How I added an #industrialsewingmachine to my #arsenal
It was #2015 had been #savingup for it plus a #serger and felt ready. I went scouting for them and got the surprise of my life...prices had gone up about 20%. I had put in for a refresher course in freehand sewing with a teacher at the time (only God knows how many teachers I've had to date). I knew I just had to have the straightstictch machine soon or I would miss that year.
I talked to my teacher and he promised to put out feelers on my behalf, even if a used one was all I'd get.
Some weeks later, a fashion house was relocating and selling off assets and I got in on the sellout. I not only bought a straightstitch industrial machine in top condition, I got a free pressing iron, stool, wooden board and soft gum: even a new machine wouldn't have all those things attached.
I couldn't get the #serger though, someone else got it before me. Story for another day.
This pic was taken when my newly acquired possession was still doing me gazzgazz. The excitement still has some gazzzz therein. LOL.
These were pictures from my first paid contract and guess what? It was from family. Big mummy believed I could do it and said she would even pay for me to make these clothes for my cousins, so the grinding began.
Wasn't feeling too well at the time but still couldn't help but keep late nights to finish the work, Gush was I elated!!! F&£k fatigue!
Looking back now I'm too grateful for the push she gave me, you know about that fear of taking up other people's clothes you don't want to spoil!!! Yassss!!! That was how I overcame it.
Please don't wait until you think you know it all before doing it, whatever it is. There are people who will appreciate where you are and move along with you and some will cone to join you after you've "arrived" (whatever that means)
Struggled with fitting though. But I could only get better.