The name I will be using for this blog is Bonyta. I'm 58 years wise and live in southern Oregon, USA. I must say it's totally awesome that there are so many creative women on this site. Kudos to you all! I started my sewing adventures many years ago at the ripe age of 13 or so, thanks to my Mom for teaching me just enough to really get me hooked! I don't really consider myself to be a professional seamstress. Although there is very little I haven't been willing to tackle when it comes to sewing just to see if I could do it and to save moola, (of course). I must say I'm still awed to witness the creativity of others! I've signed up for 6 months (accidently), 'cause I couldn't remember the time options available. Oh well that's what you get, when you've got a porous memory - it might as well be pea soup.
I have always done as much of my sewing projects as I possibly could by an electric sewing machine, never did like sewing by hand much. Don't have the patience for it. I belong to a group of historical recreationists, who recreate the medieval ages - the Society for Creative Anachronism or SCA for short. While participating within this group I've had the pleasure of creating and sewing a lot of 'garb' from various time periods, before the 1600's. Made most of my daughters clothing as she grew up, including one of her prom dresses. Have repurposed fur coats, reapholstered my ex-husbands worn-out D4 Cat's seat, made curtains for RV's and airplanes. Made a cover for an above ground swimming pool out of empty feed sacks I got from our local Farmer's Co-op. Have done some theater costuming, also made home draperies and curtains.
But enough about my past projects, I keep getting fabric given to me by others and I've got to do something with it! I so wish to have empty space, instead of so much stuffed into every nook and cranny! Sheesh. My first project will be to refashion a blouse that belongs with a skirt, given to me by a long-time friend. The skirt is good to go, but the blouse is way not my style. My friend is a lot more conservative than I am, in her style of dress. As soon as I can figure out how to post my digital picture on here, I'll post the before pictures along with the plans I have for it's refashioning. Till then, happy repurposing to you all!