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2.18.2012

Sewing for a Cause


Last week, I attended the 2nd Annual Haiti Pillowcase to Dress and T-Shirt to Shorts Sewer Workshop. I participated in the creative and sewing process of turning donated pillowcases into dresses that would go to Haiti.

The first dress. The pocket is off center a bit.

I haven't done hands on volunteer work in a long time. I usually donate money because past projects were socially awkward for me. I decided to give this one a try because there was sewing involved and it was with a meetup group I belonged to. It was a wonderful opportunity to step out my comfort zone. If nothing else, I could bury my face in the machine.

As usual, I'm glad I pushed past the fear. I had a great time sewing. I haven't made anything in over 2 years. I love hearing the machine go, being covered in clipped threads, and watching the fabric turn to into something wearable. It was nice to have TWO completed projects and it a good cause!

I also met some new people (shout out to vision board 2012). Two ladies even joined TSC.

I came home super pumped to keep the sewing mojo going but alas it has passed and I still haven't worked on a new project.

The second dress. These pockets line up better than in the picture.
Do you participate in volunteer activities? What sparks your creative mojo?

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