Since I started to sew, many people have asked me if I found out this passion recently or I had been thought about it for a while. Actually I could answer… both of them!
Let me explain myself better… even if I recently found out how fun it is to use the sewing machine and to design my customized wardrobe (finally stop frenzied shopping on the lookout for that garment I really would need but I never find as I really like!), actually, thinking it over once again, I’ve always had a preference for this kind of manual activity rather than others.
I’ve tried a lot of them, lately I’d even thrown myself into producing of industrial amount of biscuits and muffins (and I’ve found out I’m exactly no good at making cakes). Fun yes, but anyway I didn’t feel completely satisfied once I finished up the job, I mean, I didn’t feel the fire that makes you always be on the move and on it.
Instead with sewing it has been different, a sort of love at first sight… or wasn’t it?
Thinking my favourite games when I was a child over once again, surely there were paper dolls (how fun it was to cut the little dresses, to bend the flaps and dress the doll up?? I would have fun doing it again), the magic knit machine (do you remember it? Barbie’s, here it is! Actually I hated playing with Barbies, the only thing that made me have fun was…dressing them up! :) ) and to embroider in half-cross stitch. My first little job, that I did when I was 6, is still hanging in my old bedroom!
And then I adored when my mom and my nanny (Aunt Teresa) would teach me how to stitch by hand, to knit and to crochet (the last two unfortunately forgotten by now).
Could it then be called a rediscovered passion, after many (too many) years in which it has been asleep?
And you, how have you found your passion for sewing or for any other hobby out? Is it something that you have brought along with you since you were a child or a completed new discovery as a “grown up”?