Sometimes, you dream about something for ages. You just don`t get over that stage. A dream that stays in your mind, while you care for your kids or go to work in a job you don’t really love anymore. It’s there, sometimes louder, sometimes you’re just comfortable with it just being a dream.
Until someone shows you, that your dreams could get real if you just go for it. After giving birth to three kids, it’s finally time for me to make my first steps towards my dream of sewing for a living. In Summer im going to start training.
It takes courage. And I still can`t get over, how much love and support i got from my husband and my family. It means everything to me! As a mum it’s not that easy anymore to change your career. I’ll get the chance.
The person who showed me, that it could be possible and introduced me to the training I choose now is Mirjam from Atelier Goldfaden. She is in a similar situation as a mum who made a career change. It’s so inspiring to see what she’s doing now after finishing her training.
She just opened the most beautiful online fabric store in Switzerland. She offers natural fabrics like linen, wool, silk or double gaze. Wonderful japanese fabrics or indian block prints. Fabrics from Merchant an Mills, Oilskins. Her selection is amazing. It’s the kind of shop you want to buy everything you see. For sure its the shop im buying my fabric from now on.
Mirjam offered me this most gorgeous linen. Its soft, has a beautiful drape and a wonderful weight. Since I cut the threads, I wore it as soon as it came out of the washing machine. I wore it over t shirts as it’s still a bit chilly for spaghetti straps. The fabric has a very subtile black check. You can get away with not matching it, but it adds some visual interest.
Pattern: Sparrow wrap dress from afternoon patterns. I sewed the smallest size and had to take off a few cm on the skirt wide and change the hip curve. There are some tucks under the bust. I had the feeling that it added to much bulk on the side covered by the wrap. it looked silly as I don’t have so much bust, i took them out. I’m happy with the fit now.
Fabric: Were offered from Atelier Goldfaden in exchange for an example dress. You can find it here.
Thank you Mirjam for being an inspiration and for showing me that dreams can be made reality!