The “Taffeta Gingham For Every Day Wear” Dress
Name & Location: Liz Cowin. Portland, OR.
Blog: I just finished up a year long personal challenge with Dress of the Month Club.
How long have you been sewing: Sewing has been a partof my life for as long as I can remember. My mother was at her machine for a good chunk of my childhood. As soon as I was tall enough to reach the pedal she showed me the basics and it all grew from there.
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: The Sew Weekly is a super fun read and I have to admit that there were a great many challenges I wish I had participated in last year. Now I have my chance.
What do you love most about sewing garments: Being able to answer “Yes!” every time someone asks “Did you make that?”
What do you hate most about sewing garments: I don’t know why, but I can’t stand marking darts. I love the darts, themselves, though. Curious.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I am really working to stock my closet with classic, quality pieces that fit well and will stand the test of time. All the better if I can make them (and show them off!).
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: I guess I hope to pull off a really fun, stress-free wedding. We just “decided” to get married about a week ago so . . . we’ll see.