[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”11198,11150,11140,11067,10355,8935,8743″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]I am a true believer of a few sayings…..
- you get what you pay for….
- the inside should be as beautiful as the outside or vice versa
I often get asked about how I finish my edges, or show me more close up pictures, or how long have you been sewing? Some of you are fellow sewing enthusiasts, some are customers, but no matter I enjoy talking to each and every one of you. So as I do at least once a year, I would like to take a moment to share a few of our conversations.
First of all I have been sewing since I was 23. Let’s just say that it is more then 25 years. That does not make me an expert, but I do love to sew. I am also not the type of person that is content with learning just one method. I love to stay up-to-date on my favorite things, whether it has to do with sewing, photography, or website building. I no longer advertise what patterns I use, because of a few reasons, but let’s just say I am very picky. I like patterns with a good fit. My daughter, and my customers do a great job of letting me know what fits, and what does not. I also judge the patterns I use for my shop, based on the professional grading of a pattern, the instructions, and diagrams that are given – not pictures. I like to take my mom’s advice, and use just a few patterns and hack them whenever I get a great- or not so great – design idea. I have four favorite companies. That’s all.
I am also a true believer that the inside of a garment should look just as pretty as the outside. I am a big fan of heirloom sewing, but I rarely use those techniques anymore, because they are time consuming and expensive. I do hand sew my bows, some buttons and maybe a binding, but that is all. However, I like the inside of dress to look clean and finished, so I use a serger, and toptitch all my seams, and I give each and every dress a good press before I mail it, even though it may not look like it by the time you get it.
The pictures above will give you a good idea of what I always try to achieve with every garment that is being shipped out of my shop. I hope that will answer some of your questions. I wish I could tell you that I never make a mistake, but that is just not true. I have sewn a skirt on inside out. I have had flutter sleeves lean towards the neck, and I have sewn crooked seams. I have even had buttons fall off during the packaging process. I am not perfect….no….but I strive for it each and every day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]