Desiree Vorel's Profile
My mother gave me my first sewing lesson when I was about four years old. When I discovered a rip on the outside of my beloved gray-with-white-heart-shaped-polka-dots purse, rather than just chuck it in the garbage, Mom showed me how to thread a needle and sew the torn fabric back together. The stitches were terribly long, and probably a bit askew, but Mom’s sincere praise (“Look what Desirée did today!” she said to my dad. “Aren’t the stitches so straight?”) was enough to spark an interest in sewing that has yet to extinguish.
After my son was born two years ago, I quickly found that clothing & accessories readily available for little boys were limited to basic shirts and pants. In the spring and winter I could find suits and other dress wear, but the standard accessories (ties, etc.) left me wanting. The fabrics were so dull! When I did find ties in modern fabrics, the quality and attention…
- Joined April 30, 2012