After an award-winning print journalism career spanning nearly two decades, Mary Abreu left the newsroom to pursue her passion for sewing. Mary also works as a seamstress with a boutique movie studio and has wardrobe department credits on two short films, including The Candy Shop, starring Doug Jones. She is an accomplished sewing instructor who teaches a wide range of classes near her metro Atlanta home. Mary enjoys attending pop culture conventions, where she is a regular presenter on the topics of pattern drafting and hacking, costuming for children, and historically influenced costuming. She lives with her family near Atlanta, Georgia. Mary documents her many crafting adventures on her blog, ConfessionsOfaCraftAddict.com.