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For the longest time growing up I hated the fact that I couldn’t go into one store and find the PERFECT modest yet fashionable skirt. So, I told myself one day… “If I can’t find the skirts I need, than I will have to make my own”. My Grandma knew a lot about sewing, so I turned to her for help. She taught me a lot of basic sewing techniques and how to sew skirts from patterns, but me still being at a young age, I didn’t take too much interest in it until I got a little older. Several years past and as I grew up, I began to see how Pentecostal woman would struggle like me to find nice, modest skirts. I remember while shopping for skirts I would walk up to what I thought was a skirt, but when I pulled it off the rack, to my disappointment, it turned out to be pants instead. I finally reached a point in my life where I got tired of always being disappointed. I was determined and desperate to succeed at something in my life. Once I got the money, I went out and bought myself a little sewing machine. I will admit I doubted myself that I could make anything worth wearing. But I kept at it, fixing my mistakes as I went along. If it weren’t for the help and guidance from my Grandma, and the support of my Mom, I probably would have given up at this point. The first skirt I ever made was for my job. I needed something that I could move around in but still be modest and fashionable at the same time.
Once I finally finished my very first skirt… I can’t even put it into words how proud I was of myself. I felt like I accomplished something worth fighting for. I’ll be honest, there were countless times I was VERY frustrated at myself and felt like giving up over and over again, but I had this HUGE desire within me that I couldn’t let go of. I eventually got better at sewing and as time went on I continued making my own skirts. I always had people from church complementing me; even random people in stores would walk up to me and tell me how much they loved my skirt.
I won’t lie; my heart still went out to the woman who still struggled to find modest skirts like I did. So, I began making skirts for people without charging them. As a kid I remembered my Mom always telling me, “You’re just like your Dad”, Curious I asked, “Why do you say that?” Her reply was, “Because you have such a giving heart no matter what the cost”. For as long as I can remember my family has been telling me that I need to go into business sewing skirts for people. Now I’m proud to say, I have a website called www.thegirlintheskirt.com and my desire is to sew for God in making modest skirts for woman who struggle to find them in this world we live in.