Sarah was sucked into the wonderful world of fabric and sewing in 2002 when she and her best friend decided to sew their own costumes for the local Renaissance Faire. Having no formal training, they spent hours in their parents' basements learning by trial and error how to sew dresses. Sarah fell madly in love with this crazy hobby and went on to create dozens of clothing, costumes, and home items.
She ran the costume shop at her college's theatre and after graduating with her degree in history, she continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA where she majored in Product Development. Since then she's opened her own online boutique, worked for years in corporate merchandising and product development, and continued her sewing adventures in whatever she could.
She has been blogging at Neroli Blossoms since 2008, has done multiple collaborations and has had her Anthropologie duvet DIY tutorial featured in a Buzzfeed article. Currently she spends her free time researching historical fashion, updating their 1970s ranch, adding more dogs to the family, and making pretty things with fabric. She offers sewing classes in the Phoenix area.
About the blog
Far Blue Mountains is a new look into the world of both history and sewing. This blog is a mix of current projects - both historical fashion related and modern projects, tutorials, a look at the pretty dresses of yesteryear, and any other bits of fancy that come up.