Day 18 - Maria Hayek
Hi! I’m Maria and it’s a pleasure to be part of Ellen’s advent calendar!
I’m Jordanian but I’ve been living in Norway since 2012.
I started sewing at the end of 2014 mainly because I was bored and
because I already had a sewing machine
(a Bernina from 1964 donated by my husband’s grandmother),
as you can tell: I haven’t stopped sewing since 😊.
I even took my hobby a step further and started an online fabric store, Cottoncandy
and decided to use a year on studying Sewing and Design which I’m currently doing.
I like experimenting with fabric and have tried loads of different ones.
The garment I want to share with you today is my Red skinny jeans.
I wanted red jeans for a long time and last summer I finally made me a pair,
which you can see more of
on my blog (I even have a modifications video).
As for a sewing tip from me…I have many!
My main one will always be:
Don’t restrict yourself based on your perception of your own skill level!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the words:
“this looks great but it’s beyond my level”.
Don’t think that way!
Try new things…try “difficult” things…
It’s how you learn them and how they become easy 😊