Hi, I’m Sarah, a Bostonian turned Richmonder. I started sewing in 2010 when I simply wanted to save money on roman shades (window treatments are stupidly expensive). I started sewing clothing in 2012. Now, thanks to some wonderful sewing classes and inspiration from bloggers around the globe, my once casual hobby has spiraled into a goal to someday never buy ready-to-wear clothing again.
I struggle with blogging – finding the time to photograph my makes and then write about them is just not a top priority for me. You can follow me on Instagram, @sarahycurtis, for quick pics of more of my projects.
classes I teach:
- Learn to Use Your Sewing Machine, Visual Arts Center of Richmond
- Bra Making Workshop, Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Favorite Reference books:
- Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing is my go-to book that includes just about everything you want to know whether you are a beginner or an accomplished seamstress.
- Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer will help you take your construction up a notch.
- Fabric for Fashion – The Swatch Book by Clive Hallet and Amanda Johnston provides swatches of many widely used varieties of fabric, including cottons, silks, wools, and linens.