Hi, I’m Lara. I’m a primary school teacher by day, but my passion is for sewing and fashion. I’m a completely self taught dress maker – and I say dress maker rather than seamstress as I do tend to stick to what I know and what I think suits me – mainly dresses. My mum is a textile artist so I guess sewing is in my blood, but I never really got in to it until a few years ago when I realised I could make things to wear! What started as a minor hobby, quickly became an obsession and I now spend all my spare time (awake and sleeping!) dreaming up dresses and fabrics!
I love looking through vintage patterns, fashion books, pattern and technique books and perusing the web for inspiration. Especially Burdastyle. There are so many talented seamstresses out there who never fail to inspire me and fill me with awe. I hope to one day learn the skills they use.
My friends are great, but like a well rounded group, we all have different interests and none of my them are particularly interested in dress making. Although I know they love fashion like lots of girls, and seem to appreciate hand-made dresses and bags for presents! But anyhoo – it’s nice to reach out to the world wide web to make connections with people who share the same passions.
Hope you enjoy reading and following my antics!