I have been a dressmaker for many years and love designing and making all sorts of things. I dabbled for a few years making teddy bears and collectible soft toys (hence my photo!).
I grew up surrounded by a family of dressmakers and knitters and so gained a lot of knowledge from them. For the clothes alterations side of sewing and learning the different techniques involved I recieved my training in a Gentlemen's outfitters shop - Richard Gordon's in Faversham. It is no longer there but I learnt a lot. This then led onto about 25 years of working for myself and providing clothes alterations for my customers.