How I became a Garment Sewist
It all began with wanting to channel my late Grandma with my sewing machine.
Actually that’s only partly true.
It all BEGAN when I couldn’t find dresses that fit my body. I thought I just couldn’t wear dresses…my body was wrong for them and I was tired of feeling like something was wrong with me.
Then I found a handmade dress in a thrift store that seemed to be made for me and it sparked my desire to make my own clothes. So I bought a sewing pattern, sewed it up. And hated the fit.
Then, I decided to trace the dress I had found in that thrift store, the magical one that sparked my desires, and make another dress from that. It was a knit dress and I used a quilting cotton ;). (if you know a thing or two about fabrics, then you know this wasn’t a wise choice) Still I loved it.
And a garment sewist was born.