Thursday, April 17, 2008

One step closer to action

Yesterday I had a fantastic day.

A friend of mine has just opened up her own dressmaking and alteration business called Ruby Dean. No website or anything yet. The paint is almost still drying it's that new! I am full of admiration for this woman, I think it is such a brave thing to back yourself and start up a business as she has done. For those of you (many readers he he) in Victoria most particularly outer east the shop is on the main street of Monbulk. More details to come.

Anyway I took my bargain fabric together with a dress which I thought would be a good pattern inspiration, packed a lunch for Little B and I and tracked up to see her and check out the shop.

We chit chatted, she came up with some great ideas for the dress and I picked her brain on lots of sewing bits and pieces. As we talked she effortlessly continued about her way, drawing up patterns, cut fabric using the sewing machine. Inspirational.

We talked about the possibility of me taking some lessons from her.

Which would mean me having to acquire a sewing machine.

I am feeling a ball of excitement whell up in my tummy which is such a suprise!

I am not sure where and how I will go about getting the machine. I don't know anything about them really.

But its something new. And I am ready for it!

If there are any sewers reading this how did you come across your beginner's machine? What was it? Do you have any suggestions?


CurlyPops said...

I have a really basic $200 Janome and so far, it's been great. I only use straight stitch and zigzag at this stage.

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

I wish I knew how to sew. I can sew a button back into place, but that's it. I have so many clothing designs in my head, it would be awesome to make them a reality.


Jogirl said...

Hey there, I cant sew either, but I have a machine, if we were in the same state I would loan it to you! Hey, why dont you try and get a job there???? Just a thought!