I’m Janice. I live in New York City, embraced vintage fashion and style and consecutively learned how to sew a few years ago. My favorite sewing time period is the 40s, followed by the 50s. My favorite sewing pattern company is DuBarry.
This is my Esteemed Sewing Assistant, Bean.
When I’m not sewing I work as a web developer during the day, in an advertising firm on 5th Ave. I’d like to pretend that if my job was only one block away on Madison Ave it could be like Mad Men, except with better tech. I also study jiu jitsu and arnis (Filipino stick and knife). I’ve also designed and developed some iPhone apps, including this one for sewing, Fabunits, which you can get on the iTunes store here.
I have a Hello Kitty Janome Machine (don’t judge me), a Singer 201-2 from the 40s bolted to the table that I learned how to sew on, a Singer 221-1 Featherweight and a Brother 1034D serger. The Featherweight is my primary machine, used for basting and straight stitching. The Hello Kitty Machine I use for the invisible zipper foot and the Brother 1034D primarily for serging.
If you want to contact me, I’m at: janicegaringo (at) gmail (dot) com