My name is Renee (Cidell) and I sew. A lot.
I have always loved clothes but thankfully had parents who refused to spend $75 on a pair of GAP jeans. So, I learned to sew. And, I think ANYBODY with a little patience, can learn to sew! I pretty much taught myself from books, and with the Internet, it has gotta be easier!
In my day-to-day I work in government and live in Baltimore City. I love my job and thankfully, it allows me to travel occasionally.
Ghana, West Africa
My style is classically trendy with loads of prints. I prefer to sew from European sewing magazines like Patrones, Burda and Knip Mode, but I don’t shun the ‘Big Four’. I’m very intermediate and learn everyday from the amazing women online. Did I mention I’m OBSESSED with sewing?
I also have a thing for vintage sewing machines. And furniture. And clothes. The Featherweight below is my greatest purchase!
Through the internet, I’ve made some amazing friends. Many who I’ve gotten to meet in real life.
My blog, is an expression of me. The girl you meet here, is the girl I am in real life — except with a potty mouth :) This is where I share my sewing projects and other things on my mind.
Because I’m a sewist, I love COLOR. That has translated to a sizeable nail polish collection. It’s cheaper than fabric and easier to store!
I appreciate every person who takes an interest in my many ramblings and takes the time to comment.
Thank you for reading Miss Celie’s Pants!