I did an ‘O’ level in Needlework and my mother made lots of her own clothes so I had two lots of teaching.
I only gave it up when I was really short of money and discovered that it was much cheaper to buy clothes in BHS than to make them. Though I have made a few things over the years. For instance I adapted this patternTo make a cape coat for my husband like the John Pertwee Dr Who used to wear and I made an First Communion dress for my younger daughter which I kept and was also used by my granddaughter for her First Communion.Now I am not so poor, I have long been wanting…
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