There once was a woman who sewed a lot.
She always craved a wardrobe that performed well.
She did not have a perfect body. Successful dieting still did not deliver a body that would fit retail.
She sewed because she could not buy clothes that fitted, let alone express who she was. Hours were wasted browsing in shops and trying on clothes, that just looked wrong on her. This frustration developed into a passion for sewing.
She desired a look that was truly her own.
She wanted to walk into a room of people and meet people and not feel inappropriately dressed.
She wanted choices, lots of choices, to run counter to the fact that there were no choices for her in the retail arena.
She loved texture, Quirky Creative details & Fabric that had, a Personality of it's own.
The quest was on. Vogue Patterns were the start of the journey. Fabric stores a refuge and a plethora of inspiration. Lunch was often forgotten. Fabric fed this girl. Money saved on skipped lunches also paid for the beginning of her Fabric & Pattern collection.
Many Patterns were purchased and garments created....research for the perfect marriage of Pattern and Fabric, that felt comfortable and looked great.
She went through a clothing conformity season to protect her children from school yard bullying. After that season she made the clothes she loved and actually started wearing them!
When Julia Roberts was wearing clothes that conformed to the work she did, she was treated poorly. She had a makeover. She wore clothes that suited her and she truly felt comfortable. Her style ingredients were nailed! She blossomed. She did have help. She was no longer the same. She got used to being treated better. She had a better life.
This story is a true story. It didn't happen to a friend of a friend of mine. It happened to me.
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