Hi!! I’m Roxanne and Welcome to my Blog! Strikes My Fancy was my original Creative Blog to help inspire fellow Sewists to continue growing their sewing interests and skills. Most recently I’ve taken it a step further by re-branding my Blog under the name Roxanne Stitches. I’m located in Sunny S. Florida and I will continue to bring the same great sewing video’s to my YouTube Channel, write Picture Tutorials on original sewing projects and give sewing tips, tricks and reviews on a variety of sewing patterns, tools and sewing machines.
I currently work as a freelance pattern maker with companies that produce women’s apparel. Having a strong background in design and textiles, I also do consulting for several collections. Recently, I’ve started working as a freelance graphic designer and am enjoying another form of design in yet another creative industry.
Just a little over 3 years ago I wrote and produced a pattern fitting series entitled, “My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting”. This was an 8 part series in which I shared my fitting techniques. You can read the opening blog here for more information. Introduction to My Pattern Fitting Series. Part of my motivation to write and produce this series was the fact that so many people find it frustrating to sew garments for their own body and end up leaving garment sewing. I find it sad that so many find sewing for themselves disappointing so I decided to help those by creating my “step by step” approach in this 8 week series. I hope you will consider following along and find the information you need for your “Journey Back to Garment Sewing”.
As a professional pattern maker, fashion designer and textile designer, it’s important to me to show others with similar interests, creative possibilities they may not have thought about. Back in July of 2013 I made my first foray into the informational and educational marketplace by starting my own YouTube Channel. It’s been very successful and I’m excited to see how sharing my experience and knowledge of the garment and textile industries will help inspire others into realizing their own creative potential. So far I’ve produced a series of 17 videos featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. This series covers beginning operations like threading your machine, changing presser feet, using the needle threader, and even using the buttonhole attachment. Singer has even supported my videos by sharing several of them on their Singer Sewing Company Facebook Wall with their fans. If you Own, Use and LOVE the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 like I do and would like to join our FB Group, please send me a request. So many kind people have shared with me that they’ve purchased this machine because of my “learning” video series and LOVE it too.
Most recently, I’ve partnered with Amazon as an affiliate. Occasionally I will be linking to products here on my blog with affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I receive a small commission. This helps support some of the costs associated with this blog and YouTube Channel. This enables me to devote more time to creating new content and videos for my readers, group members and subscribers. I only support brands that I believe in and have purchased for myself. Thank You for helping to support my original creative content!