My initiation with sewing started at school with either a treadle or manual sewing machine and I loved it. I learnt the basics principles of dressmaking and it inspired me to make shirts for my boys when they were small and dresses and costumes for dancing for my daughter when she was young. I made some clothes for myself as a younger woman but have not sewed for many years and alas my shape has changed in various places!! Now that I have retired, I really want to get back to sewing because fit of the ready to wear designs in the shops are appalling for my age group as designers do not take into consideration the inevitable changes of womens bodies as they become older. Therefore, I need to catch up and practice on basic techniques and progress from there.
sewing, Reading, social history, art-deco design
Member Since: 05/27/2009