A few weeks ago we introduced you to Lexi, and today I’m excited to have you get to know Sarah, our other new hire! Sarah joined the team back in January and has been busy ever since. You’ve probably noticed you’ve been reading posts from her over the past few months, so this is a great chance to get to know the person behind the posts!
Where are you from and what brought you to Chicago?
I grew up on a hobby farm in a tiny town in Kansas and moved to Kansas City when I was ten. I have always been artistic and in 2005 I moved to Chicago to study fiber at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When did you start sewing and what is the first thing you sewed?
I am mostly a self taught sewer and I started when I was about eight years old. I would cut up old sheets and make clothes for my dolls. My mother and grandmother are both sewers and they taught me the super necessary things. Like hemming my jeans and making simple dresses. I continued to sew through college. All of my real skills came from Jen’s Sew Alongs and tutorials! Now I make tons of my own clothes.
What do you do for Grainline Studio?
I write for the blog and create content for social media!
What is your favorite Grainline pattern to sew?
My favorite Grainline pattern to sew is the Scout Tee. I have a casual minimal style and tee shirts are my favorite! I love surface design so I love pairing prints with the simple shape of the scout tee. I am dying to make a Morris Blazer! That is the next thing I am making. For sure.
What is the funniest thing you have made?
A sushi costume for Halloween and my cat has a matching one…
What do you do outside of Grainline Studio?
I am a textile designer and I have an online store! I also love cooking and trying to keep plants alive.
What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Go to the Lake!