Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Who am I?

Hello All,

My name is Whitney and Welcome to SEW FABULOUS!

I learned to sew from my maternal Grandmother when I was 7 years old. With the encouragement of my Mother and paternal Grandmother I gained a love for the art at an early age. Growing up I loved to make my own costumes to play dress up in. I also loved making clothes for my Barbie Dolls. I believe that most of my skill is inherited from these wonderful women in my life. The rest of my skill came from lots of practice.

I graduated from BYU in 2006 with a degree in Family and Consumer Science Education, emphasizing in Clothing Construction. I had great classes and an amazing clothing professor. I love to share the knowledge I have, but I hate teaching public school! Thats why I created this blog.

I have had experience in designing and constructing, tailored garments, wedding dresses, swimming suits, costumes, baby clothes, jeans, purses, and quilts. I have worked as a seamstress for a local company that does custom swim and dance wear. I have also worked for Shade Clothing (the leading modest womens clothing store) as a Production Assistant. At Shade I had the opportunity to work with 3 amazing designers, and an incredible director of operations, who taught me how to source and work with manufacturers.

I love fashion! Especially vintage fashion. My favorite style is Classic 60's. Jackie Kennedy is my ultimate fashion queen!

I have a strong conviction of modesty. I wholeheartedly believe that everyone can be fashionable, trendy and modest at the same time. This quote, from a former President of the University attended, and a current member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles, describes how I feel about modesty perfectly.

“Modesty in dress is a quality of mind and heart, born of respect for oneself, one’s fellowmen, and the Creator of us all. Modesty reflects an attitude of humility, decency and propriety...
Our appearance identifies us with certain manners of behavior and creates expectations in those around us. Our appearance and their expectations may influence our own behavior."

(Dallin H. Oaks, President of BYU 1971 )

The great thing about knowing how to sew is I can create, or alter, garments to fit my standard of modesty.

I hope you find this blog, informative, helpful and fun! Thank for visiting and come back soon!
I hope to be able to share some of my knowledge with you and maybe give you a great idea. I don't post a lot since my baby has been born but I do have great archives. So check them out.

Best wishes in making your next project Sew Fabulous!


ps. I would love to hear from


Kelly said...

I am excited for this blog. What a great idea!!

Jennifer said...

This is so great! I didn't know you had a blog, and such a fabulous one at that! This is beautiful--you have such an eye for design and color, even in your blog. I feel like I'm friends with a celebrity. You could be on Project Runway. Thanks for inviting us un-talented types into your world. :)

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