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How I became a Garment Sewist
It all began with wanting to channel my late Grandma with my sewing machine. (I swear I can feel her presence when I sit down to sew.)
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.
Hi, I’m Tina.
I’m so glad you stopped by.
Allow me to introduce myself…
I am, among other things, a clothes maker, home builder, food preserver, forager, natural dyer, budding gardener, knitter & crocheter, teacher, student and mama to one wee fella.
I’ve spent years empowering myself to sew and make in order to follow my own path and as a way to love myself and be powerful in my body. I am delighted by the energy and love that is attached to things made intentionally and by hand, the story in thrifted goods and the life in natural fibers.
I now find myself in a place where I want to feel deeply connected to what I wear/own/eat and strive to not only buy intentionally (be it new or used), but make intentionally. To bring into my life only what resonates. Slowly…by hand.