When I meet my customers I often learn a little about them, so here’s a little about me!
My mum sparked my interest in sewing when I was young, and after leaving school I studied Soft Furnishings at Chichester College. This was a great starting block for beginning work on a self employed basis.
Recently I’ve completed a couple of short dressmaking courses, which has given me some key knowledge and the confidence to attempt more complex clothing styles. Although dressmaking is just a hobby, many techniques and skills transfer from dressmaking to soft furnishings so I find it really useful as well as fun.
The thing I love most about all sewing, whether it’s curtains, dressmaking, bag-making or anything else, is that the more you do it the more you learn. It’s an on-going process of creativity and trying new things!
I love being self-employed instead of working for a big company. I get to meet my customers personally, and take time and care in my work to make sure everything is finished to a very high standard, even if it’s just a teeny little job.
My job is also great because I get to listen to the radio all day and have a cup of tea whenever I like…