Melissa Fehr is one of the top resources for activewear patterns and fabrics in the sewing community. In 2008, she revealed something on her blog: she’d been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Soon, she’d need a complete bone marrow transplant. In this episode, Melissa shares how her relationship with her body changed before and after this life-changing experience – and how this relationship eventually led her to designing her own patterns.
Beating the Odds with Melissa Fehr
Melissa Fehr knows activewear. In 2008, she revealed something on her blog: she'd been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. She'd need a complete bone marrow transplant. This life-changing experience eventually led her to designing patterns.
In this episode, we’ll hear stories about how sewing connects us. We asked you the question, when has sewing helped you form unexpected connections?
There are a lot of stereotypes surrounding father-daughter relationships. Once Michael knew he was having a daughter, he was determined to make sure she knew how and provided a way to help express herself, and one way he does that is through sewing.
We’ll hear stories about overcoming obstacles in our sewing and creative projects, and what approaches help us keep going.
Sometimes you learn something about your childhood that causes you to see it in a new way. As Ashley grew up, her innocence and relationship with her mom eroded. But somehow, sewing provided that thin thread of connection that never went away.