You may or may not know that I'm pretty much obsessed with Project Runway. I have been since the first season aired when I was 16. I would rush home from Mutual every Wednesday night to see the next episode. I have always wanted to be a fashion designer. I have notebooks full of sketches at my parents' house. As soon as I was old enough to hold a crayon, I was drawing people, not just any people...they were scribbly people, but with amazingly detailed clothes. I was four years old and drawing shoe laces, ribbons, bell sleeves, stripes, buttons... I dream of making clothes.
There's just one problem. I am barely learning to sew.
I recently purchased a refurbished machine off of Overstock. It sorta works. I made some stockings just before Christmas. And all day New Years Eve, I worked on my apron. Ahhh...my apron. I'm so happy with it. I think because I didn't think I could do it. My good friend Nikki basically had to walk me through step by step. She's amazing. She cheered me on the whole way. "You just need to have faith in yourself. You're doing a great job!"
I finished feeling like I could make anything.
Oh, my soul, I actually made this.
Delta College has a sewing program. I'm going back to school soon, and my big debate has been whether I should continue studying child development and become a teacher, or whether I should get my Design Apparel and Fashion Merchandising Certificate. My main goal is to be with my children as much as possible. If I taught, I would have their same schedule once they're in school. If I sew, I can make clothes whenever, and sell them. I can start on Etsy. Possibly open a boutique one day? With this economy, are people even buying clothes anymore? Am I being totally unrealistic or could this childhood dream possibly turn into something more?