Two years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog. This will be my 104 blog in that time (as I didn’t blog for about 1 year while I was working in India). I first started blogging as a way to occupy myself during a brief period of unemployment; I had no idea how much I would come to love it or what I’d be doing with it in two years time.
Since I first started my sewing has improved drastically and I wear me-made clothes most of the time. It’s also been a major confidence booster in two ways. First in that two years I’ve changed sizes quite a few times, up and down and all around. Being able to customize the size of my clothes (and alter my favorites) to fit just right, has helped me feel good despite the fluctuation. Taking lots of photos of my creations has made me look at myself a lot more and feel happy in what I see. Second (and I’m aware there’s a little pride in this one, but not all pride is a sin right?) because I love the shock on people’s faces when they learn that something is me-made. When I feel out of my depth at work, I am more confident in me-mades like, if I can make this blazer/dress/blouse/trousers then I can do anything.
I also had no idea how many relationships it would foster. Commenting on others’ blogs, participating in the Monthly Stitch collective, and even entering (online) sewing contests. It’s particularly apt that today I am going to my first ever sewing bloggers meet up!
So here’s to another year of blogging, thanks for reading!