About Me


Handmade Wardrobe / Monday, March 30th, 2020

I have been sewing and crafting for as long as I can remember. I have been knitting since 2000, and garment sewing since the end of 2017. I have a lot of memories of sewing throughout my childhood: my grandma taught me in grade school and helped me make bell bottoms by adding a triangle to the bottom of some 90’s jeans (and was a hippie for halloween for the next 4 years); sewing a corduroy jacket in high school home-ec (wish I still had it!); my best friend’s mom helped me sew a stuffed Capuchin monkey after I saw the movie Monkey Trouble (love you, Thora Birch); and I have always altered clothes and sewn pillows etc. After finishing my PhD in plant biology in 2015, I decided to pursue my creative passions, and I have since been sewing purses & bags for a living.

I wish I had started sewing my own clothes a LOT earlier! I have always been picky about clothing style & fit, which is why sewing garments is so freeing! I haven’t purchased clothing since I started sewing clothes (other than socks and underwear). I now feel like I can make (almost) anything I can imagine!

Measurements for size reference:

37.5″ – 29.5″ – 42″

Favorites:

  • Tried & True Patterns: Hey June Halifax Hoodie, Hey June Cheyenne Tunic, Allie Olson Kila Tank, Helen’s Closet Avery Leggings, Chalk & Notch Fringe Blouse, Threadbear Taos Top
  • Podcasts: Love To Sew, My Favorite Murder, Wine & Crime, This Podcast Will Kill You,
  • Movies/TV: Brazil; I Heart Huckabees; Mulholland Drive; Another Earth; Perfect Sense; American Werewolf in Paris; The Shining; Primer; Rosemary’s Baby; The Beach; Fast Cheap & Out of Control; Cabin Fever (2002)
  • Fleabag; True Detective (S1); The Leftovers; Six Feet Under; Sharp Objects
  • Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; God Bless You, Dr Kevorkian; Lullaby; Hen’s Teeth & Horses Toes; Evolution for Everyone

Machines I use:

  • Everyday machine: Bernina 475
  • Serger: Singer Pro-finish
  • Coverstitch: Janome 900 CPX
  • Embroidery: Brother SE-400

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