My name is Anabelle Delgado, I’ve worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20+ years. I studied Chemistry and started my career as a scientist, but after a few years I started to support the implementation of computer systems. In regulated industries there is a many regulations needed when implementing these systems and I’ve been working with that for a long time.
I married my high school sweetheart 20 years ago and we enjoy to travel. We are busy driving our kids around to their activities – We have 4 kids: My oldest son is 17, he got in UMass Lowell (Biology major)) for next fall and enjoys musical theater. My two girls are 14 and 12. The 14 years old is a Level 8 gymnast and the 12 years old enjoy skiing and plays saxophone in the school band. My youngest son is 10 and he is also a level 8 gymnast. I’m very proud of all of them!
When I was a kid I was always drawing and designing dresses (I still keep these drawings). I took an embroidery class when I was 10, a basic sewing class when I was 12, and after I graduated college I took a fashion design course. Once I got married and had kids I didn’t have much time for sewing.
I got into sewing again because my son had to make a stuffed gorilla for school and he asked me to sew it. I took out an old singer machine and he chose the materials at my local Joann’s Fabrics, downloaded a pattern that I found online, and my sewing hobby reborn.
I bought a Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine at Amazon (an entry level – very good machine, I highly recommend it for beginners or if your kid wants to learn how to sew) and my first project was a knit shirt (yes… I started with knit fabrics). I had little experience sewing and it was my first experience sewing with knits. I read a few tutorials online and I was very proud of my shirt! I made it based on another shirt that I had and the fit was perfect.
Then I start reading Indie blogs and buying some of their patterns. I made probably 5 On Safari Skirts! Debby Cole (the original owner of Sew So Easy) teaches how to sew this skirt with flat felled seams and front zipper fly fastening.
I also sew her Tiered and Gathered Summer Skirt.
My second purchase was a Serger. The serger was a great acquisition to sew knits and for finishings.
Craftsy has been my main source to learn pretty much anything sewing related.
I have a sewing studio in my basement and enjoy sewing. In this blog I share free patterns and resources that I find online and I also share my projects.
I have an Etsy Store where I sell nylon metallic zippers by the yard. These zippers are great for bags and exposed zippers in garments!
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