As a child, I first tried sewing with my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother as they made quilts, but I didn't really enjoy it. Years later, when I was expecting my first child, my Mother-in-law helped me to begin again and I have stayed with it ever since.
I loved sewing for my children, then branched out to home decor and doll clothes. It all started with the Cabbage Patch Kids® in the late 1970s, and now I enjoy sewing for the 18'' dolls. In my spare time I also sew for my grandchildren. By designing doll outfits that my granddaughter would like, they should please other little girls, too.
The process of designing an outfit is something I enjoy. First, I find material that is fun and colorful to me, then I decide what pattern and accessories I will put together with it.
My mother loved accessories and taught me how important they are to complete an outfit, so I always try to find the perfect trims, laces, and buttons to make an outfit pop.
Another way I like to design, is to take something old and make something new out of it. When my
granddaughter outgrows a special dress or blouse it's fun for me to create a new outfit for her dolls. If
you have a memorable piece of fabric I can work with you to bring something new to life, something that
will make new memories for you and that special someone. Contact me to find out how.