FL: Tell us a bit about yourself and family.
|Chris from Curby's Closet|
FL: How long have you been designing patterns, and how did you get started?
I have been designing patterns for about 1 1/2 years now. I never thought that this would be something that I could ever do or would enjoy. So it's been a fun surprise! That's why my first pattern #101 is simply titled Quilted Baby Shoe. I really had no idea how they would go over and if I could design any other styles. But they were such a great hit, I just kept on going!
|Quilted Baby Cowboy Boots|
My love for sewing began at a very young age and was instilled in me by my mother and grandmother. I can vividly remember sitting at their feet and being taught how to mend and sew. My grandmother made me a cute little sewing kit which included needle, thread, pins etc. I thought that I was so grown up. I loved to design and make little outfits for my dolls.
FL: What is your favorite part of the design process?
My favorite part of the design process is taking the drawings that are scratched on paper and to actually make it out of quilted fabric or just fabric and have it look even better than I thought it would! It always amazes me when it comes together and works out just right.
|Quilted Baby Mary Jane|
This little pattern business actually began as I was restoring and selling vintage baby clothes and customers wanted to have a pair of baby shoes to go with them. That is how the first little shoe came about. They were so popular that a friend encouraged me to make a pattern so quilters and sewers could make their own.
|Petite Bug Bag Purse|
Do not tell yourself that "you can't" because trust me "you can" and you may find that you love and enjoy it a lot more than you ever dreamed.
|Quilted Baby Shoe|
My full name is Christeve because I was born on Christmas Eve! Kind of different I know, needless to say that's why I go by Chris.
Thanks, Chris, for sharing with us, and for the pattern give-away! Aren't her patterns just so cute?! Click here to see the listings for her patterns. And here's how you can win a copy of her Quilted Baby Shoes and Petite Bug Bag Purses patterns--all you need to do is leave a comment below saying which pattern (out of all of them) you like best. For an extra entry just Blog, Tweet, or Facebook the contest. (If you Tweet, make sure to mention @FabricLovers and @Curby's Closet.) Then come back and leave an additional comment saying you've done so. I'll choose the winner via Random.org on Monday at 9 am PT, April 11. Good Luck!