PoldaPopDesigns' Profile

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My mother-in-law gave me her mother's Pfaff sewing machine in 2009. The machine languished in a closet until I decided to leave my intense job to be a stay-at-home mom. I thought that sewing would satisfy my need for focus and accomplishment, so I took some lessons in the summer of 2010 and quickly fell in love!

My love of sewing stems, in part, from my love of beautiful fabric. Long before I began to sew (and, some might say, I even had a sense of style) I found myself drawn to good fabric - fabric that has movement and strength, quality fabric that has a sense of artistry in it's making. Now that I do sew, I love the hunt for beauty: the gem buried on the clearance table or abandoned in a thrift store, the new designer, the scraps from my projects and the things they can become.

My next venture is to design and sell custom-made skirts, dresses, and handbags…

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  • Female
  • Joined June 23, 2011

Favorite materials

Cotton, wool, wood, corduroy, buttons, felted wool, silk, canvas, interfacing

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About

My mother-in-law gave me her mother's Pfaff sewing machine in 2009. The machine languished in a closet until I decided to leave my intense job to be a stay-at-home mom. I thought that sewing would satisfy my need for focus and accomplishment, so I took some lessons in the summer of 2010 and quickly fell in love!

My love of sewing stems, in part, from my love of beautiful fabric. Long before I began to sew (and, some might say, I even had a sense of style) I found myself drawn to good fabric - fabric that has movement and strength, quality fabric that has a sense of artistry in it's making. Now that I do sew, I love the hunt for beauty: the gem buried on the clearance table or abandoned in a thrift store, the new designer, the scraps from my projects and the things they can become.

My next venture is to design and sell custom-made skirts, dresses, and handbags locally and through Etsy. I look forward to new challenges and the opportunity to stretch my creativity!

I want to thank my teacher, Angie Cataldo, for getting me started and for continuing to answer all my random sewing questions. Julia Child has been a big inspiration to me as well - yes, you can pick up a new skill at 40 and have success with it! (I hear her voice telling me to "have the courage of my convictions" whenever I try something complicated and to "never apologize" when it doesn't quite work out.) And a big thanks to my husband for believing that there's a creative side to his staunchly practical wife.

Please visit my blog at poldapop.blogspot.com

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