I am not at all good at sewing clothes. Although I think I could be, considering that like to be creative and I love fashion. The idea of designing and making my own clothes has always appealed to me, however, I never found myself in the position to be able to do so. Many of you who visit here are very talented in this respect and I have seen countless examples of wonderful attires that you have made.
So why don't I make my own clothes? Mostly, it is the lack of time, lack of a reliable sewing machine (and they are VERY expensive) and lack of practice.
As a teenager, I did attend sewing classes in school and I remember liking them a lot. I successfully created a few items of clothing which I did actually enjoy to wear.
When I moved into my first apartment, I did have an old sewing machine which I used to shorten my skirts and pants with. As a rule though, the machine would tear up my clothes instead of fixing them and I spend hours untangling messed up thread and eventually developed a dislike for the thing and stopped using it altogether.
The other day I was looking for something in a cabinet in the guest room and found my old cross-stitch embroidery of two different rose-hip flowers, which I did during the school sewing classes. It resulted in two small framed artworks, that used to hang in my parents house. It brought back memories of how much I actually liked to create wonderful things with my hands.
I am not the only member of my family that enjoy to cross-stitch. My aunt does make an array of pictures, beautiful painting-like artworks, which she gives away as presents to friends and family. I have been a lucky receiver of one such picture, that now hangs just above the stairs to my bedroom. It depicts a wonderful, serene spot covered with flowers, on a terrace somewhere in a warm climate. Looking at it is always very pleasing to all my senses.