About Me

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris, ‘The Beauty of Life’, 1880

About Me-Sew Pomona

Hi, I’m Rebecca! Artist, wife + mother, seamstress &  natural dye artisan, living in beautiful Davie, FL.  When I’m not sewing or designing I work part time as a photo retoucher. I also worked as a visual merchandiser focused on interiors for many years.  This blog is my little corner of the internet where I share my adventures in beautifying my life with sewing, crafting, natural dyes, knitting, patternmaking, and embroidery.

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. Drawing and painting were my first loves.  I studied Printmaking in college, receiving my BFA from Hartford Art School.  The combination of bookmaking, typography, drawing and chemistry was irresistible. Some of the same reasons I now love working with dyes and learning to draft patterns. I dabbled in intricate embroidery and hand sewn costumes over the years but never touched a sewing machine until I was in my mid 30’s.

About me, Sew Pomona

After children everything changed for me.  As I slowly became a “crunchy” momma I grew concerned with all the chemicals I was using and I slowly switched our family to a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle.

I started sewing to make crafts, home decor and baby gear.  After my daughter was born and I finally had a little girl to dress I started making kid’s clothes.  I figured if I could teach myself to make those surely I could make my own handmade wardrobe too.

The Sew Pomona blog was born of my desire to share what I was making and keep me motivated to improve my sewing skills. Plus- I really love being a part of the sewing blogger community!

DSC_2393 EDIT 4x6

Current Goals:

Use organic and sustainable/recycled materials whenever possible

Explore and expand my natural dyeing knowledge

Draft my own patterns

Focus on the details: embroidery, high end finishes and construction

Thanks for joining me on this journey!  Enjoy!

Rebecca

  DSC_2527 EDIT 4x6

   family photos courtesy © Megan DiPiero Photography