Elizabeth Dobbs: Sew Talented
Elizabeth Dobbs is a sophomore who enjoys creating her own clothes. Peak Student Media sat down with her to learn more.
When did you begin sewing and how were you introduced to it?
I began when my nana taught me how to sew when I was little; I decided I wanted to make my own clothes because I have always loved clothes. This was eight years ago.
How many garments have you constructed?
I have made about thirty items.
How would you describe your style?
My style is definitely ever-changing. I dress how I want to dress and I don’t have a specific style, it’s just however I’m feeling.
What’s your favorite garment that you have made?
My favorite garment is probably a dress I made. It has a very intricate braid detail on the waistline; it’s empire waistline and very detailed. It took me almost a week to make.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
As inspiration, I definitely look to my family–my mom, my nana. They are both very fashion-forward people and they definitely inspire to keep going, to keep trying, and to make sure that I know that no matter what I do they are always behind me.
Do you have any advice for anyone who wants to try sewing?
If you want to try sewing, just go for it. Learn what works for you because sewing, while you do need to knowhow to sew technically, you can put your own twist on it. If you want to change what you are doing, it is always okay to try new things and find out what works for you.