Are you a sewist? sound like you?
You love to sew, or at least you WANT to love to sew. And not just any ole’ things, but clothes!
Clothes that make you feel good. Beautiful and empowered and strong.
And you want to feel superhuman when you strut around town in those clothes that fit just right. That fit both your body and your style.
Oh, and you’ve got some questions, wouldn’t mind some tips now and then and want the lovely energy that comes from doing a thing, with our own two hands, TOGETHER.
And maybe, just maybe, you’re ready to get adventurous. With both your sewing (pattern drafting anyone?) but also perhaps a little road trip to meet up with your making tribe. On Mackinac Island. For several days.
You Belong Here
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.
Ever the intrepid maker, 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 how this story goes…)
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.