Since she started sewing 24 years ago, Kris Moore has learned to make just about anything -- coats, dress clothes, suits, matching outfits for her and her daughters and formalwear. Behind her is a child's pillow dress she made, and she holds a purse with vintage jewelry attached. Photo courtesy of Kris Moore.
Sonya Armstrong models a dress she has worn every Mother's Day for the past 20 years. The dress was her mother's. Every year, Armstrong uses her sewing skills to adjust it to her size and make it match current trends.
Sonya Armstrong, in her home in Hurricane, models one of the dresses she has made.
This Civil War-era dress is Hannah Duffield's favorite of all the ones she has made. She has worn it to many re-enactments. Photo courtesy of Hannah Duffield.
Through her business on Etsy, Kris Moore is trying to introduce hand sewing and mixed media to the crochet community so that the garment and crocheted item match. This is Moore's latest crochet pattern. Photo courtesy of Kris Moore.
Hannah Duffield creates fancy hostess aprons, such as the one shown here, that she sells on Etsy and in local shops. Photo courtesy of Hannah Duffield.
Hannah Duffield models one of the hand-sewn skirts she made in 2012. Photo courtesy of Hannah Duffield.