“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
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.
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!
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!
family photos courtesy © Megan DiPiero Photography