Hi there fellow sewers
I’m Debbie, in my early 50s (you don’t really want to know the exact number do you?) and am eternally grateful to be living in one of the most gorgeous parts of North Wales.
I started sewing at school when I was 13, made all my clothes throughout my teens and early twenties and back then was brave enough to tackle my own wedding dress – a rather cringeworth Lady Di replica, but back in the 80s it was the height of fashion.
After having my two boys there was never time to sew and I put my machine away at the back of the hallway cupboard, never to see the light of day again.
Fast forward 30 years and I was utterly fed up of never being able to find RTW clothes that came anywhere close to fitting me. I am short (5ft 1) and very round, or shall we say ‘curvy’? Blouses would hang past my fingers, skirts would drag on the floor and don’t get me started on what jeans looked like if I wanted to get them over my hips!
I started reminiscing about how much I used to enjoy sewing and convinced myself that I could make clothes that would fit me better than anything I could buy in a shop. So I treated myself to a new sewing machine and took over the attic room as my sewing base -just as well as I am probably the messiest sewer this side of the universe.
I hope you join me on my journey to achieve the perfect fit for my hand made clothes.