Hi! Thanks for visiting my new blog.
Dressmaking runs in my blood. I can’t believe I didn’t see it as clearly as I do now. My dad, born and raised in Colombia (South America) learned how to sew from his aunts and uncles who were all dressmakers and tailors. My dad was the one who taught my mom, who was born and raised in the United States, how to sew her first stitch. Or so the romantic story goes.
My mom went on to take courses in Colombia in modisteria infantil (children’s clothes making) among others while we were young. She has developed her craft over the years and taught me a lot of the skills I rely on daily.
I love making the upcycled clothes for kids but my new interest in customizing tissue patterns, making clothes fit exactly the way the wearer wants them to fit is taking a front seat.
I’m still making kid’s clothes and will keep on making them as I pursue new techniques. Check my ***tinymouse Etsy*** page for making a purchase.
On this blog, you’ll see a lot of pictures. I’m going to try to keep to 3 categories: The Tissue Fitting (first step), the Muslin (second and sometimes third, fourth, and fifth step), and the Final Dress. I will only post pictures of people who agree to be on the blog.
If you live in the Indianapolis area and would like to participate in my project leave me a comment here. Let me know whether you’d like to have a dress fitted for yourself or you’d like to assist me in the process.
One last thing: why 3 dresses?
I want to make two classic dresses that I can reproduce for clients, making them a piece that can be worn season after season.
Once those two dresses are done, I’ll be adding a third dress. I’m not sure yet what this third dress will be. It’ll definitely be a surprise for all of us.
Again, thanks for reading. Comment all you like. I appreciate hearing from the people that read this blog’s content.