After my first introduction to sewing from my Grandma Lily, my next bout of escapades in cloth occurred when I trained in fashion and textiles. Two full years learning how to create clothes. My course focused heavily on designing and making clothes, not so much art textiles, or material science for example.
We learned the hard way - with rulers, curves, compasses, protractors and calculators. It was hard work having to understand measurements, cuts and calculate the angles and dimensions needed to create a design and tailor the fit of a garment, all from scratch. But a fabulous skill.
Finally I'm coming full circle and slowly getting back to making clothes again. Starting with simple, but extremely flattering, A-line skirts, and of course, featuring the same gorgeous vintage, Japanese and Scandinavian style fabrics as ever. I have more ideas in the pipeline but don't want to say too much until they're a little further into the process.
I've decided for now to keep my clothes making just for my UK Folksy shop which has been much neglected.
So here's my first skirt. Ready to roll...