Hi, I am new to forum for any subject
Hi, I am Sue- I never used to have time to sit at a computer and be on a forum before. My life turned upside down in recent years. I am an optometrist, presbyopic like many of you. I had had an injury and am no longer able to stand for any length of time or twist my upper body hence I am no longer able to work. (I used to work 6.5 days a week). My undergraduate training is in Home Economics Education and I have always loved to sew. I actually did fit sewing into my week while I was working. I did everything from sewing my daughter Halloween costume, to smocking dresses to making drapes for friends and even a bridal gown. My education is lacking in newer methods and newer machines. My daughter has been a local winner for the Miss America pageant and when she went to the state competition she asked me to sew her dance costume and interview suit. Although I was proud of the costume and it work for her (she is full busted and needed something that would not cause her to bounce). I thought for the next chapter in my life I should start to sew professionally. I must admit that reading some of these post make me somewhat afraid. I though I’d start with decorating items such as drapes, pillows , duvets, etc. since they don’t require fitting a person. I don’t think I am secure in my ability to deal with a person yet. I have taken quilting classes over the years and felt I could also make and sell baby quilts/clothes especially my sewing tough nearly always involved a touch of the handsewing to provide the detail. I have a Bernina 153 and a very old Singer that I got before I went to college. I felt to complete my beginning sewing business I’d need a serger to finish seams. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d appreciate it. I live in surburban Philadelphia, close enough to the city to get material and even close enough to NYC for a trip to the fabric district.