I have been sewing all my life! Well since I was 8 actually. I started by making a dress for my Barbie doll which wasn’t my best work, but I didn’t give up.
I made a skirt after that and my wonderful Nan showed me how to follow a pattern. It quickly became a passion, and I have lost count of how many posh party dresses I have made.
If you were a teenager in the 1980’s I was the red head, propping up the bar in The Peacock Inn wearing a posh frock and super high heels. I know this doesn’t sound odd, but I have to admit that it was probably a Wednesday night when everyone else was in jeans! … I love to dress up!
The mad party years were great, and I never lost the passion for sewing. I honed my skills over many years, and became quite the perfectionist while working at the Aquascutum factory.
The thrill of making something special that is my own unique creation has never worn off and as soon as I had children they got dressed up too. Every wedding or special event meant that a new outfit was made for each of them, and I’m not averse to a fancy dress costume either!