I absolutely love sewing vlogs and one of my favorite is Hollie Sews! Earlier this fall, she started a seamstress tag on YouTube and while I don’t have a YouTube channel, I thought it would be fun to answer the questions here! So…here we go!
1) Who are you?
Hi there! I’m Lara from Arlington, Virginia which is right outside out Washington, DC!
2) When & why did you start sewing?
I picked up sewing in Spring 2016 as just an “add on” to my knitting hobby – well it has become my favorite hobby!
3) What is your favorite or proudest make?
My favorite make is my Ginger Jeans! I love that they’re the perfect fitting jeans – better than any RTW jean I’ve ever worn.
4) What is your most disastrous make?
Oh boy, so many – I am the type of sewist that just forges ahead until it all backfires. Perhaps I could be a bit more careful….but, probably the sadest thing that’s happened was I was making the Alberta Pencil Skirt by Sew House Seven and decided to cut the Liberty of London Denim I bought quickly before heading to my local sewing shop to sew it up and I cut it sideways! The stretch was going in the wrong direction….what a sad day!
5) Where is your favorite place to go fabric shopping?
My local fabric store is Stitch Sew Shop in Alexandria, Virginia which is my favorite by far. I do tend to buy fabric online and enjoy shopping at Style Makers Fabric, Mood, and Hart’s Fabric to name a few!
before starting a sewing weekend workshop at Stitch!
6) What is your most used pattern?
I love making patterns multiple times! So far, I think my most used pattern is the Silk Cami by Sew Over It – I’ve made at least 6!
7) Your most dreaded sewing task is…
Hmm..probably ripping out seams. The worst. Makes me want to just give up on the project sometimes!
8) And your favorite sewing task?
Anything done on the serger! So quick and looks so nice!
9) What is your favorite ‘sewing entertainment’?
So while I’m sewing, I usually don’t watch or listen to much. But if I do, it’s most likely something on Netflix I’ve seen a million times (i.e. Gilmore Girls, Friends, etc!).
10) Printed or PDF?
Printed printed printed – I do not enjoy taping together PDFs!
11) What sewing machine do you use?
I use a
Bernina 530 Bernina 765 (just got here!) and a Bernina 450 Serger. I absolutely love these machines and can’t recommend them more.
12) Do you have any other hobbies?
I am a knitter, but other than that, does Netflix count??
So that’s the seamstress tag! Hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me. My favorite question of the bunch was your most used sewing pattern. What is your most used sewing pattern – leave me a comment below! I’m always looking for the next I will make a million of these patterns!
Love the fabric in #6! So pretty!
Thanks, Lauren! It’s one of my favorites – Rifle Paper Co did a collaboration with a fabric company! Same collection as the photos you took of me earlier this fall! Thanks for stopping by!