My name is Leila. I’m originally from Colombia (South America) and I’ve been in the United States since 1992. I’m still not over the culture shock.
I’ve been sewing on and off most of my life. Since 2007, my sewing has taken priority over my thoughts. I’m intrigued by couture sewing techniques, Victorian sewing traditions, and some 40’s and 50’s Vintage dress designs, though I have been known to whip a dress up with the help of my serger. All in all, I love to learn new sewing techniques.
I’m self-taught though my mom did get me started. I didn’t dress up my dolls when I was little. I spent most of my time playing with cars, riding bikes, and playing detective and banker. I did a lot of theater in school which lead me to Theater and Dance degrees and professional work in theater.
I currently work as assistant to a designer doing alterations for brides and making custom dresses for other clients. It involves lots of gorgeous layers and beautiful trim.
I started this blog intending to find 2 dress patterns that I could make that would be classic pieces while the 3rd pattern would be a rotating seasonal piece. Now, I just want to make everything but I’m actually still in search of great dress patterns.
hope you enjoy the blog