I never thought in a million years I would start (and actually enjoy) to sew. I guess I never saw sewing as an pleasant hobby. I always mistakenly thought sewing was not fun and more of a job. I don’t know why I thought that way. I love everything about fashion. I got certified in fashion merchandising and production in Brazil, and was once a fashion buyer. Ironically, I never related sewing with fashion. At least not in a fun creative way.
You could say my first sewing machine was a toy Cabbage Patch machine that I absolutely LOVED to play with as a kid. And even then I never saw the potential the machine had to create anything. I would just use it to sew strait lines.
My grandmother sewed for my sister and me when we were kids. She made me this beautiful can-can dress for a montessori dance/play.
She also made our very elaborate, beautiful first communion dresses. So it’s not that I never had the opportunity to learn to sew. I guess it’s that I was never interested.
Fast-forward 25 years or so, I am a stay at home mom with a newborn. I felt that I needed something to help me relax and enjoy some time to myself. Out of nowhere I see an interview on TV of a girl who buys used clothing and refashions it to make it fit her and look cool. My love for sewing started when I discovered her and her blog, New Dress A Day. She is so amazing on how she finds a new outfit for just $1 a day! So refashioning was what got me to see that sewing really is for me.
I immediately got on the web and searched for tutorials. Once I saw that I could make my daughter leg warmers out of my socks, it was time to ask for a sewing machine for Christmas. I wasn’t expecting to actually enjoy it so much, but making little outfits for my baby was a great remedy for this new mom.