City,State(Country): Connecticut (UNITED STATES)
Web site URL:http//jsterndesigns.com
Sewing skills: Advanced
Has been sewing for: 20 years
Sewing Machine|Serger: Pfaff 2170, Creative Visio|Elna 704 DEX
Body Type: I'm tall (6') and big boned. I have an "ample" bust size (38 D) and very little difference between low waist (where I wear my pants) and hip measurements.
Usual Alterations: I have to do some sort of a FBA, lengthen patterns in the mid-drift to drop the waistline into place and shorten the crotch lengths in pants and jeans.
A Short Bio: I worked for a large sewing machine dealer for 10 years where I had the opportunity to take advantage of everything the sewing industry had to offer. I learned how to teach sewing classes and developed my sewing and machine embroidery skills.
In addition, I am a frequent contributor to Threads Magazine. I write the Embroidery Essentials Department in every issue.
The sewing store I worked at went out of business in 2008. I began to focus on drafting fashion patterns for home sewers by designing a small line of patterns that included a tee, jeans, khaki pants and a top. I launched my website, jsterndesigns.com in 2008 and I share my sewing expertise in my sewing and design blog. I have always had a special love for jeans and I did extensive “research” in the fit and construction of jeans by spending hours at high end department stores trying on every “couture” brand I could get my hands on (and even buying a few!). I brought all my conclusions to the drafting table by incorporating all this research into my jean patterns. Additionally, I continue to make adjustments and changes as I learn new and better ways to fit and construct jeans for every body shape.
I am excited to be a part of PatternReview.com and looking forward to sharing my skills with other PR members through my online sewing classes.