You often hear the phrase that “you can’t go home again”. Well, I recently had an experience that completely disproved that belief.
One of the reasons I started sewing oh-so-long ago, was because I had also started acting in plays as a young girl and I needed someone to make my costumes. Finding that person always seemed to be a challenge so I started making them myself. Long story short, that eventually lead to a career in professional theatre costume shops. I entered that world as a stitcher ( or seamstress) and grew into a Draper (pattern maker) after a few years. I loved that life and the many challenges it provided. I did work I never thought possible, met colorful and exciting people and despite the frequent long hours, had more fun than I ever could have dreamed. (more…)