I am a self-taught seamstress. My biggest accomplishment was a detailed victorian steampunk costume for a photoshoot. The first thing I can remember ever making was a punk vest I hand-sewn and decorated in elementary school. I made it from leftover cuttings I got from grandma’s dressmaker’s shop. Afterward I decorated it with assorted little metal and plastic “findings” I had scrounged up all over the place. It was a fun and unique project 🙂
I love to be able to create whatever comes to my mind. So, when the time came to get a special apron for my mom or a one-of-a-kind Victorian steampunk gown, I just searched the internet for guides, tips, and techniques. And then I self-taught myself how to draw patterns from scratch and sew whatever I needed to… It is not perfect, but it will do. 🙂
I am also a hobby milliner since I saw Hello Dolly when I was a little girl. Because I adore a hat fashion, and I miss it in our daily lives, I love creating unusual or extravagant hat pieces.
I think adding my few millinery creations here doesn’t clash with the topic. Some hats I just decorate, and a few I made completely from scratch using fun foam/foamiran as a base…
Latest Sewing Posts
- Valentine’s Walkaway Dress (Challenge)Just before Christmas, the Walkaway Dress Challenge popped up on my YouTube, and I decided to make one lovely Valentine’s Walkaway dress!
- Singer 1897 Hunt…and a couple of days later, in the wee hours of the morning, I am sitting on the train going across the whole country for a wild sewing machine chase…
- Apron for my Mom’s Day… I started cutting the fabric on Saturday evening and finished sewing at 5:30 AM Sunday morning…