Monday, October 19, 2015

HEALING through Sewing

"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
Tori Amos

Losing a love one is challenging to accept, especially a parent or a child. My father was my best friend and when he passed away June 25, 2011, a piece of me died inside. His death took a toll on me emotionally and accepting and dealing with him not being around was even worse.  I was a daddy's girl and my dad and I spoke daily. My faith was all I had and it was through my sewing outlet a year ago that helped. I decided to venture into sewing with a close friend after not sewing for over 25 plus years. We both took a sewing class and were disappointed as we did not complete the garment in 2 days.  I decided that night I was going to create a finish product and I sewed a simple elastic waist skirt for daughter.  
My First COMPLETED SEWING Project

From that learning experience, I then made several elastic waist skirts until one day I decided to learn how to insert a zipper.

I completed my Mimi G Maxi Skirt (left)  but opted for an elastic waist and belt.
I even made a second skirt a week later (right).

My first zipper skirt was wearable and there was NO turning back.  Thus far, I have created clutches, skirts, pillow covers, hair bows, remixed tops and even attempted a top for both myself and my daughter.  I truly enjoy making skirts and have found my niche.  
My FIRST ZIPPER SKIRT.  Was so happy with it, I wore it twice in 1 week.

Clutch and Skirt sewn by me!
                     

Pencil Skirts created in less than 1 hour.

Mommy and ME LOOK!

           I have no intentions to become a designer, but I hope to encourage others to find ways to heal. 



 From this journey, I will start my own Fashion Club at school and plan to launch the school's first Spring 2016 Runway show.  I am truly excited about this phase of my life and plan to encourage girls to be strong and confident in their skin.
My Inspiration to continue on this journey. 
Just a snip bit of the many pieces I have created for my daughter!

Thank you for reading my journey and hope that you find an outlet to heal from the struggles in life that you may be facing.

3 comments:

  1. You are very talented. Sorry for your loss and I can related after losing my mom in a car accident in 1998 and my dad in 2011, I am STILL in pain. I am very happy that you found peace in something that you love doing but that it will also make someone else's day, nothing like looking fly in a cute skirt. Keep it up. And thank you for the hair advice..

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