I love making clothes. I learnt how to do this at school and by watching my Mum. I used to make lots of clothes for my children when they (and I) were younger. Back then, in the 70’s, I had a basic sewing machine, but it did the job. Once my children grew up and life changed, I didn’t have the time or the inclination to sew. anymore. It was one of those things I knew I wanted to pick up again when I had the time. The time came when I retired. I bought a cheap machine to get me back up to speed, which was a bit of a false economy as the quality was poor and I got quite frustrated as I couldn’t get the tension right. I decided that I would splash out on a better one. After a bit of research and a conversation with an expert in John Lewis, I decided on a Janome DC3050 sewing machine.
Since I bought my new machine I have made several blouses, a Japanese style apron, and a jump-suit for my grand daughter. The more I do, the better my completed garments look. I am quite proud of my achievements and only I know where the mistakes are!
Here are a few pics of some of my recently completed items.