My name is Emily. I live in the gorgeous state of Virginia. I love to dress in vintage inspired clothing. Since I have neither the pocket book, nor the time to source the gorgeous clothing of days gone by, I sew nearly the entirety of my wardrobe. This blog is the online journal of my sewing, crafting, and life adventures.
How did I learn to sew?
I learned to hand sew when I was really little. I remember sewing up tons of cloth dolls. Naturally they needed massive wardrobes, and I was glad to oblige their fashion requirements. I used the sewing machine a little when I was about ten, but the sewing bug didn’t really hit me until I was fifteen and going through a really rough patch of teenager hormones. I happened to discover that sewing blogs were a thing. I spent way too much time immersed in the online sewing world. Out of that new-found fascination, I was inspired to attempt sewing more seriously. It took a lot of trial an error, but I finally made a beautiful circle skirt that actually fit and. . . I haven’t looked back since.
Why am I so interested in vintage fashion?
Growing up, my family watched a ton of old movies. I watched Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers spin across the screen. Gone With the Wind, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, various Rogers and Hammerstein musicals, with such fantastic models, how could one resist the siren call of those gorgeous, twirly, colorful dresses?
What are my other hobbies?
Other than sewing, I knit, crochet, paint with watercolors, and play piano.
How did I meet my husband?
I was babysitting and cleaning house for his sister. She had toddler triplets and a baby on the way. I had worked for her for about three months before I met her brother, and it was another three months after that before we started dating.
What do I do now?
I mostly stay at home and work on my various projects. I am in the process of looking for a part or full time job that uses some of my creative talents. Not the easiest thing in the world!
What is my favorite flavor of ice cream?
Vanilla. I will eat cookies and cream too, but usually just vanilla.
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Jolly day to you!