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Kate of The Confident Stitch on Sewing & Style

Kate and I first bonded over being tall. Since then we’ve discovered we have a lot in common so she’s definitely become more than just a tall sewing friend – she’s more of a tall big sister cheerleader sewing friend. I’m excited to share her thoughts as part of my Sewing & Style interviews, especially in relation to her own new “baby” – The Confident Stitch fabric store that she recently opened in Missoula, MT (which also has an awesome online shop). Describe your style. I’d call my style Sophisticated and Down-to-Earth. I love high-quality natural fibers and tend to wear neutral solids with an occasional pop of pattern and color. Describe what you sew. I mostly sew clothes, but I also sew some quilts. What inspires or influences your style? I grew up in a fancy town located next door to Berkeley, California. My style is a mash-up of …

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Sewing & Style with Peggy of Sew House Seven

As part of Sewing Indie Month, I had the pleasure of getting to know Peggy of Sew House Seven. She and I talked about Sewing & Style (like I’ve done with fellow sewing bloggers in the past) and it was great to get to know her and her pattern company a bit better.      I am Peggy Mead of Sew House Seven – an independent pattern company that I launched in 2014.  I am currently based out of my home in Portland, Oregon.  I have a long history in the apparel industry as a pattern maker, designer and surface designer.  I had dreamed of designing my own line of patterns for years I just never thought it could be a reality until recently.  Sew House Seven was created from my need to return to my original passion of sewing and creating and a desire to leave the world of fast fashion behind me.  …

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Joost of Make My Pattern on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Joost of Make My Pattern. I totally relate to what he has to say about finding that on his journey to find his personal style, he’s chasing a moving target. I’m delighted to share his thoughts on the connection between his ability to sew and his personal style. My name is Joost, I live in Antwerp, and I work in Brussels. I like sewing and pattern design. I’m a bit of a geek, I love food, and people with a sense of humour. I’ve been sewing for four years now, and in that time it has slowly taken over most of my spare time. I have a personal blog at joost.decock.org, but most of my sewing related online activity is concentrated at makemypattern.com, a website that generates sewing patterns based …

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Helena of Gray All Day on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Helena of GrayAllDay. I first met Helena when she took part in my Bow Neck Blouse sewalong and I was smitten with her style then as I still am now. I totally agree with her about how delightful it is to execute your own vision and I’m delighted to share her thoughts. My name is Helena and I blog it GrayAllDay.com and I just opened a pattern shop — GrayDay Patterns. I am constantly sewing for myself or my two daughters. I just have way more ideas than time! To keep myself organized, I keep four boxes under my sewing sideboard, where I put my works in progress, 1 to a box. So that should keep me to no more than 4 projects going at one time, right? Nope. My …

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Carolyn of Allspice Abounds on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Carolyn of Allspice Abounds. I love what Carolyn has to say about how sewing is liberating, both physically and emotionally, and (as someone who rarely makes the same thing twice) I particularly enjoy seeing her many lovely and inspiring variations of the same pattern! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello SeamstressErin readers! I’m Carolyn, and I blog at Allspice Abounds. I’m a PhD student living in Boston, and I’ve been sewing garments for almost three years now. I sew modern, practical separates with a focus on fit and craftsmanship, sewing slowly and finishing my garments as professionally as my sewing skills will allow. Many thanks to Erin for featuring me in her ongoing blog series on sewing …

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Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic. I love what Carolyn has to say about sewing for her lifestyle and she definitely puts the creative into “creative corporate” style! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. My name is Carolyn and I blog at Diary of a Sewing Fanatic.  I’m a plus size blogger who loves designer fashions and interpreting them to fit my lifestyle. I’m also passionate about the art of sewing and want to encourage sewists to continue in our craft. I’m a fabricaholic, who loves an amazing piece of fabric and I’m happiest in my sewing cave creating something new. Describe your style. I work in a very corporate atmosphere so I call my style, Creative Corporate.  Mostly because I use …

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Shams of Communing With Fabric on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Shams of Communing with Fabric. Shams is a hoot! Her spunky enthusiasm, passion for sewing, boundless creativity, and tell-it-like-it-is attitude are totally infectious. I’ve had the delight of hanging out with her in person so I can say that she’s even more awesome in real life than on her blog! I love that, while her body shape and aesthetic are totally different from my own, I’m still inspired by every single garment she makes. Her “freak flag” is awesome, and I love seeing it fly! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello! My name is Shams (aka Sharon) and, by profession, I am a technical writer (for Google) who lives in San Francisco. I have two daughters, ages 21 and …

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Marie of A Stitching Odyssey on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Marie of A Stitching Odyssey. I love how Marie’s makes always seem bright and cheerful (or maybe that’s just her?). I could copy her description of her style word for word and apply it to myself, so maybe that’s why I like her sewing so much! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello avid Seamstress Erin readers! I’ve been kindly asked to share thoughts on my Sewing & Style today, which I hope you enjoy. Before I storm ahead, here’s some background info for reference. I accidentally ‘discovered’ sewing at the end of 2009 and I’ve been pretty much hooked ever since! My blog – A Stitching Odyssey – started life as a way of documenting my progress, but …

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Lauriana of Petit Main Sauvage on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Lauriana of Petit Main Sauvage. I love Lauriana’s vintage influenced style, the daring fashion choices she makes, and all the gorgeous pattern drafting that she does. Some serious swooning, seriously. I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hi, my name (in the blogging world) is Lauriana. I blog about my ventures in sewing and style over at Petit Main Sauvage. I’m a seamstress and pattern maker with a love for vintage fashion. Style I would describe my style as contemporary meets vintage meets pattern making experiment. But when I, occasionally, have a look in the shops I tend to find out that I’ve been drifting further away from ‘mainstream fashion’ since the last time I was there. Not that …

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When to Underline your Sewing

Adding an underlining is one of my favorite tools in my sewing arsenal.  It’s so simple to do  – just cut all your pieces out of two different fabrics and use them wrong sides together as one. Easy as pie (which is a phrase I’ve never quite understood because baking a good pie isn’t actually that easy. Maybe easy as eating pie? Because I can easily eat a lot of pie.).  If you don’t regularly underline projects or are new to sewing, you might be wondering “When should I underline my sewing projects?” Underlining is great for garments when your main fabric is: 1) Loosely woven Anything that fits you snugly has tension on its seams. If your fabric is loosely woven, it can pull at the seams, separating the weave of the fabric, and eventually pulling apart. Underlining prevents this because you have the strength of the underlining fabric …

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Andi of Untangling Knots on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Andi of Untangling Knots. I’ve been a fan of Andi’s ever since I bought a crochet jacket pattern from her (which I did before I learned to crochet because it was just that awesome). Although I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to knit any of the several patterns of hers that I have purchased, I will readily admit that I ooh and aah over every new knit pattern she releases (yep, I’m another fangirl). Turns out, not only can she knit and crochet, she sews too! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and knit and her personal style. Hello there! My name is Andi, short for Andrea. I am currently in my 20s, living in Seattle, and working as …

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Heather of Closet Case Files on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Heather Lou of Closet Case Files.  I love this gal’s style. Feminine without being too girly, elegant without being too stuffy. And she rocks delicious red lipstick! My feelings for her went from blogger crush to fangirl with the release of her Bombshell Swimsuit. I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hi! I’m Heather Lou and I am a Montreal based sewist, blogger and designer. I’ve sewn my whole life but began taking it really sewing seriously a few years ago; I started my blog as a way to document my process. Becoming a part of our inspiring online community and studying this craft has totally changed my life in so many positive, exciting ways. I released my first pattern …

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Maria of How Good Is That? on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Maria of How Good Is That?. I was first drawn to Maria because she sometimes goes by the name VeloSewer (I have a natural affinity for bike people!). I’m lucky to have gotten to know her a better as a fellow Minerva Craft Blogger and as a test sewer for my Presidio Purse. I always enjoy seeing the thoughtful touches she adds to her garments. I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Describe your style. I’m a work and weekend casual type. That means I’ll endeavour to wear clothes that fit, but they might not be quite ‘fashion’ and sometimes not ‘age-appropriate’. Those jumpsuits I made recently did get some judgemental looks from a few people I know, but hey, it’s …

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Wanett of SownBrooklyn on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Wanett of SownBrooklyn. I’ve been taken by Wanett’s simple and bold style. She makes everyday wearable clothing look so darn good. Recently, I’ve been eating up every word of her exploration of self-confidence and sexiness. I can count on her to tell it like she sees it and I’m often impressed with how her words crystalize similar thoughts that are floating through my own head. I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello Seamstress Erin, readers! I’m, Wanett. Salutations from, Brooklyn!! Erin was nice enough to ask me to contribute to her Sewing & Style series. My personal style is an ever-in progress, ever-changing thing. From a young woman, to young mother, to mother of many, my style has adapted …

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Heather of HandmadebyHeatherB on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Heather of HandmadebyHeatherB. Heather may tell you she sews all sorts of thing, but let me let you in on a little secret – she has sewn a lot of jackets/blazers/coats and I have a crush on every single one. Fortunately for her, she’s a different shape than I am, so she doesn’t have to worry about me inviting myself over and stealing things from her closet! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello there, I’m Heather a stay at home mom who sews to stay partially sane. My family will vouch that I was only partially sane to begin with. Over on my blog HandmadebyHeatherB you can see what garments I’ve been sewing and maybe giggle at …

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Laura Mae of Lilacs & Lace on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Laura Mae of Lilacs & Lace. I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Mae in person at a Bay Area sewing blogger meetup where I swooned over her vintage inspired dress. With every new vintage-style dress she makes, I swoon some more! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello! My name is Laura Mae and I blog about my sewing adventures over at Lilacs & Lace.  I adore vintage styles and take any and every chance to play dress up, much to the amusement of strangers, who are perhaps not aware of the fun that can be had wearing a poofy crinoline. My sewing room is embarrassingly full of vintage and vintage-reproduction patterns, and my closet is overflowing …

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Shannon of ShanniLoves on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Shannon of ShanniLoves. Shannon was one of my amazing test sewers for my Presidio Purse, but I’ve been secretly crushing on her bright, cheerful style since long before then. And I can totally relate to have a style described as “all over the place”! I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello there!  I’m Shannon and I have developed a healthy obsession for sewing.  I like to talk about it as well as show off my makes, good or bad over at my blog, Shanni Loves.  I’m a country gal who loves animals of all variety…my fat little pug Vito, my 3 cats Orlando, Spankey and Pixie Pants and my husband, Ryan.  During the day you can find me …

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Miriam of Mad Mim on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Miriam of Mad Mim. I’ve been a long time reader of Miriam’s blog and am often inspired by her casual yet pretty style and the many ways that she embellishes plain fabrics. I had the delight of meeting Miriam in person at Sewing Summit where I discovered she is sweet and chatty and friendly and I’m delighted to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello all! I’m Miriam from madmim.com, and when Erin asked me to participate in this series I was jazzed because boy oh boy, do I love this discussion! I love talking about anything that has to do with identifying personal style and definitely a little self-analysis thrown in there, so I’m excited to jump in the conversation. …

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Amy of Sew Well on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Amy of Sew Well. I first started reading Amy’s blog because she is a Mood Sewing Blogger. I learned that she is a scientist (like me!) and lives in San Francisco (like me!) and was thrilled when I got to meet her as part of a gathering of Bay Area Sewing Bloggers. She is a lovely woman, fun, and smart and enthusiastic and I was equal parts disappointed when she recently moved to Seattle and excited because I’ll be heading their soon(-ish)! In the meantime, I’m excited to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello to all the lovely readers of Seamstress Erin.  My name is Amy, and I blog over at Sew Well.  I started sewing in 2010, and I …

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Jessica of Running With Scissors on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Jessica of Running With Scissors.  I’ve been reading her blog for quite a while and was delighted to meet her at Sewing Summit where I learned that she’s just as friendly, creative, funny, and engaging in real life as she is online. I am thrilled to share my perspective on sewing and style!  I met Erin at Sewing Summit.  I sat next to her at a lunch and she mentioned she is taller than her fiance and I was almost hopping out of my seat and flapping my arms with excitement because I am also taller than my husband.  It’s so fun to meet another non-traditional heighted couple.  We had an instant connection with our men and both being tall women in general…which leads right into why I sew my own …

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Lauren of Lladybird on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Lauren of Lladybird. I’ve been smitten with Lauren since I first stumbled onto her blog and discovered that she, too, has a septum ring and an attitude. But it’s her fun sense of style and prolific swoon-worthy sewing projects that always bring me back for more. Describe what you sew. Haha, what DON’T I sew should be the real question ;) I try to make everything I wear – at least, what people see (although undergarments may very well be in my future. Who knows!). It feels really good to know that my entire outfit – minus shoes – was made with my hands. How does your passion for sewing enable your style? I like to say that I have expensive taste on a shoestring budget – and sewing seriously enables me to have certain …

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Rochelle of Lucky Lucille on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Rochelle of Lucky Lucille. I swoon over every outfit that she posts and admire her very vintage-influenced style. I can safely blame her for a large part of my growing love of 1940’s fashions! Thank you, Erin, for having me on today! Hello, I’m Rochelle and I blog over at Lucky Lucille where I share my love of vintage sewing. I live in Western, NY with my dog and a small gaggle of cats. I’m utterly obsessed with the 1940’s. I spend a large amount of time researching WWII fashions, and then try to bring them to life with fabric. Describe your style. 1940’s factory girl meets art school student. It’s safe to say I’m totally obsessed with 40s styles, but I don’t wear head to toe 40s every single …

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Winnie from Scruffy Badger Time on Sewing & Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Winnie of the Scruffy Badger Time. I’m a fan of hers because her spunky attitude is visible in her blogging and her clothing. She makes beautiful feminine outfits that are never too girly, and she’s clearly having a blast as what she does! I’m Winnie from Scruffy Badger Time. I’ve always loved making things, & loved clothes & if you listen to my Mum you’d find out that apparently I was always hogging the camera as a toddler.  So it’s sewing that really is my obsession, & blogging about what I sew allows me to let out some fun & play round in front of the camera!  And I run.  Kind of.  I’ve avoided running until my recent years but have been sewing since I was old enough to thread a needle. …

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Duane of The Japanese Pattern Challenge on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Duane of the Japanese Pattern Challenge. I’ve oohed and aahed many a time over his exquisite tailoring and have learned from the detailed way he shares his process. I can certainly relate to many of his responses, especially his final words of “There is an enormous amount of inspiration, education and support within the online sewing community. In a very small way, I’d like to think that I contribute to that.” Hi, my name is Duane aka Mainelydad and I’m one of those rare guys who sew. Yes, we exist! I sort of fell into making my own clothes about 3 years ago and there seems to be no turning back. What started pretty much as a whim (I wanted a winter coat that wasn’t black) has morphed into something that …

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Cindy of Cation Designs on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Cindy of Cation Designs. I immediately took to Cindy’s blog when I first found it, only a small part due to the fact that she is a fellow scientist. “I’m pretty sure choirs sang as I frolicked through a proverbial field of kittens and unicorns while the air filled with the scent of peaches” may be one of the best descriptions of discovering sewing ever and I completely agree with her that unique clothing is “like wearing a kindred spirit dowsing rod!” Hello! I’m Cindy and I blog over at Cation Designs, and I’m so excited to be guest posting here at Seamstress Erin’s about sewing and how it has affected my personal style. When Erin first emailed me, I have to say, my first thought was “Could bed sheets even …

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Julia Bobbin on Sewing and Style

Today I have the lovely Julia Bobbin sharing her personal connection between sewing and style.  I can relate all-too-well to Julia’s belief that “my life is a musical and any minute the crowd around me is going to break out in song”. And of course sewing enables her to be appropriately dressed for just that occasion! Well hello there! My name is Julia from JuliaBobbin.com and I am a sewing obsessed, fabric enthused, vintage loving mother of one human boy. I’m currently on maternity leave from my day job, and when I’m not squeezing chubby baby cheeks, I spend my time sewing and fantasizing about my next ten creations. I started sewing about 3 and a half years ago, and I have been covered in cotton threads and pattern tissue ever since. Describe your style. My style is a mish-mash of both vintage and modern, with my favourite vintage being …

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Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn on Sewing and Style

I’m excited to introduce Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn, sharing her thoughts on Sewing and Style. She set herself the task of wearing only clothing that she has personally made for this whole year. I’ve been excitedly watching her document her progress with her Paper Doll Project and now I’m thrilled to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her style (and I can relate oh-so-well to her final statement “then it’s off to the fabric store” !). Hello!  My name is Carolyn, and I live in Perth, Western Australia.  I make all my own clothes, and sometimes I make things for my family too.  They are gracious enough to actually wear those things too.  I have a blog Handmade by Carolyn, where I document all my handmade goings-on. Describe your style. Hmmm, it’s always hard to pinpoint your own style! But overall; I think maybe …

Allison of Dream a Little Bigger on Craft and Style

Today in my Sewing and Style guest post series, I’m delighted to share the thoughts of Allison of Dream a Little Bigger. Yes, she’s a crafter (of some totally fabulous crafts, I might interject), but her personal connection between making things and wearing them is just as interesting as any sewist’s!  Describe your style. I’ve always said that my style is comfy. Comfy with a side of boho or comfy with a side of preppy or somewhere in between. I’ve been informed, however, that I dress like a hippie (from an honest to goodness ex-hippie).

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Sonja of Ginger Makes on Sewing and Style

For the latest installment in guest posts from sewing bloggers on their connection between Sewing and Style, I have the spunky Sonja of Ginger Makes. She does a great job of introducing herself, so I’ll just say that I love the fact that her giant smile is a constant accessory to her sewn creations. Without further ado… Hi, guys!  I’m Sonja, and I blog about sewing, knitting, and, well, making things, over at Ginger Makes.  I live in NYC with my husband and two pugs, and I work in the film/TV industry.  When I’m not sewing or blogging, you can usually find me wandering around the city or snacking (both on a good day!). I like to describe my style as “tomboy chic”, and that’s only half tongue in cheek!  I spend most of my time in skinny trousers, raglan tees, and slouchy sweaters, but I love having a chance to …

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Tempest Devyne of Fanbloomingtastic on Sewing and Style

I’m bring you a continuing series of interviews with sewing bloggers, exploring their connection between their ability to sew and their style. Today, I have for you the fun, funky, silly, awesome Tempest Devyne of FanBloomingtastic. I love that she sews outrageous and yet totally wearable clothing, with such a sense of humour (get it? humour not humor??), and she just hosted the Bowie Sewalong that I’ve been swooning over. Here are her thoughts on how her ability to sew feeds her totally unique style. Describe what you sew. Everything! I try to have a go at most things to push my comfort zones and learn new things. I’ve done dresses, shorts, tops, shirts, jackets, a hoodie, hats, onesies and loads of burlesque costumes. Ooh and a crown! I’m a skirt and dress girl mostly though….trousers don’t really appeal to me. What inspires or influences your sewing choices? My sewing …