Weʼre raising £450 to help me get back on my feet with my true passion, sewing. I miss it so much but my ex stole my sewing machine. Saving mainly for new machine
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It's always been my dream to make clothes. I made my first items from scratch when I was 7 (an outfit for my Bunny - a stuffed toy. She's still wearing them now!) and ever since then, my passion has grown even stronger.
I dream of starting my own alternative and festival themed clothes company. I had almost everything ready to get going but, then, I decided life with my physically abusive, at the time, boyfriend had become unbearable and he had to move out. As revenge for leaving him, he stole my laptop and my beloved sewing machine, with no use for it. He did this simply because he knew it would destroy me.
It did destroy me. It destroyed all my plans to start the business and I lost all passion is clothes making. I've spent almost 3 years getting to the point where I dream to make clothes again! The machine pictured is almost exactly the same as my old one but snazzier.
At this point, I'm so desperate to reignite this passion that has kept me awake at night and has, basically, been the only ray of sunshine at the end of the tunnel. I would settle for a manual, 70s' singer :') but I hope this helps me (kinda) get back to a happier, more positive and productive time in my life like before a childish walnut wanted to be so petty.
I will be ever so grateful for ANY contribution, even just 20p!
Sewing saved my life, gave me a reason to carry on living.
Although I've mastered handsewing (started when I was 5/6) so almost 10 years practice, I wouldn't feel confident it was acceptable to sell clothes that are so prone to damage. Handsewing is obviously nowhere near as durable as machine stitches and I could never sell shoddy items. Not only is against my moral code but my passion is so strong that I couldn't bear the thought of selling a substandard piece of clothing.
As I said earlier in this HUGE paragraph, every penny helps and thank you in advance for helping me get my life back on track :)
Thank you for reading my silly sob story <3
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- 1 year ago
Ariel Smith1 year ago
First update! Page is up and running! Let's hope some kind souls find this and help me get my life back on track. Well, a better track! <3
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About the fundraiser
Seamstress and wannabee model. Usually have pink/bright red hair and my biggest passion in life is sewing. I love making and designing clothes! My 2nd passion is reading. I'm a massive bookworm! I think my favourite series of books has to be A Series of Unfortunate Events :)