In spring 2012, I started sewing clothes. I have always loved style and clothes. My maternal grandmother was a dressmaker, so my mum and her three sisters all had great handmade clothes. I remember when I was very young watching and 'helping' my gran when she was sewing, but that was it. I had knitted on and off over the years but never sewn anything.
As a holistic nutrition & lifestyle coach, I had come to prefer more natural products in food, beauty, household cleaning, so my next aim was to try and do the same with clothing. It was starting to annoy me having to pay £40 for maybe a blouse that was made mostly from polyester or a jumper from acrylic. I was also inspired by an article in +Country Living magazine about Carolyn Denham and her business Merchant&Mills and proceeded to order two of her patterns, The Panel Dress and The Dress Shirt. That was the start of it and I basically haven't stopped sewing since.
Having gleaned an awful lot of inspiration, information and tutorials from sewing blogs over the past year or so, I thought I might share some of my experiences, so here I am starting my blog journey.