Janet Elizabeth's Profile
I’ve been at the sewing machine since I was 11 years old. My first project was a sleeveless, pink and white gingham jumper. I actually wore the thing. I’ve been hooked ever since. Yeah, I’ve gotten burned out every now and then, but I always come back to it.
I made most of my own clothes throughout my “Junior High” and High School years.
When I got married I started sewing for my family. I made my husband a white polyester leisure suit. (remember those?)
In the mid 70’s I started smocking and making clothes for my son and daughter and making a few things for local craft shows.
In the early 80’s I decided to make a career out of it. I opened a small shop and sold local crafters’ items and made ruffled curtains like “Dorothy’s”. They were beautiful until it came time to wash and IRON them. Then someone asked me if I made draperies and I said YES. What was I thinking, I’d never ma…
- Born on January 16
- Joined January 1, 2011
- Janet Elizabeth
- Myrtle Beach, SC, United States