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 Yvonne De Maat.
I have taken a few classes this year at Modern Domestic and fell in love all over again with sewing, this time making my own clothes. I realize how many techniques are not part of my vocabulary, and it is satisfying to learn them, AND walk away with a beautiful dress!
I made the Amazing Fit dress with Erica this spring, and can’t believe how many tricks I learned!
On our anniversary I wore it, and my man felt very proud to be walking next to me (it is an amazing fit after all!), and I felt very proud to have made it!!!
Wash your fabric as soon as you come home with it from the store. There’s nothing as frustrating as having the sewing bug and having to wait for your washer and dryer to have to run their cycles. If you iron it as well, you’ll be really pleased to be able to get to your work as well. It also helps to have an organized bag or box for small sewing supplies so you don’t have to look for you measuring tape just when you’re in the zone.
Since we remodeled our basement I now have a room for all my crafts. I am a Waldorf Preschool teacher at Heart in Hand Preschool, so there are always projects I’m working on. My challenge is to keep it clean, the temptation is to leave it a mess because I can now close the door on it.
I’m in the midst of making my first pair of jeans (again with the fabulous Erica at Modern Domestic). Tomorrow’s homework includes designing the jeans pockets, and I have to admit; I’ve never looked at as many behinds as I did today, but I think I did come up with an acceptable design!