I'm a twenty-some-odd-years-old busybody currently residing in sunny California. I started this webpage in 2019 to document and showcase my work.
During the day I crunch numbers and engineer structures, which helps fund this little hobby of mine (and the 100+ yards of uncut fabric in my closet!) I started sewing in 2013 when I couldn't find a prom dress in a style I liked. I had the aspiration to create my own but fortunately my Mom persuaded me not to make this my very first project (I ended up wearing a vintage one). Nearly everything I know about sewing I learned from her and my Nana. Since then I've gone on to make more than 40 dresses, 25 skirts, 10 blouses, 2 coats, and even dabbled in some menswear. Of course some of these are "learning" projects and may never see the light of day - but the process itself is what makes sewing so wonderful!
Many of my pieces are inspired by vintage garments and sewing patterns, particularly those of the 1950s and early 1960s. Since graduating university and starting to work full time, I've also begun to incorporate more classic, polished styles into my wardrobe while maintaining a midcentury influence. Think -
Aside from sewing, I also enjoy hiking, gardening, knitting, baking, and spending time with my family - especially my two dogs Ellie and Cooper.