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A stitch in time

Sunday 30th June 2019 will always be another memorable and one of my most fulfilling Sundays.

I finally visited a friend to help her set up her sewing machine. This set up session had been a few months in the pipeline. I am not a seasoned seamstress, but having grown up around sewing machines and now using one myself… it’s not exactly rocket science.

Off I went with my knewly aquired skills of sewing, to visit a friend in need.

I have the basic awareness of what to do with a sewing machine. As a child I watched my mother sewing. At some point, her sewing machibe was located in the kitchen. We all know tgat the kitchen is the hub of an African home. I later went on a crash course for two evening (6pm-9pm). The course was titled ‘how to sew a circle skirt’.

I went on the course to get the confidence to do what had been in my head all along. I came out of the course on the second evening with a completed and fully wearable circle skirt for my daughter and the pattern). I was so proud of myself, I still have that skirt pattern till today. And the most fantastic thing of all was that my daughter actually loved the skirt. That was the beginning of discovering another me. I later improved my skill by adding pockets to the skirt.

The artistic and creative me… was born

Several reasons got me sewing. One of the main reason was the fact that I had bought my daughter a sewing machine for her 10th birthday and 2 years down the line she was not using it. The sewing machine remained in its box until I decided to make use of it myself. And I decided to sew because my daughter needed to watch me sewing at the sewing machine, just as I had watched my mother sewing.

My daughter is now used to the sound of the machine and watchibg me sew. She has recently mention casually that she would like to sew a dress for herself this summer. We are making good progress indeed.

I could see the need to buy my own machine sometime in the future🤣🤣🤣🤣

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