Before you start reading my sewing blog, you probably ought to know what I like to sew. I'm a 17-year-old girl with what might best be described as quirky sensibilities and style. I love love LOVE to sew and wear dresses, so you'll be seeing a LOT of dresses on this site. I am very fond of cotton prints with animals on them and stretchy jerseys. I especially love frogs and bats. My style could best be described as...um, well, it kind of defies description, as it's basically anything I like and I think is pretty. However, if I had to pin it down I'd say my two favorite personal styles are elegant Victorian and fifties bombshell, with a touch of the bohemian/medieval thrown in as well. So lotsa laces (I ADORE lace), velvets, ruffles et. all, and things in zingy oddly printed fabrics with fitted tops and full skirts. Maybe not *entirely* compatible with each other, but definitely fun. In addition to sewing from patterns, I like to reconstruct bought garments, whether it's just a simple resize or a full-on remake. I never shrink from a challenge in sewing. I try to make pullover garments as much as possible, as I really loathe putting in zippers and buttonholes. (I'll do it, but damn, do I loathe it.) My biggest style icons are Helena Bonham Carter, Marilyn Monroe, and Katharine Hepburn. Fair warning: I'm kind of random, so don't be surprised if I throw off segues about toast or something in the middle of a post. I'll try not to, but I can't guarantee it won't happen. That said, welcome to my blog; I hope you like it!
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