Welcome to Cloak N’ Mirrors! I’d like to open this blog by giving a little history of what sewing has meant to me over the years, and to thank the people who have nurtured it and made it happen.
Firstly, I don’t think I would be the seamstress I am without my grandma. When I was little, she would make all sorts of wonderful clothes for me, my brother, and even our dolls!
I was always excited to see what she would create next. As I got older, we would go to the shop and look over patterns and fabrics, then go back to my house and make them happen together. This became a tradition every time she came for a visit.
Another person who deserves a lot of recognition is my mom. She actually doesn’t like to sew, but despite this she has spent many hours with me helping decipher complicated corset patterns, crinolines, and even helped me make both of my prom gowns.
So here’s to the beautiful women in my life who taught me my love of fine fabrics and unique clothes. I am grateful to be able to share this skill with others and make their lives a little brighter too. Thanks!