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(F)requently (A)sked (Q)uestions

I have been asked through Email, Text messages, Instagram and other social medias questions in regard to my sewing.  I wanted to make a section to answer the most frequently asked questions.  I hope this helps. 

Q: Is sewing your livelihood?

A: No. Sewing is just a hobby for me at this time?  I work full-time at a hospital and sew whenever I can.  I am always thinking about sewing though!

Q: Do you take orders or sew for other people?

A: At this time I do not.  I have been thinking about it more lately as some opportunities have been presenting themselves.  I'm not sure if I would do it on a regular basis, but I'm still open to it.

Q: Do you sew all the clothes you wear?

A: I don't have that many "Me Made" clothes in my closet yet.  I am hoping to one day have a months worth of handmade clothes in my closet to switch off  and wear everyday.  I do mix and match my "Me Made" tops and bottoms with items I have purchased.

Q: Do you sew clothing for men?

A: The only thing I have made for a man to date is a pair of lounge pants!!  There isn't a lot out there in the way of patterns that catch my eye for men.  I don't totally have an objection to it.  Just not my forte at this time.

Q: Do you sew clothing for children?

A: I have made a few pajama sets for my kids around the Christmas season, but normally I don't make kids clothing.  My kids would rather go to the store and buy clothes.  The patterns and fabric aren't "Cool Enough" for them! LOL

Q: What is your blog about?

A: Right now I would say my blog is my personal journal that is open to the world about my journey as a beginner in the sewing community.  As my "journal" obtains more entries I am hoping to see myself grow.  I want to look back and be amazed at how far I have come.

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