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Member in Focus: BeckiPBy AlexisW on 8/21/14 12:35 PM

Member Since: 2009

PR Name: BeckiP

Name: Bec Prentis

Birthday: November 19th


How did you learn to sew?

“My sewing journey started when I took over my Mum's sewing machine from about the age of 13. I am largely self taught and I am still learning!”

What aspect of sewing do you find most challenging?

“I think fit is probably the most challenging part of sewing, especially when fitting on other people. Making sure what you wear fits right is super important, otherwise it'll just end up in the back of the wardrobe.”

What are you sewing right now?

“I'm working on a Winter coat and then onto a vintage dress for an upcoming vintage fair.”

What are your sewing goals for this year?

“I would like to delve more into tailoring. As I have a love of vintage clothing, tailoring really comes into play when constructing vintage garments, so learning more tailoring techniques will mean I end up with the ultimate vintage dress. Oh, and to get into sewing swimwear again to finally conquer it!”

What’s your favorite pattern?

“Asking the hard questions! If I look at it from the view of what my favourite sewn creation is, then probably Vintage Vogue 8789.”

Which sewing book do you refer to most often?

“I go between Googling and book reading when it comes to sewing advice. I do love my Vogue Sewing book and Gertie's book is fabulous.”

What you love most about PatternReview?

“I love that I can look up a pattern I am about to tackle and get hints and tips from other users. The positive creative environment on PatternReview is amazing also.”

Any other favorite hobbies?

“Anything crafty that I can get my hands on - I quilt, cross stitch and recently took up quilting. Crochet is next!”

Tell us a little more about you – profession, where you live, ect.

“I work in financial services full time but have been known to day dream about sewing projects when I am at my computer. Hopefully in the future I can further pursue my sewing hobby into a paying job. I live in a beach side suburb of Sydney called Manly, which is known as '7 Miles from Sydney and 1000 miles from care' and I couldn't agree more.”

Thank you for sharing with us, BeckiP!

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sdp717 said...
Thanks for telling us about your sewing and yourself. Your work is lovely!
8/31/14 8:00 PM
gonetroppo said...
love your dresses and you always get such good photos and great backdrops ;o)
8/28/14 7:18 PM
Debbie Dabbles said...
As a newbie I am having so much fun with this site. This particular feature of an interview is great. Nice to meet you and love your brown formal dress.
8/28/14 3:04 PM
Nancy Rhodes said...
Great to meet you here on PRcom
8/28/14 11:20 AM
vida123 said...
8/28/14 6:58 AM
vida123 said...
8/28/14 6:58 AM
Ashford said...
Becki, you certainly have a good eye for your personal style. Your fitting skills are excellent. Every outfit is flattering on you. It encourages me to read about your sewing. With your attention to detail, the lessons and techniques of tailoring will be a wonderful step for you to take.
8/27/14 7:17 PM
Nittywitter said...
Your clothes fit beautifully! I can't wait to see your tailored work. Best of luck!
8/27/14 1:51 PM
dawn0613 said...
Your brown silky dress is stunning and you look dynamite in it! Love the red dress too and of course all of them look professional. Nice to see your work and learn about you!
8/27/14 1:30 PM
jlso said...
It was nice meeting you and thank you for sharing your passion and dreams.
8/27/14 12:09 PM
Lori V said...
Wonderful interview, thanks for sharing.
8/27/14 9:59 AM
TJSEWS said...
Nice to meet you! Thanks for sharing.
8/27/14 9:47 AM
sewtime said...
Thank you for your wonderful profile and beautifully made clothes!
8/26/14 12:31 PM
ISewedIt said...
Great profile - thanks!
8/21/14 10:32 PM
Carol Mendoza said...
Nice interview! I've been to Manly Beach and it is quite nice indeed.
8/21/14 2:48 PM
Rhoda K said...
Nice interview, thanks!
8/21/14 2:27 PM
Quickie said...
Thank you for sharing your sewing passion with us
8/21/14 1:16 PM

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