Remember the photo I posted with one of my flower pattern tutorials to talk about the flowers my grandmother taught me to make that we have sitting on our heads?
Well, that's Theresa, my baby sister. (I'm in the back on the right)
We come from a family of sewers, designers and musicians. We all have a different mix of those talents.
Our mother, as a young woman, had an amazing spinto operatic voice. And then after getting married and having all of us, taught costume design and designed the costumes for all the plays at our local college.
Theresa and I are kind of mirror images of each other. I studied serious classical singing, while she sings up a storm doing popular music from ragtime through WWII in her beautifully hand made period clothing. She has a degree from an excellent apparel design program while I learned all my skills from observing my mother and working various jobs, mostly costume shops. So, we both sing and sew, but differently.
So, she knows a lot about sewing and designing and can tell you how she designs and makes patterns.
If you want to see some of Theresa's work, visit her Facebook page.
Next time, Theresa will talk for herself!