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Welcome to SissySewsLove

Hey y'all - welcome to my shop! All of my work is 100% original - no commercial patterns. I design my own sewing patterns, use vintage findings, and I hand dye the silk I use. I have been sewing for about 35 years and I have a degree in Fashion Design - but I am actually a historian by profession! I turned my love of clothing and textiles into a PhD in Southern History! I am writing my dissertation on Gender and the Environment in 1870s South Florida - and I am looking at how women modified clothing and accessories as evidence. In my free time I make purses and handbags as a way to augment my income - and to keep myself grounded by working with my hands. More »