My mom, also a seamstress, taught me to sew when I was five years old. I took to it right away and starting making my own clothes when I was in kindergarten. By the time I got to high school, I was merging patterns to make new designs and adding all sorts of creative touches. An avid crafter, I was also improving my skills in knitting, crocheting, weaving, macrame, tatting and any other textile-based craft I could get my hands on.
I took a long break from sewing when I went to college for a degree in Electrical Engineering, then worked for several years in the electronics industry. Only after a few years in graduate school and some time starting a family did I return to the business of sewing. I gained a lot of experience working for Keely's Bridal in Baldwinsville as a seamstress doing alterations on bridal and formal wear. Working part time as a seamstress instead of full time as an engineer allowed me to spend time with my family and do volunteer work with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. I also tried my hand at teaching sewing classes at JoAnn Fabrics and discovered that I really enjoy teaching. I now work for myself doing alterations for friends, neighbors, and a local dance studio. I also plan to teach classes at Stacey Kate, a local Baldwinsville boutique.
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