During High School I studied fashion design at Tech school. Once I got the hang of sewing and fashion design, you couldn’t tell me anything. I was making pants for everybody and putting on fashions shows at schools and malls to showcase my work. I think the main reason I took to sewing was because I COULD CREATE THINGS THAT NOBODY ELSE HAD. That’s my way of saying if you can’t afford it, try to make it.
Upon graduation I went to Moore College of Art for Fashion Design for one year. I ended up going to tailoring school to fine tune my sewing skills and drafting. I learned to make tailored pants, skirts and blazers. Let me say after I conquered the task of making a tailored blazer, I told my instructor that nobody is going to be able to pay me enough to make them a tailored blazer. All the inside hand work and sizing, I was like they would need to pay me $1000.00 for a blazer….seriously!
So my life took another direction and I stopped sewing years ago and now I’m getting back into it slowly. I picked this fun owl print and I started with this pattern Butterick B5908 See & Sew. I was like I can do this. I was all good until that damn zipper. I wanted to follow the pattern instructions since it has been a while but I noticed that nothing has changed, they still make me crazy. The instructions for that dang zipper was not for beginners, luckily I knew a little some-thing, some-thing. It took me way longer than I remember it ever taking me to sew a pair of pants but I got it. This was #1 of 20 patterns that I purchased. (photo shoot with Mori coming soon!)