Carolyn West's Profile
My name is Carolyn West and I have been sewing for 50+ years. I am the mother of 8 children, with only 1 left at home and I am the grandmother of 6 (Twins, Ben (Benjamin) and Bella (Isabella), 8, sister Gwenivere 4), and brother Logan 2), (Ellura, 7 and her brother, Tavian,5).
I started sewing when I was 5 and designing clothes for myself and others in High School. After giving birth to a preemie, I started designing preemie clothes and patterns.
I have been sewing professionally since 1981 when I started working at JC Penney in Harrisburg PA, doing alterations of men's suits and bridal gowns. (I learned from the best, Gus Catalano, November 22, 1935 - October 13, 2012). I opened a shop in my home doing alterations and custom sewing. Along the way I decided that making baby clothes was much more fun and less stressful…
- Born on August 28
- Joined March 30, 2008