My Sewing Journey

I’m Darlene with Dee Perry Designs. My purpose for blogging is to share my great love of sewing. It all started in the 6th grade, in my Home Economics class. any old school people remember this??? I was excited and fearful of making my first garment but I happily constructed my first pair of shorts and the rest, as they say, is history. Sewing allows me to express my creative side, which makes me very happy. I get lost when I’m at my sewing machine and serger. The wonderful thing about sewing is that you can make it your own. Whatever project you decide to make is tailored to your distinct specifications. It’s all about you and that’s why I’m hooked.


Why I love Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart, wonderful Wal-Mart! I love it for the one-stop shopping, the low prices, and my favorite reason, the Craft and Sewing Department. My main reason to visit Wal-Mart is to visit my happy place! I absolutely love perusing the aisles of fabric and notions. You never know when they may have a sale, which is an added bonus.

Remember Wal-Mart for a quick sewing trip when you can’t make it to your local fabric store, or just because, you’ll be glad you did.


The First Fashion Designer

Fashion is everywhere. We can’t leave our homes in the morning without connecting with fashion. Television ads bombard us with sales and specials from our favorite clothing stores; while many of us frequently check our favorite online stores for the next popular fashion trend. Sewing bloggers give us detailed instructions on what to sew and how to sew it. This love of clothes and fashion is likely to never cease, but when did it start and whom did it start with?

Charles Frederick Worth is credited as the first designer to have his label sewn into the garments he created in the 1800’s. Let’s go back a bit further, way back, all the way to the beginning………

In the Biblical beginning, Adam and Eve initially had no need for clothes. Then there was a pesky piece of fruit, which changed everything. Realization brought forth shame and shame caused the couple to hide from the One who loved them and made every provision for them. Read Genesis Chapter 3 from the Holy Bible to get the full story.

I can understand the stress Adam and Eve felt due to clothing, or the lack thereof. Growing up in a single parent home made good clothing choices limited. I remember my first pair of designer jeans. Jordache. I felt so good that day. I felt like I wasn’t just some welfare kid as I sat eating my lunch alone. I felt like I was one of the popular kids, at least for a few moments that day.

Genesis 3:21 shows us the First Fashion Designer; God Almighty. He solves the newfound issue of nakedness by making garments of skin for the couple.

What’s your fashion story? When you think about a particular garment, how did it make you feel?