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Maker Person

I have a passionate aspiration to make my own things; I always have.

I admire women who effortlessly make everything from scratch.

My friend Akua recently had a baby; she and her husband took a woodworking class, built a crib, rocking chair and tiny baby furniture. She makes clothes from repurposed vintage fabrics and makes her own soy milk and yoghurt.

Obviously, I want her life – if only I could be that innovative.

I get such joy and inspiration from the little projects, even though I don’t always finish them.

Fabric for Sewing

Last weekend my mom and I went shopping for fabrics, I’ve decided that I’m going to make my own clothes.

We made some pillowcases the other day and it felt great! It turned out pretty and I didn’t have to spend a fortune.

Sadly, I don’t know how to sew, but I’m going to learn… after the Olympics when we can move about freely again.

I bought some patterns, I’m subscribed to a few sewing blogs and I’ve just discovered the most awesome fabric store.

I’m going to take a stab (with my mom’s help of course) at sewing my very first dress, and that’s even before I start my sewing lessons!

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I’m thinking a simple dress like the one worn here, it doesn’t require sleeves and doesn’t seem complicated.

I imagine I can get into the complex stuff once I take a few lessons.

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I’d love to be able to showcase my creations.

I’m going to sew dainty summer dresses of joy!

You just wait and see!

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