So without further ado, here's your questions answered.
This first one is from my mother.
What are ya planning that I can't know about????? HMMMM???????
"I'm not telling you... stop asking. It's not lady like."- Bryce Dallas Howard (you know what movie :)
How old were you when you started to sew?
I was about 9 years old when I first learned how to sew and have been doing it ever since.
At what age did you realize that you no longer completely hated the nickname Susie-Chris and that your favorite aunt was actually the most intelligent one in the bunch for creating it?
I can't remember how old I was, I just remember being completely in awe that I hated the name Susie Chris as a child and wondered why in the world I did. Because Susis Chris is the CUTEST nickname in the world and add on the fact my amazing aunt came up with it makes it extra special! ;)
If you could design and sew a wedding dress for any famous woman, past or present, who would it be? And why?
That's a good question! After giving it a lot of thought I've narrowed it down to two women; one past, one present.
The first one is Sarah Mally of Bright Lights Ministries. She wrote a book entitled Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity about preparing yourself for marriage and life beforehand (I totally recommend it. Every girl should read it even if she's not planning on getting married). Marriage is something that is very important and serious to me, so I would want to design a dress for a bride who understands the sacred, holiness of marriage and what she'd be going into.
What has been your absolute favorite thing you have ever sewn?
AHHHHHHHH.... Stop with the difficult questions!!!! Um... probably my cousin, Shelby's, wedding veil simply because that was a project that was very near and dear to my heart. She was a great "client", was very flexible with me and I think she loved the finished result. And that moment when I put the finished product on her head... it's moments like that I realize, this is my calling; to make my Creator King's children feel like the beautiful person HE made them to be. It's priceless.
Will you do a tutorial on how to sew zippers into dresses and skirts?
Sure! Thats sounds like fun! There are so many different ways to install a zipper, I'll have to do some research first so it might take a little time. Keep an eye out!
How would you like to come to Mississippi and teach my daughter how to make a skirt?
Is this an all expense paid trip? :)
Have you considered learning to quilt?
Actually, my great-grandmother on my dad's side quilts and does an amazing job at it! I asked her at one point if she would teach me but I quickly realized that quilting was just not for me. I'm just more interested in sewing garments than I am quilts.
How many dresses have you sewn for yourself and how long does your average dress take you to make?
My goodness! I don't know! Probably a few dozen, maybe more!
It depends on the type of dress and what fabric I'm working with etc.. but on average I'd say from cutting out to finishing a hem probably about a week working on it off and on.