*How long have you been sewing? I'm 36 so probably off and on for 30 years, not much sewing during my teen years.
*How did you learn to sew? Osmosis from Mom
*What was the first project you made that you remember? We did tons of craft things when I was a kid, oddly I can't remember a single specific thing until I started sewing again as an adult and that was maternity clothes.
*Do you have a favorite thing to sew? I love making costumes for kids, they are so appreciative.
*What is your favorite step in the sewing process? finishing
*What is your least favorite thing? mending things
*Do you have a favorite brand of patterns? Vogue for grown up stuff, Simplicity for kids stuff
*What era do you like sewing best? Just starting my attempts at vintage styles. Currently I am working on a "pride and prejudice style" dress for my daughter's Halloween costume.
*Do you use vintage patterns? How do you prepare/use them? not yet
*How do you finish your hems/seam allowances? Blind hems with an inner folded edge so it's clean/ want to try french seams
*Do you sew for other people or just yourself? Why? Mostly kids as I have a horrible time fitting things to myself. I tend to do home projects for friends or alterations sometimes. Ready to start sewing more for myself, I just spent a mint on work dress suits that I don't love all that much.
*What's your favorite type of fabric to sew? need to branch out here, mostly cotten
*What are your favorite trims? none just now
*Do you use a dress form? Which brand? My Mom always made us do a million fittings for everything she sewed. I have never tried one but I am interesting in using one.
*What brand is your sewing machine? Would you reccomend it to others? Some cheap brother brand, no.....I like Viking Husquavarna - that is what my mom always used.
*And words of wisdom to share with those starting out?[/QUOTE] I don't sew when I am tired, I mess it up every single time.