1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I am from Latvia, country near the Baltic sea. I live in city Jelgava.
2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
I have been big crafter from childhood. In childhood I dealt more with knitting. I was tempted to sewing too, because my cousin did a little sewing and I thought this is so cool to do clothing and accessories by myself, but I did not have sewing machine and our family couldn’t afford it at that time.
The first thing that I sewed was trouser skirts at school. Later I used to borrow sewing machine from my moms friend for sewing. First things were: skirts, dresses, trousers. At that time I was about 14-15 years old. I didn’t stop dreaming about my sewing machine, but unfortunately it didn’t come true. With borrowed sewing machine I sewed dresses for my sister, myself, my mom and little sister.
Then I left sewing for several years until I started to work and finally was able to buy my first sewing machine, which I am still using. I bought it five years ago.
3. What role does sewing play in your life?
I can’t imagine my life without sewing anymore. I feel that I am addicted to sewing.
This is a hobby where I can grow all the time. I can realize my creative ideas, get huge satisfaction for every successful project and learn from mistakes. Last two years I studied sewing courses, pattern drafting and modeling courses. Now I can create a garment from A to Z by myself.
4. What is your favorite and what is your least favorite thing about sewing?
I have so many ideas which I would like to realize, that I wish I could have more time for sewing. I like to think about next projects, search for ideas on the internet and in environment around me.
My favorite thing about sewing is to put together pieces and see how it gradually forms into final result. I also like hand stitching and some detailed work, e.g. make fabric flowers.
I don’t like to do buttonholes, because my sewing machine doesn’t do it very well. Also after my last project (Greek dress) I realized that I got little bit tired of chiffon fabric, but it is not for a long time.
5. If you could make something for anyone who would it be and what would you make?
I finally wish to sew something for my husband. Once I already started to do some shirt muslin for him, but I have to do some corrections.
Maybe in future I would like to do some wedding gown, but I need much more free time for that. I hate rush in my projects.
6. What are you looking for on our site? What do you think should be improved and what do you really like?
I look for inspirations in other members creations. I love that in Burdastyle site I am around people like me. I like reading the blog. I wish there were more posts about pattern modeling process. I almost don’t use patterns from site, because I think it is too expensive. I like that I can see technical drawing of patterns, because if I need, I can create something similar.
7. What is your motto?
I don’t have a motto, but I have aim to do my sewing blog.