My mum was a great sewer but I didn’t really get interested until high school. After that I sewed an awful lot for myself, plus one or two wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses for family members (bad idea!). I kept sewing for myself right up to my first child.
Then I didn’t know what size I was any more (except it was bigger due to that extra 6 kgs) and things didn’t seem to work out as well as they had before. So I sewed for her instead.
Then I had another child and the sizing issue was worse (another extra 6 kg), my mother was ill and came to live with us, I worked fulltime so there was less time to sew. So I stopped sewing for me for about 8 years.
But life doesn’t stand still. Once I had more time again, one of the things that got me back to sewing was getting back close to my before pregnancy weight and being confident about fitting again (basically, I didn’t need to make any real adjustments anymore, and I felt better about being back to a healthy weight).
And I discovered Burdastyle Magazines and they inspired me- stylish patterns, lots of choices and a new issue every month! I could have up to date European fashions even though I was the other side of the world in Adelaide, Australia….