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Maker Spotlight: Janelle of Dear Daydream Sewing & Design

I have decided to start a new recurring series on my blog called Maker Spotlight. In this series, I will be featuring other makers of different crafts -- included but not limited to art, woodworking, and other DIY magic. My hope is to learn more about these friends as well as glean some wisdom and inspiration from their journeys as artists and makers.

To kick off this series, I thought it was only fair to begin by interviewing myself. The following questions are similar to the questions I provide to my Featured Makers.

So here we go!


Tell me about your business and what you do. When did you start sewing, why do you “make"?
I am a sewist with a specialty in pattern making. I use the term sewist because it is gender neutral, unlike the term "seamstress". I have a background in the fashion industry as an apparel pattern maker, but right now I am building my reputation as a sewing educator to introduce others to the joy of sewing.

I learned to sew when I was in high school,…

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