I learned to sew in junior high, during the dark ages of home sewing. Luckily my mom was/is a great seamstress so I learned good habits at a young age. Knitting is my first love, though, but...Read More
I learned to sew in junior high, during the dark ages of home sewing. Luckily my mom was/is a great seamstress so I learned good habits at a young age. Knitting is my first love, though, but sewing clothes comes in at a close second. I prefer a classic, tailored style with a feminine twist, and like to feel comfortable in my clothing without looking sloppy. Style Icons both real and imaginary: Claire Underwood, Elizabeth McCord, Anna Wintour, Lucy Worsley, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
I own several machines: the 1963 Singer Spartan I've had since junior high, a true workhorse; a beautiful Singer 99 straight-stitch I bought for $35 from a gentleman who rescued it from the dump; a Japanese machine from the 60s that weighs more than my teenage son; a lovely Viking 400 computerized machine, currently residing at my mom's house in CT; and my latest acquisition, a Baby Lock Melody, which I adore. I also have a Brother 1034D serger, and am thinking about buying a Brother embroidery machine within the next year.
I live with my husband and son in the Boston suburbs, and I work in publishing. Besides sewing and knitting, I enjoy travel, reading, biking, vegetable gardening, hanging out with my large, close-knit family, and cooking. I occasionally blog at HailBritannia, mostly about my knitting. Yes, I'm a crazy Anglophile. ;-)Read Less