That was 3 years ago. I started sewing for myself about a year ago.
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I feel like my sewing was fairly haphazard last year as I was just embarking on sewing things for my own wardrobe. I think these challenges may help in my quest to become a more thoughtful seamstress and they will also encourage me to document my hard work with quality photos, which I sometimes neglected in the past.
What do you love most about sewing garments: I was a dancer in high school, got a degree in Dance Education in college, and taught ballroom dance professionally for two years, but I’m having to take a break from that right now in this season of building a family. I badly need some form of creative expression and sewing has become that for me.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: The fear of not having enough experience/knowledge to solve a fit issue that might cause my work to become a wadder.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I would like to sew thoughtfully. I would like to use patterns and fabrics I already have if at all possible. I would like to properly document my efforts in photos and reviews (which I have a hard time making myself do, but always regret not doing).
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: To be a better mom, especially in the grace-giving department.
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: I visit Green Apples, Patty the Snug Bug, Tilly and the Buttons, The Selfish Seamstress, The Coletterie, and others