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why I sew: diana from miss castelinhos

Hello everyone!

It’s Diana from Miss Castelinhos. Sadly (for me, I’m sure!), this is my last post for this season of Kid’s Clothes Week. I had a blast and hope you enjoyed reading! Thank you so much for being there! 🙂

Sara and Miranda already told us why they sew, and today it’s my turn.

Why do I sew?

I first started sewing as a child. I would often draw and make my dolls clothes. In fact for most of my childhood, I hoped to grow up to be either a fashion designer or an architect. I grew up watching my grandmother by her sewing machine and she taught a few basic skills. Fast forward to 2012… I got my degree as an architect, but at the time was teaching an art class to 4th graders. All my free time was spent prepping classes, grading projects, writing reports… I needed some “me time” and so I decided to get an hobby! Around the same time, my grandmother gave me her old sewing machine. So I went back to sewing. A few months later, I was pregnant with my second child, and decided not to go back to work once the baby was born.

Since I became a SAHM, sewing as been a way to express myself creatively. I wanted to go on creating something… anything (besides a new life!)… I love exploring ideas, drafting, planning, organising… And sewing fulfils all that! I get the same feeling of accomplishment when I finish a sewing project, as I did when I was working full time.

why i sew_miss castelinhos-01Rowan tee; Rowan tee for KCW Wild ThingsSelf-drafted pants

I’m very picky when it comes to the way I dress my kids. I have two boys, so when I go shopping for them, it’s always a bit frustrating, because I often don’t relate to the styles I see in the “fast fashion” stores. Sewing their clothes allows me to put my sense of style into to it. I like to play around with prints and color blocking, making something unique, that matches their personality.

why i sew_miss castelinhos-03Rowan Tee for KCW Upcycled; Mini Hudson pantsTwisted trousers

It was never easy for me to make new friends, but being a part of this wonderful sewing community, has made me step out of my “shell”. I’ve met some of the most beautiful people (even though some I’ve never met face-to-face!), who I can share with my excitement about sewing! I’ve learned from them, laughed and cried with them and know I found true friendship! 😀

why i sew_miss castelinhos-02Lindy petal skirt; Bateau-neck blouse; Wonderland skirt

What started as an hobby is now such a big part of my life! Sewing truly makes me happy! Makes me enjoy my kids, my family, so much more! I’m a better person because I sew!

Well, I guess it’s time for goodbyes… but you can always visit me and say hi!

See you around! 🙂

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  • Reply Cate May 29, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Great post! I enjoyed your contributions this season, and will definitely “visit”!

    • Reply Diana May 29, 2015 at 2:19 am

      Thank you so much Cate! You made my day! 😀

  • Reply Molly June 20, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I enjoyed this. So true how sewing can make you happy. 

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