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Hello!! I'm Gretchen. I am mommy to a 7-yr-old named Layla and wife to a soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division. We are originally from Tampa, Fl but "Home is where the Army sends you" so we live here in Georgia. Honestly, I'd rather be at the beach. I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with my daughter and work full time on my aprons. This is so much better than punching a clock!

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Where did you learn to sew?
The school of Trial and Error! I'm completely self taught! No, I didn't go to design school, my mother didnt teach me and I've never taken class. I didn't even have a manual for my sewing machine! Sewing just sort of flows for me. I just pour myself over books and learn everything I can all the time. Im constantly trying new things and learning from mishaps that way…

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  • Born on November 27
  • Joined May 17, 2009

About

Hello!! I'm Gretchen. I am mommy to a 7-yr-old named Layla and wife to a soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division. We are originally from Tampa, Fl but "Home is where the Army sends you" so we live here in Georgia. Honestly, I'd rather be at the beach. I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with my daughter and work full time on my aprons. This is so much better than punching a clock!

I've been asked...

Where did you learn to sew?
The school of Trial and Error! I'm completely self taught! No, I didn't go to design school, my mother didnt teach me and I've never taken class. I didn't even have a manual for my sewing machine! Sewing just sort of flows for me. I just pour myself over books and learn everything I can all the time. Im constantly trying new things and learning from mishaps that way.

What do you listen too while you sew?
Other than my daughter singing or screaming... I like Casting Crowns, Shawn Mullins, Dave Matthews Band, Imogen Heap... to name a few. You'd be hard pressed to find music that I don't enjoy.

Where do you get your ideas?
I find inspiration in life! I might see a cut on a dress or a fabric I like and just go with it. I don't use patterns because I hate cutting out all those delicate little pieces. I think of the design in my head, and tweak it on fabric until I get what I like. I also keep a notebook next to my bed, to write down the ideas that keep me up at night!


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