Hi there. I’m Melissa, nickname mahlica, the creator of all things behind mahlicadesigns. I’m in my eighteenth year of happy marriage to my loving husband. God has blessed us with a sweet little boy, who teaches us new joys and frustrations. Our family also includes Macy, a snarky tabby cat.
I’m a self taught sewer. I learned the basics from my mother as a youth (thanks mom!), but really started in earnest just a few years ago.
I create to satisfy my desires for color, style, originality, and quality. I feature some of my creations on my Buy It! page as a source of income for my family.
This is my journal about my creative process. I hope you’ll find some inspiration, some help, and something you like.
I include construction time for most projects to give you an idea what you’re getting into if you’re inspired to make something for yourself. This is meant to be a reasonable estimation. I don’t include additional time that I have spent making fitting adjustments and finding the most efficient cutting layouts. Since I make extensive notes, I would not spend that time again the next time around. I also assume that others are not as compulsive about saving every inch of fabric.