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I figured I should start with a little bit about myself.
I’m a stay at home Mom to two kiddos, a boy and a girl, that I homeschool. When I’m not homeschooling and sewing, my husband and I work on our fixer upper home and DIY projects around here. I have been married to my best friend for 14 years and he fully supports my sewing obsession.
I have been sewing for a few years now and am self taught. How did I start sewing?? Well, I’ve had a few starts and stops to be honest. The first was when we purchased our first home. I decided to sew up our window curtains, by hand, ha ha ha. They worked, they were cute, and that was it.
Fast forward a few years, like 8 years, and I decided to make cloth diapers for our soon to be born son. In my defense, it was one of those great ideas you get while pregnant. This time I asked my Grandma to teach me how to read a pattern and how to use her machine. My husband had a great idea to get me my own machine at this point, enter my Brother XR1355 Costco special. After we made a trip to the fabric store and got all our materials, we got started. My feet were so swollen I couldn’t push the pedal properly, it was either turtle or rabbit speed, no in between. Sitting? Yea, I had to decide between breathing or seeing the needle. Again, ha ha ha, and my Grandma ended up making the cloth diaper covers for me.
A few months after our son was born I now had my own sewing machine and it was just sitting there, so, I decided to make a dog bed. Not only did I make this dog bed, but I also added a zipper, my first, and it actually looked good!!! The dog promptly ate said bed, (moment of silence for stripe matching and full length invisible zipper) but it was glorious while it lasted, and pushed me to start exploring with my sewing.
I dabbled the following months/years with making random things, learning terms, and trying out paper patterns. I came across a pdf pattern company, Create Kids Couture (CKC) in 2015, and used my first printed pattern. After that I started looking for more and found Patterns for Pirates (P4P). Which led me to Sincerely Rylee Fabrics ( 2015), Purpleseamstress Fabrics (2016) , and So Sew English Fabrics (SSE) (2016). Beginning the rabbit hole of sewing bliss. Not to mention collecting gorgeous fabric! By the way, I say my fabric stash is a full wardrobe, some assembly required. Am I right?!?
From sewing dog beds to real pants I have loved every minute of this sewing journey so far and hope you enjoy coming along for the fun as I share my future adventures here.
Dauphine Skinny Jeans – The DIBY Club
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3 thoughts on “About Me”
All this from someone who used to have a deep adversion to even sewing on a replacement button. 😊
You are one amazingly, talented lady and we couldn’t be prouder of you. 💜
Wow! You got into sewing your own jeans!!! You go girl! 🙂
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I did! I really had no intention of doing so, for several more years at least. I am glad though, I learned so much.
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