My blog originally started as an escape from the biology and anatomy text books of Vet Tech school, but has grown to become a serious personal journey in trying to recreate bygone styles for a modern world. Named after my beloved furry friend and a WWII bomber plane, Lucky Lucille is an inspirational sewing resource known for candid writing and narrative photography.
I sew a mix of modern garments with a vintage twist, authentic period costumes for WWII reenactments, projects made from my own fabric designs, and I even dabble in the trials and tribulations of knitting. Aside from sharing my personal sewing projects, I also host group sewing challenges, offer free fashion downloads, and share various tutorials – all with a vintage influence, of course! Though Veterinary Technology didn’t pan out as my career, you’ll still find me surrounded by animals in the rural New York town where I call home, pursuing new ventures in fabric design and continuing on the creative odyssey of a vintage-lovin’ seamstress ‘Making Do’ in the 21st century.
FEATURES AND PRESS:
Blog of the Month – August 2014 issue of Sew Magazine
Named one of the best vintage inspired sewing blogs of 2014 – Madalynne.com
1st Place in the 2013 Craftsy Blogger Awards – Best Photography on a Sewing Blog
Vintage Sewing Trendology feature in the 2013 Nov/Dec issue of Generation Q magazine
Six Of The Best Sewing Blogs – Seven Reasons Why Sewing Is A Big Deal on MyDaily.co.uk
Top Tutorial – What’s On The Web in the April 2013 issue of Making Magazine
Guest Judge – Sew Mama Sew’s Super Online Sewing Match
Guest Judge – Colette Patterns’ Laurel Sewing Contest
Some more things about me: I’m a self proclaimed super nerd who wears glasses, bowls on a league, and has watched the Lord Of The Rings trilogy more than any other movies. When I’m not sewing I really enjoy WWII reenactments, knitting, snowboarding, and finding new period piece TV shows to fall in love with (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, anyone?). I have four rescued cats (Lucille is a rescue, too!), I was born with a rare skin disorder, I wear wigs for fun, I’m ambidextrous, and I don’t know how to whistle. …my mom tells me I’m pretty special.