This blog was started in April 2010 by me. A girl who had a dream to make all her own clothes herself but who was literally scared stitchless.
Although I had asked for a sewing machine and received one in about 2008 it had barely managed to be taken out of it’s case long enough to make two cushions for my couch. A paltry effort in two whole years if you ask me.
So 2010 saw me leaving a full time job in teaching knowing that it just eked too much of my time, energy, patience and soul to continue. But, having given up a career in teaching, I had also found myself with a hole to fill. Not to mention a whole lot of free time! And so I turned to my sewing machine not just as a hobby but as a creative outlet. A way to get to know myself all over again by dreaming, scheming, sketching, trying, failing, fixing and making.
And this is when I decided to share the journey through a blog. It needed to be a place I could show off what I was proud of having created myself. But, more importantly, it needed to be a place where I could share my failings, fears and frustrations of the journey along the way.
And so it was that I realised I loved blogging about sewing as much as I actually liked sewing.
Little did I know that the hole I was trying to fill had not only been plugged but was literally overflowing as I grew more confidence with each sewing project I tried.
Since beginning I have connected with other seamstresses on Burdastyle which literally cluttered my head with possibilities in the early days. This was shortly followed by discovering a blogroll and the endless potential of checking in with other sewing blogs on a daily basis. Suddenly I realised that I was part of a community. And, more importantly, it was OK to share the triumphs and the failures because I certainly was not alone in that.
Nowadays I’ve discovered the wonderful timesuck known as Pinterest and what wonders that has done for me! Such inspiration and all with the click of a button!
And now Twitter. Allowing me to receive up to the minute updates on all my favourite seamstresses live feeds on their process.
I have to say I am still in the humble beginnings of this sewing journey but I can say with absolute confidence that nothing has ever challenged me and yet made me feel more me than anything I had ever tried.
I hope that you can join me on this journey and who knows, maybe we’ll inspire each other.
Thanks for stopping by!