Seamwork Radio: Making Your Own Mold with Charlie Wensley

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Charlie Wensley learned the hard way that trying to fit a pre-existing mold can have devastating effects. Charlie is the blogger behind nobleanddaughter.com. But before she rediscovered her love of making clothes, she struggled to meet her own expectations about the kind of person she thought she was supposed to be. This culminated in a battle with post-natal depression that left her questioning who she was.

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Katie

Great episode! Really enjoyed it!

Lucy

I really enjoyed this and the last one. Maybe even more as I’m English and now living overseas too! And started sewing again when I was pregnant with my 1st daughter.

Anya anna-zoe.net

Fantastic episode! I listened to it twice now. I also forwarded it to my non-sewing friends who I really think will relate to it. Thank you for amazing work, Sarai.

Bonnie Butler

I love this!!! I feel the exact same way but didn’t know how to put it in words. I worked many years, and raised 7 kids. I now spend most of my time sewig as I am retired. I am very creative with repurposing blue jeans. Thank you for this.

Catherine Marie rickracknroll.wordpress.com

I clicked play expecting a lighthearted chat about sewing, within five minutes I was wiping my tears. Charlie beautifully articulates the sewing philosophy of many. The conflicting emotions women face balancing parenting & working are almost a taboo subject in modern society.
The psychological & sociological benefits of sewing are far reaching & also allowed me to be myself and my work life balance is now healthy.

Isabel

Really really love this. Really relate to this so much. Thank you Charlie for sharing your experience with us.

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