the skirt itself
This hand-crafted skirt
does not compare
with something mass-produced.
It has been made-to-measure
and stitched with your own two hands
from start to finish.
It is the only one of its kind,
a piece of art that carries
the essence of its creator.
You have carefully selected the fabric,
using the type, color, and quality
that is perfect for this design.
Beyond that, every step of the way,
you have made careful decisions,
from cutting to stitching to pressing.
has been considered
and carefully executed.
the creation process
You have invested hours into this skirt.
Invested, not spent, and certainly not wasted!
Think on this time carefully…
If you have chosen to enjoy the time,
using it as an opportunity to slow down
and consider the process of creation,
then this time cannot be considered wasted,
nor even compared to time spent working.
This is time you have spent in enjoyment.
How much money
are you willing to spend doing something fun?
Watching a movie, eating dinner out, drinking specialty coffee…
These are consumption, and rather passive, at that,
yet you’re willing to spend money, because they bring you enjoyment.
These are not comparable to the process of making a skirt.
The making of your skirt was an investment into yourself.
You did not only spend time doing something that brought you enjoyment,
you were also learning and growing.
the educational aspect
How much money
are you willing to invest in educational endeavors,
whether formal, like university classes, or informal , like community center workshops?
The making of this skirt is like a class or a workshop.
As you read the book and stitch the skirt,
you will learn valuable skills.
More than that, you will have the book to refer to again
should you want to review or even expand your skills.
You will not absorb everything in one go.