If you can read a recipe, you can read a pattern. If you can drive a car, you can operate a sewing machine. If you can shop, you can SEW.
On August 31, 2011 I gave up buying clothes for a year and vowed to make my clothes instead. Find out more
As a mother to two fashionable daughters, I was no stranger to shopping for clothes. From baby clothes to upscale fashions, shopping for clothes had dominated my checkbook for decades.
During my year of sewing I made 64 garments, saved thousands of dollars, and received countless compliments on my clothes from people who did not know my story. After concluding my ” Ready-to-Wear Fast ” shopping was not the same and I was hooked on the benefits of sewing most of my clothes.
Sewing has changed my life. I have hosted two additional RTW Fasts and was joined by hundreds of sewists across the globe. I had the pleasure of blogging for Mood Fabrics for 7 years as an original member of the Mood Sewing Network. It is a great pleasure to serve as an SVP ambassador for the Pfaff brand, as well as connect with sewing groups across the country.
As co-author of The Tunic Bible and A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing, I’ve been able to share my passion for fashion sewing beyond the blog.
Life continues to change but I continue to sew and I invite you to follow along.
All the best,