I’m a sewing dork.
I dream up ways to fill my time with fabric, a sewing machine and hopefully finished clothes at the end of it all. I’m constantly filling my imagination with inspiration from blogland, pinterest and other people’s clothes. I seem to think about sewing all the time and I recently discovered that I’m thinking about sewing even when I’m not thinking about sewing. Sewing epiphanies anyone?
I used to be a bit like a puppy when I first started sewing. A tiny attention span constantly being distracted by limitless amounts of shiny things in the way of fabric, notions and patterns. Ooh fabric - my favourite thing! Ooh a new pattern - my favourite thing! Ooh a new piece to put up on the blog - my favourite thing!
Nowadays I sew with a plan. I alternate prints and solids. I buy fabrics only when I have a pattern in mind. I make things that I know I’m going to wear and I take the time to learn the right skills to execute it properly. I’ve grown and I’m proud of the person I’m turning into.
I’ve made a promise to myself that I’m going to make my own wedding dress to be worn down the aisle on 4th October 2014. Whether I sew anything beyond that point doesn’t even matter. If I can marry the man of my dreams in a self stitched dress on the happiest day of my life then my sewing journey will have been the best accident that ever there was.
I’m grateful to have stumbled on this wonderful hobby and all of the incredibly inspiring sewing bloggers whose posts I consume with glee. I’m grateful that I’m now at a point where I can see something in my head and execute it with my own hands.
So I welcome you to my little corner of the internet to share this journey I’m on.
I love my handmade wardrobe and I can’t wait to share each and every piece with you.