Hello, I'm Tracy (Trippinbugs) from upstate NY. I've been sewing all of my life, specifically because I have always struggled with finding rtw clothes that fit me correctly. After high school, I became obscessed with how sewing patterns were made and how they relate to our bodies. I would say I've spent about the last 15-20 years researching on my own, learning new techniques, and honing my skills. I'm not a professional by any means, but I take pride in all I have taught myself, and now can enjoy the lovely things I wear. I'm an artist at heart, love all the outdoors, exploring, and anything DIY. I don't have any experience with digital design, however, I have used photoshop, and I want to learn how to digitize patterns to help cut the waste costs. I think learning to do these things with paper and pencil first is always a great skill. One that you can always rely on, without outside needs. But I have always wondered if integrating some of my process digitally would help. I'm excited to learn, and ready to create!
Currently, I'm studying the design and patternmaking process for lingerie. Specifically bras, and other underpinnings for myself. Outside of that specific place in my mind, I just love sewing in general....I make most of my own clothes, will sew special items for my growing boys if the occasion arrives, and other odds and ends around the house.
I guess that's all for my intro......now off to discover all the goodies I can in these forums. I thank any, and every person involved in this program! I think it's a wonderful resource for many, and the information that everyone has shared is so invaluable. Thank you!!!