My dad worked at a fabrics and textiles factory when we were kids, and every couple of nights, he'd come home with rolls of fabric, so colorful and crazily patterned...there was definitely a hamburger print or two thrown in there. My mom would then proceed to lay everything out on the kitchen table, her loud and clunky sewing machine in tow, and crank out matching pants, shirts and dresses for her five little girls.
Since then, I've always wanted to do the same—make clothing for my babies one day. I often find myself stepping into fabric shops to browse, dreaming up all of the cute pieces I could make, and leaving inspired to take the time to properly learn how to make patterns and sew.
I attempted to pick up sewing a couple of years ago; I even bought a little starter sewing machine. But the most I got out of it were a couple of hem-ups for some too-long dresses...I just wasn't feeling it. Now that Margot's here though, I think I've finally got what I need to get me back on track. Oh, just thinking about all of the cute little playsuits and dresses I could make her has me feeling all sorts of inspired!
Photos taken at Affordable Textiles, Queen Street West.