Hi, I'm Julie Rosenhan, welcome to Midvale Sewing! I started sewing when I was a child. My mom was an avid seamstress who made many clothes for her children. I fondly remembers Christmas pajamas, and shirts that came from her mother. I took numerous 4-H classes and a few private classes during my elementary and junior high years. My love of sewing waned a bit during high school, but was rekindled after marriage and kids. I started sewing baby clothes refashioned from her husband's old clothes, as a way to save money. From there I dove head first into sewing: dresses, pattern-making, drafting, and custom fitting. Apparel sewing has always been my forte, but I also enjoy quilting and home decor sewing as well. I decided to start sharing my love of sewing in 2016 and have been teaching friends and family to sew. There's nothing like a perfectly fitted garment to make a person feel like a rock star!
When I'm not sewing, you might find me crocheting or knitting while watching a movie. I also love to go hiking with my husband, three boys, and dog. Rock climbing, camping, and canoeing are also on my list of "awesome things to do on a Saturday." I am also an avid reader, especially of historical fiction.
Over the last hundred years as our ability to mass-produce inexpensive clothes has improved, the trend has turned to cheap rather than merely inexpensive. Forcing people into a small range of sizes, bad quality fabrics, and terrible workmanship gives the illusion of choice, but in reality it limits our ability to look as good as we want. Fashions change at an incredible speed, causing people to buy the cheap fashions in order to keep up. These fashions are inevitably worn once or twice, then discarded or thrown in the back of our closet until someone else gets rid of them for us.
I believe that fashions should be timeless, made with impeccable quality, and more importantly, perfectly tailored. You shouldn't have to fit your clothes, your clothes should fit you.