New Zealand

Sewing Favorite

Tailoring, Dressmaking, and Tambour Embroidery

I sew all my own clothes - I enjoy tailoring, dressmaking, beadwork, and learning new skills! I blog at katmakes.com, where I not only share my projects, but also the tips and tricks I've learned along the way.

I'm an American currently living my best life in New Zealand. I learned to sew from my mom as soon as my feet could touch the pedals and I've been going hard, fast, and obsessive ever since. I’ve run an etsy shop making knitting bags, made my own wedding dress, and my wardrobe is now nearly 100% handmade (including the shoes!). In addition to making, I also teach sewing and embroidery.