Meet Amylynn! One of the first participants of my online sewing class, Backwoods Mama Spring Sew Camp and is now a sweet online buddy of mine. Amylynn lives just outside of Washington DC with her husband and small son, Jack. She blogs over at Farm Girl Studio.
Hi Amy. Tell me what inspires you to make your own clothes?
I got so tired last year of clothing that I was purchasing fall apart after only a few wears. This inspired me to make clothing that lasted, and I knew that was made from quality craftmanship. Also knowing that my clothing was unique and that I wasn't going to run into someone that had the same shirt design as me was a plus.
Ooooo... I love that image; heavenly, smiling, great-grandma :) What Backwoods Mama philosphies do you like to embrace?
I also want my son to know that clothing can be made and not bought and plan to teach him to sew when he is old enough. Right now he currently sits on my lap when he is super still and I show him how his pants are made.
So, how did you find the ecourse? Be honest ~ I promise I won't cry even though I'm super sleep deprived from house training a super cute puppy these days!
The course was amazing! Since I am a stay at home Momma and my husband travels alot I cannot get out as much and take classes. This class was like I was right there attending the class in person. I couldn't wait for my son to take his nap so I could get to work on the next project and check out the instructional video.
I considered myself a beginner with sewing machines, and didn't know too much on certain skills such as hems,and ruffels. Heck, I never made a pocket before or even sewed with knits! This class really made me more confident in sewing and made me want to sew more clothing!
Tell me Amy, what does your perfect Backwoods Mama day look like?
Being a stay at home Momma, I don't get too much time to myself. So this would be my day to reconnect with my spirit!