Hey, I’m Cici
I’m the founder of this website and first became interested in sewing as a teen in high school.
Wanting to encourage this interest, my mom got me a sewing machine…. but I couldn’t figure out how to set it up (this was in a world before Google). So, it just sat there and eventually found its way into my closet.
Years later, I began really learning to sew. In 2014, I signed up for a beginners sewing course at a local sewing store and I was hooked.
Since that first course, I’ve take a ton of others. Ranging from more casual online courses (such as Burda Style Academy, Sew It Academy, etc) to more ‘serious’ ones- the latest being a body and active wear design course at the University of Arts London.
As I gained mores skills, I fell in love with the freedom sewing gives you to more fully express yourself through your clothes, but, possibly more than that, I love the creative process of making clothes. From the first idea, to thinking through how to do it, to stitching the last couple stitches before finally trying on the garment. I find the entire process so satisfying.
I’ve always had an interest in fashion…
While sewing is my main passion, I’ve also always been interested in fashion.
Thinking about it now, this makes complete sense. I love being able to create clothes the exact way I want them and with the fit I want.
But, until recently, I’ve thought of these two passions separately for some reason.
I’ve finally realized that I can combine the two! I can sew more than simple things like aprons and table cloths!
I do still like making those things but.. designing and sewing your own clothes just feels so much more satisfying.
A forever student, I’m constantly striving to learn more and more. As I’ve gained more skills and expertise, starting a blog increasingly became something I wanted to do.
So, finally, I started this blog to create a community where I can share this passion and knowledge with others. It’s my hope that I can encourage others to pursue their interests sooner in life and not wait as long as I did (I’m in my early 30s, so, I know that isn’t exactly over the hill but I still wish I started sooner!)
I hope you will enjoy it!