Hi there, I’m Rebecca, and I’m thrilled to welcome you to Sew Pomona! I’m an artist, designer, and seamstress living in sunny South East Florida.Living a beautiful life with my wonderful husband, our two teenage children, and our adorable rescue pup, Daphne. This is my creative haven where I share my love for sewing, travel, embroidery, gardening, natural dyeing, and everything in between.

At my happy place among the mangroves, Dania Beach

Grab a cup of tea or an espresso, sit back and relax as I share favorite makes, sewing inspiration and sew much more!

When I’m not sewing up a storm in my small home studio, I love spending time with my family. Weekends gardening, renovating our townhome and enjoying everything Florida has to offer. You’ll likely find me lounging on the beach, sipping an espresso with a good book, or planning our next adventure abroad!

Wearing a naturally dyed robe with my chiweenie Suki

My journey into the world of sewing began after having children, seeking a creative outlet amidst the joys and chaos of motherhood. With a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School (HAS), I specialized in lithography, etching, and bookmaking. A transformative semester abroad in Cortona, Italy, and backpacking across Europe has led to a lifelong love for travel.

Looking for a safer creative practice that didn’t involve the harsh chemicals from my printmaking and oil painting days, I turned to sewing. I started with historical reproductions, costuming, and doll-making. I loved crafting adorable baby and toddler clothes when my kids were little. That practice helped me get started in sewing my own makes. I’m entirely self taught (mostly through sewing and patternmaking books and sewing blogs). Over the years, I’ve developed my own signature style. Experimenting with natural dyes, textiles, pattern drafting, and sewing techniques, I create unique garments that reflect my artistic journey.

My children in Greece
Wearing my mom’s 1970’s Simplicity romper in Palm Springs

My goal is to inspire others to create a handmade and stylish wardrobe. I believe that everyone can find joy and fulfillment in making their own clothes, and I’m here to guide you through that journey.

Janome Sewist 721

This machine was purchased to replace my older Singer Stylist. The easy to use basic stitches and the strong motor were its key selling points. I was looking for a very simple basic machine with no computerized features. I don’t use many decorative stitches but do require a strong durable workhorse. This machine has some really cool stretch stitches as well as an easy to use buttonhole maker. Love it!

Juki MO-654DE Serger

The best serger I’ve owned yet. Sews like a dream and very quiet. This was an upgrade to my basic serger and what a difference a quality machine makes. This thing can handle anything from silk to denim.

Brother 2340CV Pacesetter

Very basic but functional coverstitch machine. Great for beginners. I’m looking to upgrade this machine in the future, but it does the job for now.

Here is my current sizing and measurements for your reference. If you’re interested in sewing similar patterns that I feature on my blog can use them as a guide. In most Indie patterns I’m a size 8-10 and wear a size 12-14 in Vogue, McCall’s and Simplicity. My usual adjustments : lengthen waist 1″ and a narrow back adjustment.

  • Height 5′ 7″
  • Age: 48
  • High Bust 35″
  • Full Bust 37″
  • Waist 29″
  • Hip 40″

Thanks for following me on this exciting adventure! Happy Sewing!

Rebecca Sew Pomona Blogger Artist Seamstress
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