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Lena Hoschek

One of the things I love about sewing is designing my own wardrobe.  I can create things to wear that are otherwise unavailable to me.  But when I’m selecting my next sewing project, I often limit myself to items that would be most practical.  Unfortunate but pragmatic.  I work full time so my professional wardrobe supercedes street wear.  Knits, cardigans,  black pants, and simple shirts are my wardrobe staples. Solid colors and layered neutrals tend to dominate.  Doesn’t it make sense to fill my closet with these items? But if I sewed the things I really…

Giving and Receiving

I wanted to give my husband something special for Christmas, something that would make him feel loved.  So, I made a Finlayson sweater and presented it to him Christmas 2015.  It was my first finished sewing project in 10 years!  You see, I started sewing when I was 10.  I used my allowance to purchase a pattern and some fabric from Wal-Mart.  I thought I would make some khaki cargo shorts.  No sewing machine meant that I would have to sew them by hand.  Those shorts look like a brown paper bag and never left the house.  At age…

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