I graduated from design school in'93 and couldn't find a wedding gown when I was getting married and realised how hard it is for people who are not a standard size. I am 5'21/2", but I have boobs, a narrow shoulders, small armholes and a sway back. I have a book on drafting pants that really works. I've been getting good reviews about it. You can visit my website at www.cgscouture.com.
Wow that is funny, although not surprising that u sell more dog apparel...lol. Some people are really into their pets and want nice things for them. Do u do any online sells such as Etsy? I'm hoping that once school ends next week, I'll get to spend more time at my machine. I need alot of practice. Have u ever taken classes to get so advanced or just through practice alone?
Hi Dee! Thanks for the invite. I love that dress you made. I've never attempted to make anything for myself. I've only sewn for my daughter, minor alterations for family members, and made some custom baby acessories for teachers at my son's school. I pray that I can advance to formal wear one day, that would be a major accomplishment. Did you have formal training? Are you in business?
Hello Dee...thank you.. I am in the process of relocating the sewing aspect of my business to Michigan. I own a cottage industry / manufactuing sewing business. I also teach sewing in one of Vermont's Technical Career centers twice a year, late winter and early fall. How old are your children. I have 7 adult children and one very special niece I also raised as a daughter. That also comes with 14 grandchildren with 2 more due next year!...keeps me busy!! So nice t meet you and write anytime..Arub
It's been a while for me too. I finally got my Social Security and have moved (twice).
I'm now in a live in caregiver position, which means my meager SS doesn't have to go to pay rent.
The Alzheimer's lady is dearly loved by her son who lives behind us and provides anything I put on "The List" She is in stage two where she knows she has, but still gets upset that she can't remember. She has her moments, but she also can be teasing and funny. She takes lots of naps (Thanks, Lord) and I have plenty of time to work on my needlework.
I've been crocheting coolies for Dale Earnheart, Jr. (coolies keep your warm hand off of your cold soda/beer) and am making a TP hat for the pink/gray bathroom. The hat is (becoming) maroon and will have either a black or white or pink "hatband" and a pink flower.
I had caught up my alterations on the clothes I inherited from my friends yard sale, but there is already more to do. I'll just let them pile up for awhile and just do some portable crochet so I can do small projects and still tend to "Mom"