Every other week, we profile one of our customers to find out a little bit about their sewing life. This week the MD Sewist Spotlight is on Corrinna Griffiths.
How long have you been sewing?
After I graduated from college in 2010 I was underemployed and had a serious desire to be creative again and thankfully, found Modern Domestic! It’s been two years of creative sewing bliss!
Tell us about a favorite recent sewing project.
I really love sewing for others, it makes me so happy to give a personalized gift and know the recipient appreciated it. This spring, I made lots of baby shower gifts, simple baby blankets and burp cloths in rockin’ fabric specially picked for the family. Currently, I’m working through all the unfinished projects I have, they’re bugging me and I just want them off my to-do list so I can learn quilting and have new excuses to buy more fabric! Sometimes I think I love buying fabric more than sewing, I love the endless creative possibilities fabric provides.
What is your favorite sewing tip/tool?
My favorite sewing tip is eat before you sew and don’t forget a drink! Ahh, energy and relaxation sets the mood for maximum sewing pleasure while using my favorite tools the seam ripper and my dearest love, the #10 foot. Stitch in the ditch forever!
Where do you sew?
Before I was distracted by a full time job and took home my new machines I would sew exclusively at MD. Now, I have my loves Bernie, Sergio and little Bea close at hand set up in my bedroom. It’s hard to go into work each day when I wake up looking at my machines!
What sewing project(s) do you plan to tackle next?
Right now I really, really want to finish my pile of unfinished projects that include a knit dress I started last summer from the Built By Wendy book, a Minoru Jacket and Pintuck Blouse from classes this spring and an apron for my sister that made me so totally mad I’ve done nothing but scowl at it. Once that list is cleared I can’t wait to take on some new surprises like house warming gifts, Halloween costumes, Christmas gifts, or learning to quilt.