Dress Fabrics Guest Blogger: Bernie
This is my first blogg! I read some of the bloggs on Maeve’s site and it was lovely to read about how many of you learned sewing skills from your Mam. The only thing I helped my mam sew was the carcase of a chicken with a big darning needle to keep the stuffing in. I learned dressing making at school, aged 11. That was the start of fifty years of sewing. I borrowed my auntie’s Singer sewing machine until I bought my first sewing machine, a Husqvarna. I sewed most of my own clothes until I got married. When my daughter was born I started to think up ideas to start my own business. What I came up with was based on my hobby, sewing, I started making roller blinds. It took a few years to pluck up the courage to quit my job and become self-employed, but in the end I threw caution to the wind and I became the blinds woman. I continued some dressmaking, clothes for my daughter, repairs and adjustments. This year Covid19 restrictions started me craving a bit of material, so I went on line and found dressfabrics.ie. I wasn’t sure about shopping on line for fabric, I like to handle material, feel the weigh, the texture – even the smell ! Then I realised that Maeve has a shop as well as an online business and it was only a 15 minute drive from my home (kicking myself – how did I not hear about it ?). During Covid19, the shop is closed but when it’s open again I will be over. The online service is very much open which is great. When I emailed Maeve she advised on materials for my Burda blouse pattern (6326) which I have made twice this year with good results. The website was so easy to use that even a newbie like me had no problem. My material and matching thread arrived 20 hours later and I love it. I have every pattern I ever made, and just going through them is a trip down memory lane. I wish the size 12 patterns still fitted. Burda are multi size patterns that keep my secret ! Now I am on a new sewing adventure, and I am really looking forward it.
I know dressfabrics.ie will feature in my sewing from now on.
Happy sewing, Bernie
Thanks Bernie for a great introductory post. I love getting to know my customers.
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