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Member in Focus: Lori VBy AlexisW on 8/29/14 4:10 PM

Member Since: 2002

PR Name: Lori V

Name: Lori

Birthday: October 3rd

Blog: http://girlsinthegarden.blogspot.com

How did you learn to sew?

“My mom taught me initially in 7th grade and then in 8th grade we had home economics. Stating this fact, dates me since home economics isn't taught much in schools. Even with this class, my mom was my teacher and taught me so much. I owe it all to her.”

Which sewing book do you refer to most often?

“Sandra Betzina's books and Claire Shaeffer's books are the most used in my library.”

What aspect of sewing do you find most challenging?

“Tailored jackets, especially notched collars.”

What are your sewing goals for this year?

“In the summer, I struggle finding the time to sew. Now that summer is reaching an end, I really just want to sew more, shirts, jackets and pants are some of the items I would like to add to my wardrobe.”

What are you sewing right now?

“I knit top for me and plan on starting a dress for one of my daughters.”

What’s your favorite pattern?

Grainline Archer Shirt.”

What you love most about PatternReview?

“The ease in finding so much information about a particular pattern in one spot.”

Any other favorite hobbies?

“I like to garden, swim, bike ride with my husband, quilt and spend time with my family.”

Tell us a little more about you - profession, where you live, etc.

“I am an office manager/accountant for our family business. I live in Missouri.”

We loved learning more about you, Lori V!

Lori V has over 300 reviews! See them all here.

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ASiverson said...
Way to go Lori! PS my SIL is from Missouri!
8/30/14 5:21 PM
Danmar said...
Glad to know a little about you. I always enjoy and learn from your posts!
8/31/14 10:33 AM
crazygrad said...
Nice work! Your dog is so cute, especially with that little tongue sticking out.
9/1/14 9:03 AM
mep1951 said...
You are so inspiring !!! Love your posts !
9/1/14 11:27 PM
velosewer said...
Lori is simply stylish!
9/2/14 7:16 AM
JoanneM said...
Congratulations Lori. You have always been so helpful when I have reached out to you with sewing questions. Thank you always! Joanne M
9/2/14 7:36 AM
snow day said...
LoriV I am so glad you were interviewed. I always look for your reviews when picking out new patterns. Your leopard print trench coat (McCall's 5525) that you made for your daughter is still my absolute favorite project I have ever seen online.
9/3/14 10:28 AM
Deborah Anne said...
Thank you for all your inspiring posts and reviews!
9/3/14 10:51 AM
MelissaB in WA said...
You're always so inspiring Lori!
9/3/14 12:04 PM
Sew Passionista said...
Lori is one of my favorite bloggers. I always like what she makes. Loved sneaking a peek at her life.
9/3/14 12:13 PM
whatlarks said...
I agree with Deepika, all the clothes you made look really cute to me. Beautifully fit and very classic. I am inspired.
9/3/14 1:50 PM
Bobby Jo said...
love your blog Lori!
9/3/14 5:21 PM
sdp717 said...
I admire your work and taste in clothing!! Thanks so much for sharing!
9/3/14 8:28 PM
TJSEWS said...
Love your style!
9/3/14 8:30 PM
Lori V said...
Thank you all for the kind comments, I was so honored when I was selected for member in focus, PR has always been a favorite site for all my sewing information and resources.
9/8/14 10:41 PM
yummymummy38 said...
Hi Lori, I love listening to your podcasts, although I am very behind. Thanks for all the work you put into them and your contributions to the internet sewing world
9/10/14 0:59 AM

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