In the years P.D.E. (pre-digital era), my husband and I were seriously into amateur photography - camera club members, home darkroom, the whole bit... One night at a camera club meeting, a friend commented that it was her fascination with natural light that drew her to photography. I thought about it for a minute and realized that it had worked backwards for me - it wasn't until I got into photography that I really started noticing and appreciating natural light.
So, what about you and sewing? Has your involvement with sewing changed something about the way that you look at the world? Do you look at clothes and fashions, for example, differently? Or was there something that you saw in the world that drew you to sewing? Or maybe, a little bit of both?