Cynthia Haltom's Profile
I have been sewing since kindergarten when I started by making pillowcases for my mother on a treadle sewing machine. By the time I was in 3rd grade I was given a fabric allowance to make my own school clothes. I would rarely buy patterns so I could afford high quality fabric for my dresses. I would go to the department store find a dress I liked and sketch the design and figure how much fabric I would need. Since the store also had a fantastic fabric department I would make my purchases.
My mother and father used to laugh at me about my pattern making technique. I would roll around the floor on newspaper and trace out the design by tracing my body for pattern pieces. It worked and my dresses were the envy of my friends. When I was in junior high my home economics teacher couldn't believe the designs I created. This is when I had some formal training with an electric sewing machine…
- Joined October 26, 2010