I started sewing about 2 years ago. The photo below is the first wearable dress I made. I am mainly self-taught except for a few really great online classes. I am a beginning pattern maker and look forward to making my next dress pattern.
I am currently employed as a computer geek, but on my road to finding out what I wanted to be when I grew up, I have been a bartender, English teacher (to adults, but one terrifying Saturday was spent teaching children), French-English translator, dyslexic bookeeper (didn't end well), an administrative assistant in a company that sold gallium, and although an official ceremony was never held, I was quite probably the worst waitress in the world.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I am ashamed to admit how much I love and am addicted to the comments I get on the posts. You'd make me join a support group if you knew the extent of it.
Hiya. Just nominated you for the liebster blog award. Don't know if you've been given one before. :)ReplyDelete
Wow! What a lovely surprise! Thank you! What an honor! I wasn't fully convinced that anyone but my mother read the blog.Delete
Greetings from Denmark and thank you for your blog and free Peggy Pattern. I am just starting out my "retrodress-sewing-carrier" and your blog is honest, fun and a big help for me :)
If I get to making the Peggy i will for sure send you a picture.
I do not have a blog(yet-you inspired me!)so I write as anonymous.
Thank you again :)
I hope you do send me a photo! Glad you are excited about the pattern!Delete
Nice blog and georgeos dresses!ReplyDelete
It has been interesting reading your blog. My name is Fay and I am 74 years of age. When I was 18,19,20 I learned dressmaking, drafting and dress design from a private teacher, a Mrs Lehman. She learned her system from a Mrs Neylon. I persuaded Mrs Lehman to write a book and she agreed if I would do the artwork and quarter-scale drafts of the patterns. I did, the book was published. I got married, had five kids and then got fat. Lost interest in design. Now at 74, I have revived my interest in drafting. I go to a cafe each day and design and do half scale drafts, of the dress I want to make. The idea is that when I have completed the draft in half-scale, I will then "reconstitute" the finished pieces into 1"/1" scale (full size), cut out and make my dress. Have only just started, but doing fine. Wish I could upload picture here to show you but can't see how to do this. Regards, Fay
First let me congratulate you on your very beautiful Peggy Dress. I simply love it and you have done a very good job with it. It fits you perfectly.. I love to sew but still not so confident to try out your advanced pattern. but I am sure if I give it a try I will be able to do it. Currently, I am just doing simple dresses for children and A-line dress for adults...I just sew for fun and give away the finished products as gifts to my family and friends...but I would love to try the Peggy dress if there was a tutorial. Do you have a tutorial on that pattern or is there a class on craftsy that you will be able to share it with me. I am not a blogger but want to be one. Not sure how I go about it. Must try and ask for some help on that. I would like to try this pattern and will be more confident to go ahead with it if I have a tutorial on the pattern. my email address is email@example.com. would love to hear from you. thanks and good job on the the dress..
So happy to have found your blog, I'm a competent dressmaker although work has made me hang up my shears for a long time. I have always dreamt of moving from buying patterns to making my own. You are an inspiration.ReplyDelete
I still dream of making all my own patterns, too. :) It's a work in progress. Thanks for the kind words.Delete
Hello Cherie, really liked your blog, especially the wedding dress. I'm wondering what online courses you took and if you can recommend any of them to a beginner. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi Cherie, really liked your blog, especially the wedding dress. I'm wondering what online courses you took, and if you can recommend any of them to a beginner. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi Cherie, your work is inspiring! Could you recommend any of the online sewing classes that you took? Thanks!ReplyDelete
Could I possibly commission you to make me a portfolio case????ReplyDelete
Could I possibly commission you to make me a portfolio bag??ReplyDelete
Cherie, are you still sewing?ReplyDelete