I am very grateful to have a woman in my life who is herself a fashion designer, and always so kind to give me her input. One thing she advised I do is practice specific sewing techniques until I do them correctly. This is not as glamorous as sewing a dress or a skirt, but it’s what must be done if I wish to improve. The other night she gave me a bag filled with little goodies, and to this blossoming seamstress it’s like someone gave me a hundred dollars. It was filled to the brim with zippers, snaps, shoulder pads (I will definitely be making a blazer one day for these babies), a marking pen, and a bit more. She also gave me a book about being creative, a fashion design drawing coursebook and a sketch book. Not only was I ecstatic about these gifts, but I felt like she (along with so many other people in my life) is really rooting for me. Look out world, here I come with my zippers and snaps.
Happy sewing and creating!