I have only recently returned to dressmaking, since my early 20's when patterns fitted perfectly without alteration. Things have certainly changed in the last 30 years, and I'm not just talking about technology. I recently completed a Palmer Pletsch fitting course which has helped significantly. Since completing the course I have made about six pairs of pants/trousers, each one better than the last. Unlike in my 20's when I just wanted the results "now", I'm enjoying the process of sewing this time, the creative process and improving my techniques and finishing, with very pleasing results. One thing I do miss is having my mum around to support my efforts - for those times when I'm not sure just how to approach a tricky spot. I'm hoping that joining your community may provide me with "virtual sewing 'mum's" where questions can be posed and advice obtained from those who have "come before me".
Member Since: 06/13/2009