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 Karie Galvin.
How long have you been sewing?
This time around about a year. I sewed in my teens and twenties but was never good at precision back then.
Tell us about a favorite recent sewing project.
Well, every project is a favorite ever since I brought Rosanante (the name of my Bernina 450) home. <3 But if you make me pick one…Jeans! I am in Erica’s jeans class and so very excited that I will finally have a pair that fit properly. I have already learned so much about modifying the pattern and am thrilled at the prospect of making pant slopers (more classes in my future!). Pants are such a dreadful shopping experience for me so I am enjoying the journey to self sufficiency and feeling stylish again.
What is your favorite sewing tip/tool?
Rosanante! My Bernina sewing machine. All the crew at MD. You all are a wealth of information and I keep extracting everything I can from you!
Where do you sew?
In my studio. Our basement has a giant finished room with a fireplace. Half the room is my studio (16ft x 20ft) and the other half is where we hang out and watch movies. I turn on Pandora and settle in. Warm and cozy in the winter and cool respite in the heat of summer.
What sewing project(s) do you plan to tackle next?
This autumn I will be taking Amy’s Flat Pattern 101 class and am elated that I will start on the journey of adapting and creating patterns specific to my body rather than using patterns as written and designed. My hope is to eventually be able to draft pants patterns that actually fit! Flat Patten 102 and 103 is surely to come. Shopping for pants is a dreadful affair since I have such an long waist and soon I won’t be at the mercy of stores, instead I will be seeped in the whimsy of my desires.