Penny Plueckhahn's Profile
Thank you for visiting my shop! Come back often, as I’m always adding new things.
Of all the crafts I could create, I love sewing the most. Growing up, both my grandmothers sewed and taught me what they knew. My Brooklyn grandmother was a milliner who was trained in Germany to make fabulous hats. When I was young she was making her living sewing ballerina costumes for dance recitals. I remember streams of little girls coming to her house with their mothers. My grandmother would measure each girl’s waist and chest, make notes, and the next day she and her helpers would create dozens of tutus with bodices that fit each girl perfectly, without a paper pattern and just from these two measurements. Bolts of colorful tulle and satin were everywhere. My job was to sit at the dining room table on a phone book and make ruffles out of long strips of tulle using the ruffler attachment for her…
- Born on December 23
- Joined March 2, 2010