|My very messy sewing corner|
That's what Tilly asked last Saturday and this is my (late) answer.
Soo... yes! Sewing has definitely changed my life!
I've been around sewing machines since I was a child, because both my mom and my granny are seamstresses.
I didn't start sewing seriously until about 4 years ago and it became an increasingly important activity in my life. Right now, it's one of my most frequent thoughts and my favorite pastime. It's a great way to channel my creativity and I wear my creations with pride. I love the look on someone's face when I tell them I can sew and, although I deal terribly with compliments, I'm really happy when someone compliments my handmade garments.
I don't know anyone around my age with the same passion, so starting a blog and connecting with the sewing community has been awesome. I "met" some great people and it's an awesome support system.
Some other thoughts on sewing:
- I'm not the most social of people and I like to spend a lot of time at home. Sewing is a great way to keep myself busy, instead of being just lazy and unproductive.
- It allowed me to bond even more with my mum. We always had a good relationship, but we didn't always get along well during my teenage years (I wasn't the nicest of teenagers...). Now we go fabric shopping together, I always ask for her advice and she's a great supporter of (almost) everything I make.
- It allowed me to improve my language. Reading sewing blogs, books and pattern instructions in French and English, I feel very strong on sewing and fashion vocabulary and I can add this to my CV as a translator.
- Money! I managed to earn some (through my shop) and to save some more, both on RTW clothes I didn't buy and on presents for friends I made with my hands.
I hope this was useful, Tilly!
If you lovely readers want to share your thoughts, please feel free to do it, I'd love to hear from you guys!