Cynthia Gamble learned basic hand sewing techniques from her
grandmother. As a child, Cynthia created clothes for her Barbie dolls out of
Kleenex before moving on to the use of cloth scraps to fashion more
wardrobes. She created her own clothing in high school and majored in
home economics in college.
Always a seamstress,
Cynthia found a new outlet for her sewing talents when a niece had a premature
baby. Cynthia was astounded to learn that clothing for preemies was
extremely difficult to find, so she scaled down her patterns to create her own.
She also participated in the organization Newborns in Need where she made
preemie clothing that was donated to underprivileged babies. Cynthia prefers to
use 100% cotton and poly/cotton blends for her simple designs. While she
prefers bright colors, she does allow trends in fashion to influence her
pattern and color choices.
Cynthia’s creations are also
available at the Rural Heritage Center in Thomaston, and at www.ginabugs.com.
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