hold me to it.

1 Mar

My Christmas list had only one thing on it: a sewing machine. So naturally, my mom sent me home with her sewing machine – why buy a new one when you can use what you already have? Ok. Fair enough. And in her defense it has been sitting in my room untouched since Christmas. Until yesterday. I did it. I went out and bought this book and threaded a bobbin. (I considered just checking it out at the public library… then I realized that I have a $20ish fine there so that wouldn’t be an option).

Sometimes you’ve just got to bite the bullet. So my plan is to teach myself to sew. My grandmother taught me some of the fundamentals as a child. We used to spend the summers eating peanut butter toast for breakfast. She would cut the toast into 9 squares and the middle piece was always my favorite – for its lack of crust and gooey peanut butter. In the afternoon she would let me sit at her sewing machine and rifle through her button collection. I may or may not remember making a denim purse and sewing every button imaginable on top. Excessive… I think not. My favorite dresses were the ones she made. I could sit and watch for hours as she laid the brown dress patterns on the guest bed and cut the floral fabrics for my little frocks.

With that said, here are a few things you should know:

:: I was accepted into the Fashion Design programs at SCAD and FIDM for the fall after I graduated from college. Instead I moved to Charleston and have never looked back. However, I’ve been inspired big time lately and am attempting not to live in fear. I had a conversation with my roommate on Sunday. She asked me what I would do if I knew I would not fail. This leads to my next point…

:: Having a business of my own has always been my biggest desire. I never knew what it would be – except to say that I wanted to create something of my very own and sell it. Still to this day the product has yet to be chosen. I like a lot of things ok…

:: I tend to dream big. And I’ve realized the importance of setting goals. I dream about doing a lot of things, but never quite get around to them. So… my goal is to design and execute a dress by July 16th. Wedding time. No not for me. But as a bridesmaid. I’m thinking rehearsal dinner or bridesmaid luncheon. Hold me to it.

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3 Responses to “hold me to it.”

  1. jenna 03.01.11 at 12:15 pm #

    no worries, i am holding you to it. there will be a dress by july 16.

  2. Shea Kinzer 03.06.11 at 2:15 pm #

    That’s exciting! Keep us updated (with pictures of the journey of course)! I can’t wait to see what you create!

  3. Lauren Ladd 03.09.11 at 1:13 pm #

    Can’t wait to see the finished product and all the steps along the way!

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