SISTERS CAN SEW
Many black women for a long time have been able to do for themselves by sewing. Making our own clothes is a skill that has been passed on to us generation after generation. I was fortunate enough to be taught by mother, who was taught be her mother. There was a period that I stopped sewing, but have since rediscovered the passion and joy I derive from creating. My love of fashion drives me to find patterns and put my spin on it like I did with this dress. I inserted African print at the waistline. I choose fairly simple styles and do my best to make them work for me; body type, my age and style. I believe that it is important for Black Americans to be able to self-sustain ourselves through sewing, gardening, cooking, creating and producing.