me, myself & I update 06/03/20:

Thank you for your patience during this COVID-19 emergency.

I will continue with porch drop off and pickup. You can call, or email for a drop off time.

NEW ADDITION: Persons who need one-on-one attention can schedule an appointment. I ask that friends and family please stay at home or stay in your car. There will be only one person in the shop at a time. Masks are required.

Sewing instruction classes are still on hold.

Questions? Please call 518 695-4867 or email me at martha@memyself-i.com or meshermc@gmail.com.

Stay safe
Martha

 

This past week I have been thinking of ways to help others.  It can be as easy as making a phone call to a neighbor, a friend, or a family member. Just check to see if they are okay and if they need anything. I am sure that they will appreciate knowing that someone cares.

I live in a small village with some wonderful restaurants and shops. Most are closed for the duration of this medical emergency. I sure hope that they will be able to reopen.

I received an email from a local restaurant requesting help by purchasing a gift certificate. Ordering dinner from a restaurant with curbside pickup is another way of helping. Maybe there is something you can do for your local businesses (hair salon, pet groomer, dress shop, etc.). Any birthdays coming up? Give a gift certificate to a local business instead of shopping online. And please remember your church donations. Their expenses go on, even when no one is there.

Also, consider making facial masks. There are many patterns and youtube videos available for free. Some are even no-sew.

I am here for you and I want you to know that. During these uncertain times with everything changing hour by hour, I have made some temporary adjustments, so that I can continue to serve you.

me, myself & I will be open for alterations that can be done without one-on-one contact.  This means that if you know what needs to be done (inches off, inseam length, letting out or putting in, mending, etc.) you can still have the work done.  Anything that needs fittings (prom and wedding dresses, etc.) will have to wait till this health crisis is over.

Until further notice, there will be no sewing instruction.

FRONT PORCH PICKUP AND DROP OFF

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

My business has always been by appointment only.  That isn’t changing.  You can email me at martha@memyself-i.com, meshermc@gmail.com, or call me at 518 695-4867 to set up a drop-off time. The time will be scheduled so that only one person at a time will be here.

Place your garment(s), curtains, etc. in a bag or tote. In addition, also include instructions (what you would like done), along with your name, address, email address, and phone number.

I will call you to verify that I have your item(s) and review with you what you would like to have done.

When the order is done I will contact you to schedule a pickup time.  Payment can be made in the exact amount by cash or check.

Keep safe.  I look forward to seeing you in the near future face to face once again.

 

 

Although we’ve had a somewhat mild winter, the cold days are still with! Be sure to bundle up when outside! Hats that cover the ears, gloves or mittens for the hands and a scarf all make for practical upstate NY winter wear!

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I am very thankful to you for supporting my business.  Have a great holiday full of family and friends.

Martha

 

 

May 12, 2018

I have been teaching the Kids Can Sew program for almost 18 years.  In doing so, I have met so many wonderful and talented children. Some, now young women and men, have gone on to FIT and other schools of fashion and design. One of my first students has her own business designing swimsuits. Others have gone on to college, travelled and become Moms and Dads.

Starting today I will no longer be teaching the Kids Can Sew program. There are other things that I would like to try. I am getting more requests for alterations, construction of pillows and cushions, and draperies. Prom and wedding season are always hectic and fun.

I will still be teaching hand and machine sewing. These will be private lessons based on your own specific needs.

Thank you for supporting me through these many years.

Martha

One more week and this years Prom season will be over in my area of New York.

This year I had girls from Saratoga Springs, Galway, Salem, Cambridge, South Glens Falls, Hoosick Falls and Schuylerville.  Some of girls have been coming to the shop for years.  I have had the privilege of watching them become amazing young ladies.  Others, I met for the first time and look forward to seeing them again.

Mom’s, thank you for choosing me, myself & I to do your alterations.

Some repairs, some remodeling, some re-organization! And the shop has been transformed!

I had the pleasure of recently attending Pam Damour’s Boot Camp which teaches drapery workroom techniques. Pam holds these workshops at her home &  workshop in Champlain, NY. These are very exclusive as there are only a handful of students in attendance. During these sessions, Pam shares her 33+ years of experience in the industry. Even experienced sewers like myself come away from these workshops learn the latest techniques and have a chance to practice and sharpen our skills!

As a result of this workshop, I am now certified to teach under the Pam Damour – Damour Drapery School name!

You can learn more about Pam at her website – pamdamour.com

Look for photos of some of my projects and more info on my drapery offerings in the future!

Learn new skills – alone or with several of your friends! We offer a number of classes for all age groups!

Visit the Our Current Classes page for all the latest information!