Tori Hall | The Doing Things Blog

Hi! I’m Tori, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I have always wanted to learn how to sew. My grandma is an amazing seamstress, and I have always been so amazed at how she can make anything! That’s why I was so excited when I took home ec in middle school, and I had sewing DOWN. But sewing a pillowcase and a simple bag didn’t quite light a fire in me. Ya know? So I just moved on and didn’t sew again for a long time.

When my husband and I were dating, he sewed me a dress! Yes, you read that correctly. He just decided he wanted to, and he had an old sewing machine for when he had to mend/alter his clothes (he’s 6’6”). The dress ended up being too small because I didn’t tell him the right size (always measure yourself! Haha), but it completely blew my mind that he could just make a dress by following the instructions!

After we got married, we bought a new sewing machine, and I gradually eased myself into sewing really beginner things. I even sewed pillowcases, again (lol). I eventually made my first dress in the summer of 2015 and fell completely in love with sewing my own clothes!

It has been very slow growth and improvement, but ever since then, I have had the opportunity to work with and meet so many amazing people in the sewing community! By far, my favorite things to sew are dresses and shirts – and if either have buttons, then I am completely on board! I am usually #SewingTall since I’m 5’11, and I LOVE recreating things that I see on Pinterest or in ready-to-wear fashion (check out #SewRTWStyle).

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XO, Tori