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I always wanted to make my own clothes but waited until my senior year in high school to enroll in freshman home economics - a semester of sewing and a semester of cooking (ugh!) - because counselors insisted that students concentrate on math and science.
Sewing for three daughters helped hone my basic sewing skills mostly by trial and error and a lot of ripping out and redoing, but how bad could it be if your teenage daughters wanted you to make their prom dresses?
Upon receiving the joyful news in 2010 that a granddaughter was on the way, the old "gray haired" lady ended the twenty-year hiatus, set up the portable sewing machine, and cranked out infant and toddler creations. This obsession turned into Sew Sissy (my first grandson christened me with the name Sissy, but that's a whole different story).

  • Female
  • Born on September 2
  • Joined February 23, 2012

Favorite materials

Designer cottons, vintage chenille, upcycled or recycled felted wool and chiffon, feathers, beads, ribbon

About

I always wanted to make my own clothes but waited until my senior year in high school to enroll in freshman home economics - a semester of sewing and a semester of cooking (ugh!) - because counselors insisted that students concentrate on math and science.
Sewing for three daughters helped hone my basic sewing skills mostly by trial and error and a lot of ripping out and redoing, but how bad could it be if your teenage daughters wanted you to make their prom dresses?
Upon receiving the joyful news in 2010 that a granddaughter was on the way, the old "gray haired" lady ended the twenty-year hiatus, set up the portable sewing machine, and cranked out infant and toddler creations. This obsession turned into Sew Sissy (my first grandson christened me with the name Sissy, but that's a whole different story).

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