I drafted the pattern in Wildginger PMB. The gown is a black stretch sequin from A Fabric Place over a heavy stretch satin purchased from Metro textiles in NY.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
I just finished a marvelous book. I'm sure most of you have followed Nancy Zieman of Sewing with Nancy over the years. I love her show, books, patterns, and products. I began watching her in the 80s on PBS. She sewed on a Pfaff so I bought a Pfaff. I mean I really looked up to and admired this woman and her excellent sewing skills. So when I heard about her latest book "Seams Unlikey,". I just had to read it.
It was an excellent read!!!! Nancy was an ordinary girl who followed her dreams and worked through many obstacles. She has a great family support system as well. I encourage you to read this wonderful book. I laughed and cried and really enjoyed learning about one of my sewing sheroes!!!! She still inspires me!!!!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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including an improved sewing machine and traffic signal, a hair-straightening product, and a respiratory device that would later provide the blueprint for WWI gas masks. The inventor died on August 27, 1963, in Cleveland, Ohio.
When Morgan was in his mid teens, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to look for work, and found it as a handyman to a wealthy landowner. Although he only completed an elementary school education, Morgan was able to pay for more lessons from a private tutor. But jobs at several sewing-machine factories were to soon capture his imagination and determine his future. Learning the inner workings of the machines and how to fix them, Morgan obtained a patent for an improved sewing machine and opened his own repair business.
Morgan's business was a success, and it enabled him to marry a Bavarian woman named Mary Anne Hassek, and establish himself in Cleveland. (He and his wife would have three sons during their marriage.)
With only an elementary school education, Garrett Morgan, born in Kentucky on March 4, 1877, began his career as a sewing-machine mechanic. He went on to patent several inventions, including an improved sewing machine and traffic signal, a hair-straightening product, and a respiratory device that would later provide the blueprint for WWI gas masks. The inventor died on August 27, 1963, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Monday, February 10, 2014
More interesting Black history facts....click on the link to read her interesting story!