Images taken by JKB Photography
My mother is a natural-born seamstress. Everything she touches turns to textile gold, and I like to think my proclivity to create comes from her. Since I was all but born in her handmade garments, I have always wanted to learn how to sew. For my first pattern-based project I chose a Burda dress with a peter pan collar, one of my favorite trends. The love-at-first-sight, albeit slippery, brocade and the collar changed a traditional knit dress into a creation all my own. I easily adjusted the pattern and added several inches to the length. I first constructed a practice dress in two days made of rad Hawaiian print cotton my mom used for matching sarongs in 2002. The final dress hung in my closet shortly after, a true one of a kind. Not bad, right? Maybe the Midas Touch is maternal.