Welcome from Mayra
Hi, I’m Mayra Cecilia. I’ve been sewing nearly all my life and I’m so excited that you have found your way to So Sew Easy!
I grew up in a small town in the foothills of a volcano in Panama, Central America. It rained a lot there and when it rained there wasn’t much to do indoors, except read, draw and, of course, SEW!
My sewing adventures started when I just a kid since I was never very interested in playing with toys. I guess it bored me that the toys always looked the same, especially the dolls. So I had a brilliant idea to cut my little sister’s Barbie’s hair. I tried my best to do a good job, but it was clear I had botched the job and when she found me in the middle of a golden mess of doll hair. I quickly had to beg her not to cry —which surely would have made my mother sprint to her rescue. I whispered quietly, “don’t worry, the hair will grow back”…. Knowing my deceitfulness and feeling guilty I added, “let's sew some beautiful new clothes for Barbie”. And so my love for sewing was born. I was nine years old.
In my late teens, I won a scholarship to study Fashion Design in the US and after that, I haven't stopped traveling since then. I have been blessed with the opportunity to live in Cameroon, West Africa, the Virgin Islands, Switzerland, Sydney, Paris, Chile and Singapore where I've lived for 10 years. I try to bring all these influences into my designs and my sewing.
I have learned there are many ways to do the same thing, that there are no mistakes in fashion only adaptability and making something the hard way is always the wrong way. I look forward to sharing some of these tips with you.
With limited experience in the blogging world, I launched myself headfirst into the world of the internet after purchasing the site from Deby in late 2015. Although this website doesn't record my blogging experience it does record my sewing experiences. I like to design my own patterns and make them available on the site for you to try. It often takes me until the small hours of the morning to finish a post, but it is because it is a never-ending project, which I love to do with all my heart. I love to make beautiful things for the house, gifts for my family and friends and well-fitted clothes.
And you can do it too – it’s so sew easy!
I love to read your comments and links to your own projects. You can drop me a line any time in the comments below. I speak three languages Spanish, English and French. I read the comments every day!
Alternatively, you can follow me on Instagram and use #soseweasyofficial so I can see your sewing journey and the use of patterns you have found on this website.
I LOVE Pinterest!
I love to pin all the sewing patterns, tips and tutorials I find on Pinterest along with inspiration such as favourite sewing patterns, favourite fashions, and favourite fabrics! Follow along by joining my Pinterest Boards and you'll discover so much more than I can share here.