Any of these sound like you?

  • You're tired of shopping for clothes that just don't fit...not your body and not your style and you're ready to take matters, literally, into your own hands.
  • You never got to go to Sleep Away Camp and you're realizing right now, that you can not live another year without that experience...only, you'd like a comfortable bed!
  • You're longing for your tribe, sure, you have friends, but you're craving the "quilting bee" vibe of days gone by...time spent making with your hands, in a gathering of women, where the work at hand is only a part of the beauty.
  • You would give anything for some uninterruped "me" time. Time to get in the flow and make something beautiful.
  • You want to contribute to change in your own small way. Organic cotton, slow fashion, natural dyes. Mindfulness. Yes.
  • You used to sew (knit/crochet/weave/etc) but it's been years and you'd like to get back into it and have some fun to boot.
  • You've been sewing clothes for a while and you're ready to get more intentional about it and maybe, stream line your fitting process.

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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, 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.

 

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