I'm a details person. Little tweaks and touches are what make the designing process fun, and what elevates sewing beyond a chore. Ric-rack, embroidery, piping, and pleated trims are the things that make my crafty heart race.
My work is influenced by a vintage pattern collection of embarrassing proportions, a collection gleaned from the little antique shops and thrift stores near my small farming community of 400 souls. I'm so inspired by the details in their patterns! Pintucks, pleats, insets, princess seams...these designers didn't skimp on the style. I like to take these old ideas and put a modern twist on them.
I drafted my first pattern in 2005, when my baby turned one and we were too poor to buy Christmas gifts. I have an enormous family (four siblings + spouses + progeny = $$-Eek!), and I had to make presents with the…
- Born on November 26
- Joined November 29, 2007