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i love to sew and create. my passion is taking vintage fabric or clothing and making it into something else, something fresh and new, something useful. i am constantly looking at what people are wearing, noticing the cut, admiring the stitch work. or looking at what people are wearing and dissecting it in my mind to see how much usable material i could get out of it and what i could do with it.

i have been sewing since i was a child, having both a mother and a stepmother that were competent sewers. as an adult i find that i hate following patterns, i much prefer to look over the materials at hand and figure out what i can do with them. because of this, i never seem to make the same item twice. also because of this, i need to make an item while i have it in my head, or else i lose track of what i was going to do. i should probably keep a notebook of drawings and ideals but that seems…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 3
  • Joined July 15, 2008

Favorite materials

leather, wool, denim, barkcloth, upholstery remnants

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i love to sew and create. my passion is taking vintage fabric or clothing and making it into something else, something fresh and new, something useful. i am constantly looking at what people are wearing, noticing the cut, admiring the stitch work. or looking at what people are wearing and dissecting it in my mind to see how much usable material i could get out of it and what i could do with it.

i have been sewing since i was a child, having both a mother and a stepmother that were competent sewers. as an adult i find that i hate following patterns, i much prefer to look over the materials at hand and figure out what i can do with them. because of this, i never seem to make the same item twice. also because of this, i need to make an item while i have it in my head, or else i lose track of what i was going to do. i should probably keep a notebook of drawings and ideals but that seems like too much organization.

i live in western pennsylvania with my husband, scott (or graham as i tend to call him), my beautiful niece, sarah (midge to those near and dear to her), and 2 emotionally damaged rescue dogs, max and elwood. i love my small town and the life that i have here. i also enjoy spending time maintaining, restoring, and decorating our 1921 american foursquare home where we have lived since 1990.

i really wouldn't want to be anywhere else...life is very good.

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