Hi there and thanks for stopping by!
My name is Carolyn and I’ve been sewing for about 17 years now. It’s like a disease with me, I can’t ever seem to get enough! I refer to fabric and sewing supplies as my substance abuse problem.
As the subtitle of my blog states, I have two sewing personalities. First, I make most of my own clothes and for some years have been leaning a lot towards vintage and inspired sewing styles of the 40s to early 60s. Secondly, I love historical clothing and sewing. So, there’s the ‘normal’ sewing and the historical sewing personalities.
When I came out of my undergrad (for visual art) I wanted to be a costume designer and win an academy award. This dream quickly faded and over time I realized what I actually wanted to be was a Dress Historian who also sometimes makes historical reconstructions. To that end I’m currently working on a PhD in Dress History (but through an art history dept). We’ll see how juggling a dissertation, two sewing personalities and a blog goes!
I’m originally from Toronto/GTA, Ontario, Canada, but currently live in Eastern Ontario with my husband, Andrew.