It started with a dream…
Yes, It all started with a dream, an idea, a plan first carved in my heart and, as time progressed, penned on paper. Isn’t that how most businesses, careers, study, family and other things starts? A desire, a longing to play my part, howbeit a tiny corner of the world.
I have always admired a good design, anything that has to do with designing, whether building, interior or fashion. I recently saw this quote and love it because it resonates in my heart.
Fashion is Architecture: It is a matter of proportions.- Coco Chanel
Another quote I have taken to heart is from a Fashion School.
Architecture and Fashion go hand in hand because both serve as a ‘space’ for people to live in.
I like the word ‘space’ in the above quote because it sends me a message of ‘comfortable’. When we wear any clothing, we should feel comfortable. I wanted to clothe children in beautiful and comfortable clothes, and they could play in them. I nursed the idea of studying fashion design to acquire skills and knowledge.
I also wanted to learn how to sew, but it was not feasible. That didn’t happen until years later when I worked in a non-profit organization.
One day, the Boss lady approached me said she’d like to see me in her office. I went to her office, and she handed me a beautiful vintage Necchi sewing machine(picture below) she owned, saying that the Lord told her to give it to me. Wow! God knows. Please remember that nobody knew my desire to learn how to sew except for my husband. She didn’t know at all. I was amazed at God’s faithfulness and timing. She was glad to hear that I had nursed the idea of wanting to learn how to sew, also that she had heard God right. I’ve owned this machine for 13 years to date, not adding how many years the lady had possessed her.
The next day I enrolled in a Dressmaking and Design school, and the journey began. As the years went by, I had acquired skills and knowledge from Fashion schools, and I started making children’s clothing. Still, I also wanted to transfer the skills and expertise to the next generation, so I started this sewing school to achieve the desire to equip the next generation with skills that they can use to empower themselves.
It all started with a dream; it still begins with a vision, so DREAM!
Here’s a picture of that awesome gift!
My first sewing machine, a Necchi Silvia Maximatic 586. It was built between 1973-1978 in Italy.
Our Driving Force
Is 62:12(MEV)- They shall call them The Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, a City Not Forsaken.
Ex 35: 30-35(MEV)- verse 34: He also has put in his heart to teach,…
Prov 31: 10-31(MSG)- verse 19: She’s SKILLED in the craft of …
Honing your skill: Eccl 10:10(NIV)- If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but SKILL will bring success.