The dress needed a new zip so I choose a modern one which, with its hard edge is a complete contrast to the heritage of the dress. I rallied against keeping it looking authentic by replacing like for like. But more importantly the dress reminded me how rubbish these days I am at making my own clothes. As a student I happily ran up anything, using the college's equipment or a friends machine. Then I had my own machine and continued my own creations plus cushions and quilts. When it broke so did my endeavours.
I need to grow my own again not just in the garden but in the home. A. I could make cushion covers at a drop of a hat and B. trousers - I really need to make trousers again. Made to measure trousers are the best next to expensive well made trousers. And skirts are so easy to make too but I do realise I need to go on a refreshers course as my ability to run the material well in terms of tension will be a bit wobbly to start with, not to mention getting my waft and weave correct!!
Do you sew your own? Which home machine would you recommend?