I haven't done any dressmaking for a LONG time. I have been trying to screw up the courage to start again for ages. I thought buying my new Janome machine last year would do it. Well, I did use it a bit, for textile art bits and pieces, but I could never get comfortable at the table it was on. So George bought me a dewing table that's the right height and my back no longer hurts when I sew.
That was only a month ago so I haven't waited TOO long, considering how long I've been out of the game. But really, the only thing that has pushed me into it at long last is the fact that I need a nice dress for Saturday (yes, that's the Saturday in three days time) and I can't wear any of the nice ones I already have because they are for warmer weather and it is going to be FREEZING. (Late September in Melbourne can be anything, weatherwise, so I could well have got away with a sleeveless dress!)
I steeled myself to cut out the pattern. To alter the bodice slightly. Yesterday, to cut everything out. Today, sewing commences. Am I scared? YOU BET!!! But here goes!!