I thought I’d share a little of what I do since this is a question I get quite a lot. Custom sewing is somewhat of a lost trade and the only one I’ve ever really known. I was taught by my sweet mother who practiced for nearly 30 years.
Generally I work for designers doing interior work such as window treatments, bedding, small slip covers and cushions etc. I also take occasional mending/alterations.
My dream as a girl was to actually be the designer contracting the work out but alas it appears I’m stuck. I certainly can’t complain.
In light of this, today I’m grateful for…
1/ the space to create freely 2/ a mother who invested in me 3/ my boys being extra patient today so I could get what I needed done 4/ jobs (small or big every penny counts) 5/ truth