Would it surprise you to learn that the average piece of clothing is worn only 7 times before it is discarded? Seven times. When I was younger, and considering wether a purchase was “worth it”, I would calculate the Cost Per Wear- and use that number to decide how much to spend on an item of clothing. If I knew that I would only wear something 7 times, it would hardly be worth spending much on. Now a coat, sweater or dress that might be worn a few times a year for many years would be a different story. I have one grey cashmere cardigan that is fairly tattered by now, but it has been in constant seasonal rotation for twenty years. It might have cost me $100 back then, but overtime, just pennies per wear. A new pair of jeans might cost even more than that- but what if they are only worn for a single season? Do you understand my point?Read More
I'm excited to share a bit of the sewing workshop that I held at West Elm, VA Beach last weekend. Earlier this year, I heard that West Elm was looking for local crafters to feature. I sent an email introducing myself and telling a bit about what I do. The next thing I knew, we had a meeting and decided to schedule a Spring Sewing Workshop. Thrilled at the chance to collaborate, I went home and set to work designing a fun little project.Read More
I think there was something magical in the snow on Sunday. As I began the Wedding Veil Making Workshop, the first of a series of DIY wedding workshop experiences, huge snowflakes began to fall, as if on cue.
In this workshop, we made custom wedding veils. With the exception of one mother of the bride, none of these women had sewn before. Making a veil is a very simple hand-sewing project. Perhaps because of the cost associated with weddings and the dreams tied to it, very few people actually make their own veil. I'd like to change that.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from Arleen Spenceley, a correspondent at The Virginian-Pilot. She had seen something online about Little Stitch Studio and wanted to learn more. I was thrilled to chat with her about my work and your kids!Read More
Are you ready to DIY the ultimate wedding accessory? I am teaching a bridal veil making class at Jollity & Co. to top anything you can learn on Pinterest! I spent years designing wedding gowns and veils and am ready to help you make the veil of your dreams.Read More